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Socoder -> Health Matters -> Jay back in hospital - 2020

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Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 01:46
spinal
We're all thinking of you jay, you'll be home again in no time.

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Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 02:26
Jayenkai
I might be home again (jiggity jig) today. Need a scan, first.. .... waiting..

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Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 07:04
Jayenkai
Current Situation
Waiting for Mum to come and collect me!

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Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 11:35
Jayenkai


And.... home!

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Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 12:50
spinal

Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 16:06
rockford
Yay for Jay!


Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 16:42
HoboBen
YAY!
Posted : Tuesday, 03 November 2020, 22:05
blanko1324
Best news I've read all day.
Posted : Wednesday, 04 November 2020, 07:54
Jayenkai
Vaguely complete roundup

At some point in the past few months, my Shunt seemingly disintegrated for reasons that are still unclear, but are more than likely just an age thing.

The shunt is made up of two parts. A stumpy thing inside of my head which grabs fluid from my brain, which is then pumped along a large tube running down my innards to my gut, draining excess fluid from my head to keep things working properly.
Brain fluid (CSF) is there for a wide range of purposes, but my head seemingly generates way too much of the stuff, and so the shunt is needed to keep things down to a more normal balanced proportion.

Without a working shunt, my head appears to go to crazy town, and that's exactly what's happened over the past few weeks, with my mental health deteriorating to realms of the ludicrous. Thankfully, Mum recognised this as an actual health issue, and not just me being an overly grumpy bastard, and so she contacted the Docs.

I was admitted to Bolton hospital, then rushed fairly swiftly up to Salford Royal, where they did scans, revealing the entire shunt's tube had deteriorated. With myself being, quite frankly, completely out of it, they had only their notes to work with, since even asking me simple questions were leading to dead ends.

Operation Day - Friday 30th October, 2020
03:24 : Went in for operation, new shunt, complete replacement.
07:00 : Shunt was fitted, all went well in operation.
08:20 : Doctors are worried about my sanity!
15:00 : Finally allowed onto a ward.

They replaced the larger chunk of the shunt's mechanics inside my head, then fitted a brand new shunt tube running from my head down to my gut.
After a few more days in hospital, I finally started to come around, and was almost back to my normal self. Tests for normality were getting better. Mental oddities were subsiding.

It's been about a week or so since I was admitted, and In all that time I've had an inside number of crazy hallucination, wild moments of abnormality, and also some of the most depressing thoughts imaginable.

But I've gotten through it. Just about.

I'd like to thank all the nurses at Salford Royal's H5 ward, and goodness knows how many surgeons have helped me over the past week or so.
And thanks to all for trying to keep my sanity in check.

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Posted : Wednesday, 04 November 2020, 08:58
rockford
Thanks to -

- you for being a fighter and a survivor.
- Jay'sMum too, for noticing these unusually strange behaviours. That must have been difficult!
- Everyone that helped you get back to some form of normality.

Let's hope you don't have to got through that ever again.


Posted : Thursday, 05 November 2020, 03:13
oscar
So glad that you’re back in touch with reality, back at home and that you’re surrounded by friends and family.

I haven’t been active around here for the last ~15? Years, but I can’t imagine the internet without this place or you.
Posted : Thursday, 05 November 2020, 04:26
Jayenkai
*cries*
Thanks
Posted : Thursday, 12 November 2020, 07:57
Jayenkai
Letter from Neuro-team. Due to Covid precautions, my next consultation will be over the phone so I don't need to figure out a way to get all the way up to Salford on Xmas Eve.. thank fk!!!



Stitches come out tomorrow.. That's a trek up to Breightmet Health Centre, with a satellite dish strapped to my head!

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Posted : Thursday, 12 November 2020, 08:56
rockford
Sounds like fun... :/

Good luck

And yay! telephone consult=betterer(tm) than visiting them consult
Posted : Friday, 13 November 2020, 07:09
Jayenkai


Aaargh!!

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Posted : Friday, 13 November 2020, 09:06
spinal
That's going to turn into one trendy looking mullet

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Posted : Friday, 13 November 2020, 09:11
Jayenkai
I'll be the talk of the village, with my super-wicked hairstyle!

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Posted : Monday, 16 November 2020, 13:34
Jayenkai


Mmmm. Belly wound!!! (First exposure. It's been under 2 or 3 different dressings since surgery)

Bottom right of my gut (from my point of view, left when looking at me) is the wound where the bottom of the shunt rests.
This little bastard wound is making my belly incredibly tender, making it damn near impossible to rest my arm across my belly at night.
It'd be easier if I could sleep on my right, but that's also the side of my neck-wound, so that's not exactly ideal.
Grrr..

Also, the one single exercise I can muster, the little pedal bike thing, has been abandoned for weeks due to how fucking sore this belly stitch is.
Exercise has been severely lacking, and weight has been growing.

Ugh..

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Posted : Monday, 16 November 2020, 15:06
steve_ancell
Oww! Looks like it twangs too.
Posted : Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 02:36
rockford
Ouch
Posted : Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 09:31
Jayenkai
I know it was a big ordeal. But .. ffs, I should at least be coding, by now. This is ridiculous!!!

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Posted : Sunday, 22 November 2020, 07:17
Jayenkai
Still not coding, yet.
Well, I say that, but I at least coded a Foldapuz game, the other day, even if it were only a quick hour or two to get it working.
No "proper" gamedev, though.

Just had another bath, and yet again feeling exhausted just from that. It's not so much the "sitting lazily in a tub", more the drying afterwards that does it. Going to have to buy one of those air drying rooms like they have at the swimming pool..

Tomorrow I'm supposed to be going to the local docs for diabetes checks and other such gubbins. Could really do with not having to deal with all that crap, right about now.
Ugh...

Recovery sucks.

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Posted : Monday, 23 November 2020, 12:25
Jayenkai


Awww.
*hugs* to all at SmileBoom

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Posted : Monday, 23 November 2020, 12:51
rockford
That's cool
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