Thursday, November 11, 2010

No Hesitations Or Worries.


Robert Lohman.
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Robert Lohman (American, 1919-2001) 

Well today Stadsmobiel worked well, the bus was here at 09.55 and the driver came up and helped me into the lift and into the van.

When we got to the OLVG hospital, in the centre of Amsterdam, on the Prinsengracht, Richie deactivated the motor and pushed the wheelchair backwards onto the lift ramp, once on it he reactivated it again.

This worked very well and I got off again with no problems which was good, no better than that, it was brilliant,

Reversing n the mobility bus onto the lift ramp is scary and had me very worried for weeks now, was such a relief that Richie could sort this out for me so easily.

Really gave me a much needed boost, the appointment went very well, nice doctor, she explained everything to me.

The op has been rescheduled for 22 November at 11.00 and it has been decided because of my pain and spasms, Dr.Hovius wants to give me a total anaesthetic.

This is apparently not such a heavy one as I will be brought round quite quickly and after two hours of recovery time I can go home again.

Feel pretty reassured by the appointment with the urologist, it was extremely useful, she told me that it was a routine operation which took 20 minutes.

What a relief to have finally had the appointment felt like a huge weight rolled off my shoulders today.

Woke up calm today, I have been worried about the appointment and the whole procedure and today it was going to happen so no need for me to worry anymore.

This worked well and I was very relaxed and ready to see the doctor, onwards and upwards without any hesitations or worries.  


Muffie said...

So glad to hear that all went well with your appt. I'm sure it's a huge relief to you.

steve said...

Sounds exactly like the procedure BR had in early 2008. He also chose general anesthesia, and the recovery was really quite easy. The hardest part is no food and limited water the morning of the procedure.

Herrad said...

Hi Muff,
I am very relieved, weight off my back.

Hi Steve,
Forgot to ask about food and drinking, the doctor said they need my b ladder to be full.
Will get my doctoe, Dagma to ask her.

Thanks both of you dear friends for coming by.

Karen said...

I am glad to hear you got your appointment Herrad. I hope all goes well for you.

Webster said...

Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I had a light general anesthesia both times. The first time I woke up with a fever from a stirred up bladder infection which put me in the hospital for a couple days for IV antibiotics, the second time they woke me as I was rolled out of the operating room, and just had to wait until I felt steady enough to get dressed. No problems - easy-peasy.

Now that that's taken care of, you can get back to party planning! LOL And cuddling with Spike.

How was it "getting out in the world?"

steve said...

They will likely "backfill" your bladder with sterile water using a foley catheter. Your stomach needs to be empty when you go under to avoid nausea and its complications.

Have a great weekend!

Herrad said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks, think it should all go well.

Hi Webster,
Sounds good the second time, hope for me too.
Spike is starting to look much better now.
Will cuddle him lots.

Hi Steve,
Thanks for the info very helpful.

Thanks you three sweet friends for coming by.

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Hi Herrad, this is reassuring. Your doctor sounds thoughtful.Love, Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Mary,
It was very reasuring, not looking forward to the op but now it is going to happen think that it wsill be alright, be better than having to worry whether it will stay in or not.
The doctor was very good, easy to talk to and very informative.
Thanks for coming by.
Have a good weekend.

S.S-O said...

it's good that things are working out...keep ur head up :-)