Op update… by Mr C

It’s 11pm and I’m just home after visiting Mrs C in the theatre recovery ward at the northern general.

The op all went to plan and was successful and they had a good look whilst they were in there (The nurses words not mine) and everything looks good, no infection anywhere else.

I can’t begin to explain the relief I felt when I saw her and she opened her eyes and looked ok, she has even managed a smile for a couple of pics (Her choice not the photographer in me forcing her)

They took her from the ward at 2pm this afternoon and at 3.50pm she went into surgery. The op took 2 hours and 20 minutes and now Mrs C has no large intestine, feels weird every time I think about it, that bit of her is gone… but I have to say we are quite happy it has gone because this is the beginning to the end of the disease that has ruled Sam’s life for 10 years.

She’s left with a couple of scars, one large-ish one up her tum and one where her stoma is, I’m sure we’ll have pics to come but for now you have to google if you want to see one.

She is on a patient fed epidural which is an injection into her spine so the pain killers can be administered as she needs them, she was in a little pain when I arrived but the nurses sorted that out quick smart (I have to say on a side note since we moved from Rotherham Hospital the levee; of care has been brilliant, the Staff at both the Hallamshire and the Northern General have been fantastic.

Tonight she will be kept in the High Dependancy Unit (HUD) for observation, there is some level in her blood that is still high (Sorry I don’t have the exact detail) and until that’s calmed down they want to keep a close eye on her.

I’m sure that she’ll be back on it tomorrow so you won’t have to suffer my awful ramblings…

I’ll leave you with a few pics from the recovery ward… oh and a collage that ellie did… (If you’re feeling sad mum just look at the kittens and remember me…) Too cute that girl

Still rollin’ with no colon!!!

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  1. Paul Cronin
    Paul Cronin says:

    With Timm and the children’s love and support and you “dogged determination” I’m sure you will be up and about real soon. Good Luck.

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  2. Paul Cronin
    Paul Cronin says:

    With Timm and the children’s love and support and you “dogged determination” I’m sure you will be up and about real soon. Good Luck.

    Reply

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