Having surgery, again!

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Shells
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   Posted 1/27/2005 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Great, now my left lung has 2 liters of fluid in it making it very difficult to breathe when I do anything! UGH, I swear I get closer and closer to being Frankenstein with each surgery. They are going to do it on Monday. I said I will just wait b/c I am NOT staying in the hospital over the weekend if I don't have to! eyes   I am also insisting on a private room since I will be there for upto 5 days. Hopefully this will drain quick like it did when I had the fluid around my heart and I will be out in 3 days. But this time they are doing 2 tubes and going through the ribs, OUCH! Then they are going to spray talcum powder in the lung that way it shouldn't happen again.
 
I didn't know I was enrolled into the surgery of the month club. I don't want to know what Feb. will bring! The other lung, maybe. It has like 300-500cc's from what the surgeon told me. Then I told him he had better do my surgery ON TIME! Last time they had me go in overnight so they could squezee me in early. Later that day, they informed me it wouldn't be until 5:45pm. Well, when 6:45 rolled around they came in and said * Ok we can take you down now.* As soon as I got there he comes in to tell me that some woman came in and she is an emergency case and he needs to do hers first. If I hadn't be starved since midnight the night before and had some sleep I probably wouldn't have bitten his head off like I did. I said * I thought I was an emergency when they had me come straight to the hospital to be admitted for an early surgery?* UGH, I was just bitter b/c I was SO hungry all day and now they are telling me it's not going to happen until after 10:30pm!!! My family had been there all day as well! UGH.....he just kind od smiled and said *well, you are ON the schedule for a specific time* which is 4:30pm. As long as he is on time, I will be fine. But I dare them to say they are pushing it back! I may hurt someone! skull   So I will be usueless for awhile. I can't do anything now b/c I get to winded and cough alot. So I will be sitting on my butt doing a whole lotta nothing until Monday. This time I will be prepared and I am taking my cd player and a huge word find. I miss my TV when I am there. They just have the cable. And you know there is no sleeping from 10pm -8am! GGGRRR....they make me so mad. Atleast my port makes things easier.
 
I hope all is well with you ladies! L&H,
 
Shelley
 
 
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Candy
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   Posted 1/27/2005 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Shelley:

So sorry for your surgery troubles and for the fact that you have to have surgery. 

I will have you in my prayers for a timely surgery and a good recovery so that you are home soon. 

Hugs,

Candy



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sdearing
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   Posted 1/27/2005 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Shelly! I am so sorry to hear you have to check in yet again. Please know that you are in my prayers. I hope your doc is on time and everything goes quickly, especially your recovery.

L&H
Sara
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lemonz
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   Posted 1/27/2005 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Shelley, I do not know what to say. You know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I sure hope things go better this time. I miss your old hospital. This one does not seem to be as organized. Just getting a call through can be work with this place. Hope all goes as smooth as possible. L&H Joyce
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Tavish
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   Posted 1/27/2005 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh, Shells....I am so sorry to hear about this nonsense!  Maybe they get Bravo channel on cable and you can see Queer Eye! New season started, I have not watched it yet.

You be sure to tell the docs exactly what to do to take care of you....you know best!  Please have someone post for you when you are out of surgery so we know you are ok. PCE, fired up....pink boas (and pink long johns!) are ready!

L&H,

Lori



jaaustin
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   Posted 1/27/2005 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Shelley, I am so sorry you have to endure yet another surgery. I pray that this will bring you some relief and help you breathe easier. I've never heard of spraying talcum powder -- I hope that does the trick! I have to say that your positive attitude even in the face of more surgery is truly amazing. I am in awe of your ability to keep your chin up. Please know that you are in my prayers...
 
((((((((Shelley))))))))
 
Hugs,
Julie
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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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MNlady13
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   Posted 1/27/2005 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way. Sorry you are facing yet more surgery. Gentle hugs, Lauri
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gma
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   Posted 1/27/2005 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Shelley, I really hate to hear you have to go in the hospital yet again. I do wish I could take this turn for you. I will keep you in my prayers. Love and hugs MK


postal2
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   Posted 1/27/2005 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, I am so sorry you are going thru another surgery. I pray you get in and out quickly and have an easy recovery. L&H, Gail
 It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.   Elisabeth Kubler Ross


beck2000
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   Posted 1/27/2005 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, Shells, so sorry to hear about the fluid. Hope it drains quickly and you're back home soon. Just cannot imagine you looking like Frankenstein!

Here's a special hug for you -- you can share it with Kalia.

L&H,
Becky


claramels2
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   Posted 1/27/2005 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Shells, sorry to hear you'll be going through surgery again.  I'll catch the PCE and be with you on Monday but I don't think the world is ready for me in pink long johns so I'll be bundled up and wear a pink scarf.  Gentle Hugs, Libby
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   Posted 1/27/2005 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelley,

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}},

Love you dear one! So sorry that you have to be going thru all of this.....it sucks!!!!!!!

I will be praying that the surgery helps with your breathing and that you will soon be feeling much better.

You are a true warrior! Keep up the fight my friend.  
Love ya,
Deb
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Cathi
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   Posted 1/27/2005 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelley,

I am sorry that you have to go thru another darn surgery !!
You have endured so much ...you are such a fighter.
All I can say is that cancer sucks and you my dear friend
deserve a major break !!!!

L & H

Cathi
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....


kathnz
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   Posted 1/27/2005 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Shelley,
All best wishes winging their way from "down under" for you. May you
1) not have to wait for surgery this time
2) get home quick
3) make a miraculous recovery
 
L  & H
Kath

kmonke
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   Posted 1/28/2005 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Shelley,

I know how you feel when you get pushed back for a scheduled surgery. Especially when you are told to come right in so they can get you in early.  I wish we could charge Dr's for all the times they make us wait.

Wishes for a speedy recovery and that this procedure will ease the breathing problems.  Sounds like you and Connie need to get together.

Take care and you will be in my prayers for the surgery.  Sending gentle hugs so as not to make those ribs hurt any more. ((((((Shelley))))).

Love, Kitty


coopfesta
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   Posted 1/28/2005 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelly:
 
I'm getting a little scared.  I've had a cough for almost two months now, and I can't get rid of it.  I really hope you can navigate this next surgery.  I tend to take matters into my own hands sometimes, like when I know better LOL.  I would probably have eaten when they changed the time the first time instead of starving all day.  Would have eaten in the morning or something like that partly to revolt and partly to comfort.  Please be good to yourself, and keep on biting heads off.  They need to pay attention to you!!!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Ellen


lemonz
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   Posted 1/28/2005 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok Shelley now close your eyes and think about this.... Envision us in pink long johns, pink boas, and pink ear muffs, pink gloves, and how about a pair of those clydesdale boots they wear at the ski lodges? I just asked vic what he thought of that and he has not stopped laughing at the thought of me dressed in I believe he said "Such a charming manor". Lori... I think its a great idea. Now Shelley think about that and I know you will smile. Just hope I can get all these Christmas pounds into the dawg gone thing. Now I know that just made you laugh. L&H Joyce
People are like tea bags, you have to put them in hot water to see how  strong they are!
 
 


Nature's Spirit
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   Posted 1/28/2005 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
:(  Sorry to hear you have yet another battle to fight.. remember that you have alot of us here who are thinking of you and praying constantly!  I hope you have a successful surgery & you recover fast AND I pray this is your last,
You sound like a beautiful & amazing woman~ battle scars just show everyone how TOUGH you really are.. be proud of them!  If people are worried about how you appear on the outside then they are to superficial & shallow and they need to evalute what really matters~that is~ how much love you have to give and need to receive to stay beside you and walk with you through this incredible gift~ life
 
Our bodies are beautiful whatever color, shape or size~ anything that gets added or removed during life doesnt change who you are inside, so please remember this when looking in the mirror..even how stupid this may sound tell yourself you love YOU and your body, you and your scars are beautiful and eventually you will begin to see it..
 

 
There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry.  Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension.  One of these days is Yesterday... And the other day I do not worry about is Tommorrow.  
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Nature's Spirit
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   Posted 1/28/2005 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
hey wait, wasn't frankenstein full of love? I actually woulda loved to crawl in his lap, imagine how safe you would be!!! *Cheezy grin*

There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry.  Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension.  One of these days is Yesterday... And the other day I do not worry about is Tommorrow.  
~Robert Jones Burdette

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