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bruceha2000

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We have a neighbor, that is tied into our internet too. That's why he was concerned about the bandwidth, and upgraded.
That's great, the neighbor can pay for the upgraded bandwidth ;)

Of course, he's just doing all this to help me out with the fence problem.
Of COURSE! Very considerate of him to want to fix it permanently with that new tractor.

My surgery is for Aug 27th at 5:30 am.
Excellent news! And really accommodating with regard to visitation. I'm surprised they will even let him in the hospital let alone your room.

Best dog trainer is a cat. Wish our cattle dogs would realize that!
They would IF they stopped trying to eat her.
 

chickadoodles

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I know what they're using. They use more of a dry packing, and a tube with low suction to remove any drainage fluid.
That sounds like what she tried to describe. lol


I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around that, Chicka. Of course thoracic surgery is changing by leaps and bounds so I'd have to do some reading up on it.

Are they doing an invasive procedure? Meaning are they going to be cutting through your sternum? Or are they accessing through an artery through your groin?

You will be talking to your anesthesiologist before the procedures also. Make a list of questions for them and for the surgeon when you talk to him again. Do you have access to the surgeons nurse? If you do, call her. Trust me, she won't mind talking to you and answering your questions. It's part of her job and no, there are no silly questions.

I had my gall bladder and appendix out in 1986. I know all about the pillow stuff. Yeah, right. They talked it up in nurses training. Ain't worth carp. It hurts when you cough and the pillow just gives you something to hang onto until the burning agony eases up enough that you can breathe and stop crying.

Plus they will have pain meds on board. Possibly an IV with a trigger morphine drip for you to use?

Make a list of anything and everything that you can think of to ask them and keep it with you. This is your body, and your right to know.

They will cut through my sternum. But the Dr said I will be up and in a chair with in 24 to 48 hrs. And moved into a private room. That sounds nice! I guess they use wire to keep the bones together while they heal. And they say if you click it should go away. :th
Ya she gave me the number to call so I can ask any questions I can think of. lol
I called today to try to get an address so my son could have it. But they have so many buildings and they all have their own address. So I have to wait to see where they put me.
But I did give him the name of the hospital and the phone number. lol
 

chickadoodles

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That's great, the neighbor can pay for the upgraded bandwidth ;)


Of COURSE! Very considerate of him to want to fix it permanently with that new tractor.


Excellent news! And really accommodating with regard to visitation. I'm surprised they will even let him in the hospital let alone your room.


I think so to. :wee
 

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