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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:22 AM

I'm home!

Man it feels so much better to be out of the confines of the hospital. Waiting on the Urologist to call back for the exact time but the catheter comes out early next week (really it is the thing that is keeping me mostly bolted to a chair. TOO CREEPY FEELING!) My wife is taking a few days off to get the house all prepped for me. She had planned to do so over the weekend, but my early discharge took us all by surprise. In 10 days the staples come out. After that is is just learning to deal with this damn colostomy until things heal enough for everything to be reversed. Considering the rapidly advanced rate of my rebound I suspect it will be much faster than predicted.

As it is I've gone back to work, albeit on a light load. It doesn't take a lot of physical effort to administer the network and pick up the phones. I won't be running any cabling or moving equipment any time soon, but it's better than feeling like a total invalid.

I'll post over in tech about what I learned about having a streaming video service at hand while laid up in the hospital.

Afterthought: Supposedly I am supposed to be just getting out of bed at this point, not be discharged.

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Reply I'm home! (Original post)
Currentsitguy Jul 2018 OP
Steelydamned Jul 2018 #1
Currentsitguy Jul 2018 #3
Steelydamned Jul 2018 #5
Currentsitguy Jul 2018 #6
akaConcernedCanuk Jul 2018 #7
LavenderGirl Jul 2018 #2
Grumpy Pickle Jul 2018 #4
D26-15 Jul 2018 #8
Muddling Through Jul 2018 #9
def_con5 Jul 2018 #10
Currentsitguy Jul 2018 #12
Meowmenow Jul 2018 #11
Currentsitguy Jul 2018 #13

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:24 AM

1. Excellent...

....news! Take it easy though and don't try to do too much and best of luck!

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:29 AM

3. Not too much

I just think veg-ing out is not conducive to healing. Sitting up, moving around a bit, etc is good for healing, and additionally a good way to fend off sedentary pneumonia.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:55 AM

5. My advice....

....is based solely on my only surgical recovery experience: a hernia mesh repair back in 2011. I thought I was going to recover way faster than anticipated and boy was I wrong! First time I sneezed, I thought my guts would spill out on the floor!

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 12:08 PM

6. It does hurt like hell to cough

It's to be expected, I guess. After all, they did cut through the abdominal wall.

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:58 PM

7. I had my hernias repaired back in the 70s, pain killers were fine back then.

I had them both done at Shouldice Clinic in Toronto - reputed to be the best at that time - heck they WALKED me off the table - doctors assuring me that the incision might hurt me, but I would never hurt it.

Scars were both below the bathng suit line and tiny, didn't even know there WERE scars until one gurlfriend decided I needed a "manshave" . . .

I kept the painkillers at the level where I would feel just a tiny bit, not completely desensitize myself to pain.

As for your experience,

OUCH!

CC

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:27 AM

2. Wishing you a good recovery

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:40 AM

4. Take it easy and best of luck !

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 03:05 PM

8. Good news indeed.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:54 PM

9. Woot!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:34 PM

10. I had open heart surgery bout 10 years ago

I tried to come back too early, almost back in the hospital. My boss finally said I couldn't come in anymore without a doctor's okay. The doc's had told me not to go back.

Take the time to recover, all that surgery on your body is tough.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:20 PM

12. I plan on it

Really I plan on taking all summer to really get back up to speed. I just figure typing on a keyboard and answering phones, along with naps as needed, shouldn't be too taxing.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:46 PM

11. Good deal!

 

Almost always better for healing if you don't need specialized care.

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Response to Meowmenow (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:22 PM

13. Agreed

They wanted to assign me a home health nurse, but the insurance doesn't cover it, and frankly especially since this catheter comes out Monday morning, I can't see why a need a nurse to squeeze poop out of this disgusting bag. Thank heavens this is not permanent.

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