Friday, August 26, 2016

Written from my hospital bed


It's almost 1 am, and I'm typing this on my cellphone. I'd hoped to be home by now, and had queued up what I thought were enough blog posts to cover my absence, but complications have arisen, so I have to stay in hospital vile longer than planned.

I underwent surgery to remove my gall bladder, but due to several delays, the darn thing had turned necrotic (i.e. was almost dead and rotting) by the time they got to it. I've got to stay in hospital until they're sure there will be no complications.

I should be out sometime on Friday. Regular blogging will resume ASAP.

Peter


51 comments:

R said...

I had mine out in May. It was also ugly and necrotic. In the ER at 19:00 for ultrasound where I could easily see the stones (shouldn't be anything solid in that part of my belly), hospital direct admit about 23:45, surgery 11:30 the following day after some IV antibiotics. I was home about 30 hours after surgery. The pathology report described the largest stone as being 2.2cm!

Lapriscopic surgery is amazing and I had an easy recovery including resuming a normal diet fairly quickly. I wish the same for you.

drjim said...

Get well soon, Peter!

Dennis said...

Dennis

Get well soon and watch for the hospital food. I here it turns people into a zombie. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh boy. Get well soon, and take it easy for a while. Your loyal readers will not abandon you.

Brother Pilot said...

Heal fast and well!

Anonymous said...

Get well and heal quickly - the blog can wait for that to occur. Hope your weekends is much better.

Odysseus said...

Saying some prayers for you, take care of yourself.

Also I know my hospital is death(no pun intended) on hospital acquired diseases, but don't be shy about asking anyone who is going to touch you to sanitize their hands no matter if they work there or not.

Comrade Misfit said...

I'll be thinking of you today, and hoping for a problem-free discharge from the hospital.

Ray said...

I'm glad your having it removed. I hope you heal quickly. At least you have Internet access!

Kirkster said...

Feel better... Hope you have a note pad to write all those drug induces ideas down... Looking forward to seeing how Steve deals with the Purple Space Walrus.

Glen Filthie said...

Some people go to extraordinary lengths to get out of chores and house work, Pastor. ;)

Make it a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Godspeed to you Peter.
Maybe a story line for your next book from this experience.
My prayers are with you.

Egregious Charles said...

Get well soon!

Jim said...

Heal quickly.

Elizabeth said...

Best wishes for a speedy and safe recovery.

Little-Puff said...

Wish you a speedy and safe recovery, and thanks once again for the many hours of enjoyment through reading your books.

Randy said...

Soon if you can, but the main thing is get well.

Roger Ritter said...

Aren't there songs about dying from the inside out? Sorry to hear you're in the hospital, but glad to hear it was successful. Recover quickly!

Jennifer said...

Yuck. I'd hoped you would be home by now. Get well soon!

TheOtherSean said...

Sorry to hear you're in the hospital. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

SiGraybeard said...

Get well first and don't worry about the blog.

FWIW, I had the same thing in June; emergency surgery, necrotic, gangrenous gall bladder, IV then oral antibiotics. It took a few weeks to get over it.

raven said...

Well this is galling...

The thing is, you have no idea what people might get up to in your absence- you could come home and find a new airplane in the driveway..

So get better and get home soon!

Grog said...

Prayers sent up, rest easy this weekend, getting one's innards moved around is not fun. ;)

Quentin said...

Get well soon

Richard Tengdin said...

Take care of yourself Peter and get well soon.

Don't worry about the blog, your books, and prodding rump on LawDog to get his books out. All those things will come in good time once you are healthy again.

Rev. Paul said...

May God heal you rapidly, may He oversee the doctors' hands, and may He return you to hearth & home in short order.

Old NFO said...

Get well soon, you're grumpy... And Dot is grumpy... We'll take care of the light stuff until you're up and about. I'm pretty sure the nurses will be glad to get rid of you too...LOL

gfrey said...

Peter,
praying you heal soon,
The posting can wait until you are well...
gfrey

Mogrith said...

stay in hospital vile< longer

Hope that's not too accurate!

Get well soon.

Phil said...

Pretty serious stuff. Here's to a speedy recovery and a quick escape from their clutches.
I personally try to avoid hospitals like the plague infested killing wards they are.
People get all wound up about guns, if they only realized just how many people are killed by "Modern Medicine" in this country alone every year they would find something to truly be outraged about.

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Free ice cream can wait, Peter. Get well! Prayers in-bound, eta 5min., Weapons free.....

Judy said...

Prayers and hugs for you and Miss D. Heal quickly!

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, the things people do to get out of mowing the lawn!

Get well soon.

LittleRed1

Javahead said...

Ouch! Here's to a rapid & complete recovery!

At least you know you should never have to deal with *that* again.

Daniel Ortiz said...

Yes Peter, do get better. You're one of my favorite online people! I'm glad the procedure was not major(?) I'm no doctor, but sounds like you should be well enough soon. God be with you.

Seneca said...

Heal well! I'll look forward to your posts when you're well enough to return.

Jon said...

Praying for a quick healing

Brigid said...

I hope this finds you headed back to home.

Ed Stoutenburg said...

Get well soon sir-your Blog is one of my daily reads.Prayers for you and your Family.

Borepatch said...

I hope the healing process proceeds. Take your time - we'll be here.

Dan Lane said...

You all is well as can be with you and yours. Take care of each other, and here's hoping the escape plans work flawlessly!

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Peter;

Glad for the update and we will keep you and yours in our prayers....and if you ask Jim nicely, I am sure that he will sneak some real food in the hospital for you.

Quartermaster said...

I spent a week in durance vile for back surgery 4 years ago. I hope you are out soon and bounce back quickly.

Adam said...

Geez, Peter, that's no good.

Get well, mate. Us Aussies downunder rely on your daily posting and writings for a bit of sanity.

libertyman said...

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and best wishes sir.

JW MONDAK said...

i hope you are OK. will have a jack n coke tonight to salute you.

Donald Sensing said...

Wishing you all the best and a speedy, full recovery. My prayers are with you.

Rafn said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery

Glenn B said...

Feel better sooner than later. Hoping for a full and speedy recovery for you.

All the best,
Glenn B

trailbee said...

Will pray for restoration. :)