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Thursday, 2 April 2015

HOSPITAL STAY

UPDATE  2 April



It has taken me ages to get into the hospital Wi-Fi.

Thank you for all your very kind comments.  This is my second day here and the swelling has not reduced yet, although the antibiotics seem to be taking the heat out of my leg, which is good.  Before I came in I had an ultrasound DVT scan, which proved negative, but a consultant has just seen me and says he wants another done because he wants to get to the bottom of why the swelling is there, which is causing all the problems.  He seemed quite impressed that I had suggested to my GP the problem might be a DVT and that I had reported that the arterial supply seemed ok.  Indeed this was confirmed a little later when a doctor did an in house arterial ultrasound on both legs and the blood supply to both feet is very good. We await the venial ultrasound and then they can start powerful compression bandaging to get rid of the fluid ~ and that will enable the ulcer to heal.

I have just seen some nurses who remember me from my ambulance days . . . . had a nice chat with them . . . :)

I'll do another post soon.
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Hi friends,

Just a short note to say that today I shall be admitted to hospital in Bristol for about a week.

Some of you will know I have been experiencing problems with a leg nasty leg ulcer since December and have been fighting a gradual losing battle.

It has accelerated in sheer horridness and I have a very large swelling in my left calf ~ it is very painful.

The oral antibiotics are not touching it and I need some powerful intravenous antibiotics, which I am hoping and praying will work.

I am taking my laptop to hospital and will be writing some short stories and I shall let you know how I am getting on. 

It will seem rather strange for me to receive some care for a change.   

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53 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear this Eddie. I hope that the meds - and rest! - do the trick and that you are much better again very soon. Take care of yourself and let them take care of you too!

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    1. Thank you Amy ~ making good progress here to find the root cause of the problem . . . . I have net some nurses who knew me when I was in the ambulance service . . . . :)

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  2. Praying for You, our dear Eddy "



    from my post of today- "
    To reflect
    on the strangers
    of EVERY belief
    who are ceaselessly
    standing by, or
    praying for the world,
    for each and all
    of Us.
    Those who are vigilant
    in firehouse, ward,
    the watch tower;
    Those who keep
    our power on
    and ambulances
    at the ready.



    Thank You
    for riding along
    tonight-"

    Eddie that's YOU!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. That is beautiful Cloudia ~ thank you so much . . . x

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  3. Eww to all the hospital germs haha but hope it helps out and you are quickly up and about

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    1. It will take some time but I believe I will get there ~ perhaps a six million dollar man . . . . if they can rebuild me . . . . lol

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  4. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thanks Martha .. . . . much appreciated . . . . . :)

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    1. Thanks Jane . . . . so nice of you .. . .
      Eddie x

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  6. Bless your heart, Eddie. Please take care of yourself, and thank you so much for letting us know. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  7. Hi Eddy .. all the very best - it's good to take some time off .. and I certainly hope it heals - just do what you're told for a change, please!! I'll be thinking of you ... hugs Hilary

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    1. lol , , , , yes I shall do as I am bid . . .
      Thanks ~ Eddie . . . :)

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  8. Take good care of yourself and let others take care of YOU. I hope you will improve under more watchful circumstances. Let us know, if you can, how you are faring. Love and hugs winging their way towards you. xox

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    1. Thanks Susie . . . . yes I'll keep drip feeding (lol) information . . . :) x

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  9. I've been thinking about you since you told me earlier today! I imagine they will take good care of you!
    I hope you have the nicest room, happiest pain killers, prettiest nurses, funnest visitors, yummiest food,
    comfiest bed, and fastest healing ulcer. Holler if you're lonely! x

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    1. I am hollering , , , lol
      No I love it here and having a great rest . . . . met a few nurses I used to know whilst in ambulance service . . . . :)
      And that x will remain . . . I shall never wash it off . . . lol
      Making good progress . . . but we all agree I shall never be in mint condition again . . . . :) . . . . x

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    2. I heard that holler all the way across the ocean! Did you call? ha.
      Never wash it off? lol....aw.

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    3. , , , and it might need refreshing occasionally.
      Thank you Betsy for persuading me to get proper professional medical action. I think you and Marguerite between you might well have saved my life . . . thank you . . :)

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    4. American women....witty and WISE. ha. Don't forget it! And thanks for listening, right Marguerite? :)

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    5. ok girls . . . . I surrender . . . . lol

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  10. Was wondering why I couldn't get in touch with you.
    Hope you won't be in there too long. Feel so helpless stuck over here and hope your children are rallying round.
    Lots of love Maggie x

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    1. Nice to have seen you a few times here ~ thanks for visiting your little brother . . :) x

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  11. So sorry to hear about that Eddie, I hope they sort you out PDQ. I'll be thinking about you lying on the rack while the surgeon slowly turns the wheel. My leg ulcer isn't improving, or getting worse; it just sits there giving me pain!

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    1. Hi Keith . . . thanks for that . . . .they want to fix the cause and then the effect , , , hopefully soon . . . . :)

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  12. Hi Eddie...
    Glad you did the post as we discussed.....
    You will be well in no time, and have the Nurses in stitches! Hahaha!
    Take care my friend....
    Write if you need...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda . . . . hoped to be a new man soon , , , :)
      Cheers , , , , Eddie . . . :)

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    2. Thanks for the update....
      Feel better soon....

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    3. Thanks Linda . . . . . Eddie about to rise from the ashes like the proverbial old phoenix . . . . :)

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  13. Eddie, my dear friend, I am so sorry to hear this, but am so glad that you are getting it taken care of. I'm sure you will bounce back in no time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, as always. Good luck, cher!

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    1. Thanks Marguerite for your support throughout and I am so pleased I listened to your advice and Betsy also helped me enormously ~ thank you both so much for getting me to first class medical professionalism . . . :) x

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  14. Oh Eddie, so sorry to hear this; but I bet all the nurses will love having you to stay :)

    Dont forget to watch out for daffodils though! ;)

    Very best wishes for a speedy recovery

    Rx

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    1. Thanks Rae . . . . very much appreciated . . . :)

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  15. Hey Eddie! Thinking about you and sending you 'get well quickly' hugs!!!!! Rest up while you're about it heee heee heee. Love you lots! V

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    1. Thanks V . . . . so nice to have such good friends . . . :) x

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  16. Hi Eddie - wishing you a speedy recovery. Thoughts and hugs winging their way to you ... via email!

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  17. So glad that you will be taking care of that ulcer and glad that you will be taken care of a bit too! Take advantage of it and get well quickly!

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    1. Thanks Rose and I shall do just that . . .
      I was talking to some nurses I know and said it is such a change to be on the receiving side of care . . . . :)

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  18. Take good care, Eddie. Make certain that doctor know what he's doing. Okay?
    Quick healing thoughts coming your way.

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    1. Thanks Julia . . .
      I have had quite a few interesting discussions with them and they seemed quite amused when I reasoned out the mechanics in simple terms . . .
      We now have a plan of action . . . :)

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  19. GOODNESS! How in the world did you get such a thing as a leg ulcer?!?? While I am NOT very glad to hear that you have a leg ulcer and that it has been causing you considerable pain for MONTHS, I am certainly glad to hear that you are now getting some proper treatment for it and that you are among people who know you who will take good care of you, Eddie. And having the wi-if access means you will sharing stories with us as they unfold, as I know you will, being such a good story teller! I'll be sending healing thoughts your way, unless I can find a good joke to send along as we all know that laughter is the best medicine =) Rest up so you can heal SOON, Eddie!

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  20. Hi Monica . . . I do seem to give you a few shocks don't I . . . remember the squirting leg episodes?
    All part of the same problem . . . . going to get it fixed once and for all . . .
    Thank you for your support . . . :) Hugs x

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  21. Saying a prayer for you, my friend. Chin up and have fun with the nurses :-)

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    1. Thanks Jim and having a bit of fun here ~ I knew some of the nurses through my Ambulance Days . . . :)

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  22. Im sorry you are sick Eddie!
    Hope you feel well soon !
    Take care!:)

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    1. Thank You Gloria . . . . hope to be back soon . . . .:)

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    2. Happy Easter, Gloria . . . :)

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  23. Sorry to hear about the hospitalization - hope you are better and out soon!

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    1. Thanks SAW ~ I;ll bounce back soon I hope . . . :)

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  24. Great article, Thanks for your great information, the content is quiet interesting. I will be waiting for your next post.

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