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  1. #181
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    More good news, Doug. Thanks for keeping us updated and best wishes to Terry for continued improvement.

    But, letting a woman get used to having the remote control will only cause conflict when she gets home.... it's never ever been about "who wears the pants" it's about "who has hte remote"
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Whilst on my business trip this week, I received news that the trachy hole had struck back at us. Apart from being no nearer healing, Terry has picked up a hospital-resident, drug-resistant staphylococcus infection in the hole. She was whipped into an isolation ward and all who enter must don gowns, masks and gloves. The doctor reckons “it’s not serious yet, we will have to wait and see”. A Sister seemed quite concerned that she would be breathing the bacteria into her lungs. She’s on arbitrary antibiotics while doctors await the results of ‘sensitivity tests’, to find the right one that can kill the infection, assuming there is one.

    Her general condition has deteriorated and she can no longer stand, even with Physio support.

    How much more?!......................

    I took her, her cellphone so we could stay in contact while I was away, which was great. Looked through her dialled numbers today, I noted she had called her brother. She probably doesn’t understand that he’s abandoned her. She said his son answered and went off to call daddy, returning to inform her neither mommy nor daddy were home. There has been no return call. How heartless is that?!

    We’re pushing for a transfer to a rehab centre, before her mobility is lost forever. The damn trachy hole and other wounds can go along for the ride.

    Either way, seems the holiday on the beach was just a pipe dream. I’ll wait until the last minute before cancelling, seeing I will have lost the deposit anyway.
    Doug

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    Aww jeez, I really feel you you and Terry, Terry's brother needs a good talking to! That's really harsh! I hope you get that transfer to the rehab centre and that the blasted Trachy Hole sorts itself out!!!

    Have you been let off for the ticket or do you not know yet?

    I hope you don't have to cancel your holiday and wish you and Terry the best of luck.
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    I've been reading and for what i've read your wife has been a great fighter, just keep her fighting, you're a great man standing by her and giving her all of you'r support. I really wish that everything get's better!
    "Religious belief is the “path of least resistance”, says Boyer, while disbelief requires effort."

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    hang in there Terry! your strength and endurance is an inspiration.

    as is your determined optimism and bravery, Doug. We're prayin' for you.
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    Damn. Seems like every up is followed by a down.
    I hope they manage to heal that fast so that she can get up again soon.
    Is there anybody to blaim for that infection? Shouldn't they be extra careful with someone with a trachy hole?
    Anyway, the worst is knowing that her brother is being a bastard (sorry for the strong word). There are moments in life when, no matter how big is the reason to be hangry, we have to throw the bad feelings away and just be helpful. When the person who needs us is a brother/sister, then there is no reason strong enough to make us turn our backs. Playing the offended on such a moment, is not only childish but also un-human.
    But the good feeling always win, and your neverending support and love for your wife will win. It's an infection yes, but she has won tougher battles before.
    Keep up the good work! Your strong wife needs her strong husband.
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    I'm sure with all the other recoveries she has made so far she will be coming back strong again.

    Keep that booking in place - people love having goals to achieve
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    No, heard nothing about the speeding fines yet.

    To cherry pick some positives out of the current downer:

    Terry’s frame of mind has improved dramatically since I got back, much less panicky and depressed. Not great visiting with all the protective gear on, but nevertheless, great to be with her again.

    Her Nephrologist calls her kidney recovery “excellent”. He’s weaning her off one of her anti-rejection drugs, Rappamune, and introducing an alternative, Prograph. (Probably spelt wrong.). Rappamune is known to seriously impact the body’s healing capacity. Prograph will too but to a lesser extent and the aim is to get the trachy hole to heal. The effect can already be seen in her leg wounds which are slowly granulating up and are definitely less deep. She’s tried Prograph before and it didn’t work great kidney-wise, so she may have to swop back once the hole has healed.

    We have an appointment with an assessor from a rehab clinic on Monday to give her a detailed breakdown of Terry’s medical history and current condition. If everything goes well and the med aid authorises it, she could move across next week already.

    As I’m sticking to positives here, I shan’t talk about the bugs in her life which have not yet been resolved i.e. the “hospital” infection and her brother.
    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_Dread
    As I’m sticking to positives here, I shan’t talk about the bugs in her life which have not yet been resolved i.e. the “hospital” infection and her brother.
    Good. And with the great news you brought today, it would be a waste of time thinking aboutu those issues now. Energies must be pointed elsewhere. Clever.
    Tell her that her web supporters are happy with the good news.
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    Glad to hear things are looking up again. I wish you both the best and hope that things only improve from here on.

    Keep positive and keep Terry positive, too.
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    Keep the positives coming Doug.

    She can feel your amazingly cheery attitude, so never let it go as it speeds her recovery.
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    Well, the seeds we've sown have finally germinated. Terry leaves 1st thing in the morning, by ambulance, for a Rehabilitation Clinic quaintly named the Riverfield Lodge.

    The overwhelming message from all the docs, nurses, case manager etc., is one of "wow that's great", but the underlying warning is "fail, and the medical profession and medical aid will give up on her". Her confidence has been eroded so far that she sees her hospital bed as a comfort zone and place of safety, whereas it's really a place of pain and danger. Seldom a day goes by that she doesn't receive another accidental nursing bruise or skin tear, or feel the excruciating pain of another rib injury or aggrevation of a bed-sore. The rehab will need to work a miracle on her mind, the healing of her body will then follow.

    Terry will be quite a challenge for them but if all goes well, and it simply has to, failure is NOT an option, then she will come straight home from there and I shall have the pleasure of taking her into the hospital as a walking patient for further interventions i.e. repair of the trachy hole and specialised wound treatment.

    So, depending on your persuasion, please join me in holding thumbs, praying, self-flagulating etc., in aid of a successful outcome.

    Incidently, Terry has accepted that her brother is history and was actually not too upset about it. Reckons she only has room for sincere people in her life and is probably better off without him and his cruel mouth.

    Btw, anyone know of a good wheelchair laying about that could be put to good use, say near a beach.
    Doug

    We start any venture with a full bag of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before we empty the bag of luck.

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    That is honestly the best thing i've read in a long time. i'm very happy for the pair of you

    fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you guys.
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    Well my thumbs are up and I feel very positive about that. I don't believe they can't do the task they exist for, no matter how hard the case.
    This place will be more quiet, safer and efficient. And all of that is very important at the moment.
    Terry has overcome more serious conditions. I bet she will win this battle too.
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    Great news Doug, glad to see progress being made. Terry's lucky to have someone so caring by her side.

    Wish you both the best and I pray for a speedy recovery.

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