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Today I am going to get an operation on my sinuses, I'll also have to wear pyjamas for the first time since the early 90s, and I imagine hospital will be quite depressing as it tends to be, coipled with another month of feeling even worse than I do already.

It's a bit crap really, but then if it makes me feel better after a year of crapness I guess it's worth the apparently agonising pain.

So wish me luck or share your hospital experiences on this thread. I guess convalescence isn't so bad, on the plus side, no work for 3 weeks.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 21 July 2006 07:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Hope it all goes well for you Ronan

Wearing pyjamas is the best!!

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Friday, 21 July 2006 07:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Good luck/all the best Ronan

If they have hospital radio there maybe you can do some DJing :)

Konal Doddz (blueski), Friday, 21 July 2006 07:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Also I am fucking starving cos I had to fast last night and was DJing.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:00 (thirteen years ago) link

:( starving is bad. But pyjamas are kickass! Hope it goes well.

Zora (Zora), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Everyone is suddenly REALLY NICE to you, it's great. All depends on how long you're in there for - I once spent a week in a French respitory hospital and nearly went mental. That was mostly because a) I was on holiday and wanted to be out having fun and b) I was the only person in there expected to come out alive.

Erm, anyway, as long as you've got an iPod and a large pile of books you should be okay. Waking up in the middle of the night can be weird though.

If you'd had this operation a month earlier you could've just lay there and watched World Cup coverage all day. You'd have seen every single match!

Good luck with everything anyway.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:01 (thirteen years ago) link

I once spent a week in a French respitory hospital and nearly went mental. That was mostly because a) I was on holiday and wanted to be out having fun and b) I was the only person in there expected to come out alive.

just another Saturday night for Matt DC there.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah I was thinking that, would have been perfect if the World Cup was on. Now it'll be clicking the transfer speculation thread 10000 times.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Good luck Ronan! How long do you have to actually stay in hospital? Convalescing once you're at home won't be too bad as you can ditch the pjs and you'll presumably have web access and stuff, but while you're stuck in hosptial the boredom can be the worst thing. I would recommend making friends with other patients and Don't Eat The Hospital Food.

Archel (Archel), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Dude, you have Internet access in the hospital?! Get slsk going and you're laughing.

(I'm presuming you're talking about while convalescing, I dunno)

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm going into hospital in about an hour, and I get out on Sunday I think. So yeah once I get home it won't be too bad. Just not so keen on the cutting open and operating part.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Mm but you'll have some nice drugs first won't you? Will it be general anaesthetic or only local?

Archel (Archel), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:33 (thirteen years ago) link

General anaesthetic.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:33 (thirteen years ago) link

good luck, ronan. focus on the time-off-work side of things - and the glorious feeling of fixed sinuses!

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 21 July 2006 08:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Sure a friend of mine had this done years ago. When he came round he had a sore chest where the Dr had been kneeling on him whilst they broke his nose.

mms (mms), Friday, 21 July 2006 11:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Jesus, don't say that! Hope Ronan has left already...

Archel (Archel), Friday, 21 July 2006 11:53 (thirteen years ago) link

hang in there Ronan, Man of Oats!

perhaps you will wake up with a more interesting snore

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 21 July 2006 12:07 (thirteen years ago) link

So when you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can’t stand what you do,
But I’m in love with your eyes

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Friday, 21 July 2006 12:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Keep your eye on the prize of happy sinuses! I hope the nurses are nice!

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Friday, 21 July 2006 12:37 (thirteen years ago) link

you can't let the sinuses win! it's going to be fine. xo

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 21 July 2006 12:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Hm, Archel he should have left this morning so hopeful haven't caused any worry. It's not the kind of thing you want to be hearing before you go in. Maybe his op won't be so drastic. They used a hammer too - you'd think they would come up with different names for all these hammers, drills and so on. There just seems something wrong with being operated on using DIY equipment.

mms (mms), Friday, 21 July 2006 12:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm back at home now. Ow. Nose hurts alot and eyes are watering constantly, plus I can't really sleep despite being tired. I guess I'm through the worst tho. The op was fine and after I was pretty high on morphine for a few hours, I was glad at that point I had my ipod with me.

The doctor who gave me the anaesthetic was weird and Scottish, as I drifted off I kept waiting for him to say "just relax there.......BROTHER!"

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 23 July 2006 12:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Glad you came through it all okay. I wish I had had an ipod last time I had surgery; that would really have helped.

"just relax there......BROTHER!" ROFL...

Sara R-C (Sara R-C), Sunday, 23 July 2006 12:54 (thirteen years ago) link

trust yourself

use the oats.

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 23 July 2006 13:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Ronan! What is your exact problem with teh sinuses? A doctor of mine told me that I might need to have surgery on them, at some point in my future.

trees (treesessplode), Sunday, 23 July 2006 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

PS-- Hope all goes well!

trees (treesessplode), Sunday, 23 July 2006 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Good for you Ronan, for getting it done - you suffered with them for an awful long time. Here's to a speedy recovery! I hope they sent you home with a packet of good pain meds.

Jaq (Jaq), Sunday, 23 July 2006 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Just noticed this -- glad to hear all went well, Ronan, and rest up!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 23 July 2006 15:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I have lots of pain meds but not lots of pain as such. Discomfort is a better word, nose is just really sticky and blocked and kind of tender. Finding it hard to sleep, if I sleep on my back goo comes out my eyes and on my front I drool even more than I normally do in my sleep.

Am hoping anyway that eventually I'll feel better, after all this, tho no guarantee. Specialist thinks my sinuses were giving me sleep apnoea so hopefully with them sorted (hoping they are), I'll get some relief.

Trees what are your symptoms? I had an infection and really bad swelling in my sinuses, plus my left nostril was really deviated, they now have said. Feel free to ask any questions.

Oh and thanks everyone!

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 23 July 2006 18:58 (thirteen years ago) link

yay ronan: here's to it all getting better. and yes, i've got a question:

I was pretty high on morphine for a few hours, I was glad at that point I had my ipod with me

what did you listen to?

:)

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Sunday, 23 July 2006 19:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Hope you have speedy recovery, Ronan.

GILLY'S BAGG'EAR VANCE OF COUPARI (Ex Leon), Sunday, 23 July 2006 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

haha, first I put on Ame-Skin Is In, this housey mix, but I got bored of that very quickly then tried to think of something that would sound weird in a hospital, so I put on

Global Communication-14.31 (was really good)
Aphex Twin-Xtal (overegged the ambient pudding a little)

Then I blasted out all 110 or whatever Pet Shop Boys tunes I have on shuffle for a while.

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 23 July 2006 19:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh yeah and Loco Dice "Seeing Through Shadows" a few times.......AMAZING.

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 23 July 2006 19:37 (thirteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
gah....four weeks after my operation, feeling as bad as ever. improved for a week or so and now back to normal.

All I have to cling to at the moment is the sheet of paper I got before surgery which said "swelling after sinus surgery is normal and can last four to SIX WEEKS", and a few sites I found online which said recovery can take two months.

other than that....despair. I actually don't know what the fuck I'm going to do if I fail to feel better, I can't advance my career very easily, I can't go out and have a beer, I feel introverted and on the edge of something close to depression because of feeling sick all the time and feeling like nobody can understand, not that friends/gf and family aren't helpful, but I mean they literally can't understand....

what have I done to deserve this? I've missed two summers and there is only a glimmer of hope.....I know it could be worse, it's not a serious condition, but I've never had such bad times as the last 15 months.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 21 August 2006 20:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Have you talked to your doctor about this? Do you have a follow-up appointment scheduled? I think you need to talk with the professionals about it, not just rely on the sheet of paper and the internet.

I hope you feel better soon; it is depressing to have sinus trouble. Hang in there...

Sara R-C (Sara R-C), Monday, 21 August 2006 22:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Don't despair! You're still in the immediate aftermath of surgery, which can seem, no—not seem, BE, worse than the original problem.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 00:16 (thirteen years ago) link

three years pass...

I have Bronchities. I'm in the hospital for it and more that I will share only to trusted people. I'm puking blood, having siezures, going into
shock every now and then, etc. I'm not sure of what to do. I walked in here 2 weeks ago now i'm nervous to say I might not walk out. I feel
to young to die but i'm not sure if I will but for some reason I have a deep feeling that I might. I'm not crazy or mental or dilloosional.
Just a worried/terrified and curious teen looking for some answers. Can someone help?

Kikibabe95, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:05 (ten years ago) link

What are the answers you are looking for?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:13 (ten years ago) link

Or, what questions are you looking for answers to?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:14 (ten years ago) link

Kikibabe95?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:27 (ten years ago) link

Oh no, I think we lost her.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:46 (ten years ago) link

bronchities, the littlest bronchitis

i know who the sockpuppet master of ilx is (velko), Monday, 22 February 2010 20:48 (ten years ago) link

Pam Grier's Bronchities

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:48 (ten years ago) link

would catch

i know who the sockpuppet master of ilx is (velko), Monday, 22 February 2010 20:49 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

A woman on my facebook feed posted that she was going into hospital to "get myself sliced". I don't know what she means by this and I don't think it's appropriate to ask. What does it mean?

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 21:39 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

In for 3 days, out on the 5th, back last Friday, staying indefinitely til they figure out how to make my gums stop bleeding (low platelets, no clotting). It sucks. Got my laptop from my friends' rescue visit today.

Great time for new cancer symptoms to kick in.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:42 (one week ago) link

I’m sorry Morbs, that’s awful.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:45 (one week ago) link

Fuck. Good luck, Morbs.

pomenitul, Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:46 (one week ago) link

gl morbs

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:54 (one week ago) link

still neg for COVID!

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:55 (one week ago) link

Wishing you all the very best. Good luck.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 16 May 2020 00:56 (one week ago) link

shit, best of luck morbs

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:01 (one week ago) link

Cancer, Dud or Destroy? No joke, morbs, get better asap.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:07 (one week ago) link

Wishing you the best Morbs. Get out of there soon.

Pissed Jeans Genie C. Riley (PBKR), Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:09 (one week ago) link

Ugh, this sucks, I hope they get it figured out for you quickly.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:22 (one week ago) link

That stinks, all the best to you Morbs

The Cognitive Peasant (ogmor), Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:23 (one week ago) link

Get better soon. Keep us updated if you can.

Yerac, Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:31 (one week ago) link

stay in touch dr. m. get through this.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:38 (one week ago) link

best wishes, morbs

brimstead, Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:46 (one week ago) link

Take care, man, best wishes to you.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:12 (one week ago) link

Morbs you’ll charm the pants off em all over there. All the best for improvement.

silby, Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:22 (one week ago) link

best of luck and all of love morbs

mark s, Saturday, 16 May 2020 10:06 (one week ago) link

Morbs that sounds awful. Will be thinking of you.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Saturday, 16 May 2020 11:04 (one week ago) link

best wishes Morbs, hope you're clotting away like a good 'un asap

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 16 May 2020 11:09 (one week ago) link

Best wishes Morbs

Morbs! This sucks! I used to be a platelet donor and would give you ALL THE PLATELETS.

Seriously I hope you get sorted out soon. Hugs <3

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:16 (one week ago) link

one just has to laugh when housekeeping comes in every mornig and asks "You going home today?" Well, I hope not...

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:27 (one week ago) link

ugh. I hope your stay is not too long and that you heal well! I was in the hospital for 16 days a few years ago, and it's so lonely that visits by housekeeping are a highlight of the day.

Joey Corona (Euler), Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:29 (one week ago) link

All the best morbs

What fash heil is this? (wins), Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:35 (one week ago) link

sorry to hear you are in a hospital morbs, get well soon pal.

calzino, Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:45 (one week ago) link

Ugh, sorry morbs

didn't see this b4 your ilb post...keep your chin up

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:48 (one week ago) link

hang in there big dog. great news on the negative covid test.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:56 (one week ago) link

Get well soon, Dr. Morbius!

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:59 (one week ago) link

take it easy morbs, sending my best wishes

I never understood the "DO YOU HAVE AN APPETITE??" question.

But now I do. Thanks, fuckers. STOP WITH THE APPLESAUCE.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:26 (one week ago) link

Try asking for custard.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:51 (one week ago) link

Best of luck morbs x

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 May 2020 17:00 (one week ago) link

Being transferred to Mt Sinai for cemo/possible transplant. Things not going especially great.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:45 (six days ago) link

:(

Rooting for you, Morbs.

pomenitul, Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:50 (six days ago) link

oh man. what is possibly getting transplanted?

hang in there bud

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:52 (six days ago) link

<3 stay strong Morbs

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:53 (six days ago) link

I thought maybe this was de-indexed, so understand if you don't wanna share

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:53 (six days ago) link

stem cells for my bone marrow, Hadrian

it's been done before

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:56 (six days ago) link

ah yes

here's hoping you won't need it

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:58 (six days ago) link

Borderline creepy diagnostic comments: "I love imaging your organs."

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:06 (yesterday) link

Ugh. Sorry

Trouble Is My Métier (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:07 (yesterday) link

good thoughts, morbs xxx

||||||||, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:08 (yesterday) link

I had a film T/A in college who was waiting for some of us to turn in our (late) papers and he would say things like “I’m dying to get my hands on your prose!”

Trouble Is My Métier (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:08 (yesterday) link

tbf, your organs are v v v cuet morbs

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:12 (yesterday) link

not the ones inside

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:30 (yesterday) link


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