1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Blip In Plans

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

A Blip In Plans

We were enjoying a lovely lunch a few hours ago in an Italian Restaurant in the centre of Glasgow. A friend of very long standing had come over from the other side of the country just for lunch. It was all going well until my cellphone rang and I decided that I aught to answer it.

At this point I should tell you that yesterday was a day of scans at Ayr Hospital.  

"This is Dr X at Ayr Hospital. Where are you? Are you back on Lewis?"

"No. I'm in Glasgow."

"Good. How quickly can you get to Ayr Hospital? I need to see you."

All of a sudden things didn't sound so good. As the scans were cancer-related my mind was having difficulty computing why I should need to be seen at a weekend.

"You have a kidney stone."

"I know. I've had it for many years. It's never given me any bother."

"Well it's moved and it's blocking the exit tube from your kidney and there is a considerable risk of problems and infection. Can you come in asap and I'll do an investigation today and I'll do a procedure tomorrow. You could be in until Monday."

Well I didn't see that coming when I woke this morning.

Somehow dreams don't seem so important just at this moment.

38 comments:

  1. Oh gosh Graham, sorry to read this. I hope all goes well. Will be thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks Serenata. Prepped and ready for the op this afternoon.

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  2. Oh no! But probably better it was discovered before it caused you serious trouble - and that the dr caught you while you were still on the mainland. Hope they can fix it without too much discomfort/pain for you. (Must have been a rather shocking call to get unexpectedly in the middle of a nice lunch with friends, though!)

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    1. It was definitely quite a surprise Monica.

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  3. Hope all goes well at the hospital GB. We are thinking of you, xx

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  4. Oh dear! Sorry to hear that Graham but you have been through worse things and come out the other side. This will be like falling off a log. Chin up old chap.

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    1. With a bit of luck YP it'll be safer than falling off a log!

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  5. Oh, Graham - I'm so sorry. What a blow. I shall be thinking of you, and hope all is resolved soon x

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    1. Thanks Frances. It looks now as if I won't get out until tomorrow. It depends when I'm fit to drive after the op.

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  6. I hope this turns out well and that you recover quickly.

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  7. Finding it now might have saved an awful lot of pain and bother but it's still a bit of a shock. I hope it goes well :)

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    1. Thanks Kylie. Yes I know people, including the one we were having lunch with, who have been through hell with kidney stones

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  8. Don't they blast them with 'sound waves' these days? Best to get it seen to; all the best, Cro.

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    1. Apparently, Cro, the position of the stone and the damage to the tube means that, if they don't get a stent in before lasering it, what is left of the tube would collapse with serious consequences.

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  9. That really is a tough one, just be thankful that you are in good hands; be thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks Heron. I'm very thankful to be in good hands.

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  10. Prayer for you speedy healing and health!
    You have a good doctor.

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    1. Thank you Maywyn. The doctors and staff are all superb.

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  11. Well, I am glad you answered that phone call! Hope all is going well with you. Don't flirt with all the pretty young nurses now...oops, too late, I bet! Take care.

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    1. Thanks Kay. I wouldn't want to argue with any of these nurses. They are all wonderful but I imagine they could all fell me with a single blow!

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  12. Sending you good vibes for a speedy recovery Graham. Our NHS really does come good in a crisis. It happened to me with a heart attack last November and I was treated with the utmost care and urgency. You won't hear me calling them.
    Beverley

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    1. Thanks Beverley. I hope you have fully recovered. I owe so much to the NHS and their wonderful staff.

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  13. Those sort of phone calls take the wind out of your sails don't they. I hope all goes well for you. Its probably good that it has been picked up before you started to suffer.

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    1. Diane, it certainly wasn't quite how I expected the weekend to go. I should have been waking up on Lewis this morning not in hospital waiting for a second procedure today. But hey ho worse things are happening in the world. Thanks for your good wishes.

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  14. Hope all is well now, Graham and that you make a quick recovery.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I've just been discharged after procedures and scans and I have to return again soon to complete the job.

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  15. Only just read your post but hope that you are now making a good recovery and back on Lewis very shortly. Take care and get well soon.

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    1. I'm feeling great thanks Cath. I'm hoping to be back on Lewis before the weekend and then back down next week.

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  16. wow! sending you good thoughts and speedy recovery.

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  17. Crap - sorry, GB. Hope everything turns out okay! On the bright side - better a kidney stone than a bad cancer scan, yes?

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  18. I hope that blip has passed and is long gone, Graham....and I hope all is well with you once again. Take care, my friend. :)

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    1. In overall terms, Lee, I'm over the blip. My plans next week will take what has still to be done into account.

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  19. It's a relief to learn that the surgery went well and you are now back in action.

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