Re: I'm home! yippeee

From: Millie (
Mon Aug 13 17:45:52 2001

Jo, So glad you're back home!! Those hospital beds are like sleeping on rocks. That is... If you can sleep! Hope you will soon feel much better! Love, Millie

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Wally" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 9:02 AM Subject: I'm home! yippeee

> Hello to all my special friends on the board. I arrived home from
> hospital at about 9pm tonight (Monday), after spending three miserable
> days in Bathurst Base Hospital, before heading up to Orange Base
> Hospital this morning.
> When my ovaries were removed in April, a small remnant of one of my
> ovaries was left behind. So my body has been very busy making extra
> hormones trying to stimulate my ovaries....which don't exist anymore.
> This created an remnant ovarian cyst, whis was sitting just above my
> vaginal vault & pushing into my bladder. My poor old bladder only holds
> 300mls, so it wasn't happy to be restricted by this cyst. (The cyst was
> the size of a large orange)
> It also caused pain which started in my left hip, then moved into the
> small of my back & ripped across my abdomen along the bikini line. By
> Friday moring I could only JUST stand up, walking was difficult & Shane
> had to help me.
> I had a CT scan & an ultrasound, which showed this cyst quite
> distinctly. My Gyno knows how much I stress about doctors, hospitals &
> needles! He was unable to perform the tricky procedure to drain the cyst
> until today. So I ended up doing "weekend detention" at Bathurst
> hospital so that I could receive adequate pain meds. (My Doctor was
> also hoping that the cyst would burst on it's own & that I wouldn't need
> to have it drained)
> This time I have to say all the doctors & nurses were wonderful & I
> didn't "stress" nearlly as much as usual. I am still a little shaky
> with the walking.....and I still have some pain, but thankfully nothing
> like what I experienced over the weekend. So, just as I told dear Sally
> was a minor set back!
> Thankyou Sally for your emails, and thankyou to all who sent messages. I
> am very grateful that this site exists & that everyone is so ready to
> support others dealing with this horrible disease.
> I'm off to bed with my wheat bags & pillows.......goody! No more
> horrible hard hospital beds....yippeeee.
> Love, hugs & cheers,
> Jo :-)
> --
> Try this!..........
> Smile as often as you can at those you love.....
> and to strangers in the street.
> The rewards are many.

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