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Author Topic: Glad to be alive, and back  (Read 2082 times)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Glad to be alive, and back
« on: November 27, 2019, 08:51:27 PM »
Sorry for missing most of the last month here. I didn't want to, but I had a major abdominal operation (laparotomy, for an appendectomy, an oophorectomy and a salpingectomy). I was given a 24% chance of dying in the process, plus some chance of major complications.

Thankfully, the medical teams did a great job of looking after me. I spent about 2 1/2 weeks in hospital, in 4 different wards. I missed the US Grand Prix... ...and thankfully was discharged just in time for the Brazillian qualifying. (Seeing two of "my" three go out after such a trivial touch was bad enough without having to pay the entertainment partner of the hospital £10 for the privilege).

I am now recovering at my parents' house. This will take weeks, but I get stronger each day, and I am glad to be back.

Percussus resurgio
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 09:13:26 PM »
WOW! Alia, sooo, glad you're doing well. What a terrible scare/ordeal. Hope you make a quick and 100% full recovery.  :yahoo: :yahoo:

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 09:28:06 PM »
Thank you! I hope the same. Touch wood, I do not look like having the sort of complications the medics worried about.
Percussus resurgio
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Offline Scott

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 04:42:07 PM »
Wow, get well soon Ali.  Appendix problems are very scary.  My cousin had his practically explode at our rural cottage.  Had my uncle and aunt not recognized it and delayed the 45min ride to the hospital, it might have been tragic.  Glad you’re on the road to recovery.
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 09:11:35 PM »
Thank you, Scott! Thankfully, by the time my appendix burst, I was already in the Fragile Ward at hospital, because the symptoms I had triggered a load of tests (they were partway through them when the burst happened). So it was relatively little work to get me downstairs to surgery.
Percussus resurgio
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 03:33:04 PM »
Dang, Ali, You have had a rough time of it! I'm very glad that you came though it all. I hope you're back to full speed very, very soon.  :good:
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Irisado

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 04:05:15 PM »
That all sounds really unpleasant and I am very pleased to hear that you are okay.  I wish you a rapid and safe recovery.
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Offline Warmwater

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 05:10:21 PM »
Thankfully you are recovering, wishing you well...  :good:
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." Jeremy Clarkson

Offline Dare

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 08:57:15 PM »
Glad your ok Ali. Hope for a speedy recovery
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."

Offline John S

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2019, 11:10:09 AM »
Alia I'm sure you're glad to be alive - and long may it continue. :good:

I'm also sure everyone here is equally glad you're still alive and kicking, where else will we get such informed answers on questions about seemingly impenetrable FIA rules, regs, opaque political decisions, scrutineering, long term standing practice and muddled stewarding decisions of F1.

Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.  :-*

Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Wizzo

Re: Glad to be alive, and back
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 11:39:47 AM »
Great to have you back ALi  :yahoo:
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