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Into the breach once again...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jekbrown, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    oh-goody. Tomorow, for hopefully (but doubtfully) the last time, I go under the knife. My right kidney was cleared of stones in October... now its time for the left. Same proceedure as last time... small incision in the lower back/muscle/kidney... break up the stone with lithotripsy and suck the chunks out. I'll be in the hospital at 10am and will stay there for 3-4 days. 3-4 more days of recovery at home and I'll be "good as new"... assuming there aren't complications leading to death. :grin: Should that happen, hit the garage/trails for the jek-ster. :thumb:

    j
     
  2. diesel4me

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    Good luck!...

    Hope everything goes smoothly..I had surgurey 4 years ago for testicular cancer..still feels like they used a hatchet to remove it..:mad: ..
    I have always wondered if they F***** up something in me,and hoped I would not notice..I was told I'd have "3 or 4 days of discomfort"..but I've had 4 years of agony intermittently instead..:mad:

    I had a doctor appointment yesterday..I had some high grade chest pains the other day while shoveling slush after a storm monday..he wanted me to wear a heart rate monitor for 24 hrs,but I told him I didn't want that thing wired up to me..how the hell could I fix my rotted brake lines with that thing stuck to me??..:confused: :doah: ..they did an EKG,and he said it "looked fairly normal"..that didn't make me feel much better..

    I said I'll call 911 or go to the ER if I get those pains,or the weird palpitations I had all day tuesday again..he scheduled me to have a "stress test" on a treadmill at a local hospital in about 10 days..:eek1: :( ...had to give a blood sample this morning for testing too..felt like crap after,slept from 1pm til 6:30 tonight..still feel groggy and weak..

    I have some kind of heart pill I have to take too..I haven't slept 8 hours in a row in a long time..mothers constant gagging from emphasema keeps me up all night and day..I wish I could get away from her,all I do is brood about whats going to happen here when she dies,and it could be anyday ..its taking a big emotional toll on me,and I'm starting to tire of living this way here with her..I neglected my own health too long while caring for her,now I have to face the fact I'm in poor shape too..

    I'm beginning to think death is an improvement sometimes,VS getting old..I am praying my heart isn't screwed up..but the way I feel lately,it probably is..:frown1:

    Good luck on your kidney stones..I have passed a few of them myself,and I would not care to repeat that again..:eek1: ...
     
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    You have my prayers too. Throughout my lifetime, (yes including when I was a baby), I've gone under the knife what, 7 or 8 times? I've lost count.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    thanks guys. Forget which surgery this is... i think its #6. Bah, whatever. See you guys in 4 days or "on the other side"... whichever comes first! :thumb:

    j
     
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    Good Luck, I'll keep a good thought for you.
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    AAAAAAAhhhhh doood that sucks...Again.
     
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    Man, I bet your pain tolerance is through the rood these days, good luck
     
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    Hey, I hope it came out alright Jek! I'm guessing you're awake by now but feeling clogged in the head from anesthetic...
     
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    Just saw this, hope all is well.
     
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    lets get some pics of that bad boy this time :D
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yay, I'm back at home. :) all went well with the surgery, stone is gone. Sorry, no pics. They break it up before the suck out the chunks anyway. This one prolly wasn't as big as the last one.. it was prolly 1-1.5" in diameter.

    anyway, thanks for the well-wishes, I always appreciate it... especially since I don't have too many "real friends". :)

    j

    ps: dunno
     
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    OH 'only' a inch and a half?

    is that ALL???



    :crazy:
     
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    Only an inch or inch and a half?! Heck, why'd you have surgery, shoulda just passed it.
     
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    Yeah gawd J what a wus...:haha:
     
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    You cast fear into my soul with your suffering, good on you, I shall now go drink gallons of water and runa round scared
     
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    Damn I just made that a visual....:haha: :haha: :haha: :doah:
     
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    I can make a video if you want
     
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    Please do!
     

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