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WOO HOO:i am back,woo hoo,operation update.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

hi everybody,i must say it is really great to be back,you donīt know how much i have missed you all and how glad i am to be back which was nearly not the case.my op which was seduled for two and a half hours turned into to a eleven and a half op with many surprises for the surgeon.like i said and the dr said i am one lucky girl to still be here.here is the run down of the op.

on thursday the 12th went into hospital.they took blood,had to go and do an ecg and then go for x,rays.settled into hospital room.friday got preped and rolled down into op theater 7.30 op start.then surgeon was only suppose to be touching the skin and not going to open up the stomach wall at all but when they open up the skin so that the build up of excess water could be removed the discovered two big lumps under the stomach wall so they had to open it up to check what was there.underneath they found a hernia the size of a kilo bag of sugar which they removed and also a part of the bowel which was in the wrong place and nearly seperated from the rest of the bowel.the dr said to me afterwards it was amazing that i awas alive and very lucky that i havenīt died in the last 20 months as he reckond this must have happened in the last op.he also said he couldnīt imagine what pain i had been in(so much for the inflammed fat tissue as the other dr said it was(see old blog)so he then had to do an operation on the bowel putting the part back where it belonged and joining it fully to the rest of the bowel in doing that they noticed that the stomach itself had been damaged(that also had probably happened inthe last op 20 months earlier.)so he had to operate on that.when he had finished he then had to repair all the stomach wall as it was so badly damaged and put at net all around it to help secure it in place.i also during all this had breathing problems and had to be resusitated.so all in all the op took alot longer than planed and turned out to be more than one op.but to live up to my name ever-hopeful on the good side as he was doing all that to the stomach he decided to do a tummy tuck(not planned as it means i canīt lift up my son for ages but i wouldnīt have been able to anyway with the bowel op etc)so he got rid of my loose skin and also reset my belly button an operation that i would normally have to pay a fortune for but got for free.having said that i still have a lot of weight to lose still but at least the skin wont look as bad as it would have done with out the tummy tuck.that was why i had to stay in hospital over a week longer than planned.i was also on oxygen for 6 days and nights after the op because of the breathing problems.it will also mean i canīt do alot of the things i need to do round the house and i also canīt exercise for a while.but just think when i can with how much more energy i will be able to do it with when i no longer have all the pain that i used to have.the dr have forbidden me from doing ramadam this year but at least as of tomorrow i can at least start losing weight again even if it will be abit slower without the exercise.so all in all i am one extreamly lucky person to be alive at all and though i still have pain from the op it is no where near the pain i was in before so much so that i didnīt once need pain killers after the op and that bit of pain i have is good as it reminds me not to over do things.oh and by the way did i tell you how great it is to be back.thanks everyone for your support i couldnīt have got this far without all your support,understanding,love and frienship you are the best.you can do this i can do this we can do this.

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FINDINGME8 9/11/2010 7:58PM

    Wow - I have really missed a lot not being online for ages. Sooooooo glad you are alright!!! I have been thinking of you and how the moms of boys team and spark people and decided to get on today. You are a brave good woman and I am so glad you found a good Dr. to help you. Speedy recovery! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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HALLALUYAH 9/9/2010 8:57AM

    You are truly blessed my friend.
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Love,Luyah

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JFROGDIVA 9/3/2010 8:04PM

    Karen ~ I had no idea that you had to go through so much!!!! Two good things.....no more pain & tummy tuck!!!!!!!! I WISH I could have a tummy tuck!!!! LOL LOL!!!! Never could afford it!!!! Seriously, I am so thankful & glad that you are okay & back!!!! You have been missed!!!!
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JO*ANNE*IE 9/2/2010 5:20PM

    Karen: I have been praying and keeping you in my thoughts that you are feeling better and growing stronger each and every day. Blessings, My Friend!

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ADDICTEDFOODIE 8/28/2010 6:47PM

    Hi, so glad you survived the surgery and so glad you are on the way to recovery. I wish u a speedy recovery and glad that you're back.
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FATHINSN 8/28/2010 6:04PM

    Alhamdulillah, the operation went well (for me, well means you still here and alive and moving forward) and you sort of got free thing, hehe. I hope you recovery is easy, breezy, smooth.

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DARKTHOR 8/28/2010 1:00PM

    You have been through so much, but you are emerging on the other side, stronger and more able. Listen to your body and your doctor, but be glad that soon you will be free to remake your own life, your own body, one healthy choice at a time. You and your children deserve it and I know just how happy you all must be now and will be in the future, with all of your successes to come. Welcome back.

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PAULA3420 8/28/2010 12:50PM

    Your name is so well suited for you ARE EVER-HOPEFUL, I think that is what drew me to you at first. Thank goodness they were able to fix all of the problems. I am so glad your pain is gone. Take good care of yourself and Congrats on the tummy tuck. What good fortune. A Free Tummy Tuck emoticon emoticon and We can do it. AND, I am so glad you are here! emoticon

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TINAKATRINA1 8/28/2010 11:27AM

    Wow, a miracle! So glad you made it through, and congrats on the perks! :) Take it easy.

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MILLISMA 8/27/2010 5:52PM

    Karen, it's so good to have you back. I can't imagine what you went through. So glad you had a good surgeon this time. Also glad to hear that you are in less pain now. Take care, my friend and God bless.

Mary Anne

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MOBAYGIRL 8/27/2010 10:12AM

    We have missed you and Praise God you survived. WOW what your body went through. So glad you found a good Surgeon and pray for a speedy recovery.

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SHERRY257 8/27/2010 8:19AM

    I am so glad you are back! You have a great attitude! I hope your recovery will go well!

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GAIL461 8/27/2010 8:13AM

    Wow Karen! Welcome back. I wish you a speedy recovery! Take care!

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JUDITH1654 8/27/2010 2:49AM

    I was thinking about you the other day and wondered how things were going for you. We've all missed you but so glad to hear you are back on the road to recovery and feeling better than ever before!

I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I'm so glad you had an awesome surgeon this time and that he took care of the botched job before. Sounds like a law suit waiting to happen to me!

Take care of your self and make sure you ask for help whenever you need it!

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ASHARON 8/26/2010 9:30PM

    Welcome back and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

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SHAKENMA 8/26/2010 9:14PM

    Wow! Welcome back emoticon

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ERNURSERN 8/26/2010 8:45PM

    I missed you SO much!! I thought of you last night for some reason! I am so happy that you are back...You sound like you have been through a HORRIBLE time but you are still here and you are just as motivated as ever!!! YOU are AWESOME!! I missed you!!

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RUFFESS47 8/26/2010 8:43PM

    I am a retired Operating Nurse
Wow you did have a "cowboy " for your first surgeon. Thank God you had the right Surgeon this time. And he did all that work plus the extra for you.
Bet he was so disgusted with the Cowboys work.
You are a very lucky girl and your life prior to the Op must have been hell.
Thank God you have had a very lucky break now you have a new life. We are all here for you keep smiling with your stitches and look forward to seeing the new you when all is revealed.
Cheers Ruth

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GEEMAWEST 8/26/2010 8:15PM

    Love your attitude! Keep it up.

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STRIVINGSOUL 8/26/2010 7:49PM

    Ahhh! You don't know how happy I was to see you sparking when I checked out my friend feed!!! I'm so happy that all went well in the end! Insha' Allah you heal fully! I'm soooooooooooooooooooooo glad that you are here, back where you belong! emoticon

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 8/26/2010 7:40PM

    Oh my goodness, I am so glad that everything turned out okay! Thank goodness for your doctor paying attention and doing what he needed to do to get you through your surgery. I am glad that you are back and I am sending positive thoughts your way for a safe and uneventful (in a good way!) recovery.
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MUSIC66 8/26/2010 7:19PM

    sorry your op end up to be eleven hours i hope you heal well.

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SUSIEPH1 8/26/2010 6:15PM

    Hi Darling..
You are one very brave lassie. I am so glad you are feeling so much better ... are you the lucky one to get a tummy tuck as a bonus .... It just goes to show how very strong the human spirit is ..for you to get through such a traumatic time. I applaud your wonderful strength and conviction ..
.Now my sweet lady .. the only way is up!.
I sincerely hope you have help at home ... It will be such a joy when all your family is home again ... Much love Karen dear ... Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYSNOWFALL 8/26/2010 4:21PM

    Welcome back! Even though it was scary for a bit, how wonderful all those issues were found and taken care of! So glad you are ok! Wonderful to have you back!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/26/2010 4:14PM

    Welcome back !
I'm so glad that everything went well during your operation !
I'm sure we're all thankful about the success of your operation, and that you
are back with us, again !
Thank goodness for that !
And now, all our best wishes for a speedy recovery !


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DEE797 8/26/2010 2:24PM

    I am so glad to see you back and posting again. WOW what you went through. Glad the doc was able to take care of everything for you and you are no longer in a lot of pain. Take care my friend emoticon emoticon

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HIPPIE44 8/26/2010 2:16PM

    Yes, very glad you are safe now, home and back with us!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/26/2010 2:16PM

    So, so , so glad you are OK! Big (gentle) hugs to you, my dear!

Beverly

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BUTRFNGRZ 8/26/2010 2:05PM

    Even with the scary parts of your operation, what a blessing to have it all fixed now and not have to suffer through the pain! emoticon So glad you had a wonderful doctor and everything went fine - and BONUS on the tummy tuck!! So good to see you back again - and feeling better!!

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