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Offline Jim Allen

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Hospital weekend fun
« on: October 11, 2020, 12:30:54 pm »
Spent the day in hospital and going to be a night as well.

Skin infection in the skin, no need to buy halloween costume anymore ;D




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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 12:40:06 pm »
Sorry to read about your stay at hospital, Jim.

I hope the infection clears up quickly:  get well soon!

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 01:00:33 pm »
Sorry to read about your stay at hospital, Jim.

I hope the infection clears up quickly:  get well soon!

Thanks should be fine, getting IV antibiotics and next they are putting in a drain.Should be fine and out in 24 hours
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 01:03:01 pm »
I know the cause... taking too many photos.  ;D

Get well soon Jim.
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 01:40:33 pm »
Hope you get well 😘 🙏💜 real soon Jim.

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 02:42:27 pm »
Tell the truth,....  You got yourself into a bar room brawl . !  :)

But seriously,  get well soon ! Hopefully those anti-biotics, will start kicking butt.

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2020, 05:39:45 pm »


        ojo.        Hi Jim...omg!!, it looks bad, tho, remember I’m blind...wishing you a quick recovery...be well...abrazos

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 01:28:30 am »
Oops Jim....da's balen  :(   Hoop dat de zwelling inmiddels wat geslonken is. Beterschap en wel thuis straks

(Oops Jim...that sucks :(  Hope the swelling subsided has subsided at least a bit by now. Speedy recovery )
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 02:07:50 am »


Ouch! That's rough.. hope it isn't too painful. Heal well Jim.

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 07:09:33 am »
Thanks for all the well wishes.

I've been moved to the ward now, CT scan shows the infection is not behind the eye so it's just the skin & tissue. IV antibiotics and they are discussing putting in a drain. Two trains of thought on that, However should know more later today.
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 08:15:03 am »
Don't tell me you had to spend the entire sunday and night in the ER ?  :o

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2020, 09:54:52 am »
I arrived at 1:30 pm and they moved me at 3 am to the ward.
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2020, 04:45:50 am »
Feeling a lot better.

HIV Consultant came up yesterday and semi took over my case on the ward. Got me on other antibiotics and feeling a lot better, also arranged for the face to be drained today so good stuff.

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2020, 08:10:57 am »
Good news Jim ! Returning home soon ? Beterschap !

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 12:36:17 pm »
Good news Jim ! Returning home soon ? Beterschap !

Thanks. Just back on the ward from having the face drained and flushed. It feels so much better already, doc said I should be going home in a day or so. The only nastly thing was local anaesthetic did not work as it's inflamed tissue so it was not a plesent experience.
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2020, 02:43:48 pm »
ouch. my little case of poison ivy seems so inconsequential now. Get better soon and take care!
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2020, 04:24:45 pm »
Oh man,I hope you get better fast.....

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 04:54:06 pm »
I'm glad that you are feeling better, Jim, but sorry you went through this ordeal at all.     

I hope you are discharged from hospital tomorrow!
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2020, 12:41:20 am »
Goodmorning Jim, hope you had a decent sleep last night. Hoop dat je straks weer naar huis mag. Sterkte kerel en beterschap. Groeten ;-)

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2020, 05:32:01 am »
Goodmorning Jim, hope you had a decent sleep last night. Hoop dat je straks weer naar huis mag. Sterkte kerel en beterschap. Groeten ;-)

Bedankt.  :)

Gaat een stuk beter en kan vandaag naar huis. Maandag terug voor controle.
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2020, 05:47:39 am »
I'm glad that you are feeling better, Jim, but sorry you went through this ordeal at all.     

I hope you are discharged from hospital tomorrow!

Thank guys.

It's all good getting out today and back on Monday for wound care. All fine, I feel like my face has been kicked by a horse, still it's a lot better. Posted the before and after pictures at the end of the post.

Oh man,I hope you get better fast.....
ouch. my little case of poison ivy seems so inconsequential now. Get better soon and take care!


Thanks appreciate it   :). Posion ivy rash is nasty thing in itself, hope all is well.



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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2020, 05:50:11 am »
There is a nurse, who keeps whispering " “The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club." everytime he walks past my bed ;) ;D
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2020, 08:12:32 am »
There is a nurse, who keeps whispering " “The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club." everytime he walks past my bed ;) ;D
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Glad to see you're coming along nicely.

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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 08:35:48 am »
There is a nurse, who keeps whispering " “The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club." everytime he walks past my bed ;) ;D
That was actually quite fitting 😂.

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 12:20:09 pm »
 ;D Thanks guys.

Back home, feeling exhausted but better. Heading back for checkups on Monday with the surgical team and Thursday with the ID clinic.

Apparently there is a cyst or something deeper in my skin that they feel is the cause, should be ok for now but  they want to remove it at a later date, 8-9 months from now or whenever covid-19 is more under control

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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2020, 11:29:18 pm »
Glad to hear you are feeling better and the ordeal is almost over. Also happy to hear they have found a possible underlying cause, that is always good. It looked horrendous.

Good luck
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2020, 11:54:23 pm »
Glad to hear you are feeling better and the ordeal is almost over. Also happy to hear they have found a possible underlying cause, that is always good. It looked horrendous.

Good luck
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Re: Hospital weekend fun
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2022, 07:31:20 pm »
Spent the day in hospital and going to be a night as well.

Skin infection in the skin, no need to buy halloween costume anymore ;D


So not been posting much this last week, as despite having the cyst removed, I'm having the same issues again two years later.  :(

However, I managed to start oral antibiotics 1000 mg 4x a time within a few hours of the first symptoms, and it looks like I will just about avoid a hospital stay. Thank goodness for that. 

It spread incredibly fast and got very swollen, so I will follow up with the Hospital later to ensure the cause is not another cyst or anything that was missed. 


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