OT Okay Gotta Go to my Pre-Op and EKG for the Big Operation Wednesday, August 11

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  1. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    If LMA can get medically cleared to play so can you! Lanny to be the Blazers next power forward!

    Call if you need anything.
     
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    That's not Funny Lanny.

    Is that true?
     
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    What if he wants dog meat for dinner? Would you be a good boy and cut off your...
     
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    Already picking out the wedding gift for the future Mrs. El Prez, I see.
     
  6. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    It;'s so I can do peritoneal dialysis through my belly rather than terribly painful and severely inconvenient hemo dialysis via two large gauge needles stuck in my arm three times a day. Hemo is done at the hospital four hours three times a week and peritoneal is done at home every night while I sleep. Peritoneal will also mean more energy and an ability and more ability to walk around without my wheel chairs and walker and wife to assist me.
    As a side benefit, they're going to repair a long standing hernia during the same operation.
    I'll be knocked out for the operation which will install a permanent catheter in my belly.
    Peritoneal means I have to be extra careful to be very very careful to be very very cleanly during hook up and disconnecting. Everything, must be sterile. Infections are a mother fucker. It also uses a lot of supplies that will require a whole room to store them in. I then can either use a peritoneal machine or hook it up by a drip manual method which takes about four hours three times a day. I'll have to learn both methods.
    I'll be able to eat more normally which is a big plus.
    Learning to do it manually will take at least a month and learning to use the machine is gonna take about two weeks.
    For obvious reasons no more string bikini bathing suits. In fact swimming in a lake is discouraged.
    There, there's more than you wanted to know to satisfy your savage curiosity.
    Now I'm having a big BBQ to celebrate so who wants a nice juicy blood sausage with a blood orange screw driver?
     
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    Blood sausage doesn't appeal to me but blood orange screwdriver sounds fine.
     
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    Is your procedure done Lanny? I had inguinal hernia surgery several years ago and it was two and a half months recovery...they had originally told me 6 weeks...also came with dietary restrictions...glad I had it done now though...much better to have things back where they're supposed to be
     
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    Procedure will be done by Wednesday afternoon. My hernia repair is apparently very minor. All of the work on me will be done in a small hole in my belly. It's an outpatient surgery although I do expect to be knocked out and maybe up to an hour in recovery. Then there's another hour or two before they release me, according to the warden.
     
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    Mine was also done through the navel area and was outpatient surgery but if it's inguinal hernia...recovery in my case was not that easy..they sew a mesh tube around the intestine and it took a long time before I didn't feel like they sewed a pencil in my groin...now it's fine..good luck with your surgery Lanny...hope it's an improvement for you
     
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    Anything's an improvement for me. Have you seen my face?
     
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    I do have to get tested for Covid-19 Monday. They were gonna do a nose swab but I talked them out of it when I explained my bleeding problem which has meant three trips to the ER because of uncontrolled nose bleeds. So, now they're making an exception for me and swabbing the back of my throat. If they hadn't made my test an exception I was not going to go through with the operation. My dialysis doctor previously blocked a nose swab test. All they gotta do is look up my history at the VA and the nose bleeds should have shown up with a spotlight. Bef0re an operation at the VA shouldn't they look into your VA history?
     
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    I have Lanny...Sly introduced me and my son to you and your wife at a Mike Rice...Schonz meet and greet...we were sitting with Darkweb
     
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    Took me about the same time for recovery. Mine was hiatal. Haven't forgot that liquid diet I had to be on for near a month. Not fun. Glad I got mine too. No more reflux. The doctor said from the damage she saw on my esophagus, If I hadn't gotten it I would have had throat cancer within a very short period of time.
     
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    My surgery was done through 5 small holes. 1 just above my belly button and 2 on each side of my abdomen. I had to stay overnight. Worst part was they cut my urethra either putting in or taking out the catheter and I couldn't piss anything but blood for half a day. Very painful. They were concerned because my bladder was filling up. They were going to put another catheter in and I went to the bathroom and finally was able to pee. I had to sit down to do it.

    They had to sew a mesh to put my stomach back in my abdomen. They had trouble because my diaphragm was thin.
     
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    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    I'm pulling for you, Lanny!

    Just don't ask what I'm pulling for you.
     
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    I had double hernia surgery they sliced me open on both sides and used metal staples that bothered the hell out of me and to this day if I'm doing crunches or turning a certain way the mesh grabs muscle nerves and I double up with cramps that are crazy.
     
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    ouch
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    You want to hear about painful? I've passed four kidney stones with little barbs along the outside. One I passed in the emergency room of a hospital with no pain killer. On the way there my wife had to stop the car so I could wretch in the ditch.
    Second was in my apartment in Renton, Washington. I moaned and groaned all night long. In the morning it was gone.
    Third was while driving back to my Renton apartment from Aloha so I could return to work at Boeing after a weekend at our home.
    The fourth was when sitting in the very back row were no one else was sitting while attending a night school class in one and two family building inspection at PCC Sylvania campus.
    I caught one of the little devils in a device with wire mesh at Boeing on the advice of my doctor. It looked horrid. Since those four, which all occurred in the span of about two months and about 35 years ago and without changing my diet, I've never had another.
     
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    You tried that before and I slapped your hand. Now, it seems I'm going to have to get more serious.
    Like I told you before, try that on Sly, I think he likes it.
     
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