Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Waiting for surgery with my nasal feeding tube

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Now that I have prepared for surgery the next step is now waiting for surgery.  It is a daily wait and see now, usually starting with waiting for the team of Doctors to visit and tell me any updates about my condition, my well being and of course any information about when surgery may be happening.

So far a date for surgery has not yet been given, in my 15th day here which is also my 19th day straight in hospital it is becoming a longer wait than what we had hoped.  Having said that there has been a few complications.



Preparing for my surgery

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

How do you prepare yourself for surgery?  It really is a question that as patients we have to ask ourselves while at the same time following what your surgeon, dietitian and other medical staff request you to do.  It also of course depends on the type of surgery you are having.



Years of Pancreatitis, will this be the end of it?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Since 2002 I have been fighting and battling with Pancreatitis.  Initially it was only the occasional, albeit severe, acute attacks several times of the year, however as the years progressed I developed Chronic Pancreatitis and suffer with it daily as well as have frequent acute attacks at the same time.  I am now in Hospital to hopefully stop these acute attacks and if possible remove my chronic pain … but will it?



Absence and delays in me responding to comments

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Hi everyone, please be patient if I have not yet been able to respond to any of your comments, we have had some heavy storms through our location cutting us off with no power and other services.  Plus also local storm damage such as trees down over fences and needing to clean up before the next storm due tonight.

On top of that my health is an ongoing issue which more often that I would like makes it difficult to make the time to come online and answer requests for helps, especially in the SobiPro post.  I will get to your comments and questions, just be patient please or if you need more urgent help you may wish to ask for help on the SobiPro forums and take out a one month membership when you have all your questions ready to ask, then you can go through them all in that one month.

So again, sorry about my absence and the delays in responding but just note I do have them on my list of ‘when I can get to them’.  Thanks for your understanding.


No new posts for a while… why not?

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

It would seem that I have a drought on making posts to my blog, not because of what I want to write about and if it is a more negative or positive discussion but more a case of being ill for much of the start of the year so that has resulted in fewer to no additional posts.  I have however read and replied to comments in existing posts when I have been able to.  If you have a topic you would like me to write about, then let me know and I will see what I can put together.  Keep happy everyone 🙂


Telstra Wireless Plan Requests Update – THE END!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

I know I have said it before but this time I will not be re-opening this issue again.  It has gone on too long and it is very clear that for everything that I have done and tried to do has been in vain with no positive outcome.  The only outcome has been an aggravation to my own illness and a letter from Rebekah O’Flaherty saying I can leave Telstra with no penalty if I am still not happy with the no positive news on wireless plans with Telstra.  Rebekah has made it very clear to me my quest will not yield any results, is being totally ignored and not taken on board and if I don’t like it too bad and leave.  Which would be fine if I could get a service from another provider, which I cannot.  Add to this my wifey’s request I stop the action with Telstra as it is causing my health to deteriorate further due to the stress and negativity from responses from Telstra and the way in which Telstra are treating me on their blog (that being no longer posting any of my comments).

So that is it, no more comments from me about this subject and no more feedback posts to Telstra.  It is clear they do not want my comments and have now chosen to dismiss any and all comments. feedback and questions from me personally.

The End!


Dealing with my illness

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Before reading this article please note that it does deal with some real personal issues and does come across quite negative to start with, that is not the purpose of the article, its purpose is to allow me to be more aware of and be more open about my own health issues to help me better understand them. This is an accurate (as I can write it) account of how I feel most of the time. I would also like to acknowledge that there are others out there far worse off than me, however this is my story and my blog.

Dealing with an ongoing illness is not always easy, but it is something many like myself have to do and live with each and every day.  As a sufferer of a chronic pancreatic illness I know what it is like to have a good and a really bad day.  It is not just dealing with the daily pain and discomfort, but the way in which the illness can place limits on what you want to do that can really be a measure of how you feel and see things.  In addition to the pain there is often the feeling of uneasiness, floating and the shakes caused by always being ill and also the medication that is taken. (more…)