Friday, 7 August 2009

heart sore

firstly,and with deep sorrow,can i please ask you all to visit janes blog,A journey of another kind....: Jane's Journey - The final leg. ive just read this entry and im in will see why.jane,ive been reading your fight against terminal cancer now for a long keep fighting sweety.xxxx
I went in tuesday for the stents to be fitted.Pam dropped me off at the hospital,and i was on the ward at 11.10.i had to wait for nearly 30 minutes for a bed to become free,when it did it was near the window,and boy was i glad later at night.very stuffy and close day.they were very busy,but the staff were very courteous as always.i finally got taken down to the angio suite at 1.30.finally went through at 2,got up on table,connected up to ECG,when.........the surgeon came over and said,morton,i am so sorry,we have a 999 emergency call coming in,73 yr old lady suffering a heart attack,i oromise you will be seen to directly after we see to her. so i was unplugged,taken back to the recovery bay and me back in december she was rushed into the angio suite,and a well oiled machine swung into her,she had 3 stents fitted,and was sitting up in bed later that night enjoying a cuppa.
So.i finally got back on the table at 4pm.2 surgeons,5 technicians,millions of pounds worth of scanners at work. one surgeon left at 5 ish,the other kept on trying to get a stent in but to no avail.the fact is he couldnt fit the stents,instead i had an angioplast on 1 artery,a balloon is inserted and the artery is "squashed"on the inside,making the artery wider.the other artery was just too narrow.apparently it goes into a sharp bend,then narrows like a chicane on a racing circuit,and it was just too tight a curve for him to get anything through.he told me there is a special balloon he will order that may work if i still continue to have trouble.and if that doesn't work,well it means Papworth hospital,bypass operation.finally,i was taken back to my ward at 7pm.missed me tea lol.bless the ward sister for the sandwich she had kept me.
Now,i had shaved the left side of my groin for the catheter to be inserted.the surgeon decided he wanted the right side shaved as well,in case he needed to go in that,i now got 2 nice smooth areas,all ready and............he went in through my right had to be connected to a pump that slowly fed a blood thinning drug through my vein for 12 hours,i was allowed up at 10.30 to use toilet,still connected to machine which i had to push in front of,this was ok except,it squeaked as i pushed it,so at 4am,bearing in mind i couldnt get to sleep and raj,the absolutely fantastic night nurse in charge had made me 2 cups of tea and biccys,and the fact i hadnt taken the nasal spray to stop me needing loo,there was me going squeak,squeak,squeak,toilet door opens,squeak,door closes.silence.flushing noise.door opens squeak,squeak,oh i was
the pump was removed at 7,canular removed and after a quick breakfast i was sitting in dayroom.pam picked me up at 9 and i walked in my door around 10.15.
felt really sore,achy and tired today.yesterday i was ok,but i am now bruised everywhere,so i think it is delayed reaction.i am still getting a bit of angina,though it may be due to the op.anyway,i go and see him in 6 weeks time,where we will discuss what happens next.i really do not want a lot of bypass surgery if it can be avoided,but i shall be led by the consultant.
i am sorry,i just haven't felt like reading blogs,only tonight have i read a few,the MS has been playing up as it always does when i am stressed or tired.for some reason blogger has decided i am persona non grata at the moment,i got a message saying my network was sending messages to blogspot and i was banned until further notice.huh???i did see that several bloggers had had the same message,so we will see.i got on here to do this entry via dashboard.i have some great pics to share for the next time,but for now,take care all.many thanks for all the lovely messages on facebook,yearbook,tagged and emails.mort


Dannelle said...

Baby, are they really taking care of you- too much going on to understand- why can they let you out without doing the right procedures and knowing you are alright? Prayers, Blessings, Hugs and love

Beth said...

Mort, I'm glad to hear that all went well (despite a few hitches along the way) and hope you are on the mend. Sending you good vibes! :)

I just had that error happen to me today. I started running a scan to check for malware, but before the scan was done, I was able to get into my blog. Not sure what is happening, but it does give you a fright at first! Hugs, Beth

Herrad said...

Hi Mort,
Come by to say hello and wish you well.

Herrad said...

Hi Mort,
Just been over to Jane's blog how very upsetting and sad.
What a woman she is and so very brave.
Take care Mort.

jack69 said...

Mort, Son you need to write a book. Truth is stranger than fiction. The one I like is the groin shave! then not used, but I am sure it is so pretty. BUT I an mot hinting for pictures to be posted.LOL I have heard of that problem before, too tight a turn in an artery. Sorry.
hang in there, what a story!
Sherry & Jack in 'NEW' Hamshire

PS: Until today we had met alreade two gentle men from the UK on the trail. Today we met Sir Richard of Essex(?) Has hiked about 1800 miles. Don't know if he is joshing or what!

jack69 said...

Just wanted to thank you fr the threat to Jane's blog. She is one tough lady, much like the guy you are. TAke care

Lucy said...

Mort, I am so glad to hear from you in a longer explanation of what has been done. I wish it were better news. You are a trooper and a fighter and if you need a bypass you get it. Joe had 3 bypasses and his odds were not good but he made it and you will to, if it comes to that. I won't lose my British son! Take care Mort, please. I need you, just to know you are there, is a comfort to me. BIG HUGS, Lucy

Gayla said...

I know I don't visit enough, but I adore you dearly. Get well soon my friend and you are in my heart & prayers--24/7 :))
I'm glad to hear you were taken such good care of.

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Take good care and I'm sending you cyber hugs :)

Lisa said...

Mort, get well soon friend, Sending big hugs and love Lisa xxxxxx

Jeannette said...

I had that error message as well Mort but half an hour later all was well. We used to moan about AOL but we are getting problems here now as well.

I hope by-pass surgery will not be necessary for you. I will hold you in prayer. Oh, your poor groin!

I have visited Jane, what a tragedy. Life is so bloody unfair sometimes. I will pray for her as well.

Sybil said...

dearest Mort. I am also so sa and sorrowful about our dear Jane. Our prayers that she will remain strong will I am sure be answered. That is all we can ask...I'm also sorry that the Dr.s could only do your one side and sure hope that it won't mean any more surgery, We have had an upset in the family as well as my dear Brother in Law had a stroke couple of weeks ago...Thankfully it has not een a bad stroke but never the less it is an upseting time.
Hope Mum is keeping better.
Much Love Sybil xx

Wes said...


I sincerely have your friend in my heart and prayers. As you are too.

I hope you get feeling better very soon. Please try to enjoy the rest of the Summer.

Read what can, say what you feel. I will say hello to you kind Sir.


Kathy said...

Hi Morton! I haven't been round reading much the last 8 or 9 months, (FB adds to that!) but I am trying to get back into the swing. I miss our AOL community feel ... but blogger is what it is. lol

Prayers your way for better health!

LYN said...


Funnyface said...

My Dearest Mortee, my god that was a saga and a half wasn't it ? I know your not keen on bypass surgery but perhaps it is the magic that needs to be done.
Take care,
Big Love,
Jaynee XX

Paula said...

Just came by to wish you well. Thought I would visit your blog as I don't go to Facebook that much. Take good care of yourself.

ADB said...

I read Jane's entry, but I'm pleased that she is mounting a fightback. Sorry to hear about the hassle surrounding your own procedures, Mort, hope all is better now.

Yasmin said...

Glad all went well and continues to do so, sorry that the MS is playing up.

Take care