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01 July 2009 @ 12:25 am
a buffet and a random update  
the spideykids had a fruitfly buffet today. =)

sorry for the sporadic-ness of this entry but i don't know how to bring everyone up to speed properly so i'm just gonna jump in and post whatever comes to mind. hehe!

i currently have eight babies, from mommy lucia who has already passed on. she had four clutches in total, and i have at least one baby from each. i kept more of the first, a few of the second, and one each of the third and fourth.

on the humans front, i have finally done the surgery that i mentioned some time ago. was it two years ago or something? it turned out that keyhole surgery wasn't an option, so i had open surgery. i always thought it was minor, until i was admitted and overheard the nurses talking about the "major operation tomorrow". *blink*

the ten minutes i spent waiting outside the operation theatre for my turn was the longest ten minutes of my life.

i had morphine on tap after the operation. it wasn't as fun as people think it is, but it did make sleeping rather pleasant. i slept for like an entire day or two. then after that, i caught on that they would not take the drip off me as long as i was still needing the morphine, so i stopped pressing the button. i hated having the drip in my arm. wanted to get rid of it pronto. =(

strangely, there wasn't much pain. it was mostly just inconvenience and fear of ripping the wound open.

the four days in hospital were the longest four days of my life. never been so happy to get home when i eventually did. =)

much thanks to salsarina and lennon for being the first two friendly faces i saw afterward - even though i could only keep one eye open; my chocolatechip muffin marianne for the long distance phone call; ness for making me dinner and deb for bringing her laptop; kate, kenneth, amanda and hosea for visiting with flowers, fruit and food; my big sister linda for the love from new york; my boss for being understanding; vince for the frequent chats during my recovery month; and mother for everything she has done for me. =)

so that was more than a month ago. i'm pretty much ok now. not 100% yet but that's gonna take time. the entire experience is something i hope i never have to go through again, especially the part where they made me climb back onto my bed from the trolley after the surgery. i had no idea why they couldn't just lift me back. that was my least favourite incident out of the entire hospital stay. the runner-up would be the time the nurse on duty decided to forcibly empty the drip bottle into me so that she could change to a new bottle right away, causing my arm to swell like a pig's trotter. the swelling went down after they finally took the drip off me, but the pain in my arm lasted for more than a month.

yes, never again, would be good.

feelin': cheerfulcheerful
kyle cassidykylecassidy on June 30th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
1) haleyluna got a black widow!

2) did they let you bring spidykids to the hospital?

3) we missed you.

4) welcome back, feel better
JV: lucienyaydrag0nette on June 30th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
1) i just saw! omg she's a beauty!

2) i wanted to bring one along! but i was afraid they would throw her out if they found her while i was comatose...

3) i missed you guys too!

4) thank you kyle! =)
The Citygentcitygent on June 30th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
hope your arm isn't actually like a pig's trotter - that would be a side effect from self medicated morphine I hope :o)

Glad you're well and back to posting, kitten x

oh - and nice that life with spidey colony has been progressing :o)
JV: laughdrag0nette on June 30th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
teehee! pig's trotter has subsided to human size!

thanksyoo! i'm happy to be back. =)
.that girl.: squee!girlwhowaits on June 30th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
They made you climb back after the surgery?!?! That is just not right (unless it's the norm in sing) and the fact the surgeon hasn't bothered to inform you of the change too >_<.

Glad you came out ok, although a little bruised.

JV: lucienwha?drag0nette on June 30th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
yeh they made me climb back! or rather, wiggle back! hahaha! gosh it was horrible... i was half-drugged out and tearing from the effort while a whole TEAM of nurses stood around the trolley and bed and verbally encouraged me! wtf!

oh i did know it was open surgery... i just didn't know they considered it major, since my doc happily told me that the recovery and pain would be "about the same as a keyhole surgery anyway". i think she pulled wool over my eyes so i wouldn't panic too much. =P
.that girl.: squee!girlwhowaits on June 30th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
It is interesting to see how this is different in different cities (in terms of getting patients back).

I should really get ready for work... but I want to go back to bed :'( xoxo

JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on June 30th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
my mom said she was never asked to wiggle back though? it must be just me. ='(

awww... have a fabulous day at work! xoxoxoxo
.that girl.: squee!girlwhowaits on July 1st, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
Weird indeed. Grrr at them anyway ;)

Spideykid photos!
JV: babyluciendrag0nette on July 1st, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
teehee! soon soon! =)
hianhwee, tracy LIM: HAM HAMhianhwee on July 1st, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
omg, i didn't hear from you so long (from your blogging) and then next thing i read is that you are out of op.

i hope that is not too serious... no wonder i dreamt of you the other time....

wishing you a speedy recovery.
JV: lucienyaydrag0nette on July 1st, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
thank you for thinking of me, HH! =)

i'm recovering ok... it's not serious! just that the op was major. haha! i know it's kinda contradictory but it's true! =)
tripleransomtripleransom on July 1st, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)

I didnt know about the surgery. Glad you're OK. I've had the Morphine drip bit before--kinda nice, but I was glad to get it out, too.

Missed you and the spideykidz.
JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on July 1st, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
thanks sweetie! =)

i've missed being here too!

having the morphine was funny - it made me so forgetful, i kept forgetting to press the button...
ex_neke on July 2nd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're alright. :)
JVdrag0nette on July 2nd, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
thank you, neke. =)
senprojectsen on July 13th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hello hello. I'm glad to read that you are doing ohkay and moving full said ahead towards 100% recovery.

Can I ask what the operation was for? because I just did!

JV: tigahey!drag0nette on July 14th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
thanks sen! =)

i'll tell you on facebook if you look for me there!