Going under the knife

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    I'll be MIA for awhile as I go into the hospital tomorrow morning to get sliced open. So long as they remove the right parts and return those that I need, I expect to be back in action fairly quickly. Somehow I can't imagine ripping the muscle away from my bones, cutting a herniated disk, replacing with bone from a donor, and holding this little model together with a metal plate, will be too comforting. It would appear I finally get to test out a morphine drip afterwards though! Apparently the surgery leaves you in severe pain when swallowing for awhile and they counter that with the good stuff! I just hope I'm flying high enough to forget I'm there though because I'm definitely staying overnight.

    I'm scared of the surgery and especially the anesthesia, and afraid to be stuck in there overnight. I doub't they'll bring me McDonald's and not so sure I'll be able to eat anything other than through a straw for a couple of days. I also doubt they'll let me smoke in my room. For the money they charge I should at least be able to be comfortable!

    Surgery starts at noon, hopefully by 2pm I'll be back on this earth, otherwise, it's been nice knowing all of you! :laugh:
     
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    Ill certainly pray for your speedy recovery...On the bright side you'll probably get a Morphine drip for a week:D
     
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    Good luck Jim! I hope all goes well and you have a nice nurse. ;)
     
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    A very routine procedure..they probably have done hundreds/thousands/millions/gazillions of them.

    Good thoughts and prayers for you!
     
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    Rest assured you will be just fine Jim. Remember the gaping hole you had in your back not long ago? Things went fine with that.
    I know a couple back surgery patients and they swear by it! It's good they've been able to regain their life. The one in particular had the same surgery you're facing. Only thing is, she didn't know about it until she fell on the ice & it was then discovered via ex-ray. Her's was so bad, it was about to sever her spinal cord. She's been great since. Look forward to those sponge baths. ;)
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Heal quickly Jim - and if you don't get pics of the actual operation, I'll ban ya!

    :D
     
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    Good luck, Jim. See ya in a few days.
     
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    May the angels watch over you, Jim.

    And morphine drips are a real stress-reliever!
     
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    At least you are afraid of something people rarely have to do. Me? I am afraid of ladders... I have to climb the bastages all the time too!



    Good thoughts will be flowing your direction...
     

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