Friday, April 22, 2011

Dramatic life 戏剧人生












Life is dramatic and unpredictable .... or rather predictable !?!

When I checked into hospital on 20/2/2011 for my Total Knee Replacement operation, my wife was by my side.

Exactly two months later, our roles reversed.

On 20/4/2011 (Wednesday), I was by her side when she checked into the same hospital for her gallstones operation. (See old post Dramatically fallen ill ) The surgery is called Cholecystectomy, the removal of Gallbladder with laparoscopy (key holes surgery).

Her gallstones are like a time bomb, may give her trouble anytime, any where, so it must be removed as soon as possible. However, my knee operation took precedence, so we concurred that as soon as I gain back my mobility and strength, she will go for her surgery.

After admission, she was wheeled into the operation theater at about 2:30 pm. The surgery was expected to last about one and a half hour.

I waited at the ward and did not see her came out at the anticipated time ..... Then at about 6:15 pm, I was informed that the surgery has been completed and she was at the recovery room.

At about 7:30 pm, she was wheeled back into the ward room .... almost 5 hours later!

She looked pale, tired and in pain ... and hardly can hear her voice. But I was glad and relieved to see her back.

An hour later, the Consultant Surgeon came to the ward to see her and told me the happening.

Half way through the laparoscopy, the surgeon discovered that the common bile duct was blocked with some gallstones and could not be removed by the scope. After checking through X-ray, he decided to have an open surgery (the traditional method) to remove all the remaining stones. Thus added another couple of hours to the surgery.

Finally, the gallbladder (with stones) and the stones blocking the duct were all been removed.

Instead of 2 nights stay in hospital with laparoscopy, she has to stay twice the number of days (or more) in order to recover and to be discharged.

Thank God for the successful surgery and she is recovering slowly but surely.

She was participating the Passion of Christ in the hospital.








被切除的胆囊及里面的石
Gallbladder and stones
Gallstones
胆石


人生是非常戏剧化及意料不到的。。。或者是意料中的!?!

在 20/2/2011,、当我进入医院去动膝盖关节换置手术的时候,太太是陪在我的身边。

两个月后,我和太太的角色调换了。

20/4/2011 星期三,太太进入同一间医院,要动胆囊及石切除手术,我陪伴在她身边。这个手术是把整个胆囊(包括里面的石),用针孔仪器切除。(请看就帖子 - 戏剧性的病了

她的胆囊生石,犹如一个计时炸弹,随时,随地都会发作,给她麻烦。因为我的膝盖关节换置手术必须先做,所以我们也商议好,只要我的脚复原到能够走动自如,体力胜任,她就马上进行胆囊手术,越早越好。

当天,太太在下午二时半就被推进了手术室。这个针孔手术,大约需时一个半小时左右。


预计到时间过了,但还是没有看到太太出来。我在病房里等着,在傍晚六时十五分左右,我被告知太太的手术已经完成,正在复原室里休息。

在七时半左右,太太终于被送回到了病房,比预定的时间多了整三个半小时!

太太看起来脸色仓苍白,疲倦,虚弱,疼痛,声音细小无力。无论如何,我看到太太回到病房,心里如放下了一块大石。

大约一个小时后,主诊医生来到了病房,把情形告诉了我。

在针孔手术进行中,医生发现胆液输送管被几粒石阻塞着,用针孔仪器不能拿出。在检查了X 光片后,他觉得需用传统方式,开刀把它拿出。这样就把手术时间加了两三个小时。

最终,把胆囊及所有的胆石都清除了。

针孔手术只需住医院两天,现在这个复杂的手术后,必须加倍的日子才能够疗好而出院。

感谢天主护佑,手术成功完成,太太也慢慢的,逐渐的康复了。

她就在医院里,参加了救主耶稣的苦难。

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speedy Recovery and Rest Well to
Pauline.
Tailo, now you are a very rich man
with so many Diamond stone,take care.

Anthony said...

祝愿老大太太,Pauline姐妹早日康复。

Simon Phun said...

谢谢你们的关心及问候,她在复活节(昨天)下午出院了。