Saturday, July 7, 2018

Day 141

The Furry Gnome reporting in here.  About time you may say, and you're right!  It's day 141 in my visit to the big London University Hospital where I've been spending my latest healthcation.

There are lots of details you'd like to hear, but I'll leave that for later.  Fit to say, I have been taken off dialysis and I'm peeing lots --- a minor miracle for anyone with kidney disease.  Only took five and a half months!  I've now been accepted to Parkwood Hospital's Spinal Cord Rehab Unit, one of the best in the country.

There are a number of smaller points of progress.  I can ride my own wheelchair around the hall (but boy is that hard work)!  I've learned where all the cracks in the sidewalks are  and avoid them.  But outside there are several nice places to sit with plenty of green to sooth the mind.  Even the lowly House Sparrows have been fun to watch.

I'm looking forward to more progress and will keep you up to date.

41 comments:

  1. It sounds like you've been through quite an ordeal. One day at a time.

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  2. Wow. YOu are facing the challenge quite well. We are cheering you on!!

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  3. Thank you so much for this update. I'm glad things are progressing well, although it sounds like it might be awhile before you resume your usual activities. Sending you all my best wishes. :-)

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  4. So glad to hear from you... Even though it's been a long process, it sounds like you are making forward progress. That is AWESOME.... Have missed you and hope that you can continue blogging when possible.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. It was fabulous to see this post come up on the blog portal! Keep on getting better! So happy to hear from you!!

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  6. Welcome back! We've missed you.

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  7. So happy to see you back. Keep the rubber on the road and going forward!

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  8. Hi FG. So glad to see your post again! Your spirit sounds alive and well as your body recovers! Take care! Hear from you again soon I hope.

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  9. It sounds like you have been on a difficult road. It also sounds like things are getting a lot better. I have missed you but didn’t know you were in the hospital. Keep up the good attitude.

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  10. I have missed out on all of the happenings here. His last blog was winter views. I really am glad he is improving and thoughts and many prayers will be going up now from me.

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  11. SO good to hear from you, a long time to be inside, even a glimpse of blue sky will be cheering. Hope the progress continues. Basic body functions are so important, and I can only guess at what they ask each morning, noon and night , checking intake and output. Really glad the latter is ample. Many caring thoughts to you both from a very cool NZ.

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  12. Don't know how we missed those last two posts. Been keeping too busy. Just glad to read of your recovery and Praying for your eventual total recovery. Be Patient with yourself because you didn't learn to walk overnight the first time either.

    It's about time.

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  13. Wow Stew so nice to hear from you again you are winning the battle.. Keep up the fight and enjoy the outside weather and watching those birds. Soon you will;l be a pro wheelchair operator .

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  14. Oh it was wonderful to see a post from you and to hear you are improving. Nice that you are able to get outside and enjoy the weather and birds. I've said so many prayers for you and will continue to do so. I pray you have a compete recovery.

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  15. i was just thinking of you today, as i was looking at some waterfall pictures. i missed the last post but just read it and it is wonderful to know that you are on the road to recovery!! it really made me smile to read that you are able to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. i know all about those wheelchairs and how difficult they can be...also about memorizing all the bumps and cracks you will encounter!!

    peeing on your own, it is a beautiful thing!!! take care of yourself!!!

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  16. Welcome back! Peeing is good! 141 days...poor Mrs Furry Gnome I bet she is exhausted. I hope you will fill us in on what happened and how youu spent the winter and spring and part of summer. My best wishes to you:)

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  17. It is SO good to hear from you! Wow. What a heathcation you have been on. Behave yourself in that wheelchair. You have been missed.

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  18. So glad to hear from you even if progress is not as rapid as we would all like. Take care.

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  19. So glad to here from you. You are one strong man!

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  20. Hello, it is good to see a post from you. I am so happy you are improving. It is great you are able to take the wheelchair outside for fresh air and to see the birds. Sending my prayers for your complete recovery.

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  21. Wow! How wonderful to hear from you, F.G.! You have been missed, let me tell you and we are so glad you are taking control again. I can hear it in your writing that you are your same old self. :D
    Keep the wheels turning, my friend. We think of you often.

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  22. Kelly and I were sure glad to see you pop up on our sidebar again. These have been very long days for you and Maria. You will be glad for a change of scenery when you reach Parkwood. About 7 or 8 years ago I used to pick up and drop off wheelchair people at Parkwood and sometimes I would have to wait for them. I discovered a really nice nature area complete with a big pond or two behind the hospital. It's a forest setting and was a true oasis of nature in the middle of an urban environment. At some point you may be able to get back there as part of your rehabilitation. There was some neat old buildings there too. Best of luck Stew and keep those blog posts coming:))

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  23. So good to hear from you! I was wondering how you were doing. Hope your health continues to improve so you can return to hiking and photo taking. :) I've missed your posts.

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  24. It is really nice to hear from you. I hope your health continues to get better and better!

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  25. Oh my goodness---so good to hear from you. We all have been wondering wondering and now we sorta know. Thanks for the update---will hear more in time
    MB

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  26. I am a bit behind the time her Stew. Sorry to hear of your illness however I'm so glad you are making progress. Get well soon.

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  27. These are so pretty! I've always wanted one of those trees and was very happy to find a smaller version (new, not vintage) at


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  28. I've been wondering how you were doing. Sounds like progress, but very slow. Hang in there.

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  29. Nice to hear from you! I like the term healthcation.

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  30. I can't imagine what the last few months have been like for you, I do hope you're on the mend.

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  31. Great to hear. We have been thinking about you and (selfishly) miss the pictures, commentary and insights.

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  32. how wonderful to read this post about your progress. keep going. we will keep sending our very best intentions for your health and happiness.

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  33. Great to hear from you again, we've missed you Furry. You've certainly had a hard row to hoe. Those of us who've followed your blog feel we've gotten to know you a fair bit and wish you well as your recovery progresses. Please do keep in touch and thank Mrs. FG for her updates.

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  34. So very good to see a post from you.
    I am so happy you are improving.
    Continued thoughts and prayers for your recovery.

    All the best Jan

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  35. Keep moving forward, FG, we're with you!

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  36. Well, FG, how good to hear from you! Mrs FG did a good job of keeping us posted. You take care - and do as you're told!

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  37. Keep up the good work Furry....it’s been a long haul for you!
    Hope to see a post soon...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  38. I am so glad to hear your recovery is going well and glad to have ya back in blog land . It has been a long haul for you and we are all rootin for ya . I will be looking our for more posts from you soon . Take care , you'll soon be out there again with camera in hand !

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