Surgery Wednesday

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Rumpshot
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Surgery Wednesday

Post by Rumpshot » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Have not had a bite of solid food since early April. Great difficulty swallowing water. Going in on Wednesday to have my throat dilated, again. Hopefully successful this time. Had it done in August, but had bleeding issues and it closed up again.

While we are in the operating room, will also have my stoma dilated. Not sure just what/how they will do this one. My stoma has closed up too. It is now about the size of a normal nostril. I get pretty winded, pretty easily. It also makes it difficult to clean my speech prosthesis. Also awkward to clean my trachea through such a tight hole. Sometimes, especially overnight, I get some dime-sized "snot" chunks that block my airway and need to be pulled out.

Speaking of speech. I don't talk much anymore. It is really difficult to get the airflow past my pseudo vocal cords with my throat closed up between the prosthesis and my mouth. So after surgery, I should be able to talk again.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by randy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:19 pm

Good Luck! Pulling for you to get the best result.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Cobar » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:33 pm

randy wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Good Luck! Pulling for you to get the best result.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Old Grafton » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:51 am

Prayers sent for you.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Weetabix » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Prayers sent.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Rod » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:56 pm

Good luck, of course the wife probably likes you being quiet.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Rich Jordan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:37 am

Prayers sent, and hoping for the best

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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Rumpshot » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:45 pm

Down to Phoenix this afternoon. After 4 pm I find out what time is surgery tomorrow. Hope it is early. Won't know if I will be hospitalized for a day or two til after the procedures.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by rightisright » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Best wishes!

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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by John_in_Longview » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:10 pm

Prayed all goes well.

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