Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 16 October 2014

We Went to See The Wizard……


The wonderful wizard  of

“ Caudal Epidural Steroid Day Surgery”

Finally the day arrived, after postponements,  and months of waiting and waiting, we went  to the CT and Radiology  department, as it was written on the papers. to be told Hugh’s name was not there. Panic, although I tried to be calm.Finally, when I said I had a phone  call to say the theatre list had been printed, and he was to be  there at 11.30 a.m., Nil by Mouth from 6 a.m. the lovely lady did some phone calls, and directed us to the Day  Surgery Department.

Paper work, lots,  Linda, you were a dream come true, calm, helpful, and so understanding. Into the next room, 8 beds, another huge room with massive easy chairs, and another room, for the youngest people.

Off to theatre   just before 2 p.m., and allowed to come home at exactly 3 p.m. Thanks, Mel.

The lovely Doctor explained everything beforehand, and hoped all would go well. It did. Thanks, Dr B .,and your theatre staff.

Maybe this will be the hoped for miracle. Life continues. Sleep will be so welcome tonight, after some nights of waking so early, today, up at 4.45, breakfast all done by 5.30 a.m. I am bushed, from top to toe.

Hugh has a smile tonight, and hopes for pain-free days.

This was taken at Wellington  Airport, with snow falling.


Hugh at Wellington airport Aug 15 2011

Taken at one of Hugh’s favourite  spots, high in the Tararua Range.


Hugh on the road to the A-Frame, Ruahine Range

Quotation of the day,  from Maya Angelou

“ Try to be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud”

Greetings from Jean


Jenny said...

So pleased Hugh's Op went well, now that it is over we do hope your lives will get back to normal. Pain free, and worry free, it's been quite a tough time for you both.
Take care, Jenny and Robin

eileeninmd said...

Nice to see Hugh smiling! I hope he can remain pain free. I love the quote, it is lovely.. Have a happy day!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Jean ~ You are the lovely rainbow in Hugh's cloud.

Good to see Hugh smiling and I hope his pain filled days are gone.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Linda said...

Jean, make sure you get plenty of rest. Hugh has a lovely smile, I am so glad you had nice people to help you.

Georgia said...

Yay and Hooray! Blessings on you both and sweet dreams!

Carol Mattingly said...

Jean, I sure hope those epidurals give him relief. I had 3 in my c spine and that helped eliminate a tremendous amount of pain so I wouldn't have to have any invasion surgeries. Get some rest. Carol

TexWisGirl said...

truly hoping it helps!!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

All the best from me, caregiver, to you, caregiver!
Some days I don't know how we do it.
I'm suffering from a touch of flu. Hubby's stomach issues are a problem. He wants to go into town for supper, not wanting me to cook. And eating alone, bringing me something home. Life is so funny!
All the best. I hope this does it for you. What stress that must have been. Starving, and not on the list.
I'd want you on my side, too!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm so glad to read your good news! We're sending good vibes from our corner of the world for all of you, take care, and know you're all being thought of!!

Barb said...

Keeping my fingers crossed. Hope both of you can get restful, pain free sleep! Great photos of Hugh.

joanne said...

I'm so glad that things went well, here's to many wonderfully pain-free days ahead! take care, ;j

Janet said...

Hoping all the anxiety is for good purpose and that Hugh is better every day!

Julie Fukuda said...

Great smile. Rest well you guys. You earned it.

Allie said...

What a handsome smile - praying all is going to stay well now!

KB Bear said...

I hope with all my heart that this is the miracle that ends the pain. I love Hugh's smile, and I love your quote!

Michaele said...

Oh this just HAS to go right! Keep up the positive thoughts and energy. Bless you both.

Cottage Tails said...

Bet your pleased that is over with. Hope it gives relief.
Take care.

Jim said...

So glad that things went well Jean for the both of you. Rest up.