Thursday, April 5, 2018

The ER and a real emergency


Lovely to see Mrs. Plum pumping out blossoms.


Since I am in neck jail, can not look up or down or sideways, can not drive, or go out alone, My wings clipped, the wind out of my sails, tethered!!! Neck jail!


I will not go into detail, for therein lives the devil. Utter slice of hell.
Emergency surgery on my neck, either that or lose my left arm completely. No choice, really , as arms do come in handy. 
And so, Two horrendous trips the the ER, and a trip to hospital for Cervical fusion. Mr. Man proved to be the very best nurse possible in this world! 24 hours a day!!
He has saved my life, what is left of it!
Incredible pain, unrest, not sufficient pain management, wept and paced through three days and three nights before  the doctor could  be reached. I can not take opiates and asked for something other, finally got it. This is a few days shy of three weeks since the slicing of neck, bone graft from some unfortunate dead person, stem cells from my hip and screws to stick it all together. 
I swear , if I ever have to do this again, I am going to tie myself up in a hefty bag and lie on the tracks like garbage, they will never know that my head has been severed, and how thoughtful I was to put myself in a hefty bag for tidy removal!


Stella, in her stellar way, brought so many delicious home cooked meals and smoothies, I want to marry her and keep her in my kitchen all the day! 
Needless to say I had to cancel my trip with her at the end of May , to Finland. She will go without me and I will be jealous!
This surgery takes quite a long time from which to heal, the bone must grow, and I must behave.
Difficult!

10 comments:

  1. Roses are red. Violets are pretty. Sorry to hear you're feeling so sh*ty. I can't even come close to feeling your pain, but I hope hefty bags are not still on the shopping list. Tell Stella to keep putting lots of healing magic in her brew. Love and gentle hugs.

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    1. Thanks Leenie, the amount of time I spend propped up in bed is well spent gazing upon your paintings on the wall. You are in my thoughts daily!

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  2. Once I was in a similar situation. I can reassure you a happy ending, if you stick it, and you will, because the alternative is unacceptable. Best wishes to you.

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    1. I am a cry baby, and impatient. I am really very lucky to have had this surgery and to save my arm and to have such a great nurse.

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  3. well, that's not happy making. hope those bones grow speedily.

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    1. I hope so too, It seems like it will take forever!

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  4. I'm so sorry you had to go through this, but BRAVO for Mr. Man and his nursing! (And Stella for her support!) I hope the bone heals quickly and you'll be right as rain soon thereafter!

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    1. Yay for Mr. Man, and for Stella and a handfull of others who have made this ordeal doable. Thanks for the well wish!!

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  5. I am just realizing that you're back and posting again and I've been catching up here only to discover you've been through such a medical ordeal. I am glad you seem to be on the mend now. This must have been scary .

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    1. Oh yes, Ms.37paddington! terrifying and challenging and near suicidal...BUT, made it through and am on the mend, just have to be easy on myself, non demanding...healing is my focus . Thank you!

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