Smoke needed

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by Bill Marsh, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Astrodada


    Sep 9, 2005
    Hey Bill....smoke from HK... :) btw my knees' acting up a bit lately too...
  2. Noah Zark

    Noah Zark

    May 12, 2005
    On the list . . .

  3. Bamboo


    Dec 16, 2004

    Why don't we just walk to Fogo's.

    With our knives of course.

    Smoke for you, friend.

    Don't forget to check their scalpels to make sure they're sharp before they start. :D

    ~ Bamboo
  4. jurassicnarc44


    Apr 14, 2005
    Prayers from Indiana....Get caught up on your reading, and don't forget to daydream a little each day...It's a good habit to get into.
  5. Red Flower

    Red Flower

    Oct 13, 2004
    You got it. Good luck on your coming surgery.
  6. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Smoke and prayers from Reno.
  7. Bill Marsh

    Bill Marsh

    Mar 26, 2002
    Been worried about the pre-op where the Surgeon goes into high "Cover-His-Ass" mode. I have had to get letters of clearance from my

    General Practitioner

    Mother-in-law <kidding>

    Chest x-rays
    Blood analysis - three separate times yesterday
    Urine analysis
    anal analysis <kidding again> Procto-anal-ysis?
    Blood pressure -- elevated, they think it is stress. Wonder why they think that?
    Complete physical exam.

    Meetings with rehab and recovery therapists. Questions like "How many steps from the bed to the bathroom?" "From the bathroom to the couch?" They want to be sure I can navigate these distances before they send me home.

    Put together a "Living Will" (Pull the plug if I don't mentally come out of this)

    Well, I passed on all accounts! Still very nervous. But I do like the doctors, staff, hospital and a couple of the nurses. Seems like a good team.

    Also getting a list of symptoms to watch out for -- after the operation -- infection and (shudder) blood clots top the list. Of course after reading the list, I developed every one of the symptoms!

    Anne had a hysterectomy from the same team. Different surgeon. I really liked her surgeon. Though he is Jewish, he came to the pre-op right before the surgery and said a Christian prayer for us before her operation. Really touched us.

    Still, this is my first time ever with major surgery. Anne will stay with me 3-5 days I am in the hospital. I can take a laptop if I want. May not feel like emailng, but will try.

    I am getting an epidural, (spinal block) but they say they may need to use a general anesthetic if "needed." I am very nervous about a general anesthetic because

    1. I had one in 1987 and the coming back is Hell. Shakes (tremblors), nausea, very sore throat.

    2. My father had the very same knee replacement operation. Same hospital, different surgical team. They were supposed to only give him an epidural. They gave him a general and his mind was gone when he came out of the anesthetic. Vivid visual and auditory hallucinations. He had to be placed in an Alzheimer's Home where we watched him slowly die over a three year period. It was so bad that my sister said, "I wish we could take him out behind the barn (on his farm) and put him out of his misery."

    Dad was 20 years older than me and I am in better health, so.......

    But still I had to sign all these releases. Wish that I had not read them The spell out, in gory detail, all the ugly possibilities of what might happen

    Sorry for the ramble. I am not sleeping very well. Add "bored" and "cranky" to the list! Anne is being a Saint. Saint Anne, hmm, have heard of her.

    Anyway April 28th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, they begin cutting. I will probably be more nervous the night before. Right before the operation they will give me an "I-don't-care drug."

    Wish I had one now. :D :rolleyes:

    Prayers and smoke requested.
  8. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Smoke from here Bill. If you need any help around the house just let me know.
  9. DKP


    Nov 15, 1999
    Prayers & good thoughts from Rock Island.
  10. Bill Marsh

    Bill Marsh

    Mar 26, 2002
    Thank you Andy, I think that I am covered, but will keep your kind offer in mind.
  11. munk


    Mar 22, 2002
    You are a rock around this place. Your support and advice has been appreciated by many over years, and by this One this year shaking a true hand from a friend when I needed one. All prayers and love from Montana.

  12. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    You got it,'ll be fine;)

  13. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Anne has ALWAYS been a saint.

    "Red Leader to Red Squadron..."

    "Shut up, Dear.":D

    Be well and safe.
  14. shappa


    Oct 15, 1998
    Bill, tell them you are nervous as hell about this and they might give you something now to relieve the stress.

    Thoughts and prayers still from the west coast.
  15. ddean


    Mar 26, 2002
    Missed the first pass of this thread......

    In any case, prayers.

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  16. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Keep your head. That's the most important thing.
    You'll be doing the macarena before Halloween... :D
  17. jmings


    Aug 20, 2005
    I got smoke going up right for you and Nam and Jeremy.

    I will never forget your good deeds, so remember you got a lot of karma to carry you through this.
  18. M. Taylor

    M. Taylor

    Dec 4, 2005
    Will do, Bill. They're making improvements in anesthesia all the time. Just make sure you tell the doctor that you may have a sensitivity to it. You'll be fine. God bless.

  19. tsf


    Jun 13, 2004
    Epidural is good. I hate general anesthesia myself. Takes for ever to get that crap out of your system. You will do great. Prayers still coming from The Lone Star State. (I wish our governor had the balls that Georgias does. Great immigration reform.)

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