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Old 07-25-2010, 08:24 PM   #71
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Glad to hear you're home safe Big V!
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Thank God.... this is some great news, good to hear they got it all Val... one of these days i'll tell you why this effects me so much... get some sleep Buddy... good to hear you are G2G!!!!
Whenever you want to, big fella. Share it here, or PM me whatever you want. I really do thank you for your prayers.


I just slept for 1-/2 hours. That's the most sleep I've gotten since the surgery. I won't share the details of my ordeal, but I was an ornery sumbitch at times, and, yes I did give the nuses hell. I showed plenty of buns and such as I was peeing bedside. Now, I just need to make it through another night. Only thing is, I don't have to page a nurse if I want to walk or go potty, and no one is checking my vitals every 4 hours. The last of my feedings and meds are done for the day. Now I just relax if I can. Looks like I'm off work for at least two weeks, or until this feeding tube gets removed.

THe one thing I want to know about my experience is... 5 hours in surgery I can understand, but why 4 hours in recovery? I vaguely remember fighting something. Or maybe I was dreaming.
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THanks everyone for your comments. I don't mind the liquid diet, except fo in the morning, I get this horrible vanilla aftertaste. It seems like my wife stocked up on a week's supply of vanilla flavored nutrition because that's what the hospital had. She didn't think o fother options. Like chocolate.
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good to see you are in good spirts, chin up buddaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! you'll be back to SFW soon enough, just recover-- that is the important part right now.
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good to see you are in good spirts, chin up buddaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! you'll be back to SFW soon enough, just recover-- that is the important part right now.
I'll be back to SFW soon. I just don't know if I'l be back to SF Trumpet at all. A part of me may have died the other day. I think my tongue is FUBAR. Maybe I blew a stitch during a coughing jag, or maybe they didn't understand just how important and delicate they had to be. Something doesn't feel right though. I'll give it some time for the swelling to go down.

Something else doesn't fel right. I showered Wednesday morning before I went to the hospital. It is now Monday morning. Still no shower. I think I can take one later today though. Well, nothing to do today but stink.
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Stink and sleep. You've earned it.

I think you'll be back at the trumpet in no time. Any plans for the week other then sleep? Movie marathon? Book reading marathon?
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Steve, I'm really concerned about the trumpet playing. If something IS wrong, I'm sure they can fix it surgically, I just don't want to go through it again. Not right now.

Plans for the week include: learning how to swallow, showering once or twice, cleaning my saliva suction pump numerous times, sitting on my arse whilst my wife provides "cares," movies would be good, except my arms are already numb from spending just one night in the love seat recliner. I want at least two or three walks a day.

I'll discuss my exercise plans in my journal.
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Why, you coming over? There's a Cold Stone in town, and a Culver's just up the street. Ice cream is down the road yet. For now, I'm just trying to sip water through a straw.
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