Thursday, April 07, 2005

Keeping On Keeping On!

2219hrs DST Thu.- 7 Apr. 05
  This day was truly a thrill; enough pain to almost take away walking completely and that's with a full dose of 3 pain killers 24/7. That being said; why do I really care..........apparently there is still a part of me that wants to whip whatever comes my way. Said stupidity will not get you a pop tart on the street corner...and you know how much we all like pop tarts.
  Well 10 days  to pre-op and 17 days until implant; really getting on my nerves. Last major surgery was a real kicker (fun) wake up with a tube down your throat for air and a tube coming out one nostril to drain the stomach which is sucking blood. The wraps on the legs pumping up and then down to keep blood clots from happening! You want to talk and you realize the tube will not allow that so you wait 12 hours until tube is taken out. By now you are wondering how much blood can be pumped out of stomach and of course an ICU Nurse from Hell. That's when you decide I am blowing this scene ASAP!!
  At any rate the one coming up should not be that bad (so you tell yourself). That's what is so much fun about life; a new challenge everyday and be thankful for the opportunity!
 

ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT

0434hrs Thu.- 7 Apr. 05
STILL HAVING FUN THINKING ABOUT THE PRE-OP ON 4/18 AND THE IMPLANT ON 4/25; WONDER WHY IT IS I FEEL THAT THIS WILL BE A GREAT FAILURE; OH WELL TIME WILL TELL THE STORY........WHAT CAN I SAY THE WIFE NEEDS A BREAK ANYWAY.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

What a ride life gives us!


All we ask for in Life is a soft and gentle landing; however that is not what we get!! Posted by Hello

Another fun day---What can I say anyway?????

0123hrs DST Tue.- 5 Apr. 05
Well this past Monday was a fun day to say the least; a fun visit to the Urologist regarding kidney stones and prostate. As usual an X-Ray first at Diagnostic Imaging and then off to see the Doc. Never mind that I have seen him probably 15 times before for Lithtoripsys on 2 1 inch calcium stones caused by the diruetics used to combat the Congestive Heart Failure; we knew that there were some fragments left in the left kidney from before when treatment was not finished because my Primary Care Physican diagnosed a ruptured appendix as a kidney stone fragment casuing pain......that went on for 7 days before the PCP said "Oh my your appendix is ruptured and I am afraid your system is septic and you are going to die ( a simple blood test on my first visit would have verified the ruptured appendix)..........but not this clown of a doc.)
So at any rate the Urologist wants no part of this as he now says the stone is in a part of the kidney that will have to be removed by inserting a tube into my back and then on the second day go in and remove the stone......damages kidney and a real good chance for infection. Plus he is scared by the fact that I am now at 20% ejection fraction from the left atrium...ie Congestive Heart Failure NYHA Stage #3. On Monday 4/18 I will do one more test to see that the Cardio Resyc Therapy Pace Maker( Leads to Right Atrium and Left Atrium) is to be installed; if the test results are the same as before it will be done on the following Monday 4/25. Now I know there are alot of people out there going thru a lot worse things than I am and to them I say kick ass and take names and never say die!!!!
I will making more posts as time goes on and one things for sure it will either get better or worse.


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