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May 5th, 2011 (10:24 pm)
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You may not have noticed I was gone, but I’m just back from an impromptu stay at Ninewells that started on Monday; my first experience of hospital as an inpatient.

The reason sounds a bit silly. It was a nosebleed (spontaneous). But it started around 6 in the morning, and didn’t really, fully stop for the rest of the day, although it was brought under control in the afternoon. I was put on IV fluids, but no blood transfusion required.

There wasn’t a definite resolution to the problem so it may occur again, though hopefully not. For now, I’ve to take it easy to avoid unnecessarily triggering a repeat. A repeat would probably mean surgery.

With help from qidane, I made it home in time to vote without an emergency proxy (which was also an option thanks to qidane), though far from being my usual first or second at the polling station.

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Posted by: Toby Atkin-Wright (tobyaw)
Posted at: May 5th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)

Glad they let you out. And congrats for getting to the vote in time.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 5th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Jailbird

Thanks; and thanks for visiting. :-)

Posted by: Kate (kateaw)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)

Good to be home I'm sure. Hopefully the problem will stay away. Look after yourself and if there's anything we can do please give us a shout.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC)
Bogie

Yikes! Glad you're back, and fingers crossed for no recurrence. It's never nice to be a medical mystery.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Yep, it's a poor second to international man of mystery.

Posted by: It's my brain and I'll do what I like in it (pink_weasel)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)

Oh, that doesn't sound like fun. Hope it doesn't come back. I think nose bleeds can be cauterised.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)

The problem was that the leak appeared to be far enough back and generous enough that they couldn't find it without more serious investigation (that would have been the surgery option). They did try cauterising a couple of points that turned out to be wrong (Comment from the nurse: "Ooh, it's like cooking chicken when it turns white!"). Cauterising not as traumatic as it sounds, thank goodness!

Posted by: It's my brain and I'll do what I like in it (pink_weasel)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)

Not good. Perhaps you should head to Nandos next time.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)

Yeah, that sounds an altogether more civilised way of getting things cauterised :-)

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: May 6th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

Commiserations! Glad they've let you out!
I was just visiting hospital over the hols: Mum was admitted on Sunday re: pressure sores and mobility problems, and isn't due out till mid-week, by which time we hope that there'll be social services/nursing support sorted.

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