Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWW 401 - Gradually improving

It's been a really tough week but last night I started to turn the corner. Over the past couple of days they've removed all but 2 of my attachments. I got a UTI so am on antibiotics for a few days. All my cannulae failed because my veins have been ruined by the chemo so eventually they inserted a PICC line but they haven't had to use it much. Now just on oxygen, and oral pain relief (paracetamol and tramadol) and electrolytes. Catheter out yesterday and starting to use commode. Managed to transfer by myself just now! Pain is being managed but my strength is returning. Been sitting out for brief periods but till last night couldn't do more. Last night had to sit out for about an hour while they replaced my failed air mattress and it was fine!

My eyesight and concentration continue to be a problem but that will resolve in time.

No discharge date in view yet but not worried about that. Dr said yesterday that this time was bound to be much worse than last because last time was elective surgery and I was well prepared for it and as physically fit as I could be but this time was "emergency major surgery" and I was very poorly before they even started. Trying to reassure my hubby who is as usual freaking out and worrying too much. Seeing me at my worst I think he thought that was how I was going to remain! I told him there's no way they'd let me out till I was ready.

Needing lots of rest and sleep but the trend is generally UP!!

19 comments:

  1. It's lovely to hear that you've started to turn a corner as it sounds like you've been through a really tough time. I'm sure that each new day will find you feeling better than the last. Wishing you a speedy recovery, crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  2. So sorry you have to go through this Shoshi! It's reassuring though that you're strong enough to write this short post. I couldn't see you on the WOYWW list. so I'll link you up. It doesn't matter if you get linked twice. Get well soon! Sending you healing thoughts. xx

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  3. Hi Shoshi and Nicholas. Bringing you before Father God as I write! Thankful things are looki9ng up. It was indeed major emergency surgery.
    Take care. God bless the pair of you.
    Margaret #2

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  4. So sorry to hear you've been 'through the mill' again but am so pleased that you a positive attitude in your last sentence. Such a trial for you but the Summer IS coming ...... and so is your healing.
    Take care and God Bless you and restore you in all ways.
    Christine #24

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  5. I was so glad to see that you had published an update. I hope your recovery continues smoothly and that you can get home soon. Ali x #29

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  6. Glad you are making progress, I have an abiding memory of my husbands face just before I passed out after an accident - it is often the 'other' that we stress about eh? Good that you are well loved, sleep lots, move every day - be back at your desk when you can! . Dxxx #31

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  7. keep up the positivity, and I totally can understand your husband, it can be agony seeing the one you love in pain and you can't do anything about that. Happy WOYWW, Vicky #5

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  8. That's great news Shoshi! I'm glad that you are starting to feel better and that things are starting to look up. Keep your chin up! All the best - EmbroidRage #8 (was Lucy/Catlovesbear) x

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  9. Sending love, blessings and white light your way, Dear Shoshi! Our men do fret over us, don't they. Hugs and blessings! Kelly #35

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  10. Sorry to hear you're going through this! I'm thinking of you and hoping you're home crafting soon. Keep your chin up!

    Sharon K #39

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  11. Sad that you've had to go through all this again but happy that you're starting to mend! My prayers are with you and your family. God bless!
    Carol N #34

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  12. Glad to read you are making a recovery, hope you are allowed out soon! Take care.. Helen #1

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  13. He's allowed to freak out...he's had to watch you go through an awful lot these last months and he may well be feeling the trauma. How you manage to keep blogging is beyond me. Sending you warm well wishes of course and very gentle hugs!

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  14. Hi Shoshi, only heard today that you had been poorly again but pleased to hear you are picking up again. Take care my friend. Have a great woyww and happy crafting when you feel in the mood, Angela x 20

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  15. Sounds as if you are holding up well! Keep getting better, and I'm sure you will be back home when you are ready. Hugs to your hubby, who sounds frazzled. Thanks for sharing! Lindart #45

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  16. Get well wishes going your way. Stay positive and stay strong! Dorlene #42

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  17. So glad to hear, Shoshi, I've been looking several times a day, and glad the Lord was looking after you, they had trouble with my veins in intensive care and I had a PICC line too, as well as two IV on each hand which kept having to be changed. Was so glad to say good bye to all them.
    Emergency surgery is no fun and the major open surgery you had most of all. I had peritonitis with mine, but mine wasn't open surgery so the pain was related mainly to massive infection.

    A mercy they're not rushing you out, and feeling for your dear hubby, that's how it was for my family when it was touch and go. Think in some ways they get the short straw they feel so helpless.
    Sending gentle hugs and many prayers dear friend.
    Thanks for using your little energy to update us too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  18. Oh, Shoshi, I am heartbroken to hear that you've had a relapse. I feel for your husband too, because I believe his "freaking out and worrying too much" is natural for someone that loves you. However, I admire your spiritual strength, even though you may not be as physically fit as you were before. I know you're faith in our Lord will help you through it all. May the Lord continue to give you strength and courage, and wisdom to all your health care providers. Peace to you and your husband, my friend.

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