Been a bit distracted the last week.

bilzmale

Super Moderator Emeritus
Jul 17, 2010
124
Perth, Western Australia
Bill Shinnick
Some of you may have noted my absence from the boards but my 'staff' kept the pub running smoothly. Last Sunday I was admitted to hospital through the emergency department. I was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis bought on by gallstones. Next day the gall bladder was removed and it displayed necrosis (bits of it had started dying from infection).

I stayed in hospital with massive i/v antibiotics to manage the infection and was finally sent home Friday night with a drain still attached. I will have daily visits from nursing staff from the hospital under their "Hospital in the Home" scheme to change dressings etc. Pain levels are very manageable fortunately but I still need a lot of rest.

Thanks to all who kept things ticking over for me and I expect to spend more and more time here as the week progresses.
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
Mate, not good news. Some solace that you are feeling OK now....though sad to think of your suffering in silence, so my thoughts go out to you my friend.

Well I thought things were quiet....and now I have an explanation. Great to have you back :jedi:
 

BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
123
S W France
Bill
bugger

all the best in your recovery - (and at my, (our?) age we all need to keep an eye out for stuff like that) - it's not easy (for some), getting old

Good luck

(from another Bill)
 

christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
164
Sunny Frimley
Oh Bill, I'm so sorry to hear you've not been well. These things have a habit of creeping up on you don't they! My eldest daughter has just been diagnosed with a hugely overactive thyroid, anaemia and strep throat and has been feeling like an old woman for months! At least we have an answer now and so do you. Rest up and get well soon :):flowers_2:
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
Bill, I'm so glad that you're on the mend and back at home - both your real home with your wonderful wife, and your second home here - behind the bar and throughout the forums. You've been sorely missed. :grouphug: :flowers_2:
 

Brian

Top Veteran
Jul 7, 2010
103
OUCH! I hurt just reading this!

Hope you are up and around soon. Good time to do some editing for Photo's!
 

deirdre

Top Veteran
Sep 26, 2010
103
I had a coworker who went through that and he looked really seriously ill even about two weeks after surgery, long after he felt better. He's still doing well many years later, though.
 

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