The Superheros who keep you here!

An incredibly cheerful hello to you, and I hope that your day is treating you as if you are the most important person on the planet. Okay, I am going to let you know that this blog may well be a longer than normal blog as I have much to share with you, as well as some ideas I need to sort out for myself. So as I normally do when I decide to do one of these looking for the truth blogs, I let you know if you do not want to read me doing my searching or you have something you need to do, I will say goodbye and I hope that the world treats you well. If you have decided to stay, thank you and I really do appreciate that you think I am worthy of your valuable time to read my words.

Making me feel loved and cared for even though I am scared that I have some life-threating illness.  Where would we be without the Nurses at the hospitals? 

I have been, for the past couple of days, vacating at my current favourite holiday spot….the Redland hospital. I rang the ambulance about six pm on Monday evening as I had been ‘odd’ for most of the day. I had been good and eating properly and doing my walking as I could, so I was a little out of sorts because I thought I should be okay. Apparently, the Ambulance service have to take people in my age bracket to the mainland and the hospital if they present with chest pain. Now the Redland Bay Hospital has my medical record as I have been in so often since I got back home that they started with the most life threating one.

The staff did the heart thing which was out when the ambo did it, but by the time I got to the hospital, it had settled down greatly. It was still off enough to get me a bed and hooked up to all those cool tubes that flash and beep just enough to stop you from going to sleep. The first official test the hospital did was the heart monitor one, off to the special area where the expert staff do their magic, and it was off a little but nothing to concern the trained professionals. 

The doctors did all that pocking and pushing and thought that it may be the gallbladder, which my GP had already established has stones, but not too much of a problem at this point. So this time I took a chair with a lovely man pushing me (I do not know why but I felt safer because they did not make me stay in  bed as they had with the heart) away again and this one was an x-ray of the ribs and yes I have a little darkening nothing that would cause these problems as it is within the accepted range for a person in my age bracket.   

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Our doctors take some odd descriptions from a person that thinks ‘Greys Anatomy’ is real life, and turns them into an illness that they can fix.

So with heart, and lungs out of the equation the team of professionals decided that it was most likely the gallbladder and off I go for some more photos. By this time it was well after midnight and I really had got past the stage where I cared if I left this mortal coil right then…the wonderful team of doctors that had been looking after me decided to move me to the surgical ward as they thought it was most likely the gallbladder  not working as it should, and even though the pain did not fit with that,  it  was where it was sorest. 

Somewhere in between all of this one of the lovely doctors called Wagga hospital to follow up on exactly what had happened down there last year when I was in the coma for the eight days. When I was collected by the ambos in Wagga all thought I had had a major reaction to a designer drug(am not an illegal drug user and have not been since 1989) so the head of the Casualty department got hold of Mother to find out about me being a drug user. Mum filled in the history and with her medical background (Nurse), they then decided to pretty much close my entire body down and kept me alive by placing me in the coma for the eight days on life support unit that did everything for me.  So, now I have an array of problems such as lack of memory, issues with various sections of my body but the one that has the medical teams up here that are caring for me most concerned is the brain and a possible tumour. I am on a waiting list so the team I had looking after me this week really did not want to take me to theatre if we could avoid it.

So it was decided to put me on a low-fat diet and bed rest for a cope of days while they monitored me.  Whilst the team has confirmed that I do have problems with the heart, it was not what caused the problem this time. The medical professionals are pretty certain that it is most likely damaged to the throat tube from the tubing that was there in Wagga ICU when they tubed me to keep me alive. I have been referred to a dietician to help me set up a menu that will allow me to eat what I need for good health whilst not giving in another bout like this one. I also have new meds to take that will assist in stopping the acid reflexing in the throat.

The other one that came out of it all is that the teams there have decided that they are  going to monitor more closely the heart problem (yes I do have one ) as I have my age, my weight and dark scarring  in the brain that does not put me in a very good group  to minimise serious medical problems.

At the end of it all, YOU need to ask for help when you do not know what is happening, YOU need to know that you will not always be perfect that there will be problems sometimes. YOU need to remember that YOU have to be YOUR best friend!

Again I would like to thank you for reading my blog and I hope that you got something from it. I know that the lessons I have been learning since my turn and eight-day come last year are quite overwhelming at times. The fact that I have now been told that I am so very lucky to have survived my turn, and survived with as little damaged as I have is really earth-shattering. The doctor that told me on Tuesday was not aware that it had been held back from me as it had been deemed too much of a personal risk for me deal with, given my history of depression. I am not sure what to do with the information but one thing I do know is that while I am alive I am allowed to choose what I do with my life, it is my decision and that means a lot to me.

I am going to say goodbye and I hope that you have a wonderful day/evening. I thank you very much for allowing me to share all of this personal stuff with you.

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  1. Wow, Adrienne. I knew you’d been through a lot, but I didn’t realise how much. Are you feeling a little better now? Are you home? What I would take from all the information you now have is how incredibly lucky you are. Also, what a wonderful team of doctors and nursing staff there are. Second chances … makes perfect sense. Don’t dwell on what could have happened. Just remember it didn’t. You survived because you are strong. Whatever the future holds, you will deal with it if and when it occurs. Lastly, you have friends on here. Don’t forget that. I really hope it all works out well for you 💕

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    1. Thank you for that. Yes, I am feeling very lucky. The beautiful doctor that told me just how lucky I really had been last June has certainly made me review my thinking. I am now finding myself thinking that I have been given a second chance for a reason. So now it is to get myself back into a working healthy body and then work out what the rest of the plan is. My depression is something I have lived with for the better part of my life so it is not that coursing my problems, I think it was the unknown of my funny turn last year. When this wonderful doctor said that it was very lucky or a miracle I know then that there is a purpose behind it and I have to stop feeling sorry for myself and get on with it.
      Thank you so much for your loving support, it really does mean so much to me xx

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      1. It’s tough because, despite all you physical health problems, I’m guessing it’s the depression that is the biggest barrier for you. At least, that’s what I find. That’s why having friends and support IRL and on here is so important. You’re not alone. Remember that.

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      2. Yes, the depression is the master at the moment but I am gaining some control back. I have just been so scare of dying after I came out from the coma and did not know what had happened, where I was and just how close I had come to dying. The beautiful doctor that filled me in on ALL the details this week (because he did not know that I had not been told) really did sum it up beautifully. “Adrienne you bet death and that has to be for a reason…as a professional, I can tell you have if I was given a verbal run down of how you presented to Wagga hospital I would have said that death was the out come”. “You do not know what tomorrow holds so make today count for you and to hell with what the rest of the world thinks of it!” That really made my day and certainly gave me something to think about. I am here and lucky to be so, I am going to do something with this second chance and if the body not quite working as it should, my mind with its depression swings and the psychical bits having now decided to join in along for the ride so be it. So yes I know I have a support team of friends that can share the good day laughs and help me on the bad ones, I can be happy with where I can go. Thank you yet once again for your wonderful words of support and encouragment you really do make a huge difference for me.

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  2. Wow … what a post. You’ve really had some trying times with your health and I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope that with the help of the professionals it can be sorted, resolved and you feel more like the you from before. Thinking of you. Katie

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    1. Thank you Katie for your support and kind words. I generally do not stay down for too long. I have periods where it does get too much for me but I somehow overcome it. I now have a target lined up to achieve, so I will give that all my effort. By the way I have been enjoying your blogs.

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      1. I think you must be really strong … really tough. I do admire that. I also find that for those of us who have had bad times, it makes us enjoy and appreciate the good times so much more. You deserve so much. ☀️☀️☀️

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      2. I agree totally. I started writing on this blog because the doctors thought that it would help me focus on something. I have found that the others who use this site and format are really supportive and we all seem to have some form of difficulty to deal with in our life. I am truly amazed by the wonderful help I receive and am so grateful that their are those who read my words and care enough to give me their support.

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      3. You’ve nailed it in that one paragraph. I’ve only been doing this since January and am feeling so much better and as your doctor said, it’s given me a focus. It is part of my routine and structure (apart from the recent moving from Scotland to London and now being away with slightly intermittent wifi!) and that routine has really helped and sorted me out. I had no idea a few months ago how much I needed that. I’m so glad that we both found somewhere good to invest our time and thoughts into. X

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