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Hi All,

Here I am back in Auckland Hospital, and have been here this time for a week. I went home the last time on about the 13th Feb. and was back here on the Wednesday with the same problem. I have had a bowel obstruction caused by adhesions. I came in about 3pm on Wednesday and was in theatre before dark. that is about 8 at this time of the year, and I don't know how long I was in theatre.

 

I had adhesions because my scleroderma has affected the bowel so much that every few years I would have to have some remedial surgery.

 

Anyway I have been here for another 7 days again and still no food!!! The tube draining my stomach will come out tomorrow I hope, then I can start to eat again I hope.

 

Will get back to keeping up with everything.

 

Warm hugs and best wishes to everybody

 

JudyT

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Oh Judy, I'm so sorry to hear how poorly you've been! :flowers:

 

Bad enough to have had to undergo such unpleasant surgery, you must also be starving hungry as well! :(

 

I do hope that you very soon feel much better and are able to recover from your surgery as quickly as possible (and are able to enjoy a square meal!! ;) )

 

My very best wishes,


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Hello Judy

 

I am sorry! I wondered where you were! At least you know what the cause is so it can be treated and hopefully you can eat again soon! What are they giving you in place of actual food? :emoticon-dont-know:

 

Take care and hurry back soon! :emoticons-clap: :emoticons-clap:


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Hi Judy,

 

I too, am so sorry to read that there is need for you to be in the hospital once again and so soon from your previous release. I surely hope they are successful in giving you relief from this seemingly perpetual issue.

 

Because I enjoy eating so much, I wouldn't bode well, being without food for that long, you poor lady; on that note, here's hoping that you are served your most favorite meal at your earliest opportunity.

 

I also thank you SO much for letting us all know what's been happening...I was really hoping you were doing a whole lot better :emoticon-crying-kleenex: .

I'm sending over :emoticon-hug: s to help this process along and to help you with recovery.


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

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Thanks for the good wishes, I am starting to feel human again. The Hose in my Nose (thanks to DrSeuss!!) is gone and I had a bit of lunch. Hospital food is diabolical but they are talking about letting me out on Saturday, and then I will have to start thinking about what I can make to tempt myself. I found myself picking through the menu today and choosing dishes I can mush up together to make something tasty and swallowable.

 

I have to admit to having some dreams over the last few days that my stomach had stopped working permanantly, so am very relieved to find that didn't happen.

 

I have been on IV fluids all the time until today and as well Oral fluids. The IV saves your life, because it is very hard to drink with a tube down your throat. Not only that, they gave me apple and orange juice which is too acidic for me and a Tomato consomme which was also too acidic.

 

Onwards and upwards is the only way to go.

 

Love to you all

 

JudyT

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Judy,

Thanks for the update and along with the others I am sorry you have to go through this and hope things get better for awhile. Here are some spoons to eat with!

:spoon: :spoon: :spoon:

All the best,

miocean


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Hi Judy,

 

Oh, I am very relieved for you, that you are doing better and shedding the apparati that you've had to be "sporting" since you've been in the hospital. All good signs and an overall good report, to say the least!

 

If you DO get sprung on Saturday, I surely hope you can continue to keep moving upward and onward, with feeling better :balloons:


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

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Hi Judy

 

I'm sorry to hear you were so ill. It's good to hear you are recovering and hopefully about to eat something you can enjoy! I hope you are well enough and get to go home tomorrow.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Judy:

I hope you are doing better. What a tough event to go through.

So sorry you are dealing with this.


Kay Tee

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