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cran1
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Well surgery is tomorrow. Have to be there at 545 am! Fine by me just a little nervous i guess. Just drank 10oz of some magnesium lax...gross to say the least hahah. Take care all.

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mrs_blkjak
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I hope everything goes well!

BLKJAK
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I hope you have smooth sailing and a speedy recovery!

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icemantoo
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When I go to the drugstore for that special pick me up I always ask for Licquid Plumber. Your evening is just begining.

 

 

Icemantoo

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Djinnie
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All the best for tomorrow and a speedy recovery.

Djinnie x

 

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Eims
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Cran1....i am thinking of you and I will say a prayer for you......now look forward to taking it easy and getting well.

Eims x

todd121
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You'll be up and around in no time. First day flies by (because you're out the whole day!)

Todd

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foxhd
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Make us proud. Procedures are something we are used to. Good luck.

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ourfriendjohn
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It is a great feeling to have the surgery behind you.  Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.  We look forward to hearing from you after its over.

John

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MDCinSC
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I'm two weeks behind you!  Sending all the good vibes and sincere wishes I can muster! I am filled with hope for you!

Kick some collective butt in there!

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icemantoo
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May your surgery go well so that you can tell people you had Cancer, not that you have it. Sorry the surgery is required for your initiation to our club, but we all went thru it. Not fun, but better than the alternative..

 

Icemantoo

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Galrim
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Fingers crossed.

/G

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Texas_wedge
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You'll be back with your lovely Wife and Kids in no time - just remember that you'll have to leave picking the kids up to your Wife for quite a little while - no lifting anything heavier than ten pounds is the standard advice for a number of weeks ahead, even young as you are.

You said you don't have any positive experiences to share, at least "Not yet", you said.  Well, soon you will have and we'll all be keen to hear them.  In a couple of days or so you'll be able to start re-assuring those not yet initiated, like Marie, that it's really not that bad.  (Better save it for two or three days, though, because it takes a couple of days before you notice it's all getting easier.)

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JackieP125
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It's OK to be nervous. It will be over soon and you can start mending. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery.

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cran1
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Ooouuucchhh haha back home and trying to get the Event to happen! Doing good thanks all! 

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Texas_wedge
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Don't worry - you're among friends and we can take a load of crap!

todd121
Posts: 611
Joined: Dec 2012

It will happen. Can't remember hearing from anyone that it didn't happen...

Try Senna. I think it's a great product. It's softener with a natural, mild push. Still, might take a few days. It was 2-3 days after I got home for me. As long as you're eating ok, walking, drinking plenty of water, you'll be fine.

Glad you got the other thing behind you. Now for putting the next thing "behind you", so to speak.

Todd

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MDCinSC
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Or so I've heard!   I'll be waiting for you newest "blessed event" with bated breath!  Wink

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icemantoo
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cran1,

That didn't hurt, did it? Belive me, in 10 years you won't even remember the pain.

 

Icemantoo

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MDCinSC
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So glad it will be ten years!  LOL  Tongue Out

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Eims
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icemantoo.....you make me laugh!!!!   hopefully cran1 when the big event happens you will feel brand new...

eims x

todd121
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Joined: Dec 2012

bran new?

Laughter is the best medicine.

Todd

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cran1
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Hey peeps I'm running a low grade fever.... AT 99 any need for concern?

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MDCinSC
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I defer to greater wisdom!

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foxhd
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See, it was very doable. You just need to have a sense of humor about sharing bodily functions or lack thereof. You've done the hard part. Be patient.Things tend to work out. (pun). Take plenty of time in all of your recovery. You deserve it. Mine was 2 years ago. I have forgotten most of it unless I try to remember. It isn't fun, but sort of the "cost of doing business." Time passes and so does the recovery. It is a very maturing event.

todd121
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Joined: Dec 2012

And my doctors weren't interested in a fever this low. In fact, mine got to a little over 100. As I remember, they said 101 or over, they would be concerned. I had a low grade fever for a week.

Todd

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Galrim
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Joined: Apr 2013

"Temperatures After Surgery

A fever after surgery is one of the most common complications that patients face.

In fact, over half of all surgery patients will have a higher than normal temperature

in the days following their procedure."

http://surgery.about.com/od/aftersurgery/a/Temperature-After-Surgery.htm

/ G

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dhs1963
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Joined: May 2012

I had 2 fevers after surgery:  102.5 in the hospital.  That kept me there for several extra days, and they gave me iv antibiotics.  The source could not be found, but they think it was my lungs.

At 4 weeks, the wound was infected with a staff infection.  I spiked a fever from that.

But 99 would not scare me.

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foxhd
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Joined: Oct 2011

Think of all the tissue insult you just went through. Then think about how hard your body is trying to recover from this. Your core temperature is bound to go up due to al the metabolic activity going on. Can also be reason for some night sweats.

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