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#129143 - 09/18/04 06:57 PM Back to hospital - again
Kenn Offline

Registered: 07/10/04
Posts: 146
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I go in for "day surgery" on Friday, some pre-op stuff this coming Tuesday.

I'm having my gall bladder out - supposed to be a simple procedure nowadays, done with a small incision and a scope, unless there's a problem once they've taken a peek.

It's not the surgery that's bugging me so much. It's just the idea of needing to be in a hospital again. So much has gone down in hospitals for me - not S.A. related but a lot of trauma.

There was the five weeks I spent, in two hospitals, in the summer of '03 after getting hit by a cab and breaking my hip and wrist. This happened during a health scare in Toronto you may remember hearing about (SARS) and I was cut off from visitors nearly the whole time, except by phone and mail. That and the nightmares recreating the accident...

There was the time ten+ years ago when my Mom almost died from flesh-eating disease. None of us were ready to lose her and, thankfully, she came out of it alive after several months in hospital.

Then there's all the friends I have lost to AIDS, many of whom died in hospitals - although none that I can remember at the one I'll be in.

I don't know. It's just a triggering time for me so I am glad I have a safe place to write about it.


"This above all; to thine own self be true."

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

#129145 - 09/20/04 06:35 PM Re: Back to hospital - again
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan

My wishes and prayers for you.

I've recently had two of these "day surgeries" and a short hospital stay in the last 3 weeks. they can be quite unnerving.

Follow the doctor's directions and take care of yourself.


Pain is Temporary; Quitting lasts Forever. - Lance Armstrong


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