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Lived Through It.... Again

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#1 Chopperhed ONLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Just got back from the Hospital.


Went into admitting at 11:00 this morning

Just got back a few minutes ago (9 hours later) with a fresh new incision in my groin.


2 hernias, 2 Years, there had better not be anymore.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:11 PM

Good luck with the recovery. I've had three hernias repaired and the last time (2008) the doctor told me to start acting my age, if he has to go in again it will be ugly. As time catches up with us we need to start taking better care of ourselves. Don't overdo it and heed the messages your body gives. Stay safe and take it easy.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:29 PM

Wow, hope it will be good. Keep in touch. Helps keep the mind active. Noel
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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:38 PM

I got one at 18, never had not her issue, but my best friend brought out Dennis Miller's Off White to cheer me up. Torture, pain, I kept making him pause it... Every laugh hurt :D
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Posted March 24, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Take care and relax for a while. Hope you mend soon.                                                 Roger.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Hope you have a speedy recovery.  Never had one and hope I never do.

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:44 PM

hope ya heal up quickly, my Dad had one and it made him change how he did thing's, he wasn't big on asking for help

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 11:48 PM

I had a triple about 6 years ago. I had a forty foot ladder straight up about thirty foot extended. I went to walk with it as I have done many times & it caught unto my tool belt. I tried to keep it from falling but I felt a sting in the groan & that was it. Please take it easy & try to enjoy your recovery. The good thing is your surgery is over & you'll be good to go soon.
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Posted March 25, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 08:42 AM

As we get older we are supposed to get wiser. I feel that means using tools more and the aching back less. My medical advice is to get more tractors w/ FELs to save your body. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 10:48 AM

I feel for you.  I have had repeated repairs over almost 40 years.  The last one was a double.  The doc said that the mesh they use only helps temporarily as it does decompose after a few years.  He said, no matter what, do not ever lift 10 pounds again.  I told him a gallon of milks weighs more than that.  He told me to have someone else carry it and have them pour me a glass if I want some. 

I am a skilled tradesman lacking skills to employ me any other way.  I tried going to vocational rehab through the state and ended up going to work for Rebath, remodeling bathrooms, busting up old cast iron tubs with a sledge hammer, carrying drywall, ripping out tile to replace with that plastic produce, all hard work.  I left that job and did hotel maintenance for a few years, much lighter work, except, they wanted me to carry tv sets, beds, carpet, huge boxes of paperwork.  I took the boss lady a prescription from my doctor stating "no lifting over 10 pounds" and lost my job that day.  Now I am retired on SS disability between that and having to be on oxygen, and guess what, every single day, there is something heavy to lift. that gallon of milk, some wood for the stove, on and on.  I do try to take it easy, perhaps you need to also.  And don't do any of it for weeks after surgery.