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Phil64
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i will be in my 7th surgery at 7:30 am today.  And I can't sleep.  We will head out to Ann Arbor UMHS AT 4:20am (about three hours from now).  Check in is at 5:30 am.

I wish I could sleep right now. my wife is snoring. :-). She says she doesn't snore.  Haha.

 

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Helen321
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Lol I don't snore either;) Will be thinking about you today. Too bad they can't enhance things like bionic legs while they have you under anyway.

Cathleen Mary
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Phi,

We have your back with prayer, good wishes, light....... Waiting to hear that you are doing well again. 

CM

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Yolllmbs
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get rest and get healthy. I'm sure you sleeping away now. 

 

Yolanda 

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Momof2plusteentwins
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Thinking about you, hope everything was successful and you are in recovery.

Sandy

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I will be meeting with Yollimbs, and together we will remember you, by which time your surgery should be all over, and you are in the awful phase of recovery. 

Praying for you and that your surgeon's hands will be guided. 

Sue - Trubrit

janderson1964
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Its' a little late but I am praying everything will be ok.

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7 will be lucky for you! You got this Phil! Good luck, BTW my wife says she doesn't snore either lol

Easyflip/Richard

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and hoping for great results.   Keep us posted!

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Seven, wow. I'm late coming to this but I hope everything went well!!

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May God surround you and all related doctors/assistants with healing hands for your surgery.  If you are going to University of Michigan, they are an excellent hospital.  Please let us know how you are doing.  Prayers are with you.

Kim

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lp1964
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...for some good news.

Laz

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I am late, I hope everyting went very well. Hope you can post soon.

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Surgery went from 9am to 3pm. unfortunately I was not able to have an epidural. First a low platlet count from an older CBC Kept them from proceding. Retest and platlet count was normal at153. Last minute attempted to add epudural. Two tries, two doctors were unsuccessful. pain is worst. But still manageable.

Epidural the as not meant to be.

So far off oxygen. NG tube our. Taking ice chips. Walked four times today.

Hoping for some bowl grumblings soon. 

biggest issues were high blood pressure and high heart rates when walKing and elevated sugar count. A little drugs did a lot in combatting these symptoms.

Pressung my pain pump as i finish this note.

Thank You for your prayers.

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I've read this over and over - was it sucessful?  I'm sorry that was such a long surgery but wishing for the ultimate results of "we did good".  Hoping you feel better very soon and please let me know how it went.  Hoping you get pain free very soon and on the road to a full recovery.

Kim

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Yes. The surgery was successful. They took out more liver than originally planned. 30 to 40% of liver removed. Also removed gull bladder. The surgeon said he got everything questionable.

This was the first surgery that landed me in medium care. One step under intensive care. The nurses are awesome.

i was downgraded today to normal care but I'm hoping they don't move me. Fingers crossed. 

I'm still on a clear liquids diet waiting for some gas to pass.

Wake up digestive system. 

thank you all for your support.

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you had positive results. Prayers for a successful recover. 

 

Yolanda

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I've heard that long surgeries are a good sign. They say that some surgeons call short surgeries 'Peak and shreak', meaning they get in but find that they can't do anything as the diseease is too advanced. So, I take your surgery as a really good sign of things going well. 

Keep up with the walking, get that bowel moving, and you'll be heading home before you know it. 

Prayers continue. 

Sue - Trubrit

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You willl be in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Best Always,  mike

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Phil:  Sounds like the hardest part is possibly over and you are sailing toward recovery and discharge to home.  Would really like to know how the sugery went and if it was successful...Let us know how your recovery progresses.  Best regards, Art

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Hope it was a success. 

Cathleen Mary
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Keep up the recovery!  You're amazing. Hope all went well. Prayer and wishes for a good outcome and a gentle healing.

CM

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Sending prayers and all the good thoughts every your way!!!  <3

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Pretty good so far! That liver will grow back and you don't need your gall bladder. Keep us posted. 

Good Luck!

Easyflip/Richard

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Pray you will pass gas very soon and a speedy recovery.

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best wishes for yet another surgery. 7 is an impressive number of times on the table my prayers are with you. 

 

mike

 

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Update. I'm probably going home tomorrow. I expected I would be in the hospital until Friday. Everything seemed to fall into place. I think the prayers for a speedy recovery were heard and are being granted. I'm feeling pretty good and happy it is going so well.

Blessings to you all.

Time for bed. :-)

Fight for my love
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This is really great news. Going back home earlier than expected is always so nice. Home is best place for rest and recovery.

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So glad it went well Phil.  Happy, peaceful, pain free resting.

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went so well and that you are going home soon.  Take care of yourself, get plenty of rest and excerise.  I have been thinking of you and am so happy everything went well.

Hugs,

Winter Marie

janderson1964
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Glad to hear you had a successful surgery and are on your way home.

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annalexandria
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I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well.  When the surgeon says they got everything, that is something to really celebrate.

Big hugs!

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Hopefully things go to plan...I hope for that.  I'm due up again week before Xmas 7th this year I think.  It's hard on yo I'm a mess.  Keep going buddy!

hippiechicks
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I am so sorry I missed this post!! I hope you are recovering well and so glad to hear your surgery went well! 7!! wow!!!

Wishing you the very best!

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