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Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm
by Tessablue
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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Most users ever online was 227 on Sat May 04, 2019 3:21 pm
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:27 am
by stark
Russians?

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Maybe the Russians skewed the results of the "Did you agree with the DQ in Derby?" poll. :P :lol:

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:16 pm
by ElPrado2
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:11 pm
by Catalina
All the best, EP2, for the surgery, the recovery, and whatever post-surgical treatment your experts think will work best for you!

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:32 am
by ElPrado2
Thank you.
Like I said, I"m pretty positive about it. I have a great team of drs here.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:05 am
by stark
Great attitude = Great results.

Best wishes EP.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:48 pm
by stark
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Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:57 pm
by ElPrado2
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 pm
by ElPrado2
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:29 am
by starrydreamer
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:48 pm
by stark
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?

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:01 am
by ElPrado2
In the middle of my first chemo treatment. When did they start it? Midnight of course. More fun then, I guess.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:56 am
by Sparrow Castle
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:55 pm
by Catalina
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.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:36 pm
by Somnambulist
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..

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:45 pm
by Spahny
A quick note to the Dodgers and Yankees this morning.

Take off those f'n pajamas and go get dressed for the game.

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:07 pm
by stark
Spahny wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:45 pm
A quick note to the Dodgers and Yankees this morning.

Take off those f'n pajamas and go get dressed for the game.
:lol:

Re: The VENT Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:26 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Somnambulist wrote:
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..
Ah, thanks, Som. Yeah, in my experience, medical practice has become very regimented and protocol driven. Our docs also have new requirements on documenting conversations with patients. I can't see when even the good ones have the time or even the permission to actually think.

Totally agree about the need for mental health breaks, that's a really good way of looking at it.

I've never experienced a more miserable condition as a whole than this one right now. Hey, the protocol isn't working, doc. Let's try identifying the root cause of the symptoms and go from there.

While I've missed going to watch training camp and a home preseason game, it's always exciting to see what our Seahawks roll out each year. Like an unraced two year old, we could be anything. Stay healthy, everyone, and may the best team win!