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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Hope not too late!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:58 am

Carl werent you due for your hernia op around this time? Good luck if you havent yet .and get well soon if you have!! cheers

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:07 pm

The big day is tomorrow (Wednesday) thanks Mikey.

I go in early at 07.15 and they will operate before lunch. It's likely I'll be in for the night and crawl out on Thursday although there is an apparent tendacy to kick you the same day if you can hobble and pee.

The surgeon doesn't seem to bad and was keen to improve his English with humour when I visited.

They seem a bit more laid back than in Chelles and definitely less stressed than the NHS.

It's just the aftermath I hate,.... the so called recovery period.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:19 pm

I had one side done years ago and it gave me a new lease of life. My wife had to help me pee because i was forbidden to lift heavy weights!!

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:56 pm

I am back....Just about.Very Happy

1 day in hospital turned into 5.

When they opened me up under local anaesthestic for a 20 minute hernia op they found my appendix inflamed and stuck inside the hole. affraid

This then became a major piece of surgery that lasted about an hour. I was further sedated but still awake for the whole process.

Not a pleasant experience and I'm still suffering with headaches and extreme tiredness.
They only took me off the drip yesterday and started to 'feed' me.
4 days without proper food!

It'll be a while before I'm back to normal. Very Happy
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:17 pm

appendicite et hernie étranglée = péritonite !!!!
Tu ne te refuses rien !!!!
Tu as eu de la chance !!!!!!
Bonne et sérieuse convalescence .

appendicitis and choked hernia = peritonitis!!!!!.
You do not refuse yourself anything !!!!
You were lucky !!!!!!
Good and serious convalescence.
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:50 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:

They only took me off the drip yesterday and started to 'feed' me.
4 days without proper food!
. Very Happy

...but what about the wine !!

Glad you're alright.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:47 pm

Wow, welcome back mate, sounds like you got lucky there.

Get well soon

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:20 pm

nice to have you back Carl. serious convalescence now!!

mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:53 pm

Thanks chaps but I still have a problem and I may yet have to go back!

The eminent Clouzot-like anaesthesist convinced me on the day to have a spinal anaesthetic (rachianesthésie) - similar (but not the same) as the epidural given to women for childbirth.

I agreed against my better judgement as he said the recovery would be easier than for a 'general-put-you-sleep jobbie'.

Subsequently I have these migraine like headaches and on reading on the net I see that it is 'spinal headache' (céphalé rachidienne). This could be controversially caused by being poorly administered.

I told them in the few days after but of course it fell on deaf ears and nobody gave me any attention.
Difficult to do in the hazy, post operative stress period in a foreign language despite my comprehenisible French and surprisingly how few people wanted to speak English....

I am trying the strong caffeine and analgesic home treatment for 48 hours (which is helping at the moment) before contacting the doctor.

There are some really great things about the French health system and some....err less desirable things too. I shall list my observations separately for future reference.

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...but what about the wine !!

That's going to be a while before I'm back on that pale
...and then it'll just be a light Cotes du Rhone or two.... Wink

....What I need right now is a good English breakfast with fat sausages, bacon, beans and some Marmite.
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:40 pm

Et puis ça va juste être une lumière Côtes du Rhône ou deux ....
Erreur !!!!!
le Bordeaux soigne tout !!!
citations de Richelieu et Montaigne !!!!!!

the Bordeaux cares for any
quotations of Richelieu and Montaigne !!!!!!!
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:41 am

Have a nice recovery and we'll see you at Chatelleraut.
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PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:19 am

Get well soon Carl! I've been a Migraine sufferer since I was six years old so I know how you feel mate. and thats one of the best reliefs you've got there! Vicodine and coffee, keps me sane .....................................well almost!!
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:29 pm

Hi Carl

I haven't been online for a while so missed your ordeal!

Very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

Look forward to seeing you at Chatellerault!

sunny

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:08 pm

Good to hear you're on the road to recovery. It seems there are many "Clouseau" like professionals in France. We had one as our technical manager at the plant in Fos-sur-Mer. Of course there are many here in America as well, we just don't identify them with the beloved inspector.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:12 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
Good to hear you're on the road to recovery. It seems there are many "Clouseau" like professionals in France. We had one as our technical manager at the plant in Fos-sur-Mer. Of course there are many here in America as well, we just don't identify them with the beloved inspector.

Smile

Thanks Bill for the story but I was rather thinking of Clouzot the film director - he had a reputation for being a French 'Hitchcock' and had some pretty horrific films like Les Diaboliques.

Maybe I had too much of that Perfalgan they gave me afterwards..... cyclops
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Oops. I just assumed the headaches had affected your spelling.

So does one drink red or white wine with an appendix? What a Face

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"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:08 am

Even my French wife didn't know who Clouzot was....
When I told her I just got a lesson in French pronunciation.
....and "Well if you said properly I would know who you meant"

Clouzot = Cloooozo - Clouseau = Cluezohw or something like that!

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So does one drink red or white wine with an appendix?

I think a nice Chianti with some fava beans actually...... Twisted Evil

Or if you're really hungry...... try this pale
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Hope not too late!   Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:41 pm

I hope you make a speedy recovery Carl
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