Sunday, 16 February 2014

A little light ...

Hello everyone. 

Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm out of hospital now and recovering at home. 

As you will know I didn't have much respite from pain despite having had my gall bladder out in December. I had pain almost daily since then which really did not abate despite me eating next to nothing apart from freshly made soup and bread.  After nearly collapsing on the Monday night having endured a full day at work in debilitating pain, I presented myself to A & E a sobbing mess and completely out of control. I was promptly admitted, placed on IV fluids, catheterised, put on IV pain relief including morphine, scanned, endoscoped and given IV antibiotics. Goodness me I was a mess. 

It appears that a gall stone had become embedded in my bile duct and had caused a huge infection. It had passed through and left my bile duct ragged and infected which was where all the pain was coming from. I think as all the focus was on removing my gall bladder the stray stone was missed and instead of a steady recovery post operation I was still experiencing all the pain of the infection but just assuming, and reassured by medics, that it was just my body settling down after the op. Apparently not then!

So I hope you will excuse my blogging holiday as, as you can imagine, I have been rather distracted these past few months. 

Hopefully I'm now on the road to recovery (although I'm not speaking too loudly!). It's good to be able to eat relatively normally, particularly after becoming quite phobic about eating anything at all. Resultant weight loss is now totalling 45lbs. Probably the only good thing to come out of the whole process!!

I returned home after my eight day sojourn to this lovely sight!  All my spring bulbs coming into flower!  A little light in the darkness. 

Love to you xx


  1. What a rough time you have had. I hope that is all behind you now and your recovery will be quick and easy.

  2. So glad to hear you are home and hopefully on the road to recovery. Your spring bulbs look lovely

    Sending cyber hugs

  3. That sounds very unpleasant but I'm glad you are getting better now and it's nice to hear from you.

  4. So glad to hear you are finally on the mend. Take care.

  5. Good news, but a little worrying that they previously missed that stone!!!

  6. Good that you are better but not so good that you had to wait when clearly something was wrong.

    Take care xxx

  7. So glad they finally tracked down the cause and got it sorted out. Here's to recovery :)

  8. So sorry to hear that you've been so poorly. Thank goodness you are on the road to recovery. Take care, sending you a big hug xx Linda

  9. Oh poor old you and how remiss of them to not check you properly. Good old A & E at least. Glad you are now recovering.

  10. wow, what a rotten time you have had. I remember the pain and fever when my GB was infected, so I really empathise. I'm so glad you are on the mend now, does this mean a WHOLE wardrobe of new clothes :-D

  11. 'ello m'lovely! So happy to hear that you are on the mend, and that they have finally found the source of your pain. Slow and steady wins the race ;) and now your proper recovery can begin!

    Take good care~

  12. A nightmare few months for you. Hopefully this time all is really sorted out and you will soon be fully fit again. Take care.

  13. I was absolutely certain that I'd left a comment on your last post, but it's not there, so it's another case of menopausal spongy brain!
    I'm so glad that they have sorted you out at last; it doesn't sound a very pleasant way to lose weight!
    Hope the recovery continues to go well. x

  14. Jeez, you have been through the mill. I hope you are feeling better now - sending best wishes for a quick recovery your way
    BH xx


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