"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty;

not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

Friday, March 24, 2006

Mum in law and her surgery

Mum in law was admitted on 21 March for surgery for prolapsed vagina and bladder. It was a success and the doc hitched them both to some ligament on the pelvic bone! The bonus was that he did not have to cut her open at her old hysterectomy scar and did all the work from "below"!

That means that recovery is much faster! I hope she will be able to go home by tomorrow although the doc hasn't said anything. The other slight complication was that there was a hernia which he removed from her large intestines which were also protruding!

All in all, growing old isn't too exciting from this angle. I am thankful that she is well although she is experiencing some pain (which i would liken to post natal pains). The doc is able to give her mild pain killers for that and thus is no big issue. It was really hard for her to talk about this as it is an "embarrassing" problem but i am glad that she did speak up and finally agreed to get help for the condition!

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