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Rip That Sucker Out!

 
 
Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 06:40 am
Am having gall bladder surgery at one this afternoon. After six months of tests, nausea, weight loss and worry, I entered the hospital Sunday, admitted to the cardiac wing with chest pain. After they had done all the testing. I requested that they do an ultrasound of my gall bladder. Sure enough, it was a hot one. This is just one more example of how you h ave to steer your own boat in today's medical waters. The surgeon was amazed that no one had thought to check the gallbladder
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 06:55 am
@mags314772,
Good luck with your surgery. I hope you have a trouble-free operation and now some well-deserved peace of mind.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 06:58 am
@mags314772,
Good luck with the surgery, mags.

One of the things that I have learned is that a patient has to become very knowledgable about his body. Today, most doctors are so rushed, and care is so fragmented, that doctors often do not "get" the entire picture.

Next week I am going out of state to have a heart valve checked. I had had an MRI ordered by my pulmonologist. It was only when I read the report that I realized that my doctor neglected to inform me about a problem in my heart valve. (Hey, that's not his department! Evil or Very Mad )
mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 07:08 am
@Phoenix32890,
Medicine is so fragmented today. I had one of my doctors tell me, " You know, too many doctors can kill you." Sounds like that's what went on with your heart valve. Hope you have good results. Phoenix.

sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 07:15 am
@mags314772,
Good luck to you mags! Hope the gallbladder removal solves your problems.
mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 07:24 am
@sozobe,
thanks! Hope so too. Just met my exceedingly handsome anesthesiologist..we talked about the surgery, dogs, and books....
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 07:33 am
@mags314772,
So you will sleep with him?
mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 07:43 am
@Ragman,
why yes, I think I probably will
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 07:45 am
@mags314772,
Rumors say he might be boring, though. I hear that he puts a lot of women to sleep.
mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 08:10 am
@Ragman,
Yeah, I've heard that, too. He wouldn't be the first man to do that, though.
Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 08:23 am
@mags314772,
Ha!

Hey Mags

Hpe all ges well tday and yu'll be back nline shrtly t let us knw hw it went. There's a cuple f threads abut gallbladder surgery f things t d and n0t t0 d0. Dayum - s0 s0rry my 0 is nt wrking n the keybard and I type 2 fast t g back and change each 0ne. (must use 0 m0re ften)

Thinking f y0u and hpe R will be taking very gd care 0f yu when yu cme hme.

((((((Mags))))))) x

msolga
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 08:23 am
@mags314772,
Good luck with the surgery, mags.

Quote:
six months of tests, nausea, weight loss and worry

And may all of this be be gone for good. (Sounds terrible!)
mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 08:41 am
@Izzie,
Hi Izzie! Thanks for the good wishes. R. has been taking good care, and will continue to, I'm sure
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mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 08:43 am
@msolga,
it has been the pits. Hope this will resolve it....
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 08:44 am
@mags314772,
Oh I do to!
Sounds like a really rotten 6 months you've just been through.
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mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 10:20 am
they're coming to take me away soon......I'm getting a bit nervous. The lady in the next room has stopped sccreaming for the moment. She's been yelling "help," "get me out of here", "Kelly" and "where's my leg" pretty steadily since I got to this room at three yesterday afternoon. My nurse friend calls the behavior "sundowners" for the time of day it occurs among older hospital patients,
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 10:44 am
@mags314772,
thoughts with you guys, mags...

wishing you a swift recovery.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 11:43 am
That damn Kelly, always taking legs.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 12:01 pm
@mags314772,
"sundown syndrome" is a common occurrence in medical/psychological situations and seems to be a malady specifically related to evening depression.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2011 03:18 pm
@dyslexia,
Hope you are feeling much better soon Mags.
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