Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The great escape

Parole for six weeks granted. I am a free agent again. Out of hospital and back at home again. Hurray!
I am going back in about six weeks time for the actual gall bladder operation. And then....this chapter of my life will be closed and I can move on again.
I feel so much better. I feel like a different person since this time last week. I have had a good rest, and a procedure which should help me keep clear of problems until I get the op.
About the procedure- its called an ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-pancreatography). Basically involves a camera down the throat which takes pictures and can also do fun stuff like scoop out errant gallstones and even mash them up. I have always had ( since I heard of endoscopy) an irrational fear of this procedure. Especially since you are only sedated and not unconscious. I really dreaded it. And by Monday I was like the proverbial cat on a hot tin roof. Terrified. Like a rabbit in headlights. Thinking of bolting for the hospital door ( in my dressing gown). Get the picture?
I can honestly say, for anyone is about to have one, or may have one in the future. It's completely fine. Nothing to it. I remember not a thing, and didn't even have a sore throat. It was fine. I woke up in the recovery room hiccuping and laughing. The people on the ward said I was 'awake with the fairies' for the rest of the day. At least I made them laugh. I felt relaxed and happy, and sleepy. But fine.
So, I am free again, and everyone has been so kind and supportive. I have lots of calls and texts tonight, along with emails wishing me well. I really do appreciate it, and it really does help.
So, tomorrow is another day. Onwards and upwards.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are back home and feeling much better - I've been worried about you girl!

Enjoy the next few weeks and get as strong as you can before your op. (Can you get strong on lettuce?)

Anonymous said...

Feel better, and hang in there while other people do their best to take good care of you! Please know that there are folks across the water who are pulling for you. x

Busy Bee Suz said...

that is good news. So glad you survived even though you were fearful. FYI, this is what my Grandma had on Tuesday too. Of course, she was with the fairies a bit longer than you. ;0
take care, suz

Clippy Mat said...

glad you've been paroled for the time being and are well resed. :-))

Granny on the Web said...

Sounds like great progress!
Bet you have lost more weight with the hospital food!!! LOL
I thought it about time they took out that damned gall-bladder.
Love Granny

Beth said...

People always sleep better, feel better, eat better when they are home. Glad you got to escape. Get some rest!

Thanks for kind comment on my blog!

Loopin said...

Glad you get some relief from all the horrible pain and nausea before the big GB op!

Expat mum said...

Indeed! My mother had her hip replaced while "sedated". Eek.

Daisy said...

Oh thank goodness - so much better to know what the problem was and schedule the op! Rest up and hope you continue to feel better and better.

Tracey said...

So glad your home and doing ok.. hang in there girlie xx

karengberger said...

HOORAY! So happy for you.