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This is a discussion on ExSoldier's Surgery Thread within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Miggy The idea of Jim ridding that bike brings a huge evil smile to my face. Jim, you know we, your sterling ...

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    See what I mean, you guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    The idea of Jim ridding that bike brings a huge evil smile to my face. Jim, you know we, your sterling fellers at TSSA are going to give you all kinds of hell for it. All in good fun of course! Bring the bike to a match, I'm sure we could use it as prop.

    Speedy recovery buddy!
    Yeah, somehow I doubt we could use it as cover or concealment.

    I'll be back at the matches come the fall and I'll be in much better shape, too.
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    Welcome home, ExSoldier! Glad you made it through and are on the mend! :)
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    Glad to here things went well, hope you have a speedy recovery.
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    You're off to a running start, E.S.

    I have a friend who had gastic bypass and she's lost a little over 200 pounds.

    Her diabetes is gone, as well as her high blood pressure. Plus, she looks fabulous.

    I have to hand it to you. It's a big commitment....and I know you will be successful.
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    Great News Ex..

    I have a friend of mine who has lost 113 lb. after his surgery approx 1 year ago.

    He is a different person today! Second lease on life! His personality has changed just as dramatically as the amount of weight lost too. For the better! No more diabetes, No more Hypertension and No more Sleep Apnea. No meds and no more CPAP machine at night.

    I'm glad all went well.
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    Hey Ex,
    Glad to hear all went well. Recover soon so you can start the long journey to better health. Your attitude is great so I know you'll succeed.

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    This is only my second post, so what better use than for one old soldier to wish another good luck with your recovery, and good health in your future?

    So, from an old ex-lanyard snatcher to an old ex-gravel agitator, Good Luck and Good Health!

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    Glad it all went well.. May God speed your recovery up a tad to bring Him glory.. :-)

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    Exclamation Welcome to the forum & Thanks! + ExSoldier UPDATE

    Quote Originally Posted by Unkabart View Post
    This is only my second post, so what better use than for one old soldier to wish another good luck with your recovery, and good health in your future?

    So, from an old ex-lanyard snatcher to an old ex-gravel agitator, Good Luck and Good Health!
    Thank you so much, it means a lot.

    Here is an UPDATE:

    I feel really FRAGILE. I still have some pain but less than yesterday. Most of the pain from rumbling my GUTS around is gone. IOW, those GUTS seem to have moved back into place, LOL.

    I have a lot of REFLUX pain. I just now picked up a new prescription from the drug store of NEXIUM aimed exactly at that, because I expressed the issue to my doctor in my followup checkup yesterday. It's MAJOR SURGERY thru small holes as my surgeon has said. It's true. Like it or not, my life has been irrevocably changed. There are no options to consider. I can only follow the rules. That doesn't mean I have to give up my steak or meat in general, it just means that on the rare occasions I eat those things, I eat less. A LOT LESS. But my biggest changes are attitudinal in nature. Like mainly I have to stop looking at food as a "recreational pleasure." Not easy but given the REALITY that is here, now; very doable. I have no choice. I also realize the UP side in all of this and that is a chance to live a lot longer and be a lot happier. There's a lot you can do if you haven't got a choice in the matter. In this kind of case, the old military training and philosophy kick back into gear in my life. When you distill the whole thing down to the nuts and bolts it's really pretty simple. I'll keep you posted.
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    Thanks for the update,. I'm sure you'll find lot's of things to do while recovering.. Every day will get better and better and you'll be back to normal soon.. Keep us all posted on how your feeling,. We'll continue to pray,..

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    Great news!!!!
    Told you you will be alright!!!
    God bless!!
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    Wink CPAP

    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Great News Ex..

    I have a friend of mine who has lost 113 lb. after his surgery approx 1 year ago.

    He is a different person today! Second lease on life! His personality has changed just as dramatically as the amount of weight lost too. For the better! No more diabetes, No more Hypertension and No more Sleep Apnea. No meds and no more CPAP machine at night.
    I am sure looking forward to that weight loss, too!

    I have mixed feelings on the CPAP. I've burned through a half dozen of them since I was first diagnosed with severe sleep apnea in 1994. I use mine every time I close my eyes, even for a "cat-nap." When the a/c is on and I'm really tired, the sensation of waking up on the CPAP is amazing. It's like floating between Heaven & Earth.

    But it can be rough being tied to the durn thing, too. Especially in Hurricane season when you know a bad power interruption can cost you your life. Although my dad passed in 1980 before the disorder was really known, I have spoken to many about his symptoms and a few docs that have read his autopsy have commented that sleep apnea may likely have been the mechanism that took his life. Probably an apnea associated stroke.

    With THAT in mind, I have gone to extraordinary measures to keep me breathing. Got a deep cycle marine battery and an inverter. Use that to power the CPAP in a storm and recharge the battery off the generator in the day. Thank the Lord the VA provided me with the machine and all accessories, free. They do all my sleep studies, too.
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    Nexium is very good. Did you raise the head of the bed? If so, you should be done with the reflux in 3-4 days.

    Get rest, don't act silly, contact me if you need anything.
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