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Yay, am recovering at home after surgery.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by accessbob, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Just updating my recovery from multiple hernia surgery that I had on Wednesday the 18th. The hernias were "incisional hernias" due to emergency surgery I had about 6 years ago for a perforated ulcer and my weight caused them. Since losing 80 lbs, my doc said I could get this done before I had to move from Kaiser to the High Deductible health plan my company has replaced the Kaiser plan with.


    I'm at home. I came home on Friday afternoon and things have been getting better. I took a shower today for the first time after the surgery and that felt quite good to get cleaned up. Sleep has been getting better and I'm currently not taking any pain meds although it can be fairly painful when standing and moving. But I feel so much less groggy and more able to do things than to just lay in bed and sleep all day and all night. It was quite the shock when the surgeon reported that the two large hernias were much larger than he had anticipated and that there were two other small ones for a total of 6. But it seems like it will be a success and I look forward to getting back to normal soon. I have to wear this darned "binder" around my belly for six weeks though. That is going to be not so much fun. But other than that, I think I should be able to enjoy Christmas and such.


    Thanks all! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And I look forward to getting back to shooting as soon as I can. I'm limited in how much I can lift right now for the next six weeks so I think carrying my SR1911 is going to be out for that period.
     
  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bob,

    Prayers sent to you for a speedy and pain-free recovery! At least the down time will give you ample opportunity to read/post on NWF.
     
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    What simon99 said !
    Prayers sent for a good solid recovery.
     
  4. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! Prayers for a speedy and effective coming your way.
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear Bob!! Take it easy and heal, brother!!
     
  6. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Get well soon Bob! Merry Christmas!
     
  7. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'd like to make a cash offer for that SR1911. :D
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Glad to see you back! Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery! Merry Christmas!
     
  9. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hope you have a very merry Christmas and a speedy recovery!
     
  10. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Get well soon and Merry Christmas!
     
  11. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Get well soon, Merry Christmas.
     
  12. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Sorry, no go on that one. That will be a last resort.

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  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back, get well soon
     
  14. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Well, on Thursday the 26th, I had extreme chest pain which radiated to my back and into my belly. Went to the Emergency Room and they ruled out the heart and ruled out a blood clot. But then they told me they thought it had to do with my Gallbladder and Pancreas. So much fun. I ended up being admitted and I just got home this afternoon. I hope I can stay away from hospitals for a while. Feeling better but a bit nervous and hoping that I don't have anything else happen to me any time soon.
     
  15. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Get well and take it slow. I got in too damn big a hurry to get back to work after my second back surgery and it messed me up so i missed and additional 2 weeks. Any secret to losing 80 lbs?

    Brutus Out
     
  16. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear it was not the heart.
    Had a gall stone and it ended up getting my pancreas, liver and everything else inflamed. They wanted to remove the gallbladder and I asked what the alternative was. They said death or a zero fat diet until it cleared up, but that it had not really been successful so far. I opted for the zero fat diet. For a fricken year. NO fat and lots of dill pickles. Try to find zero fat foods.....
    Veggie cowpie burgers, rye crisp and dill pickles for a yr. I succeeded.
    The doctors just shook their heads and said I should have died .
    Stubbornness pays sometimes.
    Glad you are home. Think about your diet a lot. Tough but better than dying from doctor induced infections.
    When God sends a message we should probably listen :)
     
  17. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Dang Bob, that sucks.
    Keep us posted.
    Like Taku said, take a look at what you eat. Seems we "self-inflict" stuff on ourselves with the bad food available here in the USA.

    I don't know anything about med stuff. Is Gall and Pancreas stuff easy to treat?
     
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  18. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I like this sentence.
     
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  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Bob, anti inflammation natural supplements and raw apple cider vinegar are miracle assists as we age, look into them
     
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  20. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yes,
    Vinegar is part of what brought the inflamation of my gallbladder down.
    I make it a habit to eat a dill pickle every day now too.