Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Phone Rang

Just a quick entry from me. We were sitting reading the newspapers this morning when the phone rang. It was a withheld number which we knew was strange.

Mike answered it. It was the hospital. Could he come in right away for the operation on his other eye! We had expected it early in the new year. However, the eye department run a system whereby if they have any cancellations, they ring around to see if anybody else can come in and take the appointment even at the shortest notice.

They wanted a yes or no right then and there. I took the phone and double-checked that he would not be able to drive himself home. They said that was the case. So I explained that we would have to make arrangements for transportation, that either our daughter might be able to take him or we would ring for a taxi. But they had to allow time for that, plus travelling time to the hospital.

The upshot was they asked if he could be there within the hour. I agreed that would be possible.

So, off he has gone. By now he could well be undergoing surgery. He had only just finished putting all the eye drops in the first eye and now will have to start all over again.

Naturally I am sitting here worrying about him, that is only natural. It is good he has not had to wait but it has all come as a bit of a shock and will be even more so for the dogs. They will not be able to go out today for the first time ever. Last time, Mike knew when he was going in, so he gave the dogs an hours run across the fields. This time it all happened so fast that was not possible. They know the times they go out and will start whining and getting excited. Being put in the garden will just not be the same for them.

Also Mike will not be able to drive for a few days. I ask you all to wish him well and pray that all goes as smoothly as it did before. I will not be happy until he is home again.

29 comments:

  1. The up side to this is Mike didnt have time to worry about his op this time ,of course I wish him well and Im sure the dogs will understand ,it must be nerve racking for you by your self ,I hope he is home again soon ,and all goes well ..love Jan xx

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  2. Best wishes to Mike! I hope the operation is a success! Hang in there doggies!

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  3. Keeping Mike and yourself in thoughts, Jeannette. Hope all goes well,

    Guido

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  4. That is good news for sure. To have it all done and over will be wonderful. Mike will be in my prayers. May the dear Lord bless him with a successful surgery and speedy recovery and guide the hands of the doctors caring for him. We just never know what surprises a new day has in store for us. Hugs to you this morning! 'On Ya'-ma

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  5. Sending prayers up for Mike that the surgery will be safe and he will have complete healing. He will be back home before you know it. Hopefully the dogs will settle down soon. Hugs, Helen

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  6. That'sgreat news that Mike will have had his operation without the worry about it for days before.Will keep him in my thought and prayers Love Joan

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  7. What a surprise. I hope he comes through it all OK and hopefully the dogs will be fine in the garden

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  8. Sending up prayers for Mike, Jeannette. Maybe it's best he didn't have time to worry himself. I pray God holds him in the palm of His Hands as he goes through the surgery and healing. Happy new year to you and Mike and your family, honey. Love, Val xox

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  9. in my thoughts jeannette,hope all goes well for him.im sure it will.and least he had no time to worry.but bad for you.tc love mort xxx

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  10. sending warm thoughts, & a prayer.

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  11. Cheer up Jeannette - at least you haven't had a sleepless night dreading `tomorrow'.
    Bunny xx

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  12. Hi Jeannette

    I am sure Mike will be fine, my OH had ops on both eyes a number of years ago and touch wood, everything is still fine even though he needed further laser treatment on one of them. At least it will be over with now and it didn't give him any time to worry, did it? Even though I know he will be fine, I will keep him in my prayers as I do your whole family. Hope the dogs don't get too boisterous without their long walk. Animals tend to be very sensitive though, so they may "know" something has happened and understand. I hope so, or they will drive you nuts! Best wishes to you and yours for a Happy New Year Jeannette.

    Eileen x

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  13. Praying that everything will be okay!

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  14. You're in my prayers. I know Mike will be just fine and be recovered soon. hang in there...

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  15. You and Mike will be in my prayers today. Will pray everything will be fine with Mike's eye surgery.
    By the way, I just love your new conservatory. It looks like such a lovely place to spend lots of time.
    Happy New Year to you, Mike, and the doggies.

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  16. It is good he can have the operation now aqnd get it over with. It would of been nice if you had more time to prepare though. But Good thoughts and prayers are being said for him. Hang in there doggies, daddy be home soon.
    ((((((hugs))))))))

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike, I know it will be fine...wishing you a very happy New Years too..love Sandi

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  18. Jeannette I think this is great news.Lets say all will be done and dusted for the New Year.Prayers Mikes op goes realy well and may God watch over you too whilst you are waiting for him to come home,I understand you will be worrying.The dogs will probably use up just as much energy fussing around Mike and darting here and there when he does arrive home with excitement.Get out of the way quickly lol!!! I know what dogs are like when they have missed there owners.Heres to a speedy recovery.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  19. That is good news to get it over and done with quickly. Hope everything goes well. The dogs will be ok without a long walk for once.

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  20. Hey Jeannette, Keeping you and mike In my thoughts and prayers. Love Pam.x

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  21. Hi Jeannette, I`ll say a prayer for you both. I expect by now Mike is back home with you so wish him well from us both.

    Love and Hugs

    Sandra xxxx

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  22. By the time you get to reading this I hope that Mike will be safely home with you and you are boh sitting comfortably, the dogs looking at you with puzzlement...I am glad that you have had the op, though Mike, and now you can look forward to 2010 with fresh eyesight....
    Much Love Sybil xx

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  23. sometimes it is better to do it on short notice like this for you don't have time to think about it and worry about it. just do it. i am sure he came through it with flying colors. my wishes for a speedy recovery as well as a very happy new year.

    love from the state of georgia, united states of america.

    regina

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  24. Wow, that's quite a deal. But at least the two surgeries will be over with in 2009. Sending best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to "him in doors." Hopefully, the dogs will understand. Hugs from Linda in Washington

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  25. Hope Mike is back home safe and sound by now. Wish you all a good start of the new year. Big hugs to all of you. Ciao. A.

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  26. I guess Mike is all finished by now. All the same Rob & I will be praying for a quick recovery for him. Many blessings to you both and a very Happy New Year

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  27. Hi Jeannette wishing Mike all the best ,it will soon be over and him home again with you and your pets .
    Happy Healthy New Year to you and your family ..love Jeanxx

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  28. Hoping him indoors is home now and resting nicely... :)

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  29. Hope Mike heals well. Wishing you both all the best in this bright new year!

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