Archive for June, 2010

大手術

June 3, 2010

我五月廿五號入院, 昨天卅一號回家, 留院共七天, 体重消瘦了五磅.

廿五號手術共六個半小時, 頭兩小時為angiogram, 由右大腿通往腎臟的數條血管塞入球体, 阻止血液流入右腎, 以免手術時失血過多.

割除整個右腎及癌瘤傷口十英吋,25cm.長, 失血500cc. 醫生形容手術對身體的打擊如被貨車輾過.

復原第三,四天為身体最難受的時期, 很易情緒失控, 幸好我得到各人的良好祝愿與發功相助, 順利跨過難關.

第五, 六天復原甚速, 第七天中午出院.

據醫生說, 我以後還需作化療, 但我就不會再麻煩大家了, 這次告知病情, 主要在提醒各位要作例行年檢, 防犯於未然.

數點觀察;

手術時全身麻痺, 手術後則用epidural局部麻痺, 由脊骨某節插入麻痺劑, 傷口上下三吋失去感覺, 其它部位感覺正常, 很神奇.

第五天身体出現數個痕癢紅斑, 因用藥多种, 醫生也難以確定是何藥引起敏感, 現全身出痕癢紅斑, 主疹醫生又去了一星期旅遊.只得死忍, 因如去急症室, 輪候起碼要大半曰.

中西食療異同;
中華養身以陰陽互濟為主, 動了大手術身體極虛弱, 當以避寒趨熱為主.
西人則反是;
手術後頭兩天只許以冰塊濕潤幹燥的口腔.
第三天只准喝冰水.
第四天可進食軟性食物如jello及雪糕.
第五天可進食固体食物, 午餐竟是牛排一大塊.

優良服務;
這里的醫療設備先進, 醫生, 護士等工作人員態度都和藹可親, 感覺上比香港貴价的養和醫院還優勝.
美中不足的是醫生過於繁忙, 每天巡房只有三數分鐘, 不能詳談.
最差勁的是各部門之間協調常出錯, 我個人就親歷了四五次烏龍. 如入院當天登記後本應往day medicine, 卻被送往day surgery, 轉來轉去.

天使到訪;
出院前早上來了一位西人尼姑慈隱, 她清瘦脫俗, 對我來說如天使下凡, 她花了十一年在韓國學佛, 現有空就在醫院為病人提供精神安慰.
她現為卡城韓國佛寺主持, 我想我會去參加其靜坐斑.

今晨清早醒來,
見窗外黃烏飛動,
急欲起床觀看,
傷口一陣劇痛,
呀,
是生命的提示,
日日是好日

半立

2010,june 1st.

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Surgery

June 3, 2010

Surgery

I went into Rockyview Hospital on May 25, came out on 31 and lost 5 lbs.

The operation took 6 &1/2 hours, the first two were spent on Angiogram, blockages were sent into my right kidney arteries to block off blood supply , reducing blood lost during removal of kidney.
The kidney & tumor removal took 4 &1/2 hrs. the cut was 10 inches long and I lost 500cc. of blood.
The trauma to the body is like being struck by a truck as Dr. Morley said.

The 3 & 4 days after operation were most challenging, nothing feels right in the body, self pity and depression lurked it’s head, fortunately with all the good wishes and good energies sent by you all I was able to come out of it with only minor scratches.

Speedy recovery followed on the 5 &6 days, and I was sent home on the 7 day.

Chemotherapy will have to follow soon, the battle is not yet finish, but I will burden you no more with my fight. I only let you know this time to alarm you to do annual checkups, prevention is the best cure.

Again thanks all for your good wills and energies that helped me tremendously this time.

Lap Lam
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Angelic visit
On the morning before I left the hospital, Hidden Kindness came for a visit, she’s from the multi-faith service of the hospital, she’s so clean, calm and radiant, I mistook her for an angel in the morning lights.
Hidden Kindness is a Canadian who spent 11 years in Korea training to be a Buddhist nun, she’s now the abbot of Calgary’s Korean Buddhist temple, I think I will go to their meditation sessions.

Pain in the belly

Woke up in the early dawn,
Yellows birds chirping outside window,
Hurry,

sit up to watch,

Ah,
Sharp pain in belly,
Hurray
I am still alive.
Yea,
Every day is a good day.

Lap lam
June 2, 2010