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Home from hospital. Dwayne Johnson was successfully escorted from the building (my kidney) by a wonderful surgical team. Incision site a wee bit sore but otherwise in decent shape.

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Algebe's picture
Congratulations! I hope you

Congratulations! I hope you're feeling better.

Grinseed's picture
Great news LN, rest up and

Great news LN, rest up and heal well.
Did they let you take Dwayne home?

Old man shouts at clouds's picture
Hey Gurrl!

Hey Gurrl!
Hope everything else is going well for you.I will have to swing by your place one day and check out how the other side of the continent deals with good red wine..... I mean in quantity...

Take care Cyber and have a huge Huuuug...damn I hope that didn't bust your stitches! *smooch*

Cognostic's picture
Happy Kidney Removal!

Happy Kidney Removal!

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Always remember - things

Always remember - things could be worse....

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Old man shouts at clouds's picture
@ Cog

@ Cog

I didn't even need a drink...snorted snot all over my keyboard and screen....followed by copious amounts of saliva you bastard. That is FUNNY...Captain Cat is now out hunting for you...I dobbed you in...He is well pissed and does not take kindly to eruptions of bodily fluid from his slave...

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@Old man You just violated

@Old man You just violated one of the Commandments of Forum Usage!

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@Cog Re: Stitches by Tin-Man

@Cog Re: Stitches by Tin-Man

Hmmm... Definitely looks like some of my work. For the average injury I would usually alternate between that and "BOO-BOO" and "OWIE". For those special "repeat customers" I would start using "DUMB-ASS". Granted, stitching an "S" can be a real bitch, but it was worth the effort.

@Cyber

Happy to hear all went well. Good to have you back with us. Stay rested and get well soon. (Oh, and just so you know, I would have used "BOO-BOO" for your stitches... *grin*...)

CyberLN's picture
I didn’t get to bring Dwayne

I didn’t get to bring Dwayne home. :( They broke him up into wee pieces so they could suck him out of my kidney more easily. Really wanted to have him to do an art piece with. I did get an autographed picture from him though!

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Grinseed's picture
Dwayne looks a lot bigger on

Dwayne looks a lot bigger on screen.

Rohan M.'s picture
Thank the surgeons! (Thought

Thank the surgeons! (Thought I'd give them the credit they deserve, because the religious are always thanking their imaginary friend instead.)

arakish's picture
Damn CyberLN

Damn CyberLN

Woo! Hoo! She is back. Sort of. Glad to hear you ain't carrying Dwayne Johnson anymore. He is kind of a big fella.

Did they not even try the ultrasonic method? They put you in tub of water and use an ultrasonic gun to pulverized the stone. That is how they did it for. No surgery. Non-invasive. You just end up peeing sand the couple times.

I would never have surgery for a kidney stone. Fuck that.

rmfr

Grinseed's picture
Peeing sand? Eeeeeyoweeeee!

Peeing sand? Eeeeeyoweeeee! Fuck that.

arakish's picture
A LOT less painful than

A LOT less painful than peeing gravel...

rmfr

LogicFTW's picture
Good to hear one of our very

Good to hear one of our very patient and awesome mods is on the mend!

This place is not the same without you!

I have some surgery I have to do this friday, while not as scary as yours, I think I can relate a little better than I normally can on the ordeal it can be.

CyberLN's picture
L FTW, hope yours goes

L FTW, hope yours goes without any hitches!

LogicFTW's picture
Thanks! Logic/statistics

Thanks! Logic/statistics dictates that everything will be very likely just fine. But I still worry even if it is not very rational. I have only had one other surgery in my life and it was when I was only 5 years old. While nothing went wrong, it was traumatic for me as a small child. I woke up puking for hours due to the anesthesia. And I was too young to understand why I hurt when I felt I did nothing wrong.

CyberLN's picture
This was my eleventh. I used

This was my eleventh. I used to get sick from full-anesthesia surgery as well, but, for me, it was the narcotics given during the procedure, not the anesthesia itself, so no post surgery pain pills for me!

I’m so sorry you had to go through that when you were a wee bairn! Make sure you tell your anesthesiologist that you’ve gotten very sick from surgery in the past. There are all sorts of new meds they can give you that can prevent the puking.

Algebe's picture
@LogicFTW: Logic/statistics

@LogicFTW: Logic/statistics dictates that everything will be very likely just fine.

Don't count on it! Statistics suggest that your floral-patterned surgical gown with the ridiculous little tapes at the back will cause a catastrophic wardrobe malfunction just as you're walking through a waiting room full of nuns and girl scouts.

LogicFTW's picture
Thanks for the responses

Thanks for the responses CyberLN and Algebe, These both help me. I will see if I can request minimizing or having no narcotics at all. (I have never taken narcotics in my life outside of that surgery I had when I was 5.

And Algebe, if I chuckle when I walk through the waiting room with my floral gown, I am blaming you ;)

Going to hum: *I am a teapot....

Algebe's picture
LogicFTW:

LogicFTW:
After my last surgery (a triple by-pass), I woke up attached to an automatic morphine machine with a button I could push if I was in pain. I never needed the morphine, but the damned machine had a burglar alarm in it that kept going off every few minutes and waking me up. It was like the trainee nurse who wakes you up to give you a sleeping pill.

When I left the hospital they gave me some very powerful painkillers of the sort that lead a lot of people down a slippery slope. I had very little pain, so the painkillers stayed unopened in a drawer for several years, and then I returned them to the pharmacy. Surgery's like flying. You trust the pilot and relax. But post-surgery recovery is where you need to take responsibility for your own well-being.

In my experience, two of the biggest causes of pain after surgery are sneezing and laughing. So avoid pollen and colds, and don't watch creationist videos for a while.

arakish's picture
@ LogicFTW

@ LogicFTW

I have had only three full anesthesia, and four sedative surgeries. And yeah, the biggest problem is the side effects of the pain meds. They work wonderfully well, the woozie feeling can go. Docs say I need the back surgery, but I have talked with many others about this type of surgery and they say they just trade one pain for an even worse one.

Got another surgery this Tue 30 April. Only a sedative surgery. Then a full surgery on 23 May.

One thing I learned when the anesthesiologist asks if I know what will happen, I simply say, "Yeah. I'm going go to sleep and wake up. If I don't wake, I'll never know it."

Surgeries don't scare me. That make me apprehensive, but not scared.

rmfr

LogicFTW's picture
@arakish

@arakish
Yeah, maybe apprehensive is the word that better describes how I feel.

I imagine your life experiences make something like surgery mostly a walk in the park, but at the same time can dredge up painful memories.

arakish's picture
@ LogicFTW

@ LogicFTW

"I imagine your life experiences make something like surgery mostly a walk in the park, but at the same time can dredge up painful memories."

LOL Never thought of that until now. How true also.

rmfr

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I wish you a graceful

I wish you a graceful recovery.

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