Thursday, December 21, 2006


S thinks this post should be called "I want my money back" due to me the other day saying that i was going to go back and request a refund because of the state they left my arm in. We'll post photos later of the 'pretty' bruises on it that go half way up my wrist. Anyway, it's been just over a week and I'm doing good, still a little tender and I tire easy, but they say that's normal. There's been a little Vascular rejection on Si's end, but they caught it before it affected the kidney and they've got him on drugs to reverse and help stop it before it goes any further. They still say there is a 95% chance it will take
Apparently I'm VERY sensitive to Morpheine and they gave me a litte too much for me (for anyone else it probably would've been ok, but apparently not for me) and I decided to give everyone a little scare (my Dad reckons I was just trying to get attention cause Si was getting too much, lol) and stop breathing for a bit. . .but after a brief stint in ICU I was up and bouncing. . .well, ok, not quite, but I'm doing ok again. I don't think there's any chance of me ever becoming a Morpheine addict though. . .lol
Anyway, must dash, just about out of time on the net. . .will post photos of my war wounds when we get home. . .sigh, home. . .

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


This is the kidneys wife speaking:
Hi all a big thanks to all of those that have sent messages reguarding the opperation it was really great to know that everybody was thinking of us.
The opperation went really well and A is back in recovery as i write this. Si is in theatre at the moment so i will post an update later.
A is really sleepy and really cute, (at least i think so). She is currently sucking on ice cubes and making funny smacking noises with her mouth. I think she mentioned a horrible taste in her mouth that she is trying to get rid of. Anyway will go back up to her ward now and see how she is. I just came away for a few minutes so i could post this for all of those that were wondering how she is doing.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Hunting the Haggis

Although many people believe that Haggis is actually a meal of meat and vegetable cooked in the stomach offal of a sheep. . .it's actually a wee furry little beastie, (For more information on this, please refer to "The Wee Free Men", "Hat Full of Sky" and "Wintersmith" by Terry Pratchett) and, my excuse for not having posted on here for a while is that I've been hunting the Haggis. . .
Ok, then, you caught me out, I haven't been hunting the Haggis. . .but isn't an interesting lie much more value for money? lol
Last week I was busy trying to recover from a sinus infection so that the surgery could actually happen! and before that I was too busy recovering from having finished my second job (which I really didn't want to leave!!). . .
But I'm back, I'm fighting fit. . .I'm having one day at work before 4 weeks off and, I'm starting to finally get some small butterflies in my tummy. . .not as much as Si and S though. . .I think the problem is is that I look at the short term view and the long term view, Si and S seem to look at the middle term. . .see, short term it's just, getting admitted into hospital and long term, it's an interesting scar to show off with an interesting (and, kinda heartwarming) story behind it. . .middle term, it's pain and boredom and probably a lot of frustration. . .so I don't think about the middle term. . .take it one step at a time and think of the overall good all of this will do. . .I'm giving one of my best friends (who, I must admit is sometimes more like an annoying brother), a second chance at life. A real life. Not the sort of half existence he's currently living. And yes, brothers are annoying, but you'd do anything for family. . .so, the middle term stuff, it just doesn't matter when the outcome is so. . .rewarding.
But yes, I am starting to get a wittle noivus. . .
Must dash, the Taxman doesn't pay me to post blogs and my break just finished :)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

slack (but with a good excuse)

ok so i know that this blog was created by my wife (giggle) to keep our nearest and dearest up to date with the opperation and stuff but it just occured to me that to do that we might actually need to post on here once and a while and actually tell everybody what is happening!

At the moment the subject rolls around to auckland and the surgery every five seconds or so. Simon is offically packing himself and my beautiful wife acts as if she hasn't a care in the world. I know if it was me that was about to be sliced open i would be as nervous as hell but she seems perfectly fine. (not to confuse this with normal coz she never was)

I am going to start making lists soon of all the stuff we have to take with us to Auckland i am waiting for the sleepness nights to start at the moment the sleeping is not going so well but i think that it is mainly becuase we have been sick and its really hard to sleep when both of you are all blocked up and finding breathing a problem.

Anyway i will try to remember to post on here more often next week so everybody is reasured about the opperation. Love and hugs. S

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Perspectives, money and dates

So, I've been thinking recently about different peoples perspectives on things. . .about how one person can bitch to their friends about something that someone/people have done to them and their friends would be all sympathetic and understanding and such but if they were the other people bitching to their friends and saying why they'd done said thing, their friends would still be understanding. . .why is it that people have to bitch about each other instead of just seeing things from the other person's perspective? But then, I guess if we could get people to do that then we would have world peace. . .And something tells me that George W. Bush will never be able to see things from Iraq's perspective. . .or from homosexual's perspective either. . .
And on the random thoughts section, why is it that Doctors and Dentists are so f@*#ing expensive? $50 usually just to have some person with a degree poke around in your mouth for 5seconds and tell you that you have to go see someone else who's going to cost you even more money. . .how is that fair? And isn't good health and teeth something that is a mark of a good society rather than a third world country, so therefore shouldn't Governments ensure that their citizens have help with going to see Dentists and doctors rather than spending 5million odd dollars on stupid rugby stadiums or yachts? (sorry, in case you can't tell, I'm having a slight bitch at the NZ Government's priorities). . .
ANYWAY. . .so The Date is approaching fast (2 weeks and 4 days to be exact) and Si is getting rather nervous. . .me on the other hand. . .not so much. . .see, I don't know; everyone keeps telling me about what a big deal this is and stuff, but I just don't see it as such. . .I'm helping a good friend live a better life and apart from that, I think I'm just thinking about it in terms of the little steps. . .you know, it's just a trip to the hospital for some tests and then it's just being admitted for a couple of days and then just a little surgery. . .not that big a deal. . .I mean, I know I'm losing a kidney and all, but a person can survive on one kidney without any hassles. . .I mean, some people are even born with only one kidney. So it just doesn't seem like that big a deal for me. . .is there something wrong with me? Should I be worried or more nervous than what I am? Or is it ok that I'm not? I mean, I have thought through the consequences and stuff. . .it's not like I'm just entering into this blind. . .I'm just not worried about it. . .strange. . .oh well, have to go get ready for my other job now. . .(which by the way, I only have 2 shifts left for, yay me!)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

freakin out...

I am aware that this opperation is a good thing, but i have to admit i have my worries (as co-wife would say i was born to worry) but i think that i have everyright to have issues. I'm not that good with sick people... i can get pretty ratty actually but i'm going to have to deal with two sick people, both of which will be too sick for me to be allowed to inflict violence on! I think that i will ask both of there doctors for sedatives so i can just dope them up. It might be our only chance of survival.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

more reasons why I don't understand Blogs. . .and another Kidney update

Hi all. . .I remembered another reason why I just don't get blogs. . .they are an ONLINE DIARY. . .surely those two things just don't go together? After all, Online implies public - Diary implies private. . .putting something private into a public setting just seems strange to me. . .I mean; it's either one or the other right?
And as for the kidney. . .waiting on result's of SR's echo to see if he's still healthy enough before confirming the date. .
Right; gotta get back to work. . .AAARGGGHHH; working for "The Man" is BORING!!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

mother fucking wanker

This is The Wife not A, i'm the other one.... Anyway i'm feeling quite pissed off at the moment and in some need to vent and thought that this might be a good way to do it. SOME FUCKNG ASSHOLE TOOK OUR BABY BUNNY!!!

O.k she is not technically a baby coz she is 6 kgs in weight but she was our baby and now she is missing. A (co-wife) noticed that the hutch was open in the morning and went to investigate and then came to inform me in my mostly-still-asleep-state that there was no bunny in the hutch. Considering the size of the hutch (when your bunny is 6kgs in weight you need a very large hutch) it is not possible that she could have gotten out by herself so my conclusion is that somebody assisted her to get out.

I really hope that there is a special place reserved in hell (along with those people who talk during the movies) for who ever is responsible because co-wife and i really love our baby and things just haven't been right since she left.

Anyway this has absolutly nothing to do with kidneys or opperations but thought that i might feel slightly less angry if i vented about my bunny. (BTW i dont)

Hugs and toasted figgins

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Joining them

Ok, we all know the saying: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em". . .well, this is me joining 'em. . .I'm finally giving in and creating a blog. . .
I never really got the whole blog thing; I mean, do random people actually just do searches and read strangers's (not a word I know, but I don't really care. . .) blogs? If they do then. . .Hey random people!!. . .and what do people talk about on them? thoughts, experiences, what?
But; I have a reason. . .I have friends and family overseas who need a place they can go to at any point and find out information on the donation process (I'm donating my kidney to one of my best friends) so here I am. . .from this day on, this blog will be my thoughts and feelings leading up to The Date (we finally have one for the surgery; 13/12/2006 - good xmas present for someone don't you think?). . .and my partner will also probably pop on here and type up some of her thoughts and feelings about the whole thing as well. . .after all; it affects her almost as much as it does me. . .anyway, speaking of my lovely wife, I'm off to curl up in bed with her for a nap. . .