26 May 2011

Let's all go to the lobby


So the day has finally arrived and its back off to hospital for me. I'm scheduled for surgery at stupid o'clock in the morning tomorrow, so I'm heading in beforehand this afternoon for a rake of tests and scans.

The plan is to a) remove a whole load of dead tissue from my pancreas, b) remove all the pooled liquid from my abdomen that my pancreas has been secreting (I'm taking out about 150ml a day at the moment, and apparently this is a drop in the ocean), c) create a new connection between my pancreas and my stomach and d) remove my gall-bladder ("sure we might as well do it since I'm in there anyway" said my consultant, "it'll only take ten minutes"). Its a long operation, not particularly risky, but complicated enough ("well it's not as complicated as a kidney transplant, but near enough" were the further reassuring words from my consultant). All of this and they still have no idea what caused it all in the first place.

Recovery time in hospital will be between two and four weeks depending on complications, all of which means that Booming Back is going to go dark again for the next month. If you really need to get your Unkie Dave fix you might catch me on twitter at @unkiedave if that's your cup of tea. It's not really my warm beverage of choice, but a snide remark of 140 characters is a lot easier to type on a phone than a blog post.

See you all in a month.

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At 5:34 pm, Blogger Snag Breac said...

Just think how cool it will be when you get to take your gall bladder home in a jar! What more do you need to spark up some good conversation at dinner parties.
Seriously though, we will all be thinking of you. The ma is praying up a storm already.
Good Luck!!!!!!

 
At 2:04 pm, Blogger Felix said...

OMG how did I miss the fact that you were sent to hospital for gall bladder removal?

*hangs head in shame*

Very sorry to have been so rubbish at keeping in touch and I hope you are enjoying a smooth recovery from this sudden emergency.

 

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