Friday 19 March 2010


Finally learnt how to transfers photos to the laptop so here a a few of my war wounds and my daughters accommodation

My arm and hand after the massacre I got trying to put a cannula in, he had three goes then had to get a Dr from ICU .These bruises are a week old so I'm sure you can imagine what they looked and felt like the day after.The understatement of the year was "just a scratch" as they jab you, it's sort of like "Yes, I'll love you in the morning" when you have a one night stand.(Not that I have ever had one - lol!)

My belly where the abscess was over the top of the lapband port, this was taken today and is 300% better than it was. Imagine something the size of a large lemon and sticking out about one third from the abdominal wall, combined with a red fiery rash from the cellulitis covering all of abdomen.

Below are some photos of where my daughter is staying, though small a bright airy room.

Oh, almost forgot weighed in today at 107.7 kgs so a loss of 2.3kg since last time.

Wednesday 17 March 2010



I had my abscess drained today by the biggest bloody needle I have ever seen, they removed about 10mls of pus and sent it away for testing. The pus was green which I thought was apt as today is St Patricks Day (sorry for my sick sense of humor)

Everything going well I will be discharged on Friday and then it's a waiting game for a couple of weeks as to whether this clears up. If it doesn't then it's the knife and having to have my lapband port removed until the infection clears up, then having another surgery to put the blasted thing back, so I hope this does not happen.

We received more bad news yesterday, my husbands sister and brother in law were involved in a head on collision. My SIL died instantly and my BIL is in ICU. My poor hubby is alone at home coping with this as I'm here and as you know my daughter moved out 3 weeks ago to start Uni.

He went to see his BIL today and was upset further to find his BIL in the same unit and the same bed as my brother was in 4 years ago when he was crushed at work and later died,it upset me as well, so I've had a fairly emotional day, worrying about everything.

As they say things happen in three's so I hope this is the end of the bad news and dramas.

There is good news with Oscar, he is recovering and will also be discharged on Friday(as long as he continues to be fit free) so I'm looking forward to giving him a big hug and a kiss from mum.

Monday 15 March 2010


Sorry this is a little late but the day has been filled with drama - coming from a few different areas.

First of all thank you to all my cyber friends who responded I liked all of the responses guessing I was in a far away (and more exciting place) than where I am now but the winner is Margaret who correctly guessed I'm in (insert expletive here) hospital again.

To cut a long story short I had a small pimple like thingo on my stomach,which in the space of 36 hours went from the size of a twenty cent piece to a full blown hot,burning rash over my whole abdomen (and remember my abdomen is so big it deserves it 's own postcode - lol!) turned out to be a bad case of cellutitis, which is a bacterial infection of the deepest layers of the skin.

To add to this drama the pimple was right over the top of my lap band port site, so I had a grapefruit size ball of infection sticking out my stomach about a third, to add to the rash on my stomach which honestly felt like someone had thrown acid over me, I could not even stand water from the shower on it.

I knew I was in trouble so took myself straight away to my immunologist who nearly fell off his chair and said you will not be going home and need to be admitted immediately for IV antibiotics - that was last Tuesday and I'm still here.

After establishing the lap band was not the cause of the infection I have been on heavy duty antibiotics as the swelling around the port, though reduced is still having fluid in it and is around 4cm x 4cm. I had it scanned today and pending a good result I was expecting to come home tomorrow.

Even though I have not received the final results, the initial signs are not good as it's not self contained and there is a small opening into the abdomen which could mean big trouble if the infection was to get inside the perineal cavity (where all your guts are). If that is he case then I'm in for a operation to drain and clean out the area and remove the port so the infection is not carried to my stomach - just great isn't it - I'm gutted (sorry for the pun)

To add to that my darling boy had severe seizures again today and had to be taken back sown to doggie ICU again, so I'm a bit of a mess at the moment,as I just can't lose him - not now anyway. SO please say a prayer for my baby and maybe a little one for me.

Saturday 13 March 2010


Guess where I am - answer tomorrow or Monday

Please leave your answer in the comments section (even if you dont usally comment)

Wednesday 3 March 2010


Hubby and I took our daughter to her new residence on Sunday for her Uni start last Monday.

I handled it better than I expected, though I did have a bad day a few days before when I thought the world was ending.

I'm happy with where she is staying, 5 mins from the Mall one way and 5 mins to the beach the other direction.It's such a pretty beachside city. I took some photo of her room and will add then when I work out how to transfer to my laptop via the memory card.

Work is crazy at the moment and to top it off I have been dumped with two major projects - great just what I need.

Weight wise is going well weighed in today at 110kg (finally) so another 1 kg lost.