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August 7, 2010



I Am Back: Well, Sort Of

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 7, 2010, 10:42 PM
Hello, everyone. :wave:

Thank you all for you comments about my shocking, unexpected hand surgery. I read each and every comment. Here is a brief explanation of what had happened.

MY husband tells me that my vein was infiltrated while I was in intensive care. I was not aware of what was happening since I was in an induced coma for five days to give my lungs a rest.(intubation)  My hand must of blistered from the fluid injected and the blood poring into my hand.  My hand turn black from all the blood.  Emergency surgery was needed to save my right hand from amputation, so I was told.  The hospital called it 'compression compartment syndrome'.… husband and I feel that it never should of gotten to the point of surgery while I was in intensive care. We both felt that the hospital was trying to put the blame on me and not the person who infiltrated my vein.
Now I am left with terrible looking scars and redness on my right hand.  Don't get me wrong, I am grateful that I did not lose my hand, but I feel it should of never gotten to point of surgery.  I am still in shock over this.

I would of been on sooner but my computer's motherboard stopped working. I thought it was the video card. My PC was less than two years old for that to happen. Another shock. I never had a computer that lasted only two years.

We are in the process of moving.  Boxes are all over the house to pack stuff up. It is amazing how much junk one accumulates over the years. ...and I do mean junk.





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brutalbich Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was horrified to read what has happened to you Cheri and I pray for a swift and complete recovery my dear friend...I can't imagine having to go through what you remain in my thoughts and prayers sweetie
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thank you, dear Robyn. I can't believe it myself.

My hand started blistering. I broke the blister and now It is infected. I have to go back to the doctor sooner.

I am packing for our move. With all the dust I am dealing with I think that is why my hand got infected. The dust was terrible in my late son's room. Both my husband and I couldn't go in there. Now that we are moving, we had to pack stuff up. Gut wrenching experience.

So sorry, I am not helping with the group. So much going on in my cursed life.

Love you to bits, Robyn.
brutalbich Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hon, you don't worry about anything but getting better, the group will still be here when you're up to heart aches for what you are having to deal with Cheri, the physical pain on top of the emotional pain, I couldn't imagine having to go through remain in my thoughts and prayers sweetie and will always have a special place in my heart


miss69 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I'm so pleased to hear you are on the road to recovery Hun :hug: Take care and I hope the move goes well.
BTW..Where are you shifting to? Australia?? :D
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Haha I wish! Would be nice to be closer to you, my dear friend. I have been taking care of my hand and going to the specialist but, my hand is starting to blister. Need to make an appointment soon to find out what is going on. The scaring is awful. :( One can't help but to notice it and the redness.

How are you doing, Kelly?
miss69 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Aww.. Hun I'm soo very sorry I hadn't replied to this. I has been berried under 100's of messages. I feel really, really bad. :(
How have you been? Hoping and wishing you are recovered. xxxx

I've been having a crappy time the past few months. It started with one of my beloved, old dogs getting bitten by a snake. Unfortunately she didn't make it :( She was 16 and in good spirits antill this happened to her.
The my cat died on cancer about two months ago and a week ago today I had to put my beautiful Labrador to sleep. He too got cancer and there was nothing the vet could do for, so I decided this was the most humane thing that could be done for him. He was in too much pain to carry on. So, now I have none of my lovely furry friends left, missing them so much, especially my Lab. :(
Again Sweety, sorry for not writing to you. But I haven't been in a nice place of late.
Hugs and Kisses,
Kel xxx
Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Hi Cheri, am trying to catch up and just read your last journal and this one... am so sorry to hear what you've gone through my friend... I can imagine it has been a big shock to the system. Hope your hand heals quickly and you are feeling much better soon... thinking of you :hug:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you, Andrea. :hug:
devildoll Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I am sooo sorry for you pain and everything you have gone through. My Step Daughter Shonna *MisssBarbie told me about what had happened to you and I am just beside myself with your strength and courage. I have a big fear of not breathing and was in the Hospital a few months ago myself and they were talking about putting me on a ventilator because I could not stay awake with the amount of oxygen they were giving me. I'm not sure if they would have put me in a induced coma, but I would like to think they would have. I just couldn't imagine being so scared for my life and then waking up to another nightmare all together. We are all praying for you and hope your hand will heal and be good as new as soon as possible. Please don't worry about replying back to me. It must be agony to type right now. Just focus on getting better hun. We will keep you in our prayers on this end. God bless you!
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you, Ashlie. It is so scary not being able to breathe. I prefer being in an induced coma while the tubes are being put in place. Otherwise, one would want to pull them out.( because of the choking sensation with the tubes in place.) The procedure has saved my life many times in the past.

Yes, it was a shock to see the condition of my hand. The scaring is so unattractive. I just can't believe this happened to me and that the hospital caretaker let it get so far.
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