Chopped Liver – I Am The Walrus

coo coo ca choo.

It’s been a rough couple of days.

Much pain and discomfort.

Pain from the allergic reaction to a bandage used to put a canula in place. Pain from excessive fluid retention following 12 hours in theatre – the show that was on must have been The Elephant Man.

Knowing that whatever I post on the Internet stays there forever I will make a sensible decision and not “expand” too much more on this. Except to say it has been a major source pain and discomfort.

Discomfort due to lack of sleep brought about by the strange goings ons of the other patients (inmates?). Druggies, alkies, incredible rudeness and being cared for by the incredibly hardworking understaffed nurses – and all they get is abuse.

The more alert amongst you may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned the word “liver” so far. That is because this enormous wound around my whole chest housing somebody else’s donated liver has caused me no pain and no discomfort.


So although I am still very early stages – rejection would still not be unusual – it always will be possible.

As today has progressed the docs have tinkered with my meds and I am getting a bit better today and looking forward to another new day tomorrow.

coo coo ca choo

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2 Comments on “Chopped Liver – I Am The Walrus”

  1. Fiona Says:

    Following your posts with interest. Fingers crossed that for every step forward there are not too many steps back along the way.
    I wish you tons of good luck.

  2. Ken Says:

    Hope you’re better today, Dave. Glad you didn’t go into more graphic detail but look forward to seeing your scar!


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