The reports of my death were greatly exaggerated and even more embarrassingly, they were by me :-)

To paraphrase Mark Twain (1838-1910) “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated ” I recently underwent major surgery to remove a tumour from my oesophagus. The operation was successful, and I am now at home recuperating. Unfortunately, in the days immediately following surgery, I developed post-operative hallucinations, apparently fairly common for those of us over 65.

 

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These hallucinations were extremely vivid, and to me, convincingly real and personally threatening. I may write about the experience later when I feel a bit stronger. To cut a long story short, I embarrassed myself on Twitter, caused anxiety to family and friends and in the blog post preceding this, suggested that it would be my last ever as I would be dead soon 🙂 As you can see, I am still with you and once the post-operative pain becomes more bearable, and allows me to concentrate for longer periods of time, I hope to be writing my usual blog entries. In the meantime I am ‘out and about’ on Twitter, although not quite as actively as before.

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11 responses to “The reports of my death were greatly exaggerated and even more embarrassingly, they were by me :-)

  1. Kelly Papapavlou

    Glad to read that you are in the process of recuperating!!!! We look forward to the next post.

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  2. Ah we were worried but more because you were so anxious – not because we really thought you were in danger 🙂 Nice to have you back all lucid now!

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  3. I am glad to here you are on the mend. Amelia

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  4. Jodie Dalgleish

    I had post-operative hallucinations at age 35. In my case, I saw the end of the world, in full techni-colour with apocolyptic horsemen, a battle, and the whole shebang! So, It’s not just a question of age 🙂

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  5. greengage1

    Hope your recovery goes well, Take care of yourself looking forward to your posts again when you feel better.

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  6. If it makes you feel better, I never interpreted what you wrote as a doomsday message. Either way, we (your blog followers) are glad you are on the mend!

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  7. Prof. Dr. Mahbuba Jahan

    Wishing you a quick recovery.

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    On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 3:27 PM Don’t Forget the Roundabouts wrote:

    > sleather2012 posted: ” To paraphrase Mark Twain (1838-1910) “The reports > of my death are greatly exaggerated ” I recently underwent major surgery to > remove a tumour from my oesophagus. The operation was successful, and I am > now at home recuperating. Unfortunately, in the day” >

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  8. Dear Simon, I’m sorry to read that you’ve been so ill and wish you a speedy recovery. Get well soon. Besywishes, Peter

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  9. I’m glad to have read this post first! Best wishes for a quick recovery.

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