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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Hori-vental

This is where we are today, not really up and not really down. I'm pretty sore and dependent on the painkillers.

My grandson Ash popped in to see me yesterday. He was really pleased to see me and we watched some cartoons together. Only got nudged in the gut twice but he's not a heavy hitter yet.


Am aiming to rest up today as I can't manage much else.

36 comments:

  1. Jim,

    It looks as if you are on the mend, and I hope that your need for painkillers will be gone in the near future.

    Take it easy, and you'll soon be back on your feet ... and back painting!

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Every day is a new adventure for the time being. Now and again though, a little nightmare pops up.

      Just got settled a little while ago, comfy seat, warm blanket, TV on, control in reach, phone, kindle, paper to hand, wife had just gone to the shops when I realised I needed a pee and I couldn't get up.

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  2. Wishing you all the best
    and a speedy painless recovery.
    cheers
    Mike

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  3. At the moment, healing is a time thing. Wishing you the best.

    Rob

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    1. That's the problem Rob. I'm now of age where I can see the endgame in the distance.

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  4. Jim
    Glad to hear you are comfortable and resting. Hope you are back painting soon.

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    1. The painkiller routine is quite difficult to manage as there is no clear timetable to work to. Dose gaps can be 4, 5 or 6 hours, the longer ones are fine if you can sleep towards the end of them but can catch you out if you are active/awake too much.

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  5. All the best with your recovery.

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  6. So pleased to see a photo of you.Take care and all the very best for your recuperation.
    Best wishes
    Alan
    p.s
    Does Ash have model soldiers yet?

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    1. Good blogging is good therapy Alan.

      Ash and toy soldiers is an introduction for the future.

      I do have some figures stashed away for Ash but they will not be his first figures.

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  7. Best of luck with treatment Jim.

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    1. Hi Robbie

      I will be keen to hear the results of the post operative tests.

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  8. Good to hear from you , getting there slowly .

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  9. Hoping for a good recovery, sir.

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  10. Nice to see the wee lad with you, good therapy in itself Jim.

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    1. He's just a wee lad but he weighs heavy in my thinking.

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  11. Good to see the update. Hope the pain recedes soon and that your post-op consult is encouraging.

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  12. Looks like you’ve got good company!

    Hope the mending goes well :)

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    1. I'm hoping and praying that Ash takes to the hobby when he is able to. He's a good little lad and he and I are going to be great mates.

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    2. Spot on :)

      That should help the recovery, got to get a game in with him!

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  13. I am so glad you got through the surgery ok, pain is a bit of a pain isn't it!--I hope that it eases soon and you get back to normal life soon!

    PS: you probably need an empty bottle with a screw top nearby...

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    1. Don’t confuse it with the water bottle ;)

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    2. I did prepare a plastic Irn-Bru bottle with the top cut off with a pair of scissors for a couple of the early blocked bladder journeys across town.

      In neither case was it used and would have been a failure in execution given the time imbalance between deciding to use it and actually getting my member into the desired position.

      Those were desperate days.

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    3. Better to be prepared, it’s the Boy Scout training :S

      But better not to have needed it :)

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  14. Many years ago, if you had had the same surgery, the hospital probably would have kept you warded for about 4 weeks. In todays age of 'quick turnaround' to recycle beds, while it can be good to get home, it doesn't make the serious part of recovery less significant than before when you were under their regime for several weeks. Wishing you good progress - Norm.

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    1. The consultant urologist wanted me to go home the morning after my afternoon major surgery. I thought that was a bit of a rush as I hadn't got the anaesthetics out of my system yet.

      As it happened it was 4 days before I was able leave in a gentlemanly fashion.

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  15. Best wishes for your recovery, Jim.
    Matt

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    1. Maybe a few steps sideways or at a tangent. Nothing obvious in front.

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  16. Jim,
    Excellent news. Keep up the progress.
    Scott

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    1. Doesn't seem much like progress but there must be some somewhere. It's happening so slowly I'm maybe not aware of it.

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    2. Rome was not built in a day. Soon you be well enough to tick off junior for wearing shoes on the bed. That'll be a sign you're better

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