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It's like getting blood from a turnip.. [Jul. 28th, 2008|08:24 pm]
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Thanks to the lovely Celine, I've got a new pal for Mush!
(人´∀`)゚・*:.。. .。.:*・゜。* ゚ + 。・゚・。・ヽ(*´∀`)ノ



So I've hit a bit of a rough patch. I wasn't able to keep any food or water down - so my surgeon told Leigh we should go to the ER (no rooms were available for my surgeon to admit me directly)
dehydration can be a real problem. We arrived last Monday at 2:30 PM , I finally was in my hospital room Tuesday 2:30 AM. For entertainment value, a patient was brought into the ER with a 3 police escort (he kept declaring I'm not a hardened criminal ) .....
Since hospital staff have destroyed every vein in my body (ok, I exaggerate a bit) they put the IV in my neck - the only thing more fun than that was the NG tube that was to follow

The Catscan showed that dilated bowel loops (partial bowel obstruction) was the reason for my troubles - Thankfully, I stopped throwing up poo
& didn't require surgery. I felt like such an old lady when I excitedly exclaimed to my surgeon "I had a bowel movement"!



Of course, I brought my faithful musher with me to see me through this hospital stay. While one of the transport staff was wheeling me to the Xray area- 5 or 6 Hospital Employees recognized me & said hello. The transport fellow said "Wow, you've got a fanclub" Lol It's all due to the Musher, but it made me laugh.

I was sent home on the 24th - oddly enough it was July 24, 2006 when this whole thing started. So for now, I have to grin & bear it - the thought of another surgery makes me nervous...












You really can never get too many panda pictures, can ya?















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[User Picture]From: hydeist_wannabe
2008-07-29 04:10 am (UTC)
i bet you look as good as hyde with an iv stuck in your arm ;) *hugs* glad to hear you got to go home before surgery-maybe the anniversary marker was a charm ...or maybe it was musher & the pandas ^_^
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-07-30 02:41 am (UTC)
*hugs back at you* I don't think I'll ever be a match for Hyde




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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2008-07-29 01:55 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, dear... I am speechless and getting mad at... uh... the world, for making you endure so many hardships. X_x
I hope you recover soon, you poor sweetie. My thoughts and my heart are with you.

And yay for baby pandas! *_*
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-07-30 02:42 am (UTC)
I've been thinking of you in my prayers & good thoughts - Too bad we can't convalesce together
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[User Picture]From: doap
2008-07-29 02:20 pm (UTC)
poor Helayne, i hope you get better soon. you're so brave and positive ^.^

i'm happy you've got my package!
and yay-number-2 for baby pandas pics
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-07-30 02:43 am (UTC)
It was such a surprise to receive your lovely gift - We have had a lot of fun torturing Sally & King with it ^.~
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[User Picture]From: momoiro_chan
2008-07-29 04:46 pm (UTC)
The NG tube is probably one of the least of all your troubles but I can't even bear to look at the youtube video. Just about ten seconds of it. @.@

I hope that you will get better soon though. x
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-07-30 02:47 am (UTC)
I think the anticipation of it makes it worse

Thank you for thinking of me - I'm hoping that your summer is going well
*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-07-30 02:48 am (UTC)
Sally & King would love that - (& me too, of course)
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