Surgery Wednesday

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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Old Grafton » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:32 am

Absolutely! Prayers...
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Odahi » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:59 pm

Prayers sent.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Rumpshot » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:29 am

Surgery apparently went well. Esophagus enlarged, can swallow saliva now. Bigger than they got in August. Hopefully using it will keep it expanded. Trachea stretched too. Wearing a metal Trach tube. Will wear it through the weekend and then nights for a couple weeks. It should keep the stoma from shrinking again. I can use it intermittently after that to keep things embiggened.

Recovery room nurse left a lot to be desired. She had conflicting orders and made arraignments to have me hospitalized. Fortunately my Dr. talked to the Mrs. and planned on me going home. The nurse was less than stellar in several other areas as well, but I escaped her clutches.

Booked a hotel for last night and tonite in Phoenix. So spending the night, driving home tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day!
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by randy » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:12 am

Glad to hear you got through it and hopefully things will start improving.

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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Frankingun » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:59 am

Glad to hear it went well, amen!
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Rumpshot » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:41 pm

Good news.

Friday afternoon, I was able to drink about 4 oz of beer. For therapeutic purposes only. Saturday I was able to drink a shake. And swallow a couple of my evening pills. This morning I was able to swallow my thyroid pill without difficulty. Rib eye steak and baked potato, here I come!

My stoma was smaller than a dime in size. Now it is nearly the size of a quarter. When I stop wearing the metal trach tube, tomorrow, I should not run out of breath nearly so soon.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by randy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:18 pm

Glad to hear things are progressing.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by TheArmsman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:40 am

The good news is well appreciated. Hope things keep getting better for you.
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by Weetabix » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:11 pm

Great news!
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Re: Surgery Wednesday

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:53 am

Before you know it -- Hodad's! I'll buy.
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