ARGH! What else can go wrong?

  • Rowing_Ant

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    Feb 22, 2008 8:01 PM GMT

    So Im just out of hospital having had an emergency operation to remove my appendix.

    This comes right on the back of having had spinal surgery to remove an abscess from my lower spine/cocyx in December.

    Im in a lot of pain and uncomfortable but also tripping off my face on painkillers. I also look terrible.

    So yeah, I kinda need chearing up and some post op. care and stuff. Im feeling very down and kinda let down by God/My Body etc. When can I get back to work and to training??? ever??


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    Feb 22, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    Take things slowly and you'll be back to your old activities sooner than u think. You need to give your body ample time to recover. Try taking up a new hobby or trying something new wiht the thime u now have never mught just discover a new passion for something you wouldn't have though of otherwise. Most importantly though, focus on yourself and getting better..the biggest unjustice u can do to yourself and your body is getting frustrated and losing hope. Enjoy the things and people around you.
  • kinetic

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    Feb 22, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    This has been cheering me up all day.
    Hope it helps!

    (peter after a stroke)
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    Feb 22, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    Yes, it can seem like a very long journey indeed to come back from surgery and injuries. While you are on the mend, maybe it's possible to do some alternative workouts that can tide you over to a full recovery. When I was unable to run for several weeks, I turned to cycling and walking to keep up my physical as well as my mental state. It was also a good time to reflect on personal goals. Taking up a new hobby or catching up on reading are other possibilities. In any event, this too shall pass and you will return to your old self. By the way, thanks for the short course on rowing last time we talked! Take care and good luck!
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    Feb 22, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    Rowing_Ant, don't over analyze this, misfortune just happens, it is noone's fault. As far as your recovery, be prudent, careful, consult with your doctors, do what they say, and when they give you the go ahead, start training again.

    LOL, but if you need some cheering up, analyze THIS:
    Somebody actually covered Eddie Brickell and The New Bohemian's "What I am!"

  • joggerva

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    Feb 23, 2008 12:58 AM GMT
    GG - I think that is Baby Spice... weird

    Ant - Give yourself time to fully recover, you and your body deserve it. I know what it's like to have to stop training, but try not to feel let down, the operations you had were just another way to keep your body in shape - it's just harder to acknowledge the benefits when they are internal.
  • EricLA

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    Feb 23, 2008 4:42 AM GMT
    Ugh, sorry to hear that. Look on the bright side -- can it really get much worse?
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    Feb 23, 2008 4:52 AM GMT

    LOL! For someone who has just had major surgery, yes IT CAN GET WORSE, EricLA. Infection much?? LOL, but Cher willing, Ant will heal without complication. Get well soon, Antie.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2008 9:39 AM GMT
    Depression can be a bitch. You'll come back. Lean on your friends if you need to...that's why they are called friends.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Feb 23, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    Thanks for the support guys...its really appreciated.

    Im at home being nursed by my better half which is cool - he was so upset when I was taken into hospital and has been clingy all week since I got out which is cute. Problem is, I feel like I am putting on him with him working at home to nurse me as I just cannot do stuff.

    I;m trying not to over analyse...a friend of mine in London says that it is God getting pissed at me for ignoring His "subtle" hints to move to London and train as a Minister in the Methodist Church. Now my friend reckons God has made me too sick with my spine injury to work in sports an with my appendix and depression and stuff is telling to move from Manchester to London and be a minister.

    Er?????? I didnt think God worked like that?

    I jsut think its a run of bad luck to be honest or similar.....I guess being run down and recovering from spinal s urgery made me more susceptible to infections, one of which triggered off an abomindal infection which lead to my appendix going wrong or similar.


    Im trying to stay positive but its really hard as I was almost healed from my spine surgery and duer back at week real Ive got more weeks off and in pain and uncomfortable and zoned out on drugs again.

    oh man.....
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    Feb 23, 2008 8:11 PM GMT

    LOL, I think your friend and my mother should do lunch!
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Feb 23, 2008 11:24 PM GMT

    Hes a nice enough guy but even though he is very much a Liberal Christian - being gay and all - hes still quite Evangelical and stuff in his outlook. I'm a lot more radical in my theology than he is and far more sceptical but due to a strict methodist upbringing still rather "guilty" of being gay, liberal, sceptical and feel as tho 'the hard line way is the way you know. all bollocks I know...but...there's part of me which listens to it, tunes in, and goes along with it. arghgh!

    IF there is an all loving God, making someone very ill - twice - is not a way to get them to respond to their call at all is it?

    sometimes the way you're brought up can mess you up. sometimes it doesnt.