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Cheer me up - stuck in hospital in Paris

(61 Posts)
thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 11:09:11

I could do with cheering up ... Came away for 2 nights to Paris with dh and ds10 had major fibroid haemorrhage last night and was blue lighted to hospital 3 hours of surgery doing d&c and emboli station then blood transfusion.

So so scared and now feeling as though I have been run over by a bus not unsurprisingly . Have to stay for another night the get further surgery - prob hysterectomy and may need further transfusion tonight. Dh and ds now gone up Eiffel Tower I am lying in bed with massive weird knickers 3 drips and huge pad on - plus I l

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 11:10:15

Look like a beached whale as have puffed up with all the fluids -send me some hugs and jokes pleeeeeeeese

RandomCitizen Mon 21-Oct-13 11:12:28

Oh God you poor, poor thing. That sounds terrible flowers

Do you know if you'll be able to transfer to UK at some point?

PetiteRaleuse Mon 21-Oct-13 11:13:56

Which hospital are you in? Do you speak French? I am no longer in Paris unfortunately (otherwise would offer my services as a translator/ bearer of magazines) but the hospitals are very good so try not to be frightened.

Er, trying to think of something funny to say, but can't so, here is a hand to hold.

ImperialBlether Mon 21-Oct-13 11:13:58

God that's horrible! Do you speak any French? Do your doctors/nurses speak any English?

What happened - did you just collapse?

Sthingmustbescaringthemaway Mon 21-Oct-13 11:18:11

You poor, poor thing! That must have been absolutely terrifying - for your family as well.

I don't have anything immediate to suggest - you need to get as much rest as you can. I hope the hospital staff are being kind to you. (How is your French?) Try to relax (!) and let people help you.

It's good that you do at least have your Dp and Ds with you. But I'm sorry you're having to go through this.

Have my first Mnet hug.

Josie314 Mon 21-Oct-13 11:20:27

Poor you! Get well.

Is the food at least good? I like to think that a Parisian hospital would be serving you amazing gourmet meals.

CallMeNancy Mon 21-Oct-13 11:26:44

What a way to spend 2 nights in Paris!

Plan your return whilst you recover. Hope you feel better soon.

You could always send them on a tour of the lingerie shops of Paris to find you some better knickers for when you're better smile

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 11:41:50

Thanks for hugs and sympathy much appreciated. Food very poor but hospital fine and stuff very nice with my pigeon franglais and what I can remember from school I'm sort if getting myself understood le pee pee goes a long way! Actually lunch just arrived and surprisingly good omelette with Tom and mozzarella salad so not tops bad ...
The idea of trying to get home on Eurostar then 2 trains makes me want to cry

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 11:44:43

Should point out that further surgery will be back in uk . They've just done a temporary sort out which will last a few weeks , so may need another transfusion and if bloodsbare all good and I can walk then we can get home tomorrow night x

Gatekeeper Mon 21-Oct-13 11:54:28

you poor bugger sad...bad enough to happen back home but fifty times worse out of UK.
I can imagine how you are feeling about the journey home as it must seem insurmountable. Break it down into chunks and cross them off a list as you go along...out of hotel, on eurostar, off eurostar etc etc

Think of your lovely cosy bed, slippers, hot water bottle, tea and biscuits and Downton Abbey catch-up (if you are a fan)

PetiteRaleuse Mon 21-Oct-13 12:09:19

Do you have travel insurance? They might be able to organise more comfortable transport?

Footle Mon 21-Oct-13 12:10:50

Won't your travel insurance pay for proper medical repatriation ? You can't just leap on a train !

changeforthebetter Mon 21-Oct-13 12:12:32

brewthanksbrewthanksbrewthanks

Poor you hmm

Hope a local MNer can help (speak French but a world away in soggy Yorkshire)

You poor thing! Bad enough to have it happen at all but so much worse so far from home.

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Mon 21-Oct-13 12:20:12

Oh, you poor thing sad

If they don't understand you just SHOUT LOUDLY! They appreciate that grin

Get well soon thanks

What everyone ^^ says. Sending sympathy. And some laughter.

My best friend's husband shared these with us at the weekend. Will make you smile. And possibly laugh out loud (hope that will not be painful). Just to warn you though - they are just plain silly - if it is intellectual amusement you want do not bother grin

https://twitter.com/b0ringtweets (BTW, I had to ask YOLO means You Only Live Once)

ANd this

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheTommyCooper Not normally my humour - but really you cannot help but grin at some.

Get well soon. brew

bigbrick Mon 21-Oct-13 12:27:11

Oh no. Hope you are being well looked after. Most Presse will sell the UK magazines & newspapers. Handwash (Gel pour les mains - nettoie les mains sans eau/savon) is good to have & you can get this in pharmacies. The pharmacies will stock all healthcare products & paracetamol etc is not sold in the supermarkets like happens in the uk.

Gatekeeper Mon 21-Oct-13 13:18:47

just keep saying "avez- vous un cuppa" grin

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 13:27:57

Tks for your messages - they are being very good here and 1 student nurse speaks good English . Dh has booked first class seats which are exchangeable so providing I feel better and I improve over next 23 hours all should be

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 13:28:52

On my phone so keep pressing post before ice finished... Providing I've improved I should be

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 13:29:47

On my phone so keep pressing post before ice finished... Providing I've improved I should be ok. Having said that would be better and quicker to fly I think ... Will get dh onto insurers .....

Unexpected Mon 21-Oct-13 13:35:06

PLEASE do speak to your insurers and take their advice on travel. In the dim and distant past, I worked for a travel insurance company briefly and they could get very funny about people who fell ill abroad not contacting them at the time and then trying to claim for extra accommodation, travel etc when they returned home. If they know in advance it's fine and they can liaise with the hospital to determine what is best to do but if you are trying to prove after the fact that you really needed first class seats or your entire family had to stay for 10 extra days it can get tricky! Hope you feel better soon.

thekingfisher Mon 21-Oct-13 13:49:40

Tks dh is in touch with them - although he's not very good at this stuff. We will take their advice but basically no standard seats their wise until 9 pm tomorrow

Sthingmustbescaringthemaway Mon 21-Oct-13 21:24:52

Hope you get some sleep tonight kingfisher. And feel stronger in the morning.

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