2022, what are you going to throw at us next? (Biopsy Blues)

Well what is happening 😳. I honestly thought that after the last two years, Covid, illness and deaths in the family and dear friends! Me being in and out of hospital and Ruby being ill that this year would be a huge improvement…..well I thought by the laws of fairness we deserved a better year this year. Baaahaaha!

Aparently not the fickle finger of fate has decided we have not had enough to cope with. We got Ruby through cancer and a huge op on her leg which took over a month to heal, then the poor old gal got vestibular disease. Hubby and I being ill too, you can read all about that here.

Well just when I thought things were on the mend, hubby got a call from the hospital to tell after his last set of tests they wanted him to have a liver biopsy. Aparently a simple procedure, a tube is inserted into the liver, this tube has a set of snippers to remove a biopsy sample from the liver (two samples in hubby’s case) and a radiologist guides the tube by X-ray.

We read up on the procedure and it all looked straight forward and recovery quick, 24 to 48 hrs of moderate pain/discomfort. Not for hubby. Long story short, he went in for his biopsy Wednesday morning 8am, I took him home at 3.15pm. by 5pm he was in worse pain that immediately after biopsy. No sleep that night as hubby was in so much pain. Thursday morning hubby rang the hospital, the recommended co codamol ….I went and got some from town but also we rang the surgery for advice. Our G.P. rang and asked for me to take hubby in. By this time hubby was in so much pain he could not get on the drs couch. She then rang the hospital and was told to send him to A & E.

The Dr wrote him a note for A & E. I dropped him there about 3pm. He was seen by a doctor. Who could see how much pain he was in. He has had scan and ultrasound. Two does of Morphine and assorted other tablets later and still the pain was just as bad.
The scans and ultrasound were clear no damage to liver or stomach from biopsy and also no bleeds. The pain though was still excruciating? They believe a muscle was strained during the biopsy. As the position you are put in for the biopsy is odd and uncomfortable? That could be true of the lower pain but not the one in the shoulder.

So picked Hubby up from A & E really no better off than when I left him, in pain and looking awful. Anyway they had given him codine tablets and assured him there was no internal bleeding.

Unfortunately he had another very bad and painful night. Today he has been propped up on the sofa still in lots of pain. Of course it’s a Friday and the surgery will be closed all weekend . If things worsen it will time to call an ambulance or another drive to A&E, hopefully we can get through the next two days, but if there is no improvement it will be back to the surgery Monday ….fingers crossed we can get some help.

So yet again I am behind with posts and comments….I am actually exhausted. Plus we have Storm Eunice bashing around outside, two trees down in our road and lots more around the town. So we are staying in , though I have taken Ruby on two short walks so far today .

Β© willowdot21

Please bear with me I will get round to you all and I may have to miss prompts…..even though I have just got round to catching up! Oh! and we still have to get the results of the biopsy . 🀞

75 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Dougherty
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 15:12:59

    Oh, Willow! You’re really being put through the wringer. I’ll be thinking of you this evening and hoping you get an easier night xxx


  2. Sadje
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 15:24:39

    I’m sorry both of you are having such rough time. Sending you warm hugs and lots of prayers.


  3. Paula Light
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 16:49:46

    Well dang. Good vibes going out to you and yours πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 17:29:53

    Oh my goddess! You poor thing. Just take care of you and hubby. We’re here for you lovely Willow. ❀


  5. rugby843
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 17:34:01

    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they will figure it out on Monday!😏

    Sent from my iPhone



  6. pensitivity101
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 18:02:27

    Health first Willow. Take care, and hugs to the three of you. Thinking of you.


  7. John W. Howell
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 18:07:34

    So sorry.Prayers for you and hubby.


  8. barbtaub
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 21:53:37

    So so sorry to hear all that you’ve been through. I’ll be thinking of you all and hoping things get better soon.


  9. Read Between the Lyme
    Feb 18, 2022 @ 22:01:39

    I’m so sorry for all of you! I really hope your husband improves over the weekend. How terrible!


    • willowdot21
      Feb 18, 2022 @ 22:31:40

      Thank you Belle it’s all very worrying πŸ’œ


      • Read Between the Lyme
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 11:10:12

        How did the weekend go? I hope your husband’s pain subsided. I’ve been thinking about you two!

      • willowdot21
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 12:10:01

        Hi Belle thank you for thinking of us. Hubby is improving slowly but still in pain but a tad happier. He was supposed to be having another proceedure this Friday but he’s postponed it for a couple of weeks. Then just to add insult to injury someone has driven in to my car which was parked outside the back of our house and done Β£500 /Β£600 worth of damage. We are enduring our third big storm in a week and if all things had been well we would of flown off to Antigua today for a holiday……of course we had to postpone. Lol that’s life isn’t it.
        How are you and yours doing. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

      • Read Between the Lyme
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 15:03:19

        I’m glad he’s a lot better! Ugh. I’m sorry about your car! And not being able to go on holiday. I really hope things settle down for you all. Take care!

      • willowdot21
        Feb 21, 2022 @ 15:05:10

        Thank you Belle not hold my breath yet knowing my luck. Love to you and yours πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  10. Dan Antion
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 01:21:36

    Don’t worry about us, you have enough to deal with. We’re keeping a good thought for you and adding you to our prayers.


  11. Lauren
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 06:10:59

    Willow, sending prayers and virtual hugs for you and hubby. I hope that he feels less pain soon. You both deserve to have some peace in your lives.


  12. TanGental
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 08:03:49

    Those things come in battalion not single spurs don’t they. Poor you poor hub. Hope it eases…


    • willowdot21
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 08:56:02

      Hi Geoff and yes these things do to all of us! Thank you for your good wishes we will get over this we always do. Ruby waves a regal paw to Mylo πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  13. marina kanavaki
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 09:13:29

    Oh, no, Willow!!!!! I hope the pain leaves him soon! I’m sending you healing thoughts and wishes for better days ahead. β€πŸ˜˜πŸ€—


  14. Hugh W. Roberts
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 11:42:39

    So sorry to hear all this, Willow. I hope things improve for you all (especially your husband) over the weekend.
    Take good care of yourselves.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 14:02:45

      Thank you Hugh, sorry to moan but it felt like I was drowning yesterday. Today is another day and things are looking better. Thank you for your kind words πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  15. Jemima Pett
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 14:27:43

    Oh, crumbs. Thinking of you all, and sending (gentle) hugs. Don;t worry about blogging etc., except if it helps you relax. ❀


  16. Widdershins
    Feb 19, 2022 @ 18:39:50

    Well, bugger! 😦 … and it’s still only February! … sending you lots of hugs-n-stuff from over here, and that you can find a bit of time to look after your Self too.


  17. noelleg44
    Feb 20, 2022 @ 14:41:49

    Oh, Willow, you have certainly had more than your fair share of woes these past months. I am so sorry to hear about all that pain your husband is suffering from the biopsy and it is so frustrating when the MDs say everything is fine and take some pain pills. I hope all this gets sorted out soon so you can all sleep.


  18. KL Caley
    Feb 20, 2022 @ 18:04:05

    Oh, Willow. Did you smash a mirror? Joking aside, I am so sorry to hear you are having such a tough time and really hope your hubby is well on his way to recovery. Take care and please don’t worry about your prompts. We will be here to welcome you back with open arms when things calm down but please don’t rush, take all the time you need and remember to take care of yourself too. Sending virtual hugs. Much love. KL ❀


  19. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 22, 2022 @ 13:20:35

    HI Willow, I am very sorry to hear this bad news. I don’t see an update from you. How is your husband now?


    • willowdot21
      Feb 22, 2022 @ 15:39:02

      Hello Robbie thank you so much for caring. Hubby is slowly improving though still suffering pain and having trouble sleeping. He still has his cough and earache. We are awaiting the results of the biopsy. Ruby is not doing so well bless her but she old. Plus someone drove into my car while it was parked at our house and did not stop! Plus we had to cancel our holiday with friends in Antigua. That’s life isn’t.
      Hope you all well and happy. πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  20. Marsha
    Feb 22, 2022 @ 14:37:15

    Willow, you are quiet about all of your own woes and you DO take the time to post and comment. I’m so sorry for your husband’s pain. Is he is doing better. Do they know yet what caused it? Lots of love and hugs and rest for all three of you. xxx


    • willowdot21
      Feb 22, 2022 @ 15:29:31

      Hi Marsha how are you and yours doing. It is so kind of to care about us. Hubby is improving slowly but still having trouble with the pain and sleeping , they think that a muscle in his stomach was strained during his liver biopsy. So now we are awaiting the results. Plus someone smashed into my car which was parked outside our house….they drove off without stopping. Poor old Ruby also is struggling to walk bless her, and we had to cancel our holiday with friends to Antiqua. Take care and hugs to you πŸ’œπŸ’œ


      • Marsha
        Feb 22, 2022 @ 15:55:33

        You are really going through it. We are doing much better. V got over his bout with Covid. I have another vein surgery on Friday which I’m hoping will be my last. I won’t know till I get there. Life goes at an enjoyable pace. πŸ™‚

      • willowdot21
        Feb 22, 2022 @ 16:52:25

        This Covid is a nightmare isn’t it! I am glad V had beaten Covid. Our youngest and whole family have had it, our eldest lad has had delta and omacrom, our middle had the original and Omicron he may even of had delta. Oh! I hope your vein surgery goes well and that it is your last. Take care and thank you again for caring πŸ’œ

      • Marsha
        Feb 22, 2022 @ 19:48:14

        It’s so sad you can get it multiple times. Take care of yourself, Willow. Life is precious.

      • willowdot21
        Feb 22, 2022 @ 21:49:31

        Thank you Marsha, indeed life is πŸ’œπŸ’œ

      • Marsha
        Feb 23, 2022 @ 15:44:47

        Lots of love and well wishes to you, my friend. xxx

      • willowdot21
        Feb 23, 2022 @ 15:49:45


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  22. Marsha
    Feb 22, 2022 @ 15:37:45

    Congratulations, this post is featured on Story Chat, Willow. Thanks for taking the time to comment. xxx


  23. darsword
    Feb 23, 2022 @ 13:12:25

    Wow! You have been through so much! Saying prayers for you and a special for hubby. And Ruby. Big hugs back!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ²πŸ‰<—– for good measure!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


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