Cowart's Common Room
Back home - finally!

Hello everyone.
Thank you so much for all the good wishes and rubber mallets - it was an eventful day, to say the least!

The procedure itself was very much better than I imagined (once the local anaesthetic injections had gone in - they hurt like hell!) and I didn't actually know when the biopsy needle went in as all I could feel was a tiny bit of pushing. They had to keep lining my lung up in the CT scanner and put markers on my back, so the constant tapping and touching disguised the insertion - he's now my favourite doctor! I asked not to know when and what they were doing (am a total wuss) after the anaesthetic had gone in so ignorance is truly bliss.

The bad bit. I'm afraid I suffered a pneumothorax afterwards and a partially collapsed lung (I was warned I was high risk for this) so had to stay in on oxygen overnight and on standby for a chest drain. Poor Jimmy had to do the M&S dash for knickers and PJ's, plus toiletries, then had to drive all the way home. Fortunately, this morning's X-ray showed the pneumothorax had reduced so they've let me home with strict instructions to go straight to hospital if I get increased pain or breathlessness. I have to go back next Tuesday for the biopsy results, so am on the final leg of this journey now.

We're both exhausted and I have a hot bath waiting so will say night, night and thanks once again for all the wonderful support.

Much love, Carmen.xx

Posted at 11th Nov 2009 - 06:32PM   Posted by Woozle1967   Back home - finally! Comments: 21

So hoping that you get some good news (or as good as it can be in the circumstances) very soon.

Thinking of you, and stay safe and well xxx

Posted by: Zoe on 11th Nov 2009 at 06:38PM

Pipany's Avatar Carmen you poor soul. What a traumatic and exhausting time for you. Take care of yourself and rest now xx

Posted by: Pipany on 11th Nov 2009 at 07:42PM

Elizabethm's Avatar Thank you for letting us know Carmen. Hope you can rest and feel better now you are home. xx

Posted by: Elizabethm on 11th Nov 2009 at 08:22PM

Fennie's Avatar Glad for you it is over and you are back home. But anytime you need the rubber mallet........

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Nov 2009 at 08:23PM

Patsy's Avatar Brave girl, have a good rest now.
Careful with that bath though, with so many pinpricks , you might leak ! Wink

Posted by: Patsy on 11th Nov 2009 at 08:35PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Woozle well done to you for getting through it and a big but gentle hug and will continue to send you cauldron loads of Purple Vibes.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th Nov 2009 at 08:54PM

Glad to hear you're back home. You've been in my thoughts all day,repose bien xx

Posted by: Pili Pala on 11th Nov 2009 at 08:55PM

Toady's Avatar Have a nice rest now. You've earned it.

Posted by: Toady on 11th Nov 2009 at 08:58PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I hope that by now you are having a sound night's sleep. Take care.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th Nov 2009 at 09:06PM

Mountainear's Avatar Well done you - thanks for letting us know. Take care of yourself and rest over the next few days. I think you've been unbelievably brave.

Posted by: Mountainear on 11th Nov 2009 at 09:18PM

Silverhead's Avatar Thinking of you.

Posted by: Silverhead on 11th Nov 2009 at 10:11PM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar Was thinking about you, and bet you are glad to be back home. Take it easy for the next few days with plenty of rest. xx

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 11th Nov 2009 at 10:30PM

ChrisH's Avatar Brave girl, you're in our thoughts. Sounds like Hell on a stick so I'm pleased it's over. Take good care of yourself. Best, Cx

Posted by: ChrisH on 11th Nov 2009 at 10:36PM

Cait's Avatar So glad you are back home and that they looked after you well. Spoil yourself now and lots of rest.

Posted by: Cait on 11th Nov 2009 at 10:36PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar So glad I didn't have to use the rubber mallet.Smile

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 11th Nov 2009 at 10:56PM

Frances's Avatar You are so kind to take time to give us this update.

I know you are relieved to be home, and able to rest in your own bed. Continuing to send along best wishes for continued good care and good news.


Posted by: Frances on 11th Nov 2009 at 11:17PM

Gosh, Woozle, sounds like you're going through the mill a bit. Am thinking of you. Fingers

Posted by: Her On The Hill on 12th Nov 2009 at 12:00AM

Pondside's Avatar I'm glad to hear that you're home in your own nest. What a lot you've been through - my fingers are crossed for you too.

Posted by: Pondside on 12th Nov 2009 at 12:32AM

Camilla's Avatar Oh dear Woozle, how terribly brave of you, hope you will now be able to rest up some, and take it easy. Sending you lots of love and a gentle hug.

Love Camilla.xx

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Nov 2009 at 01:15AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar So glad the worst is over...and that you are settled back at home again. You are so courageous Wooz...not a wuss at all!

Now take it dashing about!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 12th Nov 2009 at 01:48PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Woozle! Woozle! Woozle! You are soooooo brave and as usual sound so chirpy just take care.

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 12th Nov 2009 at 09:52PM

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