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once again, wish me luck. ***now with gory pics!!!***

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jekbrown, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Its that time, once again... for kidney surgery! On friday I go under the knife (literally this time) for the 6th time for kidney stones. I have a BIG one in the left side... its somewhere between the size of a golf ball and a tennis ball (raquet ball?). Pretty damn big. In any case, they are cutting a hole in my back... breaking it up with shock waves and then sucking the chunks out a tube. At least this time I won't have to pee out a pound of gravel (aka flaming barbed wire!) and when its over, I'll have a scar to show for it! chicks dig 'em right?! :grin: I'll be in the hospital for 2 days and off work for a week.

    Also, tomorow night I'm going to look at a 1977 1 ton Chebby, 2wd, 454/th400/ff14b dually tow rig.... wish me luck on that too. :haha: Guy says he has receipts for a recent rebuild on the 454. It did pass recent smog too... hopefully it runs well enough to be worth the $1000 he's asking. If the 454 seems to be in good shape, I'm buying it. Wife said it could be my x-mas present (who's the best wife ever?!). Then all I need is a gooseneck trailer to tow my K5 with and it'll be AWWWWNNN! :)

    j
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Wish you good health Jason and a safe surgery. Man Kidney stones!!! I have heard that is some of the worse pain the human body can deal you.....besides child birth of course :D
     
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    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Good luck!

    I wish you the best on your operation...like they say,there is no such thing as "minor" surgurey...I've had a few "stones" pass--its no fun I,know..mine were just small grains of sand,but I can relate to the "flaming barbed wire" remark.. :crazy:

    Just thank your lucky stars its not one or both of your "other" stones they are removing,like I had to go thru.. :eek: :yikes: :yikes: :frown1: ...kidney stones can grow back... :wink1:

    Good luck on the truck too--sounds like a deal for 1000 bucks..a 454 alone here sells for that.. :laugh:
     
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    nc87k5 3/4 ton status

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    good luck! never had any but from what I understand, it's hell.
     
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    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    good luck man, prayers are with ya
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    good luck and take care 'J' man.

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  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    thanks guys. :) wish I had internet while in the hospital. Guess I'll see everyone again early next week... prolly monday or tuesday. If I'm not on by wednesday you can prolly assume there were complications... :(

    j
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Godspeed and good luck. Hope to see you back on Monday. :waytogo:
     
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    Good luck!! May the anesthesia be good to you...

    Good luck on the 1 ton, too.
     
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    take care of yourself. i have been getting kidney stones twice a year, every year since 1996. and they suck. And only get bigger. I have had that shock treatment and believe me you don't feel anything when you sleep. LOL...

    On another note have the doctor told you why you get them? And what to do to prevent them? If not PM me i follow a diet that helps prevent them. Every since i have been on the diet (knock on wood) i have not gotten any stones and it has been over 9 months now.
     
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    Dang dood, good luck buddy...
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Prayin' fer ya pal! :waytogo:

    Don't fergit ta take some 4X4 mags with ya.
     
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    Give 'em hell Jek, no pinching nurses' butts :rolleyes:
     
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    atleast not the ugly ones :D. good luck man, those sure sound painful.
     
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    Good luck to you. I hope you get better quick
     
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    truck was a bust... real POS. 454 sounded relatively OK... but he ended up not having the reciepts and stuff for the "phantom" rebuild on it... the th400 felt like it was going belly up (prolly stock '77 and never touched)... the brakes sucked... the body was beyond bad and in the end, I really don't want a 4 door rig. It just had a few to many issues. I know cheap tow rigs are gonna need some work but this one should have been $500, not $1000.

    hopefully surgery goes better. If I don't make it, always remember:

    1) **** the terrorists, kill 'em all.
    2) freedom isn't free
    3) save $ for retirement, Roth and matched 401ks are your friend!
    4) be responsible, but enjoy every minute you have on this earth.
    5) spend time with your wife/friends... if your miserably single/lonely, stop waiting for "something to happen" and MAKE something happen before you get old/die.
    6) be glad that it doesn't hurt when you pee.
    7) keep Herculiner OFF your hootus
    8) Chevys kick ass.
    9) at least I had a Dana 60
    10) 5.13s.

    I'm out.

    :usaflag: :thumb: :grin:

    j
     
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    Copy that J...


    He said Hootus... :haha: :D
     
  18. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ya! I'm alive. :grin: still feel like poopoo... and I have a big azz hole in my back but I'm home and alive and thats a good thing. Now I just need to figure out a way to distract my wife so I can work on the K5 when she's not looking... :o

    j
     
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    Glad you made it through all good... :waytogo: :waytogo: Don't rip any muscles! Relax and do some writing...
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Good to hear your OK, if your in dire need of anything, let me know I could probably drive over and give you a hand or pick stuff up for ya..;)
     

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