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I told a friend about my upcoming surgery.

At the end of the call he said 'if we don't catch up before your operation then I'll see you on the other side.'

Made me laugh...

My surgery date has moved to February 6th.  More waiting.

Steve.

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The wait is awful.  Sorry about the delay.

Lol, that would have made me laugh too. You definitely need a sense of humor!

Kim

 

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The wait is the worst part. Sorry the wait was extended....but I always believe that these things happen for a reason. February 6th will be here before you know it! Hang in there! You are doing great!

Hugs

Jojo

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Sorry. Couldn't resist a Gary Larson joke!

Todd

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If the medical team is wearing farmyard costumes, I'm going straight home again.

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Just ask if they've got an udder one!

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"Once in 1981 and once in 1983, a layout error at the Dayton Daily News caused The Far Side to be labeled with the caption meant for that day’s Dennis the Menace, and vice versa..."

http://twentytwowords.com/newspaper-accidentally-swaps-captions-for-the-far-side-and-dennis-the-menace-twice/

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Having worked in newspapers for many years, this was especially funny to me. Thanks!

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Queen Victoria went to Scotland to open the Forth Railway Bridge it was, of course, National news of course, it was reported in the Times of London, that "Having cut the ribbon, Her Majesty passed over the bridge"

The copy was sent to London and the compositor created the front page. With practiced fingers he arranged the letters: "Having cut the ribbon, Her Majesty p . . ." The soon to be unemployed artisan reached for a vowel . . . and picked up an 'i'.

It was not noticed until after the paper went to press.

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Hahahahahahaha

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Steve, at least it's not going to be Halloween week.  I always seem to encounter clerks and technicians in costume then. I think I've been waited on by dozens of bumble bees over the years. There've been a fair number of super heroes, a few princesses, but mostly bumble bees. A bumbling bee surgeon or OR tech could be scary. 

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When I made the comment about farmyard costumes I forgot that my photo has a horse in it.  That is not my urologist.

I don't mind if the nurses dress up, but I think I prefer more serious minded surgeons.

And it hurts when you laugh, right?

Steve.

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Regarding laughter, belly laughs and guffaws are out for a while, plus also the kind that makes tears run down your cheeks and your sides ache. And don't even think about the kind of laughter that makes you gasp or fall out of your chair.

Chuckles and snickers are fine (We have candy by those names in the US, don't know if you're familiar with the former). So are giggles. I was laughing the next day post-op. I figured I needed all the endorphins I could get. 

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We have snickers but I've never seen chuckles.  I wish we had Giggles.  I'd buy those.

I had my appendix out when I was 12, in 1974.  I was in an adult ward.  There was only one other kid my age there.

I told him it only hurt when I laugh so naturally he tortured me with jokes all day.

I'm sure they were lousy jokes but I couldn't help laughing anyway.

Steve.

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Hi Jojo,

I'm happy that you're ok after your thyoid surgery.

My surgery on the 31st (today) was off then on then off then definitely on.  When I was told it was definitely on I got a very nervous feeling in my stomach.  I thought I was aware enough of my feelings to not be surprised by them.  And then it was definitely off and changed to the 6th.

I read about your sobfest in your other post.  That has only happened to me once in my life, about 25 years ago.  I actually really enjoyed it.  I got a tremendous feeling of release.  I hope yours was a good one.

Steve.

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You'll enjoy it more after the wait.

Seriously, the delay must be a bugger, but I'm sure that geezer in the photo with the hat will look after you. He looks the type :-)

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I just needed his help to take the selfie.

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Steve,

 

Watch and enjoy the Superbowl before the real stuff starts. Hopefully a non-eventful surgery. I would say painless as well, but I would be laughed off this forum.

 

 

Icemantoo

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I've never watched a superbowl...  I don't much like the local varieties of football either.

But I would certainly love to see that painless surgery!!!

I live in Rosewood, Queensland, Australia.

Steve.

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I'll join you in waiting for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island: 20-22 Oct 2017. Wish I could be there.

 

http://www.motogp.com/en/event/Australia

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And I'd love to join you there.

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Its what they dont play at the Superbowl. You need to go to London, Munich or Rio to see the real thing. I have some friends from Sydney who are fond of Aussie rules: something to do with the tightness of the clothes I believe.

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It is a fast game.  The action is constant and moves all over the field.

 

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We did have the Outback Bowl for those down under.

 

Icemantoo

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I waited 4 months between finding the mass and surgery so I know what you are going through.  I will admit that it was a good feeling when they rolled me into the surgery.  The wait was over, D-day and H-hour was here.  

Recovery was a bit harder than I thought, but it wasn't too bad.  Post-op day 2 was the worst.  I was tried, didn't feel good, hadn't slept well, and just wanted to get back to my hotel room and sleep in a real bed.  Everyday after that got a little better.  

I was off work for 6 weeks, but I could have gone back in 3 if I needed to.

Good luck!

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I had surgery just a few days after dx. I was admitted through the ED due to uncontrollable pain. I trusted the surgeon and I recovered easily. If I had been able to wait for surgery I would have been able to choose a specialty hospital. Steve, sit back, trust your hospital team, and do what they say. Everyone knows their job. Many are exceptional. You are getting a front row seat to observe and benefit from their expertise. I suggest you start looking forward to doing the most important thing in your life. I am not going to say enjoy it, but you can see where I'm going with this..

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