Where has the time gone since my last post?
This post really is an update as to what has been going on (hubs has had his surgery!) and a couple of phone pics from the last couple of weeks.
Ok, so regular readers will have seen my post explaining my husband had been diagnosed with a Neuro-Endocrine Tumour, he got a call a couple of weeks ago on a Friday saying the surgeon could do the op the following Wednesday. That weekend was a blur of pyjama buying and getting stuff sorted ahead of the op.
He had his pre-op on the Tuesday and as I was unable to go along with him, we wrote a list of questions and my eldest step daughter took a pen to write the answers down. The biggest question we still didn't know at this time was would the surgery be a full incision or done via keyhole.
On the day of the surgery we had to go to the surgical out patients department and basically wait. We were there for 7am, he wasn't called until 3pm! We did meet the surgeon first thing in the morning, along with the registrar and anaethetist. These discussions allowed us to get the rest of the answers - it was planned to be a full incision he would have. The procedure he would be having was a right hemi-colectomy, similar to that which blogger Ronny Allen had had, although Ronny's op was more complex.
When he went in for the operation it was the longest period of time ever, waiting. Two of my step daughters were with me, but by the time they bought him up from recovery the three of us waiting had become eight!!
The first night wasn't brilliant, we noticed a funny pattern to his breathing and alerted the nurses who kept a very close eye on him. He was having a reaction to the morphine which caused him to breath very shallowly or not at all and then suddenly gasp for air. It's incredibly scary to see your loved one like that.
He improved well, but then got a horrible skin infection which set his progress back. A week of strong antibiotics seems to have sorted the infection and he has been home since Friday. He still has 31 staples up his front, three were removed as part of the infection to allow the area to drain. We are having a daily visit from district nurses.
As Hubs is now home I hope to get back into more regular blogging, although my time is still quite limited so I may have breaks again.
Here are several manis I have done over the last couple of weeks, quick ones done last thing at night or in the wee hours when I have been struggling to sleep!