The VENT Thread

Tessablue
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:48 pm
stark wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:07 am
Who are these people?

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I've wondered that myself. Most are probably the curious lurkers, but considering the climate today, some are undoubtedly up to no good and are seeking ammunition to help sink the sport. Kind of a 'know your enemy" mission.

WarBiscuit
It's just bots.
stark
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:27 am

Russians?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 pm

Maybe the Russians skewed the results of the "Did you agree with the DQ in Derby?" poll. :P :lol:
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ElPrado2
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:16 pm

Well guys and gals...
I got some bad news. Now I have cancer. It's cervical stage 3 b with pelvic and possibly bladder involvement. There's a wonky lymph node, too. Drs are positive about it, and sure they can do away with it. No surgery from the cancer bunch. My right kidney has a partial blockage and that herd of drs are sharpening their scalpels for tomorrow. I trust this joint. It's one of top teaching hospitals in the country. It won't be a student cutting on me, it will be one of teachers. The newbies get to observe.
Anyway, I trust them. I'll be fine. It will just take a while.
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm

That's tough news, ElP. :shock:
I'll be hoping that your docs are the best and that you do have a 'fine' outcome.
Good luck.
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:11 pm

All the best, EP2, for the surgery, the recovery, and whatever post-surgical treatment your experts think will work best for you!
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ElPrado2
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:32 am

Thank you.
Like I said, I"m pretty positive about it. I have a great team of drs here.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:05 am

Great attitude = Great results.

Best wishes EP.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:48 pm

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ElPrado2
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Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:57 pm

I have so much pain from biting my tongue in surgery that I can't eat. The only way to get a dr ro look at it would be a cowhorse and a lasso. I'm not too good with lassoes.
My 2 nurses today seem more interested in lassoing a dr for a wedding.
It isn't a good day.
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ElPrado2
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 pm

I'm back among the living, sort of. Finally out of ICU. Been here since the last message. They stick me in another room some time this evening.
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starrydreamer
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:29 am

ElPrado2 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 pm
I'm back among the living, sort of. Finally out of ICU. Been here since the last message. They stick me in another room some time this evening.
Glad to hear you're out of the ICU.

My kiddo just had his 10000009th surgery on Tuesday. He's already back at daycare for a half day. Kids are crazy resilient, and his anesthesiologist this time was a rock star who gave him the perfect amount of anesthesia.
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:48 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 pm
I'm back among the living, sort of. Finally out of ICU. Been here since the last message. They stick me in another room some time this evening.
Released into general population soon, I hope?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:01 am

In the middle of my first chemo treatment. When did they start it? Midnight of course. More fun then, I guess.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:56 am

Yikes, ElPrado2, so sorry to hear about your health issues. I sure hope your treatments aren't too awful and they have a successful outcome!

Having some health challenges too. Complicated stomach surgery in June didn't go so well. And then my heart stopped. I had no prior heart disease or major risk factors, so completely out of the blue. If I hadn't already been in the hospital I might not have made it. Now we wait to see if the heart will heal completely with no permanent damage, that's the plan!

Most of the time I can stay optimistic, but sometimes it's awfully hard. Summer is a horrible time to be restricting activities and fun outdoor things, and it's racing season here. Finally got out to the track to see the horses last Sunday - our mare finished a good second. Cardiologist wasn't too happy about my spending the day there (it was a big day, Longacres Mile day) even though my friends drove and security loaned us a wheelchair. He said until we see the results of the next echocardiogram in about a month, I should consider myself at high risk of sudden death. Well, that's pretty blunt, doc. I'm not sorry I went though. I badly needed a horse fix for mental health reasons.
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:55 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:01 am
In the middle of my first chemo treatment. When did they start it? Midnight of course. More fun then, I guess.
If memory serves, then a few years back they found that some of the chemo regimens (don't remember which ones) are much more manageable if administered at night. Less side effects, I think.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:36 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:56 am
Yikes, ElPrado2, so sorry to hear about your health issues. I sure hope your treatments aren't too awful and they have a successful outcome!

Having some health challenges too. Complicated stomach surgery in June didn't go so well. And then my heart stopped. I had no prior heart disease or major risk factors, so completely out of the blue. If I hadn't already been in the hospital I might not have made it. Now we wait to see if the heart will heal completely with no permanent damage, that's the plan!

Most of the time I can stay optimistic, but sometimes it's awfully hard. Summer is a horrible time to be restricting activities and fun outdoor things, and it's racing season here. Finally got out to the track to see the horses last Sunday - our mare finished a good second. Cardiologist wasn't too happy about my spending the day there (it was a big day, Longacres Mile day) even though my friends drove and security loaned us a wheelchair. He said until we see the results of the next echocardiogram in about a month, I should consider myself at high risk of sudden death. Well, that's pretty blunt, doc. I'm not sorry I went though. I badly needed a horse fix for mental health reasons.
Doctors just have a license to practice, they aren't necessarily experts. I'm glad you had a good day out. When I do something I love I think the whole point of being alive is to enjoy that moment. Mental health is really underrated despite everyone knowing how important it actually is.

I'm convinced that any agony in between your ribs and hips is the absolute worst. It just sets off the equilibrium. I hope you get an an ebb in the flow soon. Football season is ahead! My Giants are poised for an exceptionally bad year. I think Brady could be destroyed by a West Coast team for once..
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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