Barbara's Surgery

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Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/25/2013 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I just talked with Barbara's husband, Bill, and the surgery went well enough that he was able to take Barbara home - no ventilator. I guess they pumped her full of all kinds of pain meds, but were able to avoid the epidural.

Also tried to chat with her, but she is *very* groggy and I'm sure she will be in a little extra pain when the meds wear off.

If you're one of the people she regularly talks on the phone with, please give her a couple of days space so she can get some good rest & heal fast!

Cheers,
Lynnwood

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2013 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Lynnwood,

I came here just to find an update, appreciate you doing it.

Wanted to make sure my good friend came through it fine, and sounds like she did. So glad she was able to come home and not need the ventilator part.

I realize she will need some quite healing time until she gets back on her feet.

If you speak to her again, tell her David, her "pain buddy" was asking about her, and wishing her the
best in her recovery of this latest event.

Thanks again,

David
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
Open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA: Too High
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries 2009-2012

Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/25/2013 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Will do, David, thanks for checking in!

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/25/2013 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to know she has such a good friend as you. She's a great person and a great friend, it grieves me to how much she suffers daily.

David
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
Open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA: Too High
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries 2009-2012

couchtater
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   Posted 9/26/2013 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad she did well on the GA. Someone relay that I hope she feels better and can post again soon.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

oreo11
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   Posted 9/26/2013 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Hi Lynnwood,
 
     Thanks so much for the update.  I will give her a call this week-end.  I am so glad that the surgery went well.  I know that she had some concerns going in to it.
 
Laura

momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/26/2013 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy to hear that your surgery went well Barbara. Take care.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 9/28/2013 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Afternoon Lynnwood, David, Joy, Laura, and Loretta:

Thanks Lynnwood for starting the post and letting everyone know I made it thru and was able to go home. I know I was pretty out of it when we spoke. Surprised you could understand me at all LOL. Heck spoke to Julia today and she said I was really groggy still. I'm just really tired I guess.

David, Joy, Laura, and Loretta thanks for your prayers and well wishes. I really appreciate them and I'm positive that they helped me a lot. I hope each of you are having a good weekend, w/o a bunch a pain. I know that David you're having a very difficult time and I worry greatly about you.

Joy I read your post and will respond there, but I want you to know that I'm sending loads prayers and positive healing your way.

Laura, I'm sure the school year takes a HUGE toll on your body. I don't know how you do it. I'm sorry that your symptoms have returned and the fatigue is so bad.

Loretta, I know you're suffering with a lot of pain and I wish more could be done for you. You are also in my prayers and positive healing powers are being sent to you.

As for me, I believe my lupus is flaring and I really feel unwell. I awoke this morning with a terrible earache on my right side. I've have had PE tubes in my ears for several years now, and I noticed that I've got fluid draining from that right ear. I'm tender to the touch along the skin where the ear attaches to my face/head.

Been running a low grade temp, sweats, chills, and just blah. Guessing if I'm still like this tomorrow will have to go to the ER to be checked out. The Military hospital doesn't have an urgent care clinic on weekends. If you feel you're ill enough to visit the ER then that's where you go. No doctors are on call over the weekends either. It's plain and simple you visit the ER on holidays, weekends, and after 4pm M-F.

Of course, I hate going to the ER, talk about germs infestations, but I also don't want to let any infection get out of hand. As for the GYN surgery, having some issues, but will either address them tomorrow too, or I'll speak with my Doctor on Monday. I'm not due to follow up until the 7th of October with him.

Pretty much laying doing nothing, I'm still only allowed to put slight weight on my left foot. As of this coming Wednesday, I may begin to walk on the foot w/o crutches. I'll also be able to put my full weight on it. Hubby would prefer I use my walker for the first several days before attempting to walk w/o any assistance. Will see my Orthopedic Doctor on the 17th of October.

Other than that I'm hanging in there. Pain levels are pretty high, especially in my back and hip area. My surgery site is also VERY sore. Guess that's all I have for an update. Will rest in bed all weekend and allow my hubby to wait on me tongue I finally have him trained well LOL.

Hugs,
Barbara
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.
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