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Surgery #15 Comin' Up

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Arlo Kalon 2.0, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    Just got back from appointment with "my" surgeon... at least she's the one who has had me on the table the last 6 out of 14 major surgeries. It's kind of weird having a doctor comfortable enough with you to give you a big hug when they come into the room. I have a hernia on my 14" long incision on my abdomen that has started burning lately. Gotta go back in and put mesh behind the abdominal muscles. I thought it would be a simple deal - back to work in about a week. WRONG! She said I'd be down about a month at least because she detected 2 hernias during the exam. My major complication after surgery is low oxygen saturation in the blood - it's been as low as 52 out of 100 at times. Also, since I'm HIGHLY opioid tolerant, pain mgt is an issue to keep me comfortable while still breathing. All stuff I didn't want to hear.

    I'll be getting operated on within a few weeks... only "good" part of it is the Oxycontin script I'll leave with and the legal buzz I'll have for about a month afterwards. Sometimes it's great to be a product of the 70's.
     
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  2. N2Harpz

    N2Harpz Very Active Member

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    I hope things turn out for ya !!
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Good Luck and don't give the nurses a hard time................ :noway:
     
  4. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Good luck with the ops.
    I just spent 3 months on the oxies courtesy of a motorbike crash.
    The compound broken leg hardly hurt at all - must've been nerve damage - but I took the painkillers cos they are such a nice stone. heh.
     
  5. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Hoping all goes smoothly and you see a quick recovery.
     
  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Hope all goes well Arlo! Now don't start listening to Jimmy H. hehehehe
     
  7. Rodi

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    Be praying for you, and the surgeon and the anestheologist too, for excellence.
     
  8. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Best of luck Arlo. :thumb:
     
  9. surf city

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    Arlo, last year I had my left hip replaced and was out of work for 3 months. I am still in pain as it is not set correctly and I have to have it re-done and at the same time I have to have my right hip replaced also. Not trying to hijack your thread just relating to the whole surgery ordeal, it certainly isn't fun. I'll be out of work for 3-4 months when I have it done. At least you'll only be out about a month which isn't so bad. Good luck with the surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery.
     
  10. Replicator

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    Sorry to hear about your issue Arlo . . . I hope all goes well and you make a speedy recovery.

    Even if you're on Oxy :ROFLMAO:
     
  11. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    sorry to hear, and PLEASE,, be responsible w/ the pain killers. too many people become addicted to these
     
  12. Stealth Ryder

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    Good Luck Sir...
     
  13. StopSignGraphics

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    ~Chris
     
  14. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Good luck with a quick, full recovery.
    Treat the nursing staff nice and they will pre-heat the bedpans for you...

    wayne k
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  15. steve b

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    Best wishes for a painless/speedy recovery

    steveb
     
  16. tiredcreations

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    best of luck. sounds like you're a seasoned veteran:supersmilie:you'll pull through
     
  17. 1leonchen

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    you are brave. i don't like doctors
     
  18. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    Good luck and heal weel.
     
  19. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    know the feelin arlo, iam on a first name basis with my anesthesiologist at the jackson, ms VA HOSPITAL.
    i get into the pre-op room, and i ask one of the nurses to notify "dr.z", that joe would like to have him in his O.R. he usually comes in before i get to the O.R. and hes the last person iam talkin to.........when the lights go out.
     
  20. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Best of luck Arlo and wishing you a speedy recovery!
     

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