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Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

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Aside from an emergency afternoon restroom run work went well. I even loaded a fridge.

 

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I'd imagine that crapping your pants and performing your work duties are mutually exclusive? Well done you!

Seriously though. Having your gall bladder removed is seen as being mostly impact-free, however my sister developed IBS plus Nina is more sensitive than usual to indoor air quality. The subtle differences are far better than constantly crippling pain of course. I guess it's just a case of incorporating this new normal into your life.

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Yeah. It's just such a common surgery that they seem to do it well most times. The first few days(three for me) are no joke, but like you say; after the terrible stone pain it's such a relief that you don't care so much.

 

A few friends of mine have said they had a longer recovery, but they are all seriously out of shape. Also, I'm sure if they bruise any surrounding tissue it's probably worse. I barely even had any bruising at the incisions. Being thin has it's advantages.

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The worst for Nina and my sister was that they both had strangely short ducts around the gall bladder, complicating removal.

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That is strange.

I hear from my friend that I probably have titanium clamps inside me now, but they didn't tell me shit. I literally woke up from surgery and they said it went well and that I could leave as soon as I urinated, ate, and took a walk around the floor. So I did all three at once. (Not really).

 

I walked out the door less than an hour after waking up I think.

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You probably farted mid-op and were put on the naughty list. Nina was in obs for six hours before I dutifully picked her up. Surprised they turned out that fast, man. I guess it was probably easier on the back pocket not hanging around though.

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Yeah. I had a choice. They said I could stay overnight if I wanted, but I was like "Hell, I'll be fine."

 

Clear the room for someone who needs it. I just wanted to go home and keep my bill to the minimum, considering I'll have to pay it out of pocket.

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I know. We get screwed over here by our lawmakers. They'd rather keep a bloated system than put in place something that smells like socialism.

Instead, they force place insurance, when forced insurance is the definition of a socialist program... only with a very expensive Capitalist middleman.

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They always have to kick me out because I actually like hospital food, and love pretty nurses doting on me all day and night.

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7 minutes ago, komodo said:

They always have to kick me out because I actually like hospital food, and love pretty nurses doting on me all day and night.

I hear you. They gave me a really good plate of food. Unfortunately I couldn't enjoy it because my throat was so dry from the anesthesia.

 

There were two nurses I liked. One was a tall, young black woman with a nice smile. She had a habit of grabbing my foot and squeezing it. I think it was some weird form of goodbye, but it was oddly comforting. The other was a white lady in her 30s that seemed to think everything I said was amusing.

 

The rest were pretty distant. All business.

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Yeah, the pain that got me there wasn't pleasant, but there were a few god people that made it not so bad... starting with the ER doctor who finally gave me dilaudid... and lots of it.

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Another OLD BRAIN FART, I ordered a new sliding door to replace a large window so we can make a new patio on the side of the house. Somehow OLD Dumbass me got the wrong size in his pea brain.  Now I have a special order door that took 6 weeks to get that is too big for the opening. WTF was I thinking? I'm sure that with my back pain and meds I am not at my best game.  Damn me!! This is going to be an expensive return.

MK

update: I didn't get it wrong they did. LOL!!! So now the PITA to return the door and get the correct one. Fuck me another 6 weeks gone unless they will expedite. Waiting for a call.

 

So now the question is do I spend more to open the wall to install the 120" door ( means having to put in a new header which entails bracing up the outer wall/ceiling first , spend more $$$$), Send it back and wait 6 to 8weeks (will charge me for shipping), or use one sideglass and the door in the existing opening and get money back? Have to think on that.

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Tomorrow will be two weeks and it's nice to finally be able to roll over in bed and sleep on either side. It's the little things.

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I woke up really early this morning(about 1am) and noticed a buddy was playing Destiny 2, so I joined and we did some of the harder stuff in the game... namely this week's Nightfall, Prestige Nightfall, a weapon quest, and another Prestige Nightfall where we had to add a bunch of modifiers to increase difficulty and increase the score.

 

 I wasn't able to go back to sleep, so it feels like this day has been really long. I guess that's the price of turning into a video game nerd in my middle age.

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36 minutes ago, westhemann said:

Tomorrow will be two weeks and it's nice to finally be able to roll over in bed and sleep on either side. It's the little things.

Right?

I have a buddy that recently had both big toes amputated. He's learning how to walk again.... because he's missing some of the little things.

SR

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Well, however you're doing it I hope you manage to re-find the level in your life sooner rather than later. Even minor discomfort and routine change (that routing being, "be within ten metres of a toilet at all times"?) can be immensely inconvenient for doing what would otherwise be normal for you.

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I only work one day a week at the moment, so it's fairly easy to maintain... I just don't eat very much at all that day. Occasionally I'll probably need to get back out and do some field welding, but the great thing about that is those sites always have multiple porta-cans. With all the taco trucks that hit those sites, it's not unusual at all to see someone drop everything all of the sudden and head for the can.

I already seem to be adjusting though. Haven't really found anything in particular that causes unusual problems except maybe that piece of gas station pizza. That's risky even if you have insides made of cast iron.

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I'll take your word for it. Were you having to lighten the load behind a tree today?

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