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SyXx
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   Posted 10/28/2013 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My thoracic fusion surgery is Wednesday at 730am. I have to check in tomorrow. Platelets were mildly low, 130k and INR 1.4, so hep ordered transfusion of FFP and vitamin k night before.

I figured I would wish everyone well, I was told I will be heavily drugged for pain the first few days. So I foresee sleep in my future.

Stay healthy and positive and I will check in when feeling better.

MamaLama
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   Posted 10/28/2013 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking best thoughts for you and for a quick recovery...Hugs, Carol
MamaLama
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**David**
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   Posted 10/28/2013 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Should be one heck of a Halloween...
nullum beneficium impunitum...

Mae be here
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   Posted 10/28/2013 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Sean,

Hope all goes well and you're up and at 'em in no time :)
Hugs,
Mae

"I don't like to make plans in advance because then the word 'premeditated' gets bandied about in the courtroom"

Caregiver for brother's liver transplant
Blessedly rec'd liver 1/13/2013 at Mayo Clinic, FL

A.Ziffle
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   Posted 10/28/2013 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you feel better soon.

Ziff
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hep93
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   Posted 10/28/2013 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
All the best, Sean. At Mayo an INR of 1.4 would be mildly elevated, not low. If you want to be knocked out, I have some Atarax I can give you.

Hope for a fine recovery!

Hugs,
Connie,
hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."

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SyXx
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   Posted 10/29/2013 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
T-minus 6 hours to surgery. I am in hospital getting plasma. They did say I was good to take my pain meds, my PCP said to hold off tonight and let them decide. So my surgeon ordered that up.

I cannot sleep.
Sean

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
T11 Disc Herniation
L2 & L3 Compression Fractures
DDD Lumbar region
Multiple Annular Tears in Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Arthritis Lumbar Region

SyXx
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   Posted 11/3/2013 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Turned into a massive surgery. Doctor said he has never a disc in such bad shape. I will post more when I get home. Waiting for chest to be removed hopefully tomorrow, then homeward bound. Still leaking but he said he expects drainage until tomorrow.

Post Edited By Moderator (hep93) : 11/5/2013 6:04:28 PM (GMT-7)


hep93
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   Posted 11/4/2013 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sean, I hope this surgery offers you some relief. Do you realize we were inpatient at the same time?

I'm guessing you meant you were having your chest tube removed.

turn

Hugs,
Connie
hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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SyXx
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   Posted 11/4/2013 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope to hear from surgeon about chest tube soon. Even if it comes out I stuck until tomorrow.
Sean

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
T11 Disc Herniation
L2 & L3 Compression Fractures
DDD Lumbar region
Multiple Annular Tears in Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Arthritis Lumbar Region

Mae be here
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   Posted 11/4/2013 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Must be some good drugs there, Sean, having your chest removed and you being stuck and all :)

Best of luck on your return to normalcy!

Mae
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"I don't like to make plans in advance because then the word 'premeditated' gets bandied about in the courtroom"

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SyXx
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   Posted 11/4/2013 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hep was right, typo on my sentence. I meant chest tube. Between all, grogginess Antilles it is hard to keep things straight.
Sean

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
T11 Disc Herniation
L2 & L3 Compression Fractures
DDD Lumbar region
Multiple Annular Tears in Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Arthritis Lumbar Region

**David**
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   Posted 11/4/2013 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Connie,
I thought you meant impatient...
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SyXx
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   Posted 11/5/2013 3:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Getting that tube out of my chest was great. I have some pictures of incision I will post later. It adds up to nearly 2 feet.

Mae be here
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   Posted 11/5/2013 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, pics of them cutting your chest open and exposing your entrails, what a treat!
Mae

"I don't like to make plans in advance because then the word 'premeditated' gets bandied about in the courtroom"

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Blessedly rec'd liver 1/13/2013 at Mayo Clinic, FL

SyXx
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   Posted 11/5/2013 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I thought it was awesome.
Sean

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
T11 Disc Herniation
L2 & L3 Compression Fractures
DDD Lumbar region
Multiple Annular Tears in Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Arthritis Lumbar Region

**David**
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   Posted 11/5/2013 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
A scar like that is called "A badge of Honor." My transplant scar is relatively small, 13 inches.
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Mae be here
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   Posted 11/5/2013 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, the famous mercedes scar?
Mae

"I don't like to make plans in advance because then the word 'premeditated' gets bandied about in the courtroom"

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Blessedly rec'd liver 1/13/2013 at Mayo Clinic, FL

MamaLama
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   Posted 11/5/2013 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Lexus Scar at our house...and the hernia scar set in the same line! My superhero!
MamaLama
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HepC&Cirrhosis
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   Posted 11/5/2013 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
- thanks for the humour, Mae and others. I needed a good laugh.

Sean, get well soon!! It amazes me how quickly people recover from serious surgery. A reminder our bodies are pretty amazing, after all.

Like Connie said, hopefully the repair will provide some relief.
Deb from Canada
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hep C since '70's, on treatment 4x, deemed decompensated in 2006 from esophageal bleed and experience chronic Hepatic Encephalopathy (take lactulose and Xifaxan). Had evaluation for transplant in 2013, but do not have to go on list yet - MELD 10. Now waiting for non interferon and non ribavirin drugs to be approved here for cirrhotics.

**David**
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   Posted 11/5/2013 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Mae,
Mine is not a Mercedes, it's "L" shaped, so no vertical scar. My surgeon is extremely neat. I'll send you a picture.
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healthynow
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   Posted 11/5/2013 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Sean-glad that your surgery is over, chest tube removed, sense of humor and good spirit intact. Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

Emma

Mae be here
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   Posted 11/5/2013 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I just want everyone to know that I am NOT going to share my picture of **David's** scar with anyone!

David, yours looks better than Richard's, that's for sure, LOL, but I haven't seen MamaLama's superhero's scar yet :)
Mae

"I don't like to make plans in advance because then the word 'premeditated' gets bandied about in the courtroom"

Caregiver for brother's liver transplant
Blessedly rec'd liver 1/13/2013 at Mayo Clinic, FL

Mae be here
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   Posted 11/5/2013 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, Sean, show me your scar and I will unhijack your thread :)
Mae

"I don't like to make plans in advance because then the word 'premeditated' gets bandied about in the courtroom"

Caregiver for brother's liver transplant
Blessedly rec'd liver 1/13/2013 at Mayo Clinic, FL

SyXx
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   Posted 11/5/2013 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I will have to post later tonight so you can see.
Sean

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
T11 Disc Herniation
L2 & L3 Compression Fractures
DDD Lumbar region
Multiple Annular Tears in Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Arthritis Lumbar Region
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