Surgery date!

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mrfox

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Hello all,

Just got my surgery date which is set to be this coming Monday. I'm frankly a bit shocked by the short notice, but looks like the show is on the road.

As I'm on the NHS I guess there's a chance it will still be bumped for a more urgent case. I'll try to keep in touch as things progress.

Bloody hell!
 

libra rising

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All the best mrfox. I hope you don't get delayed by post-op complications, and especially that you don't get bumped off the list.
My fingers will be crossed for you !
Geoff
 

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Big best for Monday, Mr Fox.
I look forward to your recovery update when you feel up to it. ;-)
 

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mrfox we will be waiting to hear from you when you feel up to it. Think POSITIVE and take good care of you now! Good Luck!
 

mrfox

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Thanks everyone! I must admit I'm pretty nervous but I imagine that's normal. Here's hoping for no pacemaker and getting all the tubes and wires out quickly!
 

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Although I ended up with a pacemaker, I do believe that once you get to surgery the NHS is one of the finest places to have this kinda thing done. Over the last 3 years of reading posts here, the lengths to which hospitals go to in order to ensure a sterile environment and speedy recovery is truly world class. You will be in great hands. See you on the other side!
 

libra rising

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If Monday is your surgery date, you'll be ringing Admissions about 2 pm. Really hope you get the go-ahead !
Geoff
 

mrfox

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Sitting now all hibi scrubbed and ready for surgery. Frankly I'm terrified, but mostly of waking up full of new holes! It's been a surreal couple of days but looks like the next message I post will be from the other side.

PS: one of the nurses on my ward is in fact a friend from the local area.. not sure if a blessing or curse seeing as I've seen her on nights out!
 

libra rising

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mrfox;n884178 said:
Maple yes and first up!
After spending two and a half weeks on Maple, I know and love them all. Who's the nurse ?
You may end up back on another ward though !
Geoff
 

LondonAndy

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I wouldn't worry about waking up with extra holes - when I woke up there was sun streaming in through a window and because of the anaesthetic and pain meds I didn't feel anything, and I remember that my first thought was "this is a nice hotel"!! Then slowly I became aware of the tube down my throat - no discomfort, just knew it would be a bad idea to move or talk, so I lay there until the nurses noticed I had come around.
 

mrfox

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I'm alive! Operation went very well and recovery is good so far. Plenty of meds for the pain and about Tuesday have the chest drains our. I'll attempt a more thorough update later.
 
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