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Author Topic: 3rd surgery in 3 months  (Read 2335 times)

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Offline heartforyou

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3rd surgery in 3 months
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:36:17 PM »
Hi there,

I have just returned home from the hospital, after having had shouldersurgery .
The surgery to "shave off" some bonecysts inside my shoulder was successful.

I was under full narcosis for almost three hours.....so, still feeling the side effects of that, being tired and dazed.

This is, I hope the final surgery this year....

In may, I had malign skinmelanoma removed from my back, and in June a second tumor from my leg.

Glad to see they did not shave any vital parts away.....................but, I look like some gorilla, with part of my chesthair shaved off...

kissss

Hermie :( :(
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 07:37:13 PM »
I definitely understand your frustration for being under the knife so many times. I hope it is the last time for you too, rest up and heal.... :-*
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Offline BT65

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 09:02:55 PM »
Hermie, I also hope this is the last one for you.  Please take care of yourself.
  Luv,
Betty
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 12:04:27 AM »
Herman, you're having quite a year aren't you honey?   You're breaking all my rules....the "EVEN NUMBERED" years are supposed to be 'clear'.   Save the problems for the odds.....

Nevertheless, I hope this is the END of the surgeries for awhile ( a LONG while).

Speedy recovery hugs,

Alan  :-*
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Offline water duck

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 03:04:57 AM »
Darling , they are taking you apart and putting you back together to make you

into a bionic bitch  :D

Wd

PS : rest now, i shall order some sun for you  ;)

Offline joemutt

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 03:33:53 AM »
Get well soon Herm'. Hope the second half of your year spares ya. :-*

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 04:12:29 AM »
Oy Hemala!

:-*

Mattala

Offline Roie

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008, 05:52:53 AM »
I hope that all these surgeries are succesful. Is the cause of these tumors and such HIV related?
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Offline minismom

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 06:27:56 AM »
Hermie, sending you huge amounts of get well wishes and wee Mini moochies for a speedy recovery.

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Offline bear60

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 08:51:05 AM »
Its good that you are recovering and are in no pain.  Shoulders can really be a big problem.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 02:01:08 PM »
Take care, Hermie.  I'm so sorry you're dealing with a multitude of health stuff, but happy to read you seem to be coming through it all intact.  I'll be thinking of you most assuredly.
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Offline John2038

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 02:57:08 PM »
Hi Monkey (humour Belge - Au passage, vive la Wallonie, la Flandre et notre Bruxelles Capitale bien aimee :) )

hopes the horizon is clear for a long while now !

Keep well
John

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 04:45:38 PM »
Hermie -- here's hoping you heal quickly, and let's hope you've used up your life-time quota of surgeries!

xoxo

Peter

Offline heartforyou

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 04:26:03 AM »
Thank you all for the get-well wishes.

The pain is bearable with medication.
I hope to be up and running soon again.



luv

Hermie
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Offline komnaes

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2008, 09:32:09 AM »
Hugs hugs, get well soon loverly... ;)
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Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
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Offline Iggy

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2008, 12:23:30 PM »
Hermie,

I'm sorry that you are having so many procedures done in one year's time.  I hope your healing time is short in each case.


Offline Lisa

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2008, 12:55:08 PM »
Good to hear that things are getting done doll. Have you ever thought of changing your name to Lumpy?  ;D
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2008, 08:34:50 AM »
Damn Dude,
You are becoming one tough S.O.B! God Bless you!
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Offline heartforyou

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Re: 3rd surgery in 3 months
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2008, 01:00:04 PM »
well,

Waterduck renamed me : bionic bitch....sigh
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
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