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    Sitting on the sideline - off topic

    Some of you know, my mother after waiting four years finally saw an Oncologist kindly arranged by Marie Curie. After seeing the Oncology Consultant, referred to a surgeon to have the cancer cut out.

    Surgery planned for the 14th November - cancelled, 21st November cancelled and today my mum went into surgery at 8am. She's still in there now. 14.26pm. Rang the hospital, they wont finish for at least another two hours, then of course recovery (said two hours) and finally if all goes well, back onto a specialist ward (high dependency ward) about 6-7pm'ish.

    Shucks sitting here waiting, it's like watching paint dry

    If she recovers from all this, two positives: no cancer and will no longer be a Coeliac. This Christmas can eat a normal meal (no more pureed gluten free food). Ok she'll have to take enzymes as so much will have been cut out - a minor issue in the big picture.

    Grrrrr - trying to keep my mind busy/occupied - not easy.

    Rant over with lol.

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    {{{{Amy}}}} - all I can do is send a hug and let you know my thoughts are with you and your mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flymo View Post
    {{{{Amy}}}} - all I can do is send a hug and let you know my thoughts are with you and your mum.
    >>>> grabs the hugs and thoughts thanks Flymo

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    I've just seen this; such a long day, imagine you're literally sat waiting..... I echo Flymo's good wishes, when you get chance let us know how she is.

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    Did the same thing in February this year with my husband. It's very hard! Sending strength and support and lots of hugs. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird View Post
    Did the same thing in February this year with my husband. It's very hard! Sending strength and support and lots of hugs. Don't forget to take care of yourself.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fliss View Post
    I've just seen this; such a long day, imagine you're literally sat waiting..... I echo Flymo's good wishes, when you get chance let us know how she is.
    Been in theatre since 8am - said it will be at least another two and a half hours before they finish and move her to recovery unit.

    Told to ring after 7.30pm - to see if she's out of theatre.

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    Try and read a book/kindle/ or mag. watch telly? you've got 2 hours....go get something to eat and drink, your doing no good if YOU don't keep healthy!
    Last edited by reddivine; 27-11-14 at 17:08. Reason: forgot something

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    Ditto all comments made by those members above. Know that nothing can really fill the time waiting except knowing that many thinking of you and your Mother. Hoping everything turns out for the best and shouldn't be too long now before you know result. Keep us all informed. Everything crossed that can possibly be crossed. Massive Hugs from us both here XXX

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    Amy, I'm sure your mum is in good hands and well looked after. I'm guessing that she'll be out for the count after surgery. It's a very difficult time as you feel like you should be doing something more to help.

    In my experience words mean nothing. Sometimes the simple things like holding your mum's hand is all that is needed to reassure your mum.

    Things like this can annoy you but also pull you and your mum closer.

    Hope you get some rest soon. Big hug....

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    The surgeon Consultant Mr.... just rang - yes 10.30pm - it's hit or miss with recovery, too many complications - poor surgeon it was so good of him to ring me personally rather than a nurse - he's been working on my mother since early morning. 14 hours or so - yikes he's exhausted

    Anyway it was good of him to personally ring me. If she can get through the next 24 hours she may come out of it. They are now taking her to a recovery ward and will wait until morning before putting her on the High Dependency Unit where she will be for 3-5 days (obviously if she makes it through the night).

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