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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2018, 10:39:48 PM »
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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2018, 11:05:13 PM »
He's been walking the halls.  I think he said it was 14 laps today.  Got a good laugh out of him, too.  He says he's feeling much better and eating, too. 
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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2018, 04:15:16 AM »
Yeah, the walking will continue.

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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2018, 09:58:08 AM »
Susan posted..
They got up at ~2:00 AM. He's already done 10 laps of the 38 goal.
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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2018, 11:27:10 AM »
That chest area will be numb for a few weeks, because all the nerves were cut.  After that a few days of pain, mostly where the V stitching is.  The bones have like a dull ache.  If you try stacking hay, there is sharp pain in that area, and shooting pains afterward.

Back when, the stitches were like fishing line, and had to be removed later.  I removed my own stitches after the bleeding stopped, because I couldn't see paying $200 for them to do it.  Now, they probably use those stitches that disolve.

I'm not sure why you (in general) can't walk further.  Strength seems to be an issue, but I could be mistaken.  It would seem that increased blood flow would help, but the facts wouldn't seem to support that.  Standing up quickly is a bad idea, for several days.  My lungs burned to breathe, but they didn't operate on your lungs, so you probably won't have that.  Maybe blood loss is the problem.  I remember tiring easily, and one leg seemed unsteady, so I had to lead with the other foot.

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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2018, 05:18:38 PM »
Ron, I see you're on.  How do you feel?

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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2018, 05:24:57 PM »
Yes, how are you doing?  And consider getting that chest protector, especially with the grandkids around.  They don't understand.  Even at her age, Tegan still will climb up in my lap and put an elbow into my abdomen where the mesh has been inserted.  And my best to Susan. 
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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2018, 10:44:28 PM »
I am feeling pretty smashed up , like the semi backed up and ran over me a couple of times. I am walking more each day. Today was close to 2 miles total. And yes, it helps being here at my moms,,,, NO STRESS.
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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2018, 11:03:34 PM »
Good to read.  So, you're out of the hospital.

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Re: Under the knife
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2018, 08:08:29 AM »
Ron, how many miles now?