Friday, July 04, 2008


I'M BACK!...

I'm so happy to be home, safe and sound at last! A million "THANK YOU'S" to each and every one of you who text'd, phoned, commented, visited, sent flowers, baked cookies, gave gifts or in any way sent me and Stew your best wishes over this week from hell.

I am very very grateful to be alive, it would seem I tried a good couple of times to leave ya all....but it wasn't my time obviously.
Friday - southern Cross Hospital, operation via vagina to remove uterus, anterior and posterior repair of fanny (thank you big babies)! I GET A NEW FANNY!!!! YEEEEE HAAAA.
Friday night after first operation: hemmorage, ambulance to Public Hospital for emergency operation through incision in tummy ... 2 hours later bleeding stopped. Transfer to Intensive Care Unit .
Saturday: Spent in Intensive Care Unit, then transfer to Ward 27...
Sunday and Monday: dismal care in Ward 27... transfer back to Southern Cross Hospital via my girlfriend Chris's car cos the nurses WOULD NOT GET AN AMBULANCE!. Told by many many Health Professionals to lodge an Official Complaint about the nursing (OR rather lack of) care in Ward 27. Will do this once I settle down.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Southern Cross Hospital.... excellent care!
Thursday: anticipated return home NO... got a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on right lung-very painful) .... ambulance trip BACK to Public Hospital ... CT Scan to confirm blood clot.... fuck that dye injection hurts! spent in Emergency Department, then transfer to Ward 26.... TOTALLY fantastic Ward, nurses so very lovely and caring. NO concerns staying there at all.
Friday: Put on new drug to stop blood clots forming, in new World Wide Study of this new drug, under the care of Heamatologists at Public Hospital... feel rather SPECIAL. LOL Then.....HOME at last!
Have to see Surgeon in 4 weeks to make sure new fanny is all good... and to get a referral to the Heamatologist to find out WHY I bleed so much.....
At the moment I am on blood thinners so I don't clot... yet I bleed and they have to find a way to make me CLOT ????? Derrrrr.
RIGHT, here's a couple of photos to keep ya going:

ABOVE: ME in intensvie care. Not my best shots.
My new belly scar..... bastards have ruined any chance of a bikini now! Yet, I don't mind, I am ALIVE!!!
Me and Brylee in Ward 26 on Thursday night.
I feel like the luckiest woman alive (by the way) to have such a FANTASTIC AND loving husband in Stew.... he is my EVERYTHING. Thank you Darling for taking such good care of me, the children, the dog, the house and even my BLOODY BLOG! AND... just for you Darling... I HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW FANNY..... can't wait to show ya! Even I havn't looked yet though.... too sore....
That is me for this day:
End of Day: It's been an eventful week.
NSV: I gained 6 kilos of fluid in the first 4 days, have now lost it all....WAITING to see if the lack of food over the week makes me have a 'real' loss soon. NITE NITE.


  1. Glad that you are back home and feeling better. Great that Stew has been looking after you and also updating your blog!
    Have a good weekend.

  2. I'm so glad you are HOME! Wow what a scary ride wasn't it! I hope everything is smooth sailing from here on out!

  3. Anonymous5:13 PM

    I've never commented before but I just had to today to let you know how I missed your daily input. Your husband did an excellent job while you were out. He's definitely a keeper!!

    Congratulations on your new fanny! I'm so happy you're back and feeling good. Thanks for always putting a smile on my face with your words.

    Best of luck from California!

  4. Never been so glad to see someone back!!!!!


  5. Great to see you home finally. Hope the at home recovery goes like clockwork.


  6. Anonymous5:28 PM

    I'm so happy that you are back and more colourful than ever!!!

    Make sure you gets heaps of rest and relax...I'm Stew will continue the great care - he's a keeper!!!

    Take care

  7. Am sooooooooo very glad that your back home and on the mend. Stew did a great job with the blog and its nice to know that he can look after the house, kids, dog, wifey AND blog.

    Hugs to Chris

    Kim and Erynn

  8. What an ordeal - good to have u back Chris.

  9. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Wow, what a week for you! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better and things are looking up. That's a hummer scar you got! Great to see you back blogging, Chris :)

  10. Welcome back Chris. Trust you to joke about your new fanny!!!!

    Lucky Stew.

  11. Oh Jeezus. I'm so glad you're ok.



  12. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Great to have to back Chris, Stew was great at keeping us informed ... the scar looks evil.

  13. Anonymous11:17 PM

    Wow, that sounds like a traumatic week. Glad to hear you are doing better. And hope it gets better every day. In the mean time enjoy the TLC. And remember a good husband is like a good bra....full of support.

  14. W E L C O M E B A C K !!!!!!! :)

  15. Welcome Back !!
    So glad you back home and getting better....ya have to get better so you can enjoy your new fanny...and I am sure you will!!!

  16. Oh dear my dear!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so happy you are okay...
    thank God...

    that must have been quite scary...
    I can't imagine...

    Glad you are home safe and sound...
    Now you take care of yourself my friend...

    don't be doing to much....
    we women do that ya know...

    take it easy...

    I'll be back to check in on you and your fanny.

  17. Welcome home! I am so glad that you are home and doing well! The whole clotting/bleeding thing must be extremely frustrating!

    Stew is fabulous for keeping up on everything - even your blog!

    Hope the new fanny is great!

  18. Anonymous3:21 AM

    Woo Hoo!!! So glad to see you are HOME!!! Now, you better be taking it easy!

  19. No way! What an awful and scary thing. I'm so glad you're okay now and that you recover quickly!

    Take good care and rest a lot, will ya?

  20. Welcome back to blogland. Good to see you're home safe and sound. All the best for a speedy recovery.

  21. welcome home and that scar will fade down to nothing... my scar runs from sternum to pubic bone... the top have is wide and keloid they bottom is thin like yours and you can barely see it... don't give up hope on that bikini!
    I am glad you are better we were pretty worried here... kudos on the new butt LOL. come on show pics (in unders of course LOL)
    rest well!
    HUGs Laura

  22. Wow, Chris, you're doing great! I've still gained 5 pounds from my surgery. My tummy pic is way uglier than yours because I get "keloid" scars... you know the big lumpy ones?

    I am so glad to hear you're home! And well enough to post pics!!

    Yep, Stew is a dandy of a husband to keep the house and blog going AND look after you. Good job!

  23. So glad you are home and on the Mend with Your lovely Stew looking after you it wont be long before your a up and about...take care

  24. It is awesome to see you back home, enjoying your family and feeling good. You are are a lucky woman! Stew is awesome and why are an awesome gal who deserves him right??!! Congrats on the new fanny..I am jealous. :)

  25. What a friggin ordeal!!! I'm so glad you're okay!! And you know this but Stew rocks. What a great guy to keep us all updated!

  26. WOOHOO - So glad to hear you're home and blogging again!

  27. Its good to have you back Chris and yes your hubby is truly one in a million, never ever let him go.

  28. Aww babe you have had the roughest trot. I'm so glad to see you are home and on the mend.

  29. glad to hear your back and doing good.

  30. Wow, that was a scary tale.

    I'm glad you are on the mend.

  31. You sure went through a lot. I can't believe they wouldn't call you an ambulance. Here in the states, they'll call you want because they want to get sue for a zillion dollars if something bad happens.

  32. I know I am behind the times - but I am so glad you are ok. I guess it is one of those instances where if someone says "If it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger." you want to punch them dead in the nose.


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