What is this program about. I think John Hopkins is the hospital that developed the live liver transplant program. I don't know if that is what the program is about. Hope your doing well.
Hi, JoAnn. I'm doing okay, thanks. This program is about life at Johns Hopkins. Last week they did feature a woman who was getting a lung transplant. Turns out that the lungs they obtained for her were not in good enough condition, so she had to go home. However, they had barely gotten home when they were called to come in again...another set of lungs had been obtained for her. Those lungs worked. Talk about stress! They have other stories going on, like a doctor whose wife is divorcing him. Most people may find this show boring, but I like anything medical, and especially when it's "real life."
Darn I totally forgot. Some nights I don't get to turn my TV on. Is the show on every week? Also has anyone heard from John. I'm getting a little concerned. Its not like John to stay away so long. Also where is Carol. I'm getting worried about her. I'd call her if I had her number but as usual I have lost it. Please God help me get better organized!!!! I hope you are doing better Connie. Is the drain going OK.
JoAnn and Carol, sorry you missed the show tonight. It was very good. They did a heart transplant on a young man. Yes, it is on every Thurs. night, but I'm not sure for how much longer.
JoAnn, the drain is working, but there hasn't been much. The last few days it's only been about 3 cc in a 24-hour period. It's inflamed and sore where the stitches are, so I'll probably end up taking it out before next Tues. (my next appt.)
Carol, I hear you on money. I am so careful...watch for sales and use coupons and store card...but my total today for groceries was $105--that's for a week's worth. And it's just me and two cats! I didn't get any meat except for half a pound of hamburger meat that was on sale.
I get a break on my phone bill for local calls. I basically just pay the taxes. I recently dropped the wire maintenance plan. I signed up with Pioneer for long distance at 2.9 cents a minute, but haven't yet gotten a bill. I may have to switch from AOL to something less expensive. I took the handicapped van to the grocery store today and a cab home. Gave the driver a nice tip since he brought all my groceries upstairs. I saved $10-25 today over what I had been paying my neighbor. I have my cleaning gal coming tomorrow. She is a neighbor who is out of work. I may have to cut down to every two weeks. I'm at the point where I'm thinking of applying for food stamps. I would probably only get $10 or so a month, but with the prices on groceries, even that would help.
ETA: John, you were posting at the same time I was. I hope you start feeling better soon, and that you get a good night's sleep tonight. I'm headed that way myself in a few minutes.
You are all so nice to let me know you are OK. Carol I have saved your phone number so I will call when I can. We are both still up tonight. Don't know for how much longer. Jerry had a Dr. appointment today. I took him for blood tests on Wed. One day earlier this week (I really don't remember what day it was I can't even keep track of Carol's phone number.) Anyway I thought Jerry was in the bathroom. Well, he was down stairs in his shop then went outside to saw down the tree with a HAND SAW. He came in the house to get me to help him! I almost beat him with the saw! Enought of that. The blood work came back high amonia after the saw incident I had no problem getting the lactalose down him. He likes it. His amonia is no longer high. BUT his blood is low. I just don't understand that. He has already had two blood transfusions. When will it end???? The Dr. is going to wait a couple more weeks because Jerry really isn't feeling that bad. Would I would like to know if any of you have done research on the live donor program. Jerry's son is positive he wants to do it. I would do it if I could but I don't have O blood and I'm too old. Any feedback you can give me I would appreciate it. The Gastro Dr. talked to us today but not at length. I just keep getting the impression the Gastro Dr. are not to crazy about the procedure. I sure would like to hear from someone that knows more about it. Hope you all have sweet dreams.
I need to go to bed but wanted to thank you. I will check out your info tomrrow if I have the time. No Jerry's stool is not dark. According to the Gastro Dr. and Vanderbilt because I keep everyone informed. He is not loosing blood his body is not making blood fast enough. His Varices is not bleeding YET. That is all I know about that but I certainly will watch it. Also I will be happy to let you know about the tree as I would not be of much help. You and him could take a ride in his 60 GTO convertible to celebrate. He also has a pretty good collection of music. Some you might even like. I have to warn you he is NOT a good singer.
Metalic blue, 389, three duces (sp) positive track rear end (what the heck is that). Hearst 4 speed (just like our name)! OH and how did you know that the Beach Boys were his favorite. Don't tell me they were your neighbors at one time or better yet your brothers!! Wouldn't surprise me!! Oh I forgot the Goat is a convertible. Hey everyone-- John is back. I can always tell when he's feeling better. YEA! Glad you had a good night. I have a good friend thats a Phychologist. They do come in handy at times. She didn't have a Doctorate but we shared some good times. I really miss her now. Glad you are doing good. I know you are busy with all your musician friends but we need you also. So please don't stay away so long. You make us all smile.
I made a horrible mistake. The GTO is a 65. My mistake. That just shows you how in to it I am.
hi everyone, you had me laughing out loud reading some of theese posts, the dog thinks i,m crazy anyway. i just want to say what a great sinse of humor you all have. i wish i would have found this forum when my father was sick i would have understood more of what was going on with his body, instead i found it the day after he passed, better late than never i guess. you all have a wealth of knowalge here to bad it has to be by life s experience. but now i can put two and two together and know why his body was doing what it was doing. last year when i had my blood work all done i had the dr do a liver panel on me because you never know. he didnt have hep or anything just because if it can happen to him it can happen to anybody. i,m mid 50 or so some people i knew when i was much younger then loved to shot up drugs i wasnt perfect but never no needles hated that!! just wanted to say thank you to all and what a great job you all do for other people even with the problems you all have to, i just want to get back to work i,m a sub bus driver i really like it. well every body have a great day!! we will have to talk more.
Annette, good to see you post! Don't be a stranger. You are welcome anytime.
A reminder for those who are interested in seeing it:
Hopkins is on tonight at 10 PM EDT on ABC. They have been focusing on transplants--lung and heart thus far.
Good show tonight, as they all have been. I did miss the first 15 min., though, due to a phone call. If anyone has missed the past episodes, they can be found on the ABC site online. I wish they would carry this series into the fall. I've heard that they have hundreds of hours of tape.