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Mum's diagnosis

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Rhonda

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Well! Yesterday early in the morning the phone rang it was my Mum we chatted for sometime. Our conversation was quite a long one but as it is I wouldn't have any other way even if I am not too bright first thing in the morning, especially without my first cup of tea.

 

Mum and I haven't chatted in a while an I hadn't been able to get in touch with her to find out how everything has been going. I think it was her second sentence spoken that she told me that she has cancer of the utereus and she is going to have a abdominal radical hysterectomy. So our conversation was one of emotions from sadness, joking, choking up, tears and reminicing.

 

Mum is coming up 72 years and her health is not to great, she suffered a stroke a few months ago, so, of course I am nerveous about how the surgery and recovery will be on her. I am trying hard to be positive but deep inside my gut things don't seem so good.

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Oh I'm sorry to hear of this Teacup. When she goes in for surgery, due to her previous stroke, make sure that you are well advised as to how long she will be under anesthesia. That long effect can really compromise the memory on older folks. It's an alarm for me, when I hear of older folks going in for surgeries that last a long time.

 

I'm convinced of it, due to my own Mother.

 

Either privately or publically, keep us aprised of her condition. We all are fond of sending out good energies and thoughts to our Peers, in their time of concerns. I, for one, would like to know.

Thank you.

 

Regards,

Gypsy

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Oh I'm sorry to hear of this Teacup. When she goes in for surgery, due to her previous stroke, make sure that you are well advised as to how long she will be under anesthesia. That long effect can really compromise the memory on older folks. It's an alarm for me, when I hear of older folks going in for surgeries that last a long time.

 

 

 

I'm convinced of it, due to my own Mother.

 

 

 

Either privately or publically, keep us aprised of her condition. We all are fond of sending out good energies and thoughts to our Peers, in their time of concerns. I, for one, would like to know.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Gypsy

 

 

Thank you Gypsy for you kindness I am in the same mind as you when it comes to the elderly and anesthesia; one of the most frustrating things for me is that I live here in Florida and she is in Ireland. I'm praying that she will have the additional support of my younger sisters and brother...

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Teacup,

 

I am so sorry to hear this.

 

Could she have a spinal instead of the general anaesthesia?

 

I had a bad fall last December, broken ankle, SS rod and 17 pins to put it back together. I chose the spinal under the condition I was asleep when they administered it. They gave me the sleepy-time drip and I never knew I had the spinal. I awoke in the operating room, after the surgery, as soon as the sleepy-time drip was stopped. Watched Jeopardy in recovery with the nurse.

 

I'm 59, have not had a recent physical, and was pleased to have the option.

 

Another thing, my surgeon said the spinal helps manage pain after the surgery.

 

The one side effect he did mention was a headache afterwards. He was right about that.

 

 

Best,

 

Enodia

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Teacup,

 

I am so sorry to hear this.

 

Could she have a spinal instead of the general anaesthesia?

 

I had a bad fall last December, broken ankle, SS rod and 17 pins to put it back together. I chose the spinal under the condition I was asleep when they administered it. They gave me the sleepy-time drip and I never knew I had the spinal. I awoke in the operating room, after the surgery, as soon as the sleepy-time drip was stopped. Watched Jeopardy in recovery with the nurse.

 

I'm 59, have not had a recent physical, and was pleased to have the option.

 

Another thing, my surgeon said the spinal helps manage pain after the surgery.

 

The one side effect he did mention was a headache afterwards. He was right about that.

 

Best,

 

Enodia

 

Thank you Enodia for your reply, I know my mother well and she would never have a spinal the thought of anything going near the area of her spine she just won't do not even if it less risky than anethesia. She has already told me she has had a full life and is ready for the worst.

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Teacup,

 

I am so sorry to hear this.

 

Could she have a spinal instead of the general anaesthesia?

 

I had a bad fall last December, broken ankle, SS rod and 17 pins to put it back together. I chose the spinal under the condition I was asleep when they administered it. They gave me the sleepy-time drip and I never knew I had the spinal. I awoke in the operating room, after the surgery, as soon as the sleepy-time drip was stopped. Watched Jeopardy in recovery with the nurse.

 

I'm 59, have not had a recent physical, and was pleased to have the option.

 

Another thing, my surgeon said the spinal helps manage pain after the surgery.

 

The one side effect he did mention was a headache afterwards. He was right about that.

 

Best,

 

Enodia

 

Thank you Enodia for your reply, I know my mother well and she would never have a spinal the thought of anything going near the area of her spine she just won't do not even if it less risky than anethesia. She has already told me she has had a full life and is ready for the worst.

 

 

Oh Teacup,

You can't let her think like that! I would give anything and everything to still have my Mom.

I apologize, it isn't my place to contradict your mom.

I'm not pushing this but the spinal doesn't go into your spine. I had them before with the birth of my two boys and I was awake for those. It's not a spinal tap.

But I will shut up and concentrate on sending great, good energy to your mom. Or anything else you might like me to do.

All my best,

Enodia

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Hope the surgery goes well for her. I will also send some healing comforting energies to her and to you.

 

~ A

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