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Offline jlaney

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back in bed
« on: October 09, 2008, 04:14:32 PM »
hello from Tyler TX
just a note on my surgery, seems all is going well for the
prostatectomy, got home and as they say watching and
waiting, on sat my right leg started to swell and by sunday
i could not walk on it , so Tuesday i had an Doppler done on
it and yes it is a huge blood clot , from the ankle to the groin.
i am going thru the shot in the stomach . yes watching and
waiting.  thanks jt.
j.t. laney  tyler texas 1980 prevost lemirage

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 04:49:48 PM »
JT,

Hang in there and were hoping everything turns better for you soon.

As they say "Everything is bigger in Texas" Just not what you had in mind!  (laughing with you, not at you)  ;D

So don't be too surprized!  ;)

Get well soon.

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 06:09:22 PM »
JT,
rest easy while the rest of us fight bus issues, or enjoy low gas (not diesel  ??? ???) prices for going back and forth to political rallys, food lines and unemployment offices.

it could be worse, you could be a small town stockbroker.

relax, let that swelling go down. and enjoy a brief respite from working.  later you can get up and start planning the next improvement, like a tv lift as blacksheep put in.

take care and stay safe.  glad you are able to write.
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Re: back in bed
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 06:19:18 PM »
Hang in there and keep us posted your in our prayers

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 06:23:02 PM »
When are they going to invent a pill to take care of these things....?

Rotorooter or removal seems so yesterday...

happy coaching!
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Offline Sam 4106

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 07:11:46 PM »
Hi buswarrior,
I suspect that he is refering to giving himself shots of low molecular weight heperin, subcutainously, in his abdomin. Those shots are a transition to warfarin (anticoagulant) to disolve the clot. I won't boor you with why I know that.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 07:17:05 PM »
I have contended for quite a while that these bodies have too many problems.  There were obviously not designed by the Japanese.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 09:05:00 PM »
Keep hanging in there. When I am in unbearable pain, I pray to ask the Lord to comfort me several times. Some time there no pill that can comforting better than praying to the creator.

I'll be continuing praying for you...jlaney.

Keep us posted!

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 02:50:28 AM »
Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.

Getting old and having medical issues is not fun, so Take Care and we will pray for a speedy recovery.

A Texas Buddy,

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008, 05:37:16 AM »
JT, Sorry to hear about the troubles with the surgery, my prayers are with you!

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008, 07:41:04 AM »
Surgery of any kind is a risk, but when it happens to you ... well you need all the moral support and words of comfort you can get.  I know, been there myself.  Same medical problem, but different type of cure.  A word of advice to all the guys listening (reading); when diagnosed with prostate cancer get more than one medical evaluation and then carefully study all the available treatment options.  There are many options, trust me.  Also it helps to chat with guys who have had the various treatments so you can get some grass roots info.  I'll be glad to privately chat with any fellow who is considering brachytherapy (seed radiation) for prostate cancer.  With my stage of cancer growth, this was my choice.  May not be best for other stages, however.  Thusfar, I'm happy with the results.  Not that any guy is ever "happy" about a prostate problem.

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008, 07:51:46 AM »
J.T., hang in there and know that many of us are praying for your quick recovery.

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Re: back in bed
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008, 08:19:10 AM »
Dad had that surgery years ago. The experience wasn't pleasant & the recovery was long.

BUT, the results are GREAT. Everything is back to normal & no cancer.  8)  ;D

Hang in there, seems you are in good company . . . Lots of BTDT support for 'ya.

It could be worse, you could have my job to look forward to returning to . . . . . .
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008, 08:20:30 AM »
Thank you Merlin for sharing the warning and suggestion.

JT...keep hanging in there....we care about you getting out of pains & suffering.

What a wonderful bunch of bus nuts guy we have to cheer and praying to up lift you...Praise the Lord!

My prayer continue.

Take Care!

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 12:25:35 PM »
Merlin that is good information, I had the same procedure as Jt did, mine was a year and a half ago!  So far so good on my PSA's!  There are many different treatments for sure just don't put them off, my Doctor told me I made a life saving decision at the time by not putting it off, my cancer was more advanced they they thought!  Every case is different just listen to your Doctor!  A PSA is just a simple blood test, very inexpensive and something everyone our age should look into!
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