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Gunnar

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Currently my wife is fighting with acute pancreatitis. We have been in the hospital since last monday. I did not want to overshade a great meet-up by having people worry on their way home.

My wife has been fighting sudden pains in over a year and finally the doctors have located where the pain is but now they have to find out why. She will have a surgery the following week hopefully, to look around and see if they find the cause. To be clear acute pancreatitis can be life threatning but we are over the danger face and everything will be good.

Im sorry but I will have to catch up on emails, PMs and outstanding orders as soon as I can. That includes the group buy card order.
 

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Best wishes to you and your wife. Take care of the important things. We'll be here when you get back.
 

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Very sorry to hear this. Hope your wife recovers quickly.
 

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Sorry to hear that Gunnar. A few years ago my wife had the exact same thing, shortly after the birth of our second child. After the surgery she made a full recovery but it was a very scary and challenging time for the whole family. Wishing your wife a successful and speedy recovery.
 

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So sorry to hear this news. As others have said, family first. Wishing your wife a full and speedy recovery.
 

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When I was 24 I spent 3 months in the hospital with pancreatitis. They couldn't find the reason either while I underwent every test under the sun as they went through the list of rarer and rarer causes. Daily ultrasounds, and fed through Total Parenteral Nutrition as they didn't want anything to go through my stomach. TPN is horrible and eventually burns out all your veins. Pancreatitis is incredibly painful, I had so many morphine shots in my ass, I eventually needed the shots as well to control the pain in my hips from all the bruising. To let the bruising heal, I was put on a constant morphine drip and almost became addicted. So I know how awful it is.

Eventually just like with your wife they gave up and just opened me up. Fortunately they found the simplest cause which was a gall stone stuck at the entrance to my pancreas, in a location where it couldn't be picked up by the ultrasounds. I was recovering and out of the hospital a few days after so hopefully it goes well for you.
 
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So here is an update.

When life gives you lemons, things can get pretty sour.

My wife is sick, what is wrong is not know. Almost every month connection to her monthly time she gets a pain episode. This has resulted in an ambulance almost once a month now for quite some time. Sometimes she just has to stay over night but some cases are worse up to two weeks in a hospital. Worst part is that in some cases this pain seems to cause acute pancreatic swelling and that is not good.

Between episodes there is just like the problem disappears and even though she was sick long before the meetup was I just kept quiet and hoped it would not mix and everything went well and the meetup went great. Truth be told this has been going on for a year now and is getting worse. This is a mystery and many doctors have been summoned to the table and nobody has found any solution. Since this is always connected to her cycle Endometriosis is most likely but she had a small surgery 13 dec to look for it and no proof found. We are still waiting on some tests from the surgery but nothing that looked like a cause.

I have been in talk with specialists in the states and have some great doctors that have been giving me free advise as this looks now to be some weird case of endometriosis. Lucky for me I am going on a family vacation to the states in April and maybe if we are lucky she will get a pain episode there and taken to a bigger hospital in hopes they find something. I wish I could order appointment with some doctors in the states but Icelandic health care does not cover that untill the Icelandic Hospital has given up ( Yes we have one hospital )

This is, and has been quite hard. I have been quite down emotionally and powerless last few months and fighting the system can really get exhausting. In top of that we have both lost a lot of time from work and even though health care is almost free there not a lot of a system when you are sick / fine / sick / fine and nobody knows what is wrong. So on top of all in a new bought apartment money side has not been exactly worry free :)

Normally one of my income is poker but in the mental stage I have been I have blocked poker out for some time as it not wise to play when your mind is somewhere else. In the process I blocked out PCF from my mind, witch was a great mistake but when you feel bad you don't always take good choices. It was not untill I started receiving Christmas emails from my friends abroad when I realised what a idiot I was cutting on all my great friends here just because Im not in a great place at the moment and don't feel the need for poker and pokerchips.

I want to say sorry to you guys, both my friends and ofcourse everybody waiting for the groupbuy of cards. I will make everything right when I get everything back and running.

Thanks for all the support and happy new year!
 
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So here is an update.

When life gives you lemons, things can get pretty sour.

My wife is sick, what is wrong is not know. Almost every month connection to her monthly time she gets a pain episode. This has resulted in an ambulance almost once a month now for quite some time. Sometimes she just has to stay over night but some cases are worse up to two weeks in a hospital. Worst part is that in some cases this pain seems to cause acute pancreatic swelling and that is not good.

Between episodes there is just like the problem disappears and even though she was sick long before the meetup was I just kept quiet and hoped it would not mix and everything went well and the meetup went great. Truth be told this has been going on for a year now and is getting worse. This is a mystery and many doctors have been summoned to the table and nobody has found any solution. Since this is always connected to her cycle Endometriosis is most likely but she had a small surgery 13 dec to look for it and no proof found. We are still waiting on some tests from the surgery but nothing that looked like a cause.

I have been in talk with specialists in the states and have some great doctors that have been giving me free advise as this looks now to be some weird case of endometriosis. Lucky for me I am going on a family vacation to the states in April and maybe if we are lucky she will get a pain episode there and taken to a bigger hospital in hopes they find something. I wish I could order appointment with some doctors in the states but Icelandic health care does not cover that untill the Icelandic Hospital has given up ( Yes we have one hospital )

This is, and has been quite hard. I have been quite down emotionally and powerless last few months and fighting the system can really get exhausting. In top of that we have both lost a lot of time from work and even though health care is almost free there not a lot of a system when you are sick / fine / sick / fine and nobody knows what is wrong. So on top of all in a new bought apartment money side has not been exactly worry free :)

Normally one of my income is poker but in the mental stage I have been I have blocked poker out for some time as it not wise to play when your mind is somewhere else. In the process I blocked out PCF from my mind, witch was a great mistake but when you feel bad you don't always take good choices. It was not untill I started receiving Christmas emails from my friends abroad when I realised what a idiot I was cutting on all my great friends here just because Im not in a great place at the moment and don't feel the need for poker and pokerchips.

I want to say sorry to you guys, both my friends and ofcourse everybody waiting for the groupbuy of cards. I will make everything right when I get everything back and running.

Thanks for all the support and happy new year!
Take care of the home front first man, that is the only thing that really matters. I don't think we're going anywhere.
 

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You have nothing to be sorry for to us, brother.

Do your best, take care of the wife, family, and obligations, and take comfort in the knowledge that you have much love and support from all of us.

Sending hugs and many best wishes your way, in hopes of an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and full recovery.
 

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I was vaguely aware she was ill, but was not aware of how severe it has been, or how long it has been going on. Hopefully they find the problem soon, and you can get back to life as usual!
 
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