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Jonny
6th June 2004, 12:50 AM
Got a letter from Stanmore this morning - confirmed date for surgery and admission time. On the 5th of July I arrive at the Adolescent Unit at 9:30AM and I think I have surgery the same day. It all brings it home, pretty sharply. But I think I'll cope.

Now all I do is think about what I'm going to experience, which won't be much more than a cold feeling going up my arm, and then me waking up and pressing a button a few times.

I'll just breathe in and wait.

Carly
6th June 2004, 12:56 AM
good luck jonny, we are all rooting (is that a word???) for you!

Marti
6th June 2004, 12:57 AM
of course that's a word carly!

Try not to worry Jonny... just concentrate on your exams, I'm sure that'll help! hehe...

Little~shedevil~dee
6th June 2004, 01:59 AM
good luck jonny i will be thinking off you
jonny can i ask whos your doctor i am not happy with mine :(

Blair
6th June 2004, 04:16 AM
Jonny- you're handling it far better than I did... I officially started going a bit nuts upon receipt of that letter.
(((HUGS)))

Jessica*
6th June 2004, 09:48 AM
I'm rooting for you too! *giggles like a little school girl*

Words of advice, and easier said than done though, but think positive. Think of the correction you'll get, the future you'll have. YOU WILL HAVE A FUTURE!
Many millions billion kajillion hugs for you ({}) *huggles*
I'll send you an SMS everyday (if possible) Hopefully the sea won't gobble them up.

Crazy16girl
6th June 2004, 11:14 AM
There really good there. The nurses are nice...IF mable is still there, WATCH OUT. Shes horrible. She really hurt me and other people and is very rough and doesn't care.
If i was in pain and no one else was around, id stick it out! i would of come and seen you, but im in Paris :(

sins
6th June 2004, 12:00 PM
Try to keep busy for the next few weeks Jonny and keep your mind off your surgery if possible.Keep focussing on just how badly you want a straight spine and all the physical and social benefits that will bring with it.Your curves are within the range where a good correction would be expected and most likely from a cosmetic point of view you'll go through life without anyone ever noticing that you have scoliosis.First time scoliosis surgeries are very safe and you're in a top hospital.If I were you I'd be feeling very excited about it.Don't worry about pain,it's not that bad and in reality it will be waking up, pressing your PCA button and going back to sleep.On the morning of your surgery, no doubt you'll have that moment where you'll want to exit out the nearest window, :-o
but that feeling only lasts for a few moments.They won't leave you hanging around very long before theatre.It'll be ok........
Sins

Lieve
6th June 2004, 12:11 PM
Good luck Jonny. Try not to worry too much.. I'm sure you'll be ok but I will thinking off you too. :hug:

floralgypsy
6th June 2004, 12:34 PM
Think of all your doting followers who will make their weary way to Stanmore to visit you. You won't be alone in this, you never will be as long as you stay in contact with us all. Just remember that whilst you are in the land of nod for all those hours, we will be the ones that will be awake and worrying about you. It will all be worth it though, to see Jonny come through what many of us already have, and to get on with living life.

BlueIce
6th June 2004, 01:02 PM
i'm sure you'll be fine, i'm having my surgery in less then a month, but i'm studying so hard i don't really have time to worry about it. I can't tell you what to expect from surgery right now, but i'll think of you, i guess i'll still be in the hospital by the time you get surgery so you're definatly not alone in this :-)
Before i forget to say this: good luck and i hope everything goes well for you, but i'm sure it will.

Jonny
6th June 2004, 01:21 PM
Thanks so much guys. Hugs always appreciated :-) Marti - should do :-? Denise - Mr Stewart Tucker but check with Stanmore. Jess, no phones allowed! :cry: but I might have a bedside phone and if not, I'll make sure to keep in contact somehow, even if it means giving my mum a livejournal and showing her how to use it!
Tracy, thanks for the heads up - I'll try and work out some way of softening her. :thwack: Sins, thanks, that's reassuring. Charlotte, I hope no-one does worry about me because you needn't. But I do know what it's like to have to wait while someone close has major surgery (once, then complications). Not pleasant, and in a way, they have it easy because they're asleep!

Thanks, feel better.

Edit: BlueIce, we're surgery-twins! Thanks, sure it will.

Kaja
6th June 2004, 05:09 PM
Be happy Jonny, atleast you have us. You know what you're expecting, and you're not alone!! Very lucky. Most of us went through it without someone in the same situation, and believe me - it was hard. Best wishes Jonny, I'm sure you'll do fine! :-D I wasnt allowed to use my phone either, but I was too out of it to use it anyways. The last two days, I walked in the hall, and sat down - writing some sms's to my friends. I used it in my room too ;-) Ahem. I also talked on the phone, but I felt sick afterwards. Ingrid visited me on the last day, and I was so pale afterwards!! Ugh. It was great to have someone there though.
Surgery really is worth it - remember that x

Little~shedevil~dee
6th June 2004, 08:17 PM
jonny if you like i will come and see you when your in i am not far from you :-D :hug:

BlueIce
6th June 2004, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Jonny@Jun 6 2004, 01:21 PM
Edit: BlueIce, we're surgery-twins! Thanks, sure it will.
yay ! :-) Too bad i'm no millionaire, otherwise i'd be making some long-distance calls to see how you're doing, since i'll be there for a few boring days :-) But maybe my english sucks when i'm on painkillers, not being able to remember words and stuff :roll:

Liv
6th June 2004, 08:54 PM
Isn't it great to know that there will be people all over the world thinking of you, Jonny? You'll be one of "us" soon!
Just try to keep control of your testosteron when one of the cute nurses is washing you! ;-)

Little~shedevil~dee
6th June 2004, 09:04 PM
i wish i was one of you i realy want sugary but my doctor hasnt got in touch with me from last time i saw her :(

Jonny
6th June 2004, 09:12 PM
Kaja, I'll do that, for sure. Blueice, I won't be much fun to talk to either so we're even ;-) and Liv, I'm trying not to think about that and the embarrassment that could ensue :oops:

Crazy16girl
6th June 2004, 09:28 PM
Theres a pay phone on the ward, but its a pain in the arse to move! haha its really heavy (not that we have to move it, hah) but theres also a little room right next to the ward which has a pool table, bigger tv etc and you can use your mobile in there. But thats only for when your up and about!

Carly
6th June 2004, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Liv@Jun 6 2004, 12:54 PM
You'll be one of "us" soon!

I am not part of "us"?? AAAWWW :cry: :( :???: :mope:

sins
6th June 2004, 11:55 PM
* Waits for a good explanation from Jonny on this one* :D

Jonny
7th June 2004, 12:17 AM
Explanation for what, Sins? :roll: Use your imagination... Tracy, cool, when i had a wander round the unit I saw that room, but it's good you can use phones in there. The hell I'm playing pool right after fusion though! What are they thinking?

Do you get those 14" tellies next to your bed as a matter of course in the adolescent unit? or do you have to pay for them or something?

Carly, you can be an honourary one of us! (I'm speaking as if I'm one of 'us' already.)

M.Magudulela
7th June 2004, 11:59 AM
Good luck Jonny,
I'll also be 'part of us' very soon, and you can share all your experiences and give advise heeee.

All the best, I'll also be thinking of you **HUGS**.

Maria M

ivanleg
7th June 2004, 02:09 PM
Join the club Carly pops.

Good luck Jonny. Keep that pecker up young man. You'll be fine.

lucinda
7th June 2004, 02:45 PM
*sends good luck and supportive vibes across the seas for a safe hospital stay .. oh and a big lulu hug =)*

Crazy16girl
7th June 2004, 03:12 PM
Jonny everyone gets one of them tv/video's by their bed, they have loadsa video's which you can borrow aswell :clap:

Jonny
7th June 2004, 05:20 PM
Thanks Maria - I'm looking forward to being able to give advice and experiences! Cool Tracy, thanks lulululu, and Ivy, that's just not funny. :oops:

Little~shedevil~dee
7th June 2004, 05:29 PM
awwwwwwwwww is jonny blushing lol

Vicki
7th June 2004, 05:50 PM
They didn't have bedside TVs in my day! *feels old*

I'll try and come visit you Jonny! :D

Oh, and take a portable fan with you! Very important!

Kaja
7th June 2004, 06:04 PM
Jonny. Blushing. I'll shut up ;-)

I had a big TV on the wall in my room, it was great :D Lots of channels. I preffered it with no sound though. Laid there all day watching. xD And it had to be dark in the room. And my mum froze her butt off - it was so cold in there :P The medication made me feel hot, so all the windows were open. Lol.
When I felt better at the end of my stay, I watched a couple of videos.

mark
7th June 2004, 06:14 PM
Good luck be thinking of you

Marti
7th June 2004, 10:56 PM
I never really watched my tv... My mom wouldn't let me leave it on...

Carly
7th June 2004, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by ivanleg@Jun 7 2004, 06:09 AM
Join the club Carly pops.


what? I need to have surgery. I will get right on that, I am sure they let anybody who wants it have surgury.. LOL just kidding :D ;-) ;-)

Crazy16girl
8th June 2004, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by Vicki@Jun 7 2004, 03:50 PM
They didn't have bedside TVs in my day! *feels old*

I'll try and come visit you Jonny! :D

Oh, and take a portable fan with you! Very important!
He wont be needing a portable fan! they have big ones for everyone (one each normally) :D

jfkimberly
8th June 2004, 10:51 AM
I never really watched my tv... My mom wouldn't let me leave it on... -Marti
Are you serious? You had surgery, and your mother wouldn't let you watch TV while you were in hospital?! Why?

Jonny
8th June 2004, 01:16 PM
Thanks Vicki - great! Mark, you and Justine and the little one too, as the baby's due then yeah? Marti, why? :-?

tonibunny
8th June 2004, 03:34 PM
Yes Jonny, Vicki's absolutely right - make sure you have your own fan!!! Hopefully Tracy is right and you'll have one each. This time ten years ago, I was having my second set of operations in the Middlesex Hospital right in the centre of London - and it was sweltering. They only had 2 fans in the entire ward, and those had to be used on patients who officially had high temperatures. The heat was horribly uncomfortable :(

Marti
8th June 2004, 04:17 PM
well, it's not so much that she wouldn't let me watch tv at all. She would let me watch TV, but she wouldn't let me watch it whenever she was on the phone or something... which was basically all the time. I was mainly sleeping, so it wasn't a big deal.

mark
8th June 2004, 06:12 PM
Yeah Jonny its due about the time your due for surgery. I am sure everythings going to be alright with your surgery mate your going come out a straighter, taller and stronger person.

Blair
8th June 2004, 07:56 PM
I brought my portable DVD player with me to the hospital. I must have started Chicago about ten times, but never got through the first 15 minutes without falling back asleep....
Ah, the joy of drugs!!!!!!!!!

Kayla
8th June 2004, 09:59 PM
Sorry I am late on this Jonny buy this is the only time I can use the comp! but Good Luck although you dont need it because you have so many of our thoughts and prayers that you will do fine!

Jonny
9th June 2004, 01:12 PM
Will take the biggest fan I know! I'm certainly one for cool rather than warm at the best of times. Kayla, you have a month yet - no rush :-) Mark I really hope so.

Marti
10th June 2004, 01:05 AM
wait...hold up... your hospital doesn't have air conditioning???!!! wow, the air conditioning was one of the only things that got me through last summer.

Pikey
14th June 2004, 06:50 PM
Hi Jonny , it's rather a strange time waiting for the Op to come around . It will soon be time to pack your bags and leave for the hospital , it's sort of surreal but hey in a few months you'll have a new back and it will all be worth it . Good luck mate , i hope it all goes well for you .

BlueIce
14th June 2004, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Pikey@Jun 14 2004, 06:50 PM
Hi Jonny , it's rather a strange time waiting for the Op to come around . It will soon be time to pack your bags and leave for the hospital , it's sort of surreal but hey in a few months you'll have a new back and it will all be worth it . Good luck mate , i hope it all goes well for you .
it sure is. Right now, i'm kinda ok with it, but i think that's because i'm busy studying and stuff. But last weekend was a down-moment, i realised it wouldn't be long before i'm in the hospital. I don't know how i'll react when packing my bag to go to the hospital.. i guess it won't be good and that i'll be crying like hell, but right now i've got other stuff to worry about. Anyone over here that can give me a quick but good summary of post-modern philosophy? The guy that "teaches" us is weird. I was waiting for an oral exam in the hall when he came cavorting by ... :nutter:

jfkimberly
14th June 2004, 10:41 PM
I was much too young to be aware of my waits for surgery when they did my fusions, but I had a brain tumor removed two years ago, and I remember the period right before that... Surreal doesn't even begin to describe it. I worked right up until the Friday before the operation, so that kept my mind off of it somewhat, but you can only spend so much time at the office.

But I wasn't particularly scared. I figured it was one of those inevitable things. I had to get through it, so I did. And everything turned out just fine. Now I'm trying to get a consult so I can have revision surgery... I guess I liked it that much. *giggle*

Good luck Jonny and BlueIce! Everything will turn out fine, but we'll be thinking about you, anyway. In fact, if you could get someone to let us know when you're out of surgery and sure to be okay, I would appreciate it.

BarmyArmy
15th June 2004, 12:26 PM
Good luck to Jonny and BlueIce :kiss: Everything is gonna go great, I can feel it in my wonky bones :D

BlueIce
15th June 2004, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by jfkimberly@Jun 14 2004, 10:41 PM
Good luck Jonny and BlueIce! Everything will turn out fine, but we'll be thinking about you, anyway. In fact, if you could get someone to let us know when you're out of surgery and sure to be okay, I would appreciate it.
As soon as my mind is "awake" i'll give my boyfriend directions of how to come here and where he has to post my message. I'm way to addicted to not let you guys hear anything about me. :-)

sins
15th June 2004, 12:51 PM
I'll be phoning from France on hols to find out how it goes for you two.
We'll all be anxiously waiting for news.

Jonny
15th June 2004, 01:05 PM
Aargh, I replied to this yesterday! um, anyway -
Tim, I know exactly what you mean by "surreal" and I haven't even packed yet. Thanks, I'm sure it will.
BlueIce, while I lie there I'll think of you lying there! I can't remember whether you're just before or just after me. I'm going in on the 5th.
Kimberly, I have every intention of doing so already - I'll probably get my mum to text someone here on how I'm doing each day, as she won't have access to a computer, or else I'd have given her an LJ.

Leona, dem bones never lie! So don't be too anxious about us, guys! :-)

Kaja
15th June 2004, 01:17 PM
Tell her to text me! xD

Jonny
15th June 2004, 01:28 PM
If I give her an international number she'll never forgive me.

Kaja
15th June 2004, 01:37 PM
True ^^,

BlueIce
15th June 2004, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Jonny@Jun 15 2004, 01:05 PM
BlueIce, while I lie there I'll think of you lying there! I can't remember whether you're just before or just after me. I'm going in on the 5th.

28th june .. I'm hoping to be a bit better by the time you go in :-) I'll be thinking of you too, it's good to know i'm not the only one going through this crap

Kaja
15th June 2004, 08:24 PM
Yup, it must feel good. I was all alone, I posted on SLife 1 month post op. It was horrible not having someone with me. Feel lucky, Jonny and BlueIce! :-)

Little~shedevil~dee
16th June 2004, 02:37 PM
i rember when i went in for my breast redcution only people came to see me was my mum and brother my b/f didnt but he kept phoning me and my dad he never came once i did have a good looking male nurse looking after me tho lol:-D

good luck jonny and blueice :hug: :hug: :hug:

Pikey
16th June 2004, 09:19 PM
it certainly helps knowing people are thinking of you , i had lots of cards a few visitors and some phone calls for which I was very greatfull .It will all be worth it in the end .Once again I wish you both the best , where do we send the cards " Blueice "

BlueIce
16th June 2004, 09:29 PM
The website of my hospital says that if i get any mail, they would bring it to me. But i might as well give you my home adress, i'll just have to tell my mom first. Or maybe i won't.. it would be funny to get cards from people she's never heard of :-)

sins
16th June 2004, 11:31 PM
Probably best to give the address and ward of the hospital.It'll brighten your day to have your mail delivered to you first thing in the morning.
Sins

jfkimberly
16th June 2004, 11:39 PM
How long will you be in the hospital? Long enough for us to send mail and have it arrive before you go home?

BlueIce
17th June 2004, 11:42 AM
probably about two weeks. I'll look up the adress later.

BlueIce
17th June 2004, 12:56 PM
Ok so i looked it up and it says that they deliver mail that comes in for me, if it clearly has my full name on it and the 'department' i'm in. It doesn't say anything about e-mails. Some other hospitals have a service in which you can choose a card at their website and they'll print it out and give it to me, but mine doens't.
I don't know how fast regular mail would arrive, if it even arrives. My sister went to Spain last year and her card got lost in the mail or something. I'll come back on this later.

Liv
2nd July 2004, 02:05 PM
I thought it was about time that someone started a Jonny topic, since we'll all be thinking and writing (only the good things, don't worry) about him next week!

It will be an important day, and you'll remember it for the rest of your life. But I know you're strong, and you're at the best ortophaedic hospital of whole Britain!

Here, I found this on the website of Stanmore hospital:

The Spinal Deformity unit at RNOH is the one of the largest in Europe. Referrals to this service come from throughout the UK and internationally, and the unit has a world-renowned reputation for its pioneering work. Specialist spinal surgeons treat a wide variety of patients from simple to very complex problems.

I'll be thinking of you all Tuesday long!!!

ivanleg
2nd July 2004, 02:57 PM
All the best Jonny. :niceone:

sins
2nd July 2004, 03:15 PM
Best wishes Jonny.We'll all be thinking of you.
Sins

Pikey
2nd July 2004, 03:29 PM
Good luck Jonny boy , i'm sure you will be just fine .Try and leave the nurses alone and concentrate on recovering .Hope to be hearing of another success story soon .Take care Pikey.

tonibunny
2nd July 2004, 05:24 PM
GOOD LUCK JONNY!!!! I have nothing but good memories of Stanmore :D Will be visiting you - it'll be a good excuse to go and have a nose around there again, haha. Have fun being shoved up and down the slope on a trolley.....that was always the best thing ever....I'll never forget the nice breeze you get on your face as you zoom down it :D

andrea
2nd July 2004, 05:31 PM
Good luck from us too Jonny!

Carly
2nd July 2004, 05:40 PM
Good Luck! You will be in my thoughts! Be strong and everything will be just fine!

Crazy16girl
2nd July 2004, 05:42 PM
What everyone else has said! good luck!
Its a nice hospital, nice nurses, stuff to keep to entertained. Your be fineee. Oh, and even if you dont like the hospital food (like i didnt) always a mac donalds down the road ;)
Enjoy getting pampered and brought chocies etc while ya can. Time'll go so fast and your be recovered in no time :)

Kayla
2nd July 2004, 07:46 PM
Good Luck Jonny! Our thoughts and prayers are with you always remember that!

Little~shedevil~dee
2nd July 2004, 08:42 PM
good luck jonny if i can i will try and pop to see you to

Vicki
2nd July 2004, 09:23 PM
Best of luck Jonny! We'll all be thinking of you :)

Marti
2nd July 2004, 09:28 PM
good luck Jonny! I'll be thinking of you this week. I wish I were in town, so I could find out how you are. But I'm sure everything will go well and you'll be back in no time. But until then, I'll miss my fellow lefty scoliotic violinist!

jfkimberly
2nd July 2004, 09:39 PM
Good luck, Jonny! You'll have to get someone to report back to us as soon as you're out of surgery so we can all celebrate.

(why am I always so late in these things?)

Blair
2nd July 2004, 09:48 PM
Good luck Jonny!
Be nicer to your doc than I was to mine. LOL Don't tell him how lucky horses are because when they feel like this, they can just be put to sleep.... (Don't worry! I wasn't talking about my back... I was referring to my stomach , which at that point was going through the beginning of developing paralytic illeus. Which isn't very common I don't think)

lucinda
2nd July 2004, 10:04 PM
Oh wow, it's come up so fast! Except I'm sure it's been a very long and frustrating wait for you. Seems to be the case with a lot of people, unfortunately .. but all the best and I hope you have a speedy recovery! =)

Lieve
2nd July 2004, 10:22 PM
Good luck Jonny! I'll be thinking of you next tuesday and don't worry too much I'm sure it will be ok :niceone:

Abbi
2nd July 2004, 11:29 PM
Good Luck Johnny, I will be thinking and praying for you on the 5th....you are in a great hospital and will be treated well....all the best for your recovery...hang in there mate!!!

BarmyArmy
3rd July 2004, 03:11 AM
Good luck Jonny *blows loads of kisses* :D

LightningRod
3rd July 2004, 05:48 AM
Loads of Luck!!! :)

titch
3rd July 2004, 10:33 AM
*hugs and good luck wishes* :-)

floralgypsy
3rd July 2004, 02:50 PM
Come back soon, Jonny. We'll miss you in your absence. :hug: :cry:

Joy
3rd July 2004, 06:27 PM
Good luck Johnny!! You'll do great!

Jonny
4th July 2004, 02:09 AM
You guys are so sweet - thank you so much. I'd be in such a total state right now if I hadn't found you all those months ago.

:kiss:

speak to you soon :-) Charlotte's LJ will be full of random texts from my mum about me and which nurses I'm scared of and where it hurts.

:bear: :hug:

Kayla
4th July 2004, 02:33 AM
Thats good! Hopefully I dont get a smart mouth with my mom and get restricted from the computer!

floralgypsy
4th July 2004, 06:33 PM
Jonny just left so I guess that means we won't hear from him personally for a couple of weeks at least. He taught his mum how to use his mobile phone and she is going to try and update me every day, so I will do my best to keep you all informed. He is staying at his Uncle's tonight in London, then off to Stanmore tomorrow. Surgery is Tuesday.

Carly
4th July 2004, 06:43 PM
I miss him already...
Hey I had a dream about hin last night. He was singing on Canadian Idol with me... werid. Then he had to leave early for his surgury. Funny how the brain works

tonibunny
4th July 2004, 07:01 PM
Aw, I miss him already too!!!! Will be thinking about him a lot in the next few days. Aw *sends happy vibes Stanmore-wards*

Little~shedevil~dee
4th July 2004, 08:06 PM
i miss him already to i will be thinking of him awwwwwww bless him

Liv
4th July 2004, 08:57 PM
It's weird. We all knew this day would come... But 2004 is going so fast! :shock:

Little~shedevil~dee
4th July 2004, 09:08 PM
i agree with you there and its coming to fast . i just want the 9th to hurry up lol

Carly
4th July 2004, 10:22 PM
I want the 10th to hurry up! I get my liscence on that day! YAHOO! Party it up!!

Liv
4th July 2004, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Little~shedevil~dee@Jul 4 2004, 08:08 PM
i just want the 9th to hurry up
why? :-)

DublinPauline
5th July 2004, 09:54 AM
I can't believe the 5th has arrived and I never got to wish Jonny Good Luck. :thwack:
Jonny, I can't wait to hear about *our* latest success. :bestwishes: :-)
Pauline

theflutefairy
5th July 2004, 01:27 PM
hello there everyone! I'm jonnys girlfriend and only just opened an account so be paitent if i mess posts up (you would be amazed at what i manage to do when i have little clue as to what im doing) :P
i just wanted to say hi and that (as i'm sure u all know) jonny really values everyones posts and help because u understand the scholiosis (i'm sorry i still cant spell it) much better than me but i have the help of charlotte (thanks pal)
yes, so um hooray this user sign in thing seemed to have worked at least :)
fingers crossed for tomorrow, tina x

Liv
5th July 2004, 01:39 PM
He hey!!! :D Great to see you here, Tina! :clap: :welcome:

Lieve
5th July 2004, 01:45 PM
Hi Tina, welcome to SSO. You're doing it well ;-)
Tnx that you keep us updated.
and yep fingers crossed for tomorrow

Little~shedevil~dee
5th July 2004, 02:17 PM
hi tina let jonny know we all miss him and are thinking of him

also liv on the 9th i am getting my injection in the back

floralgypsy
5th July 2004, 03:45 PM
Jonny phoned me about an hour ago to basically say that he was settled and comfortable on the ward. Everything is set to go according to plan with tomorrow and he'll get his mum to update us soon.

Kayla
5th July 2004, 06:45 PM
Welcome Tina and thanks both Charlotte and Tina for keeping us updated!

BarmyArmy
5th July 2004, 08:52 PM
Hi Tina, welcome to the site :D We appreciate you and Charlotte keeping us informed about Jonny's progress. :niceone:

You and Jonny will be in our thoughts :hug:

lindzi_11
5th July 2004, 10:02 PM
Hey!*!

When you come back and check this plz tell me how everything went cuz i have to get surgeory in september :cry: you could e-mail me if you want. ~*~Lindsay~*~

floralgypsy
5th July 2004, 10:09 PM
Jonny just phoned and said to tell you that he is first on the list tomorrow so he expects to have surgery at about 8:30. They anticipate that the anterior release will take about an hour and a half but they are going to get him to stay in ICU overnight. He was also thrilled that Titch and 2C had seen him at the hospital tonight. =)

Lieve
5th July 2004, 11:49 PM
thank you Charlotte to keep us informed :jump:

floralgypsy
6th July 2004, 09:28 AM
The doctors have changed the plan of action with Jonny slightly. He literally just phoned me two minutes before someone behind him said "Jonny, we have to go" to say that today he is having his lumbar curve straightened and fused. His second surgery for the top part of his spine is then planned for this Thursday or the Tuesday of next week.

titch
6th July 2004, 09:48 AM
Well, fingers crossed - I'm going to be on tenterhooks here today :ph34r: It was really good to see Jonny last night - all things considered, he and his mum seemed to be bearing up well :-)

There won't be any pictures until at least Wednesday evening, as we've left the camera and the spare CF disk there, so that progress pics can be taken if he feels up to it, and we'll do a disk swap probably on Sunday :-)

Anyway, I'd better get back to work, although I'll be keeping an eye to the thread here for any news!

Little~shedevil~dee
6th July 2004, 10:19 AM
thanks for the news i will be thinking of him today

Carly
6th July 2004, 01:17 PM
.......
Any news, at my guess he is finished his surgery right now..

floralgypsy
6th July 2004, 02:37 PM
His mum rang me about five minutes ago to say that she has just left Jonny. He is awake and moaning that he wants some water and his glasses. She said "Nothing new there" and seemed very happy. She also mentioned that the doctors are thrilled with the results of his lumbar spine fusion!

theflutefairy
6th July 2004, 02:43 PM
It's such great news! can't stop grinning lol
:spin: missing him heaps already :oops:

titch
6th July 2004, 02:55 PM
Fantastic news!! :D

Little~shedevil~dee
6th July 2004, 03:02 PM
thats great news i am so happy i am missing him lots better go before i start to cry lol

DublinPauline
6th July 2004, 04:13 PM
Wow, great news!

Lieve
6th July 2004, 05:37 PM
That's fantastic news! :-D

Pikey
6th July 2004, 06:14 PM
Thats great news ,lets hope he can keep the pain at bay and have a quick recovery.

Kayla
6th July 2004, 07:34 PM
This is just fantastic!

BarmyArmy
6th July 2004, 07:38 PM
Yay :spin: Jonny's okay :spin: I'm glad that everything went well. :D

BlueIce
6th July 2004, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by lindzi_11@Jul 5 2004, 10:02 PM
Hey!*!

When you come back and check this plz tell me how everything went cuz i have to get surgeory in september :cry: you could e-mail me if you want. ~*~Lindsay~*~
if you have any questions, you can always PM me, I had surgery last monday. The first day didn't feel as bad as the second and third one, the vomitting made it horrible for me. But i suppose it could have been worse. I'm glad i'm home this soon, i allready feel much better and seem to be in less pain, it's weird. You really don't have to worry about surgery, the pain is managable, and they'll do everything to make you feel all right.

I was home too late to leave a message for Jonny over here, but I have been thinking about him sometime during my blurry period, didn't really remember what day it was :-)

Carly
6th July 2004, 11:37 PM
Hi Blue Ice! You're back! I am glad to hear that everything went well

BarmyArmy
7th July 2004, 12:00 AM
Hurrah BlueIce is alright too, I was worried about you :oops: It's great that you guys will be better soon. Yay more forum friends are going have a hopefully pain free future :spin: I'm so happy for you and Jonny.

titch
7th July 2004, 10:07 AM
So glad to see you back and making such a good recovery Leen! Excellent news :D :niceone:

tonibunny
7th July 2004, 12:51 PM
Welcome back BlueIce!!! I'm so glad you've come through it so well. Hope you continue to recover quickly! :D

Kaja
7th July 2004, 01:58 PM
Aw, I just got back from Sweden. I sent him a sms on saturday, but I'm not sure if he got it :-( I'm glad Charlotte and Tina is keeping us posted :-) And that BlueIce is ok!!

Jessica*
7th July 2004, 02:35 PM
Welcome back BlueIce, glad to hear there's no serious bad news. We get enough of that.

floralgypsy
7th July 2004, 03:04 PM
Just got a text from Jonny's mum to say that he is making an excellent recovery from his surgery yesterday, and is sitting up at 45 degrees!!!! He is allowed to stand but hasn't tried yet. The second part of his operation will take place on either Friday or next Tuesday now. Everything is looking wonderful!!!!!!!!

Liv
7th July 2004, 03:05 PM
GO JONNY!!! He's sitting up already? Woohoooooooo!

And it's great to hear you're doing so well, Leen!! The worst is over now!

Kaja
7th July 2004, 03:10 PM
Yay!!! :D :D :D

tonibunny
7th July 2004, 03:17 PM
Oh it's all such good news :) Keep the positive vibes coming, everyone!!! :clap:

theflutefairy
7th July 2004, 04:56 PM
lol, good vibes aplenty are being fired off in the direction of stanmore :P
it's so good that hes doing so well already :niceone:
Tina x

DublinPauline
7th July 2004, 05:37 PM
Great news!

Little~shedevil~dee
7th July 2004, 06:07 PM
yay
:-)~sends more good vibes to stanmore~

Kayla
7th July 2004, 08:52 PM
awww and when you go visit him more good vibes!

Little~shedevil~dee
7th July 2004, 09:02 PM
hopefully i might beable to get to see him saturday hopefuly by then i wont have a bad tummy

Lieve
8th July 2004, 12:08 AM
sending more good vibes in the right direction!

jfkimberly
8th July 2004, 12:09 AM
Wow! Welcome back, BlueIce! I'm so glad to hear you're doing so well! It's encouraging for the rest of us who are considering surgery. Congratulations!

Yes... more good vibes in the right direction. Good luck on part 2, Jonny.

floralgypsy
8th July 2004, 10:13 AM
At about half eleven last night, Jonny's mum rang to give a more detailed update on Jonny's progress. She said that Jonny had asked about the results of his lumbar fusion, and that he had a near-perfect correction of less than 10 degrees! He is really thrilled at that result and the doctors are aiming for just as good a result in his top curve. His mum also told me that Jonny is experiencing pain with his chest drain and was quite adament that he wanted it out. Hopefully that will happen today. Jonny has asked that the second surgery be next Tuesday instead of tomorrow so that he can have time to get well for his visitors on Sunday ;-)

floralgypsy
8th July 2004, 11:32 AM
I just had a phone call from Jonny to say that he is feeling okay! The only thing that is bothering him badly is the chest drain, so they are going to take him for an x-ray which will help them decide whether or not it is okay for them to remove it. Otherwise he is feeling pretty good. It was a shame that the phone call was so short though, it cost him 20p for about 20 seconds! Re-assuring to hear his voice again, though. :clap:

Kaja
8th July 2004, 11:52 AM
Ah, thats great!! I'm so glad he's doing well :clap: That chest drain sounds nasty though, let's hope it's out today. Yay!

andrea
8th July 2004, 12:04 PM
That's fantastic news that he's doing well, less than 10 degress is brilliant. Give him all our love and wish him a speedy recovery.

ivanleg
8th July 2004, 01:21 PM
Sounds like a great result so far.
Let's hope the fusion of his top curve goes just as well.
My brother had an op today and it seems to have gone well too, these SSO vibes are working a treat.

tonibunny
8th July 2004, 02:28 PM
OH WOW!!!! Curves of less than ten degrees aren't even classed as scoliotic curves are they.....so in a sense, his lower curve has been "cured"!!!! This is just brilliant. Can't wait to see the final X Rays.

Great to hear your bro is doing well too Ivan!! :D :clap:

titch
8th July 2004, 02:50 PM
Great news Ivan :D

2c and I dropped in to Stanmore last night on our way home, but Jonny was very deeply asleep, looking angelic and peaceful, so we didn't have the heart to wake him. Still, he really did look good all things considered, so he does seem to be making a good recovery :D

theflutefairy
8th July 2004, 04:39 PM
Hi all, jonny's mum txted me too saying that he is feeling much better and quite up in spirits so thats really gd :D
T x

theflutefairy
8th July 2004, 07:45 PM
Ello again every1
just to let u know i got a phone call from jonny himself and hes feeling ok - he had an Xray to see whether they can take out the tube or not - he wont know till morning though
T x

Liv
8th July 2004, 08:01 PM
I took a long time too before my right lung was clear enough to take it out... Every day it was just waiting to see how much fluid was drained by the tube. :(

Blair
8th July 2004, 08:08 PM
Wow! Under 10 degrees.... How awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah
9th July 2004, 01:18 AM
All the best :)

Sarah
9th July 2004, 01:23 AM
Oops... late again. :oops: Exc. result :-D hopefully he's up and running in no time

Carly
9th July 2004, 01:25 AM
Yeah! under 10 degrees.. WOW that is amazing!

lucinda
9th July 2004, 11:52 AM
Haha .. I love how the vibes concept has caught on from the thread in the Girl's Room Toni!

It's so good to hear Jonny is okay .. 10 degrees, that's a phenomenal effort. Here's lulu hopes (and vibes!) that they remain stabilised that way.

WOW! I can't get over it! Ten degrees! Where's the throwing confetti in the air emoticon! Yay.

Kayla
9th July 2004, 07:35 PM
:-)

floralgypsy
9th July 2004, 07:48 PM
Jonny isn't feeling great today, he hasn't been able to have his chest drain removed and he is feeling quite sick. He still has the tube in his nose supplying him with oxygen and expects to have that removed tomorrow after his chest drain. He sends his love to everyone.

Kayla
9th July 2004, 09:37 PM
:( thats too bad I hope he feels better when you guys go visit him

BarmyArmy
10th July 2004, 02:09 AM
Aww poor Jonny, I hate it when my friends are in pain :( . I hope he'll be okay soon.

subey
10th July 2004, 03:15 AM
It's interesting how some surgeries create headlines in these sites and bring a lot of good wishes while others go almost unnoticed. To jonny's credit he is obviously a very popular and well liked young man, and i'm sure he'll enjoy reading all the wonderful posts of support from people.

Carly
10th July 2004, 04:04 AM
i was just thinking that sube'y

Kayla
10th July 2004, 04:20 AM
lol yup Jonny sure is popular!

theflutefairy
10th July 2004, 10:30 PM
jonny's chest tube out now :) - also O2 tube off :spin:
= happy jonny :D
(wont be posting for a while - orchestra tour)
have fun on sunday, Charlotte etc :niceone:

titch
10th July 2004, 11:07 PM
How would people feel about the idea of all upcoming surgery dates getting posted in the calendar, and a day or two before (where possible), a thread being started in here and a news article that links to it being posted on the front page? There has always been a news category for Member news | Upcoming surgery (and Member news | Birthdays), it's just that it has never been used.

Although it has to be admin validated (ie it won't show up until a mod oks it), anyone can submit news articles to the site. And as far as the calendar goes, so far I don't think we have missed any birthdays that are present in it, so if people add their surgery dates it should get noticed and a thread dedicated to it even if there is no news item. Anything added to the calendar gets a 2 week countdown as well - so if important events are added to it, it will be easy to see what is coming up just by scrolling to the bottom of the forum listing when you visit.

What do you all think?

lucinda
10th July 2004, 11:11 PM
Sounds like a perfect system to me, titch. =)

Marti
11th July 2004, 12:18 AM
Sounds great!

I was out of town this week and I spent a lot of the week trying to get my mother to ask my grandparents to let me check up on everything... didn't work though. But I'm thrilled that Jonny's doing so well! I didn't get my chest tube out until day five... lucky ducky Jonny!

*sends more good vibes*

Anyone know how long he's going to be in the hospital? He said a few weeks before, but I want to send him a package and I want to make sure he hasn't gone yet when it gets there!

titch
11th July 2004, 10:56 AM
I think he'll probably be in until the early part of next week at least - considering that he's going to have stage 2 of the surgery on Tuesday, and the chances of him getting out before the weekend starts are pretty low. I'll see if I can find out more later :-)

floralgypsy
12th July 2004, 11:53 AM
Titch, Toni, 2C, Tim, Liv and I all visited Jonny in Stanmore yesterday. When we arrived, Jonny looked quite ill as he hadn't had much of an appetite and the morphine was making him feel sick. He was shocked to see that Liv had travelled all the way from Belgium to meet up and I am pretty sure he liked the gifts that we had brought him. The longer we stayed, the better Jonny looked and by 3 o'clock he began to look much better and smile. That was lovely to see. Tomorrow he has the second part of his surgery which is the fusion of his top curve. Hopefully his mum (who was lovely too) will keep us all updated on his progress. More good vibes in the direction of Stanmore, Jonny needs all of our support.

Lieve
12th July 2004, 01:18 PM
*sends more good vibes in the direction of Stanmore for an op without probs and fast recovery*

andrea
12th July 2004, 02:10 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated - he has been in my thoughts. Here's sending loads of good vibes and wishes to him for his next op. Hope to hear he's up on his feet soon.

Liv
12th July 2004, 02:47 PM
Yeah, he was very surprised to see me there! Jonny is so sweet!! :-D

He looked very pale in the beginning, but by the time we left his cheeks were more pink. I think that the company and the milkshake did wonders. And the small scoliosis-scars party we had there was so much fun! I never thought I could be happy having scoliosis...

Carly
12th July 2004, 04:31 PM
that is good to hear. i wish i could see him!!! good luck to him on his surgery today!!! *sends some good vibes to stanmore*

Liv
12th July 2004, 04:41 PM
His second surgery is tomorrow! ;-)

Little~shedevil~dee
12th July 2004, 05:32 PM
glad hes feeling better . next time any one goes to see him would you let me know i would love to vist him

Jessica*
12th July 2004, 05:56 PM
I'm sending some posistive Chi from Down Under *raises left eyebrow* :S

That sentence was inspired by a recent television commercial, only Lulu and Ivy would understand (probably less Lulu) :P

jfkimberly
12th July 2004, 07:18 PM
I'm sending all the good vibes at my disposal--which seems to be quite a lot considering how well my doctor's appointment went on Friday.

Can't they put him on a different pain medicine? Something that doesn't make him feel unwell?

Kayla
12th July 2004, 07:40 PM
Its sounds liek he enjoyed the company! Did you take any pictures??????????

floralgypsy
12th July 2004, 07:42 PM
Yes, the best one should arrive in the gallery anytime soon!

Liv
12th July 2004, 07:46 PM
And there is one of us 6 in Charlotte's Livejournal :D

Pikey
12th July 2004, 08:32 PM
It's great to hear you are alright and recovering so quickly .Did they make a good correction ? Lets hope it keeps going well and you get back to normal quickly, take care .Pikey.

Pikey
12th July 2004, 09:02 PM
Well Sunday was a bit of an SSO day out as a few of us went to visit Jonny .Liv came all the way from Belgium , wow .Then there was Charlotte , Tonibunny , Titch , 2C and me all visiting the brave young lad and we got permission to put posters up at Stanmore so we should be getting some new recruits pretty soon .Toni and I got a chance to look around the old place and revisit our memories , it hasn't changed that much in 28 years . It felt quite emmotional seeing my old ward and looking at my old bed and the most emmotional bit was seeing all the mums sitting by their kids beds and remembering how my mum sat next to me . So many painfull memories but so many happy ones , if you know what I mean .Thanks Mum .

Liv
12th July 2004, 09:17 PM
There's a picture in the gallery now! :oops: :D

BlueIce
12th July 2004, 11:07 PM
wow, his room looks so much nicer than mine was! Mine was just white all over, a bit more color would have been welcome :-) But i was only in there for 9 days so i guess it wasn't that bad.
How did his second surgery go?

floralgypsy
12th July 2004, 11:35 PM
He will be having it tomorrow hopefully, I haven't heard anything today.

Marti
12th July 2004, 11:39 PM
Sending many good vibes from chicago!

I mailed a package to him today... should get there in 4-7 days... I hope it gets to him before he goes home! It was so exciting sending a package to england... I've never sent anything overseas and I've never sent a package.

I'm so glad to hear that you guys had a great visit with him! The picture's great. I hope he doesn't continue to feel too sick from the medicine...

lindzi_11
13th July 2004, 05:28 AM
:niceone: Tell him too get better soon!

BarmyArmy
13th July 2004, 11:14 AM
Awww I miss Jonny :( I hope he'll be okay *sends healing happy vibes from Scotland* :D

It was brillant that some of you were able to visit him, I'm sure that made his day :niceone:

floralgypsy
13th July 2004, 06:35 PM
Jonny is okay! His mum told me that he was demanding his glasses and a drink of water again, so she is pretty sure that he will be fine! She doesn't know the exact correction details, but did say that he has been fused on 15 levels! I hope to know more soon, but the important thing is that he is doing fine.

lindzi_11
13th July 2004, 06:37 PM
Good Stuff! :niceone:

Kayla
13th July 2004, 06:42 PM
thats good thats he wants water the maybe soon he wont have to beon the IV anymore

BarmyArmy
13th July 2004, 07:11 PM
Yay I'm glad he's feeling better :D

Pikey
13th July 2004, 09:10 PM
thats the worst over with , now hopefully he will have a quick recovery .
All them good vibes and prayers must have worked .Best keep sending them just to make sure ;-) ;-)

Marti
13th July 2004, 11:38 PM
*more good vibes* with all these good vibes he should be better in no time! That's great that the second surgery went well!

Joy
14th July 2004, 01:21 AM
I'm glad you're doing OK Johnny.

Carly
14th July 2004, 05:45 AM
Yeah! Good to hear!

Kaja
14th July 2004, 11:04 AM
That's great! :D

floralgypsy
14th July 2004, 11:04 AM
Spoke to Jonny about ten minutes ago and he says that he is fine but that his back feels like he has had a massage with a sledgehammer. He was being carted about the hospital under a big yellow cover at the time so I couldn't make out much of what he said, although he did say he would speak later.

jfkimberly
14th July 2004, 11:38 AM
I'm so glad to hear he's doing well!

*sends more good vibes his way*

floralgypsy
14th July 2004, 12:42 PM
And, I have just discovered, Jonny has had a thoracoplasty! It sounds as though there will be very little evidence to suggest he has scoliosis!

ivanleg
14th July 2004, 01:55 PM
I'm digging those good vibrations.

Liv
14th July 2004, 04:12 PM
That's the best news of the day!!! I can't wait to see pictures of his perfectly straightened back! :spin:

Carly
14th July 2004, 04:33 PM
OMG!! WOW that is awesome! He is so lucky! Good for him because he wore his brace faithfuly day in and day out!

Kaja
14th July 2004, 04:36 PM
Wohoo!! He is one lucky ducky :D

Kayla
14th July 2004, 07:21 PM
wow :-)

floralgypsy
14th July 2004, 07:51 PM
I just phoned his mum to get some more information. She said that Jonny feels like he has been "steam-rollered" and that he can't get over the fact that he is lying on his bed with everything touching the surface! He will hopefully go and get his corset/cast fitted tomorrow in the plaster room and then they will start physiotherapy to get him sitting up. He didn't have a chest drain this time, but he did have a central line in his neck which was taken out this morning. The doctors came around to see him today and said that he has a near perfect correction. He should look forward to outstanding results and an added couple of inches in height! He is in quite a bit of pain though, but knows that it is all over and that the surgery has been successful!!!

jfkimberly
14th July 2004, 08:01 PM
Oh, wow... Wow! I'm so excited for him. Hopefully, the recovery will go quickly so he can get on with enjoying his NEAR-PERFECT CORRECTION! That's wonderful news!

Carly
14th July 2004, 08:54 PM
WAY TO GO JONNY!!

Blair
14th July 2004, 11:22 PM
Dang! Jonny shall be a whole new man when he gets back here! *sends some vibes too*

Little~shedevil~dee
14th July 2004, 11:24 PM
yay jonny i am so happy for him :) i cant wait untill hes back here i miss him so much

Kayla
15th July 2004, 01:25 AM
ick I hate central lines! I am so glad though near perfect correctin is awesome!

Marti
15th July 2004, 02:16 AM
woohoo! near perfect correction! That is great! Sorry to hear he's so uncomfortable though... I guess that's to be expected after a spinal fusion though. It still always stinks to hear that someone's in pain. *more good vibes*

floralgypsy
15th July 2004, 01:22 PM
I had a phonecall this morning from Jonny to say that he had been fitted for his cast and that it will be coming either later today or tomorrow morning. He is still in pain but is looking forward to being able to get up and about.

Blair
15th July 2004, 03:02 PM
Awesome! It'll be great to have him around again!

Carly
15th July 2004, 10:41 PM
So when is he coming home?

Kayla
15th July 2004, 11:09 PM
so hes going to have to wear a brace after surgery?

floralgypsy
16th July 2004, 08:40 PM
Jonny received his brace today and has begun to sit up more. His mum hopes that he will be going home shortly after the weekend and Jonny would like to thank Martha for the book and letter that arrived today!

Little~shedevil~dee
16th July 2004, 08:45 PM
awwwwwww i am so happy hes doing so well
i bet he cant wait to get home :D

Marti
16th July 2004, 09:45 PM
I'm so glad it got there in time! and I'm so happy that he's doing well and should be going home soon. woohoo! Congrats to Jonny!

BarmyArmy
16th July 2004, 09:58 PM
Yay :jump: Jonny's going home soon :D

Liv
16th July 2004, 10:03 PM
We can really start thinking of how to welcome him here again!! :party:

lindzi_11
16th July 2004, 11:29 PM
Like how long does he like have to wear the brace??

Kayla
17th July 2004, 02:05 AM
so he does have to wear a brace ick I talked my doctor out of having to wear the brace after surgery I think its like 6 months to a year

floralgypsy
17th July 2004, 07:32 AM
I think that he may have to wear the brace for six months. That was the time scale mentioned before surgery but I am sure that you will be able to ask him yourself pretty soon.

Blair
17th July 2004, 01:54 PM
The girl I know who had surgery only had to wear her brace for a couple of months, and then only when she was out and active....
But: She didn't really *have* to have the brace after her surgery- she was given one because she was doing extensive travelling to horse shows after her op, and would be pretty active there... So I guess it's a different circumstance.

theflutefairy
17th July 2004, 02:23 PM
ello again everyone, im back from my orchestra tour - it was great fun but of course i missed Jonny. thankfully i still got txt updates from his mum!
great hes doing so well :D
amazing that he may actually be home monday/tuesday!!!
hugs to all, Tina x

Little~shedevil~dee
17th July 2004, 02:25 PM
thats great news i cant wait untill hes back online with us i have missed him

tonibunny
17th July 2004, 08:12 PM
I had to wear my brace for 6 months after my surgery (which was almost exactly the same as Jonny's); that was ten years ago but I don't think they could actually do anything to lessen this time. The brace is there to protect the spine while the vertebrae fuse together. Annoying, but once it's done it's done :)

floralgypsy
17th July 2004, 08:14 PM
Jonny just phoned me from the parent's room, and the best part is that he actually got up and walked there!!!!!!!!! He is up and mobile after only really starting to sit yesterday! He feels much straighter, he is about an inch taller and feels great although very dizzy! I am so happy for him!!!! Everyone should look forward to his return early next week!!

tonibunny
17th July 2004, 08:19 PM
HOW FANTASTIC is that????? :D :D :D

Keep the vibes coming everyone!!!! They're obviously working!!!

Kayla
17th July 2004, 08:28 PM
wooooooohoooooooooo!

Little~shedevil~dee
17th July 2004, 08:32 PM
yay jonny:D

Liv
17th July 2004, 11:25 PM
I only have one word for this: SUPERWONDERTASTIC!!! :niceone: Jonny!

Blair
18th July 2004, 12:38 AM
LOL! That's a great word Liv!
And I couldn't agree more! Way to go Jonny!

BarmyArmy
18th July 2004, 06:22 AM
Oh my gawd that's incredible :spin: I'm so pleased for Jonny :D

jfkimberly
18th July 2004, 12:10 PM
WOW! Way to go, Jonny!

DublinPauline
18th July 2004, 01:10 PM
Fabulous. :-D :-D :-D

Kaja
18th July 2004, 06:59 PM
YAY!!! :D :D

Marti
18th July 2004, 08:24 PM
woohooo!!!! That is so terrific! it's supercalifragilisticixpialidocious (does anyone know how that word is actually supposed to be spelled?) *more good vibes*

Kayla
18th July 2004, 09:06 PM
hmmm maybe I shoul have the captions on while watchint it :-)

jfkimberly
18th July 2004, 09:37 PM
I have a Disney music book, so I know... You were pretty darn close.

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

If you just change your 'i' to an 'e', you've got it.

floralgypsy
18th July 2004, 09:42 PM
Sounds as though Jonny should be coming home tomorrow. I doubt I will hear from his mum again since everything significant in his recovery has happened. He doesn't need luck anymore, he has come through smiling. All we need now is a welcome back Jonny thread when we know he is home safe and well.

Carly
18th July 2004, 10:01 PM
I am so happy to hear!

Little~shedevil~dee
19th July 2004, 12:13 AM
i am so happy to
yay jonny is coming home:D

lindzi_11
19th July 2004, 02:22 AM
Eek lol i rarely wear my brace now. . .and aw man theres a chance i have to wear it again! lol. . YAY JONNY! :D

Kayla
19th July 2004, 05:01 AM
I wonder howlong it will take him to come back to the computer

BlueIce
19th July 2004, 12:44 PM
if he's as addicted as i am it shouldn't take very long :-)
Good to hear everything went well and that he can come home soon. I didn't like the hospital very much, and as soon as i got home somehow i didn't need as much painkillers.

Blair
19th July 2004, 12:56 PM
Agreed- you feel tons better once you get home! Don't know why that is, but it was true for both of my surgeries.
I believe I was back on the computer (at least to type a quick hello to y'all) the day I got home. Or maybe the morning after.
C'mon Jonny!

titch
19th July 2004, 06:36 PM
You know, I found that as well - I think part of it is that once you get home, you can just relax. And there tend to be far fewer disturbances, so you get more sleep which also helps you not to need as many painkillers.

How's it going now that it's been about 3 weeks since the surgery? You always sound cheerful on here, so I'm taking that as a good sign ;-) and your scar looked great :-) Hope it's all continuing to go well though!

BlueIce
19th July 2004, 06:54 PM
I feel quite good actually. I didn't expect to be this good, after all it's only been three weeks. The only thing is that I'm fed up with the bandage that's still on my scar, it's supposed to stay on untill the steristrips fall off but those darned things just stay where they are. And it is annoying that I can't always do what i want to do, but i can live with that.

floralgypsy
19th July 2004, 07:52 PM
JONNY IS ON HIS WAY HOME! I am officially signing off as his messenger because he will be doing it himself very soon! Very exciting!

Would be interesting to know why it sounded like he was directing his mum BACK to Stanmore.

Liv
19th July 2004, 08:08 PM
WOOHOOOO! Jonny, you're amazing!!! :clap:

theflutefairy
19th July 2004, 08:47 PM
yay jonny home jonny home *does little happy dance* :niceone:
hip hip hooray :D

jfkimberly
19th July 2004, 09:34 PM
Blue Ice,

At three weeks post-op, how's the pain? What are you taking for it? How often? What are you able to do for yourself, and what do you need help with? When should the steri-strips come off?

BlueIce
19th July 2004, 10:59 PM
Today i took one dafalgan forte (this morning) and a contramal (this is something lighter) at about 5 P.M. I usually take a dafalgan before i go to bed too. In the hospital i took 4 dafalgans and 2 contramals each day. The pain is quite bearable, i find sitting at the table to eat the most uncomfortable.
I'm able to do most things, but i can lift anything so that limits my possibility's a bit. I can do most things by myself, but when i shower i ask someone to dry my back because that's a bit hard and putting on socks is difficult as well but i can do that alone. I do need help with my shoes, i can't tie them myself, or at least i'm not ready to make that effort yet.
On the internet it says that the strips should fall off after ten days or so, but I think mine don't because of the bandage is on there all the time.