[SCA-AE] OT: Update on Helen Lorene's condition.
Master Hogge de Watlynge
masterhogge at godecookery.com
Thu Sep 13 23:08:42 EDT 2007
I wore a colostomy bag for 9 months, but was very lucky that I was able to
have a "reverse" colostomy and have myself stitched back together again to a
somewhat normal functioning system. <fingers crossed>
It was, though, one of the worse, hardest experiences of my life & I wish
the procedure on no one, not even those who deserve such treatment. My love
and tears go to her - I know what she's going through.
Be strong, Helen - it's survivable and you will persevere with patience &
time. My thoughts are with you.
Master Hogge (aka Huen)
----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Macek
To: endlesshills at yahoogroups.com ; Discussion at aethelmearc.org
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:56 PM
Subject: [SCA-AE] OT: Update on Helen Lorene's condition.
First let me apologize wholeheartedly for not telling some of you before
this post goes out, but things have been too difficult to update everyone
individually. Please don't take it as a slight, but we've been stretched
too thin the past few days. Wednesday, Karen and I were informed that Helen
was going to require a colonostomy (sp?) bag. This was major surgery given
her age and size. Karen proved to the doctors that she was healthy enough
to be released from Moses Taylor so she could be with Helen at Geisinger
Medical Center in Danville before the surgery (at 7 am this morning). The
procedure went well, but during the round of testing she underwent earlier
in the week the doctors discovered some bad news, not life-threatening, but
things that will affect her quality of life. It seems that her lower
vertebrae and tail bone did not form. This will mean two major things that
we know of so far and that is that A) she may need the colonostomy bag
permanently, as she may
not have the nerves required to control when she poops or pees and B) there
are strong indications that she'll be unable to walk. The doctors are not
ruling out the possibility that they are wrong, or that a treatment will
become available in the near future, but they don't think either possibility
is likely. Obviously, keeping her alive is the first and foremost priority
and she is doing rather well in that department, all things considered. As
more information becomes available, I will make sure you are all informed.
Thanks again for the prayers and thoughts!
Scott Macek (:Lord Gregory Hillson)
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