In the last 7 days:
(injured) (rest day)
Discharged from hospital last night after 8 nights. The NHS were wonderful.
operation on my stomach was last Friday, removing / resectioning about a foot of small intestine which was found to be abnormal & causing a partial blockage & hence the problems i'd had the week before.
it took 2 days & three scans to find this out. & when they did, I was considered "emergency". I had a general anaesthetic & was under the knife for 2 hours.
recovery will be weeks- month or two; no driving either.
still on loads of painkillers eg morphine, and my belly looks like it's been butchered, which of course it has been. showered myself today - big milestone!
I was on drips & other things (catheter ...) for 3 days, so sadly I've lost weight and putting it back on, and rehabbing, is priority.
If anyone can visit/ help, next week, south east Bristol, please contact me, as I am unable to shop / run errands - had to be pushed out to the taxi yesterday in a wheel chair by a porter . sobering. Such a "fit" guy!
sometimes you've just got to laugh. (.. except even that hurts! ....)
("He literally split his sides laughing.....")
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