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#879743 05/06/2022 7:17 PM
by Kev.
After three weeks in hospital following a major cancer operation that included opening me up from front to back, breaking my ribs to get them out of the way, and then deflating one of my lungs so that they could start work on the problem at hand, then five days in intensive care on so much morphine that I spent half the time hallucinating, I was finally deemed well enough to go home, But that was short lived as a couple of days later in the middle of the night I was laying in an ambulance being rushed to A&E as something had gone wrong inside, and I was to spend another few days getting moved from ward to ward, while they patched me up again.
Finally to come home again yesterday,
As you can imagine I don't feel so great right now, and there is a long road in front of me until I can once again get out on a field, but at least I am still alive. crazy
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#879815 May 7th a 08:51 AM
by BeezaBryan
'kin 'ell Kev !
That makes my health shyte pale into insignificance.
Heal well and back on your feet as quick as possible
Carry on carrying my friend
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#879809 May 7th a 07:55 AM
by Peter R
Peter R
Sorry to hear this, I hope the doctors did a good job, and you have a good recovery.
Went trough some cancer shi%t myself some time ago, so I know what you went trough.
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#879822 May 7th a 10:59 AM
by Irish Swede
Irish Swede
Having had open-heart surgery 23 years ago I have some idea of what you're going through. Especially the ribs.

Morphine is a real thrill, isn't it? I now understand why it can be habit-forming. I felt like I was "levitating" over the bed.

Do what the Docs tell you, including the re-hab exercises they give you, and you will put this all behind you and come out of it O.K.
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#879858 May 7th a 06:45 PM
by Dibnah
"> when a coughing fit burst my stitches and opened up my chest and I woke up in a pool of blood! <"

Nasty! There are occasions when a big jubilee clip could help to hold things together.

The "alligator attack" scars could be a good talking point in years to come.

"> Morphine is a real thrill, isn't it? I now understand why it can be habit-forming. I felt like I was "levitating" over the bed. <"

Apparently, there are many who dislike the "drifting away" experience when morphine is adminstered by medical people, hence the inane chatter from a nurse as the chemicals are injected. I look forward to the drifting away, as long as I come back again, eventually.
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#879813 May 7th a 08:45 AM
by Kev.
Originally Posted by Dibnah
Make a good recovery Kev; will you have an "Alien chest-burster" scar?

Morphine remains a magnificent pain reliever, over 200 years since first used.

No, but it looks like an alligator got me side on! But I did have my "Alien" moment, when a coughing fit burst my stitches and opened up my chest and I woke up in a pool of blood! sick that is why I got rushed back to hospital ohno
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#879814 May 7th a 08:49 AM
by Kev.
Thanks for the kind words, it does help. And thank the universe for the interweb, it does stop one feeling quite so isolated, and keeps you in touch with what is going on in the world, and with your wider community of friends.
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#879929 May 8th a 11:16 AM
by TR6Ray
Best wishes, Kevin. Your words and pictures have always made the internet a better, more interesting place for people all over the world, myself included. Thanks for all you have done, and I hope you can carry on.

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#879931 May 8th a 11:46 AM
by konon
Stay strong, get well soon Kev
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#880072 May 9th a 05:46 PM
by ricochetrider
Dang, Kev. Hang in there my brother, hope to see you out & about for real, sometime soon.
And thanks for widening your interweb "footprint" a bit. Some of us are following along, even if we dont respond in words to everything you put out there.
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#880352 May 12th a 07:29 AM
by dave j
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Best wishes to you, Kev.

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