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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana

    Tomorrow this time, surgery

    I debated with myself over posting this, decided I could use the good thoughts and prayers of my online family.
    Tomorrow at this time I will be at the hospital doing the pre-op deal. Went to Indianapolis, Methodist Hospital Tuesday and the vascular surgeon there immediately felt the bottom of my right arm in my arm pit area and said, "yep, feel the anurysm (sp?) ((how the heck is this word spelled?)) so below in your elbow or wrist we should find a clot". So he walked me to the ultra sound area, the two ladies there were quite thorough with the blood pressure cuff at bicep and both forearms, probably spent a half hour on my right arm from my neck to my wrist taking pictures, my legs taking pictures then drawing on me, then the doc came in and had her go from neck to wrist and they talked in their professional jargon. Long story short, the anuyrism is collecting blood like a pot hole collects debris then when I really do something extreme or like hammering it loosens and sends this junk down my arm like a pothole spews mud and debris when your car tire hits it. So, tomorrow by 7 am I will be in the operating room being cut and they will do a bypass for the shoulder's anyrism (I feel like Larry spelling this darn word! ). So they will take a vein out of my leg for this as a bypass means they will cut on both sides of the problem, remove it, replace it with a good vein in my leg. That is three hours. Then at the elbow, if they can remove the blockage and there is minimal scarring, I am good to go. If they can't remove it or do remove it and to much scarring, another bypass which equals another three hours , like I'll know!, at least I hope I don't know at the time!. ICU then until Saturday and then in the hospital for 2-5 days depending on healing. 4-6 weeks home healing before entering the dirty shop environments. Don't know how long until I can start splitting wood again. Told to quit shooting shotguns with that shoulder as it is right where my shotgun "taps" me. Guess I could have started this week's Friday thread . So, until I get coherent and can get my ipad to work in the hospital, this is Jon signing off, it has been a great run and pray I am typing to you all Saturday or Sunday sometime. .
    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.

    I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Honolulu, Hawaii


    God bless Jon. Speedy recovery to you. Rest easy and obey those docs. Aloha.
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    Fighting for all I am worth, and praying every day.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN
    God bless and I'll send up a few for you.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Great they found the problem and you going to get it fixed Look forward to hear from you after all is done And of course my best thoughts are with you

  5. #5
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    Nov 2012
    Wapakoneta, OH
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    get well quick jon!
    benedictione omnes bene

  7. #7
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    Jan 2011
    Hudson Valley NY
    Hope all goes well Jon. Looking forward to hearing from you on Saturday!

  8. #8
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    heres to a speedy recovery.
    Human Test Dummy

  9. #9
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    Dec 2006
    Melbourne, FL
    Heal well!!!

    Best of luck.

    The body has amazing healing powers.

    I bet and hope, in a month you will be back to 98% of normal. 100% soon after that!!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Good thoughts comin' at ya Jonathan. Rough as it is, try to follow orders. There's worse things to give up than shotguns; pistols are fun to shoot too . Heal well and heal quick.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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