Wednesday, 13 November 2013

That's Better...well, it should be soon!

Just another excuse as to why our allotment must be feeling neglected! Yep, I'm playing the kidney card.
Photographed on Tuesday
Some of you will know that we missed our holiday last year because my AV fistula failed.
If I hadn't received my transplant and still needed dialysis the hospital would have worked on the fistula to get it working again - some kidney patients have enormous problems with their fistulas but I was lucky with mine all the while I needed it.

Last November it swelled up and hurt a lot but within a few months the swelling, lumps and bumps just dissolved back into my arm - amazing really, I thought I'd have a lumpy arm for the rest of my days!
Actually, one lump didn't go... This aneurysm clearly wasn't going to disappear of its own accord.
Photographed on Sunday
It's not been that painful; just the occasional twinge but sore if it got knocked so it always felt vulnerable. So the Churchill Hospital said it should be removed and that was done on Monday.

In a couple of weeks I think I'll have no excuse for getting up the plot and dealing with that manure!!

5 comments:

  1. Don't go messing about in the "muck" until its fully healed. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Rooko. I've almost forgotten where the plot is I've been away from it for so long!

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  2. That`s quite a scar. Glad its done. Sending you healing thoughts.

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  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery Belinda. I hope your arm is soon strong enough for you to return to your Plot. Take care now. Marion x

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  4. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well and only the weather can stop me returning now :-)

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