Been a bit distracted the last week.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by bilzmale, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Some of you may have noted my absence from the boards but my 'staff' kept the pub running smoothly. Last Sunday I was admitted to hospital through the emergency department. I was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis bought on by gallstones. Next day the gall bladder was removed and it displayed necrosis (bits of it had started dying from infection).

    I stayed in hospital with massive i/v antibiotics to manage the infection and was finally sent home Friday night with a drain still attached. I will have daily visits from nursing staff from the hospital under their "Hospital in the Home" scheme to change dressings etc. Pain levels are very manageable fortunately but I still need a lot of rest.

    Thanks to all who kept things ticking over for me and I expect to spend more and more time here as the week progresses.
    • Like Like x 4
  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mate, not good news. Some solace that you are feeling OK now....though sad to think of your suffering in silence, so my thoughts go out to you my friend.

    Well I thought things were quiet....and now I have an explanation. Great to have you back :jedi:
  3. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Good luck, prayers to you and yours!!!
  4. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Oww, that's lots worse than I have. Hope you feel much better soon!
  5. Rich M

    Rich M SC Regular

    May 2, 2011
    Hope you get better real soon Bill.......
  6. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Gett well soon Bill !
  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France

    all the best in your recovery - (and at my, (our?) age we all need to keep an eye out for stuff like that) - it's not easy (for some), getting old

    Good luck

    (from another Bill)
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Take care, Bill. I hope you're back behind the bar soon.
  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Oh Bill, I'm so sorry to hear you've not been well. These things have a habit of creeping up on you don't they! My eldest daughter has just been diagnosed with a hugely overactive thyroid, anaemia and strep throat and has been feeling like an old woman for months! At least we have an answer now and so do you. Rest up and get well soon :smile::flowers_2:
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bill, I'm so glad that you're on the mend and back at home - both your real home with your wonderful wife, and your second home here - behind the bar and throughout the forums. You've been sorely missed. :grouphug: :flowers_2:
  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Thanks all - feeling better each day - only one "nanna nap" today and actually took some photos in the garden.
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Sorry to hear Bill, but glad you seem to be on the mend. Hang in there and heal well!

  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Excellent news, Bill!
  14. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Make a good recovery Bill, I went through that when I was 27, that's a long time ago, spent rather longer in hospital in those days. Didn't know quite how serious a condition it was until after the event thank goodness.

  15. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Bill - take care of and a heart-felt good luck.
    . . . David
  16. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

    Jul 7, 2010
    OUCH! I hurt just reading this!

    Hope you are up and around soon. Good time to do some editing for Photo's!
  17. Briar

    Briar SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Bill, all the very best for a continued speedy recovery.
  18. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    Oct 10, 2010
    Sorry to hear that Bill - get well soon...
  19. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    I had a coworker who went through that and he looked really seriously ill even about two weeks after surgery, long after he felt better. He's still doing well many years later, though.
  20. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Ooooh that's nasty. Get well soon, nap to your hearts content.