Hospital Anybody?

@p1kef1sh (45640)
March 20, 2012 11:09am CST
I have been taken to task because I did not let my myLot friends know that I was in hospital having cancer surgery. I am now home again and on the mend. I shall be confined to bed for about a week and then can start to move about again. I still have to wait for four weeks before I discover whether my tumour was benign or malignant. There's much more but the main thing is that I am still alive. Have you been to hospital recently?
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• Australia
20 Mar 12
Glad to see you're back, and sharra is nodding vehemently in the background. I trust it will remain clear. Lash
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thank you Grandpa Lash. Me too! LOL.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
21 Mar 12
I have never been to hospital, except as a visitor, and hope I never have to go. I find them scary places. I am so glad you are home safe and I hope that everything goes ok and that you are on the mend. Best wishes.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
I share your views. I have been in a couple of times and whilst I cannot complain about the standard of care the things that happen there can be the stuff of nightmares!!! Hopefully I am free of any overnight stays now. XX
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
20 Mar 12
GREAT NEWS!!! Yes, I was one of the ones who was getting worried as to the outcome of your surgery!!! Fortunately for me I've not been required to have an overnight stay at a hospital for over 20 years (knock on wood). The closest I've come was when both my Mom & Dad were in the hospital within the last 4 years. I DESPISE hospitals!!! The food sux & you're seldom there because you're healthy. Not feeling good & lousy food do not a good time make!!! I even chose to go to Urgent Care when I broke my wrist in order to avoid the hospital!!! I'm just soooo freakin GLAD you back & hopefully healthy!!! You will let us know what else the doctor has to say after your follow-up won't you???
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thank you LadyM. I will be OK but it's not going to be a fast recovery. In fact my surgeon has made it very clear that I am to take my time. For once I will do as I am told. You know how disobedient I can be!!
@MandaLee (3741)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I am so sorry. You are in my prayers. Get well soon.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thank you MandaLee.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
20 Oct 12
I'm sorry to hear that you had cancer surgery. I went through that a couple of different times (2003 and 2011). What did you find out about the tumor? I know when they did my surgery in 2003 they were able to get an answer within days, but I guess it might be different in different places. I hope things are going better for you now. I was in and out of the hospital several times this year due to complications from chemotherapy. Have a great weekend!!!
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• United States
30 Mar 12
I am glad to hear that your surgery went well, and it sounds like you are recovering nicely. I hope that the follow-up tests confirm this. I have been to the hospital recently more times than I would care to remember, but fortunately (knock on wood) none of them have been for me. I do not want to go back there again any time soon, but I suspect that it will not be long before I will have to make that trip again. I guess that is what is to be expected when you have elderly parents and young children.
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20 Mar 12
Hello again mr p1key, just saw your vid on FB, looking good with the arl jammies on lol...yes i was in hospital recently having a cat scan on my upper ab, seems i got a few cysts that need zapping, so not sure when that will happen, also i was in hospital a few years ago, also having cancer surgery on the more intimate part of my body, now all clear which is a relief, but was scary times back then, so happy that your getting better, we were so worried about you, and i am praying that the tumor isn't malignant and nothing has spread, get well soon my lovely friend xx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 12
I remember you going off for your surgery. Get those cysts zapped good and proper! See you at the other place. XX
20 Mar 12
i will as soon as i hear something, i also have a 1cm cyst on my right kidney but it never gives me any bother, but the other 2 are sore at times, especially when i am laying on my left side, but they will go soon, i have a docs app on Thursday to discuss it
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 12
Good luck. They might be able to shift them cryogenically.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
27 Mar 12
I should think so. Some others here post regular health news regarding their on going medical details and that's rather tiresome so I'm pleased you don't do that but this sort of item is NEWS (insert fanfare here). Glad to hear you are on the mend if not all there...a bit of "if thine eye offends thee pluck it out" can only be a good thing right? Last time I was in hospital was to visit Dad a few months back when he'd had a nasty fall outdoors during the night. He recovered but has since passed away. You keep in touch now y'hear.
• United States
30 Mar 12
I am so sorry to hear about your dad, MsTickle.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
30 Mar 12
That's kind of you pa and the hugs are most welcome.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
23 Mar 12
OMG Pikey! You can't just spring things like that on us! I am praying that all is well and you are going to be fine! Please tell me you are. I haven't been around much myself due to some health issues myself and now all I am reading is bad news about people that I care about! Please let me know what is going on with you. You were one of my very first "special friends" that I met here! Please be well~ Love & Hugs, Leslie
@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Mar 12
I didn't spring it on people Opal. I posted my diagnosis back in January. Fingers crossed now that I am clear but the scans etc will confirm that. Currently I am post-operatively sore, but OK otherwise. I am not allowed to move about much as they don't want the stitches that hold my kidney together to tear. I am keeping cheerful though. No other way really. Keep smiling! XX
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
24 Mar 12
Again my dear p1key I am so very sorry that I missed your discussion. I had a very severe case of Bronchitis from the end of November until the end of January and was almost hospitalized myself. It took me long enough to get to the Doc as it was and I just narrowly got by without it becoming pneumonia. So I had no idea what was going on here and I am just so terribly sorry I didn't know about your kidney issues. I will continue to pray for you. Please take care!
@BarBaraPrz (21357)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Mar 12
Just to eat at the Tim Horton's just inside the foyer... Glad you're on the mend. Take it easy and post when you can.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thanks. There's a lawyer just in my hospital. I'm not sure what that says about the level of care that can be expected!
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@BarBaraPrz (21357)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Mar 12
Hmmm... that'd have me worried, too.
@mysdianait (64241)
• Italy
20 Mar 12
Good to see you back! You did mention it in one of your last topics and I left best wishes there. I was only thinking yesterday that I had not seen you back and wondered... No I haven't been to hospital lately. The last time was December 2010 to have a polyp removed from my nose and the time before was in 2004 when I spent seven weeks there waiting for them to find out what was wrong with me It turned out I had a rare virus which just left me extremely tired and, apparently, no other consequences. I hope the waiting time until you hear the results will not wear you out Pike. I know it must be awful not knowing what the outcome will be. Fingers and toes crossed for you!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 12
I hope that you don't have to return to a hospital mysdianait. My CT scans show clear so I don't think that they are too worried about the tumour whatever it shows. They took a lot of kidney and it ought to be all gone now.
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@mysdianait (64241)
• Italy
20 Mar 12
I know that I will have to go in a few years time for my eyes. Cataracts and something else more serious which I forget the name of will hospitalise me once it starts to take hold but that should not be yet. Please keep yourself busy so that you don't have time to think about it. This place seems to have got busier agaion so you should be able to amuse yourself here
21 Mar 12
Hello Pikey, it is good that you are home but please take it easy and not doing things too early, no, I have not been in hospital for a long time and don't want to go in again, I was not treated well there as they kept missing my meals. Please rest as mush as possible and glad you are on the mend. Tamara xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
ThanksTamara. It is good to be back again. XXXX
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 Mar 12
Hi pIkefIsh, I'm very sad to hear that you are in hospital for the suspected cancer treatment. I hope your tumour is benign and you will get recovery soon. Long live pIke.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thank you Bhansub. I am at home now. I shall be pleased once I have the results - whichever way they should be.
@flapiz (7214)
• Australia
21 Mar 12
Well I have been to the hospital a lot. Actually almost everyday, but not as a patient but as a student nurse. But even so I have never tried being a hospital patient (thank God for that), I know that it is not easy being one. For me the hospital atmosphere tends to be boring and sometimes it is not conducive for healing specially if you are in a public hospital. Plus it causes anxiety specially if you are to undergo invasive procedures which involves incisions, injections, and anything bloody. I say to you now, welcome home. :)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
LOL and thank you. You will know lots about hospitals then. I was just talking to a nurse and she said that she thought that all nurses should spend short periods in public hospitals occasionally to remind them just what it is like!!!
@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Mar 12
I was thinking of you yesterday as it happens P1kef1sh, and wondering how you were doing. I´m glad to hear that you´re home and still kicking. It is a difficult thing, knowing whether to ask after online friends. I feel I know you, certainly enough to care, yet I do not at all. So forgive my not inquiring, I figured that if there was something you wanted us to share then you would let us know. In answer to your discussion, the last time I went to hospital was with my son back in the summer when he took a blow to the head. I´ve not been to the hospital on my own account for a long long time, and I thank my lucky stars daily for that.
@shebacs (178)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
I hope you are recovering well, p1kef1sh. And also hoping that the tumor is not cancerous.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thank you shebacs.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
21 Mar 12
hello, i did not know that you had a tumour and were going to have surgery for it.I am glad that it is over and that it was successful.I sincerely do hope that the tumour turns out to be benign and that you recover completely.I will pray to God for you.In 2008 i got an external tumour called as Hemangioma at the base of the spine.There was alot of bleed ing and then it got infected as pus started flowing out with the blood.I was taken to hospital for suregery which took only 20 minutes and i was given local anaesthesia by injection.After the operation i was discharged after an hour.No stitches were put and the open wound was dressed.Everyday the dressing was removed, the wond cleaned and after applying the ointment fresh dressing was done. It took me almost a year for the wound to fill up and heal.Now its completely alright.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Thank you. That sounds most uncomfortable and I am pleased that it is now healed. I am currently waiting for them to come and change my dressing - they are a day late!
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
21 Mar 12
I saw on that other location updates from your daughter. I'm tired of hearing my friends have cancer, and I hope your tumor turns out to be nothing to worry about. Last time I was in hospital was in Sept of 08 for that pesky gall bladder, but I've been having some odd pains in my gut again that had me worried. Hurt Sunday and Monday nights but not tonight. I suspect it is either 1) a new allergy, maybe a stronger reaction to chicken that I ate both nights but not tonight or 2) another "pre-ulcer" event. I've had 3 previous ones, but when they do happen, they are about 7 years apart and it becomes difficult to remember how it feels.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
Maybe you should get that checked out. These things are mostly nothing but if they are something then the quicker that they are dealt with the better it is for all concerned. Take care. XX
• Canada
21 Mar 12
Not in the hospital, but i did have them stick a very looong needle into the side of my face to look at a tumour I have. Fortunately for me, I didn't need surgery for them to check it out. I got the results back, and it was benign. Still can't decide if I think it needs to be rmoved or not.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Mar 12
OUCH! I am pleased that it is benign although I would opt to have it removed anyway.
• United States
20 Mar 12
I had an outpatient surgery the beginning of December. I was only in the hospital for 5 hours but it took me 6 weeks before I could resume all my presurgery activities. Im so glad you are safe at home and on the mend. Missed u much XOXO
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 12
I shall be incapacitated for much the same amount of time. However, I have much to keep me busy, mentally at least. A friend (an anaesthesiologist) just asked me what my phone number is. I had to think! He said that it's a good way to get ones cognitive systems working again. Works for me. I remembered it. XXXX