Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member

Just a quick update..., sorta..

I'm still hanging in there full of hope... Tongue Out


I had an abcess pop up, very slowly near one of the original drain sites... That was pretty painful.., got some antibiotics and pain meds for that, and it's on the mend.

Not much new on the leky hole as of yet...

I am scheduled to see my Gastro MD per my surgeon... The stint hat he ut in for the original surgery has moved in my stomach from horizontal, to vertical... So I guess they are going to do a somehwat Endoscopy and pull the stint out through my throat and mouth..., lovely.

Hoping that might help with some minor nausea and possibly source of the hole not healing...

Will keep you informed...

Thoughts and Prayers,



  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member

    John my boy,

    Thank you for the graphic update.

    Tell me, what is more serious a leaky gut or a leaky boat?  Well I wish you have neither and hope clear skies are ahead.

    Take care “Obie One Skiffin”,


  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
    CivilMatt said:


    John my boy,

    Thank you for the graphic update.

    Tell me, what is more serious a leaky gut or a leaky boat?  Well I wish you have neither and hope clear skies are ahead.

    Take care “Obie One Skiffin”,



    Sounds like a conspiracy to me, just wanted to say hey and glad you are hanging in there.  Diane has kept me up on your journey hear its been tough, but so are you.  Just letting you know you have been in our prayers (and your family).  So keep up the good work and keep the fish population under control.  Doug

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103

    I thought it was a new boat!  Glad some things were helped with meds.  Hopefully a little look see will take care of the rest.

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    Thanks for the update. You

    Thanks for the update. You are in my thoughts and prayers often. Keep up the fight and keep your sense of humor. This withdraw from fish stories is getting troublesome so I need you out on the water soon. Praying the procedure goes well and this time solves the leak.


  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Well, well....HELLO JOHN!!!

    Damn....this has been one long haul!!  Glad to know you are eating, and hoping that as far as eating goes, fish can be on your menu.  I'm thinking tho.....that "fishING" is on the menu for it?

    Sure have missed you around many new folks haven't gotten the benifits of all that you know, and your magical way of bucking us up in times of need.


  • josh r.
    josh r. Member Posts: 264 Member
    Tough customer

    Hi John,

    You're one tough guy. Our prayers are with you. josh r.

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    josh r. said:

    Tough customer

    Hi John,

    You're one tough guy. Our prayers are with you. josh r.

    super skiff!

    John, keep plugging away kidder. You'll get there, Gazza

  • Jan Trinks
    Jan Trinks Member Posts: 477
    So good to hear from you

    Hi John:


    Good to hear from you and like Phrannie said, one long haul!  Hope and pray everything gets straightened out soon and so glad you are able to eat.  Prayers as always to you and Shelley!


    Jan (Basketcase)

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    They made it just for you John

    This is for you John, it will be just fine


    Skiffen endoscope

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    wow, John, you've had enough

    wow, John, you've had enough complications for 10 people!  Its time for them to move on so you can get back to being the John we know.  Prayers continue for you and Shelley.  Thanks for the update and I hope the get the leaks fixed once and for all and the stint proceudure is painless.

    God bless you,


  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Pull it out where

    Will continue to pray for you everyday John, sorry I don’t like the sound of pulling something out of the throat. Whatever the doc does I pray he does it right and you heal fast.


    Tim Hondo

  • fisrpotpe
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member

    thanks john for the update, our focus for healing prayers will be increased. 

    you sure have had a rough ride but are keeping your boat a float in the roughest of weather. 

    may your sad weather get better


  • cureitall66
    cureitall66 Member Posts: 913

    Hey buddy.....nice to see you here. It's been a tough ride, I know. Soon you will be on the mend. Smile

    Hang in there!


  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    Leaky hole

    I'm in a flippant mood...been sat sitting in my recliner all afternoon just come to.  The Leky Hole sounds like a tourist destination a bit like The Windy Hollow or Hooky Hole. Seriously though sorry for your discomfort and get well soon or even sooner

  • SASH
    SASH Member Posts: 421 Member
    Sounds like what goes in the stint

    Sounds like what will be going in the stint will be coming out your mouth.  Maybe you should have them leave the end just inside your mouth so you can aim it at people discreately.  Sealed

  • patricke
    patricke Member Posts: 570

    Hey John,

    I'm sorry to hear that you have more stuff to deal with, as if you don't have enough already.  I'm glad that the abcess is mending, and hopefully the stint with the stint will have a happy ending.  Hang in there, and hopefully you'll be back out floundering sooner than later.


  • sonyk728
    sonyk728 Member Posts: 124
    Stay strong for you and all of us!

    You have been such an inspiration to me and others. You keep fighting. I want to fish with you in FL someday! You are a rockstar to so many on this board. Praying for you but I will just Say DO IT! You got this Skiffin! 

  • luv4lacrosse
    luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
    Stay strong

    sounds at least you have peaked from the worse, and it is getting easier going forward. You had a tough surgery, and you are one tough SOB.