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Offline wolfter

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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2014, 10:49:11 AM »
I think Jeff was feeling jealous and left out.   ;D  Wonder how Michael is getting along?  I certainly hope he gives us an update soon.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2014, 09:47:23 AM »
I rec'd the call yesterday from scheduling.  My surgery is at 3:30 in the afternoon.  I'm quite upset as that means I'll probably spend the night.  The surgeon told me if it was scheduled for the a.m., then I'd probably go home that evening.

I over focused on this yesterday evening.  Why in the hell is the administration staff dictating medical decisions?  My out of pocket costs will be greater because of THEIR decision to schedule it later in the day!!!!  I might make that a matter of discord after my surgery.  Again, this is the hospital that I despise but I like this bone doctor and that's where he has rights.

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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2014, 11:43:10 AM »
I'm not sure as to the extent of your upcoming surgery.... will you be ambulatory following?  In any regard... sending you my best wishes for a successful and speedy recovery.

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« Reply #103 on: July 26, 2014, 02:37:01 PM »
Hey Greg,

Not really sure what to say about the scheduling other than somebody has to be first in line for whatever reasons. I hope the extra expenses will be minimal.

Anyway, good luck with the surgery and a speedo recovery!  :)



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« Reply #104 on: July 28, 2014, 08:06:16 PM »
Am finally done with the surgery.  My brother is staying with me for the required 24 hours.....lmao.  They did some sort of double shot that numbs the nerve that serves the knee area and it is supposed to help with reducing the pain and not requiring taking as many of those damn pain meds. 

Only sponge baths bath for 3 days...ick. I did go ahead and allow him to pin the bone that was fractured on both sides.  He said the procedure overall was pretty straight forward and he expects a full recovery in a few weeks with being able to return to lite duty in a week or so. 

thanks for all the well wishes.

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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #105 on: July 29, 2014, 05:19:09 AM »
Greg, I hope your recovery is fast, with no negative issues.  I understand, trust me.

Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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« Reply #106 on: July 29, 2014, 07:06:22 AM »
I plan on calling this the surgeon this morning.  I've been in pretty severe pain all night.  He suggested some stronger pain meds that I immediately rejected as I thought these existing ones would do just fine.  Hydocodone normally knocks me out but even with taking 2, I've felt no relief.  Dumb ass move on my part, should have just taken the script and did a wait and see approach.

It was ever so cute when they had a social worked meet with me before the procedure.  She wanted to verify that I'm not stuck in a violent environment without any recourse. 

OH, and nurse Jeff popped his head in to wish me good luck.  Overall, I was quite impressed with the entire staff.  I volunteered to allow 2 nursing students participate who were finishing their clinicals.  It was quite a teachable moment when the one asked if all my meds were for my HIV infection.  She did this well within earshot of other patients. 

I promptly explained that I have no issues with being positive, but that exact scenario could have resulted in serious issues. 

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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #107 on: July 29, 2014, 07:09:52 AM »
Yeah, you don't need to sit around in pain.  While I understand you initially rejecting the stronger pain meds, sometimes there are situations the necessitate them.  That's what they're there for, and I hope you're able to get a script and get out of pain.

I'm sorry you're going through that.  I'll be checking back to see how you're doing.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2014, 07:16:16 AM »
Thanks Betty, I'm sure I'll also be on here quite a bit too.  :)
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« Reply #109 on: July 29, 2014, 03:04:38 PM »
Well, the pain is pretty much gone now thanks to regaining some cognitive ability.  Turns out I've been popping Trazadone all night and morning.  Another lesson learned, always put my dang glasses on when taking meds from a pill bottle.  Both pills are in the same type and color container.   :o  Now that my pain is under control, my mood should be well controlled for at least a week.

I can't imagine taking 800mg of Trazadone in a single day will cause any issues but at least I'm feeling fine for a while.
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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #110 on: July 30, 2014, 10:34:31 AM »


I can't imagine taking 800mg of Trazadone in a single day will cause any issues but at least I'm feeling fine for a while.

I'm surprised you could stay awake. 200mg is the max dose I think.

Glad to hear the pain has subsided.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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« Reply #111 on: July 30, 2014, 08:59:39 PM »
finally eating pretty well also.  Don't want to experience the constipation again like with my hernia surgery. 

and the new oxy's are working wonderfully.  I've built up quite a stash of pain meds over the last couple of years.   :o
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« Reply #112 on: August 06, 2014, 04:29:26 PM »
Got the most excellent news from the surgeon today.  He is totally surprised how fast I'm regaining use of my leg.  I only used my cane as to not get yelled out but he said I can completely forego it.  Detested having the staples pulled but it's healed nicely.  So much in fact, that he says it's not even necessary to wrap it any longer.  He did say to wait one more day before starting to shower.....oops.  Too late.  Sponge bathing only lasted a couple of days.

He said there are no limitations except to avoid high impact activities.  He said that obviously my own PT is doing fine.  Rec'd a pretty cool xray today that shows a screw that's not loose. 

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« Reply #113 on: August 06, 2014, 04:54:40 PM »
I think you, Betty, and Michael should all get these pics printed out on high quality paper and frame them.  :)
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« Reply #114 on: August 08, 2014, 09:51:41 AM »
Well, this is my last injury!!!!  ;)  I'm working on a game plan to address all the issues that are causing my powdery bones and endless clumsiness.  My doc is researching to see if he can locate a quasi local nutritionist who is experienced with HIV/AIDS. 

Any way I twist it, I already know a couple of the main causes and it's time I honestly address them. 

I changed my profile pic as a reminder of my last AIDSY episode.  :)  The visual has very specific relevance for me. 
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Re: new injury old injury
« Reply #115 on: August 08, 2014, 10:30:55 AM »
I'm working on a game plan to address all the issues that are causing my powdery bones and endless clumsiness.
finally! I told you a huge roll of bubble wrap and some duct tape wasn't that expensive  ;D :-*
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« Reply #116 on: August 08, 2014, 10:53:03 AM »
finally! I told you a huge roll of bubble wrap and some duct tape wasn't that expensive  ;D :-*

I think he is past that and needs scaffolding on wheels for a protective barrier .

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« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2014, 06:21:26 AM »
I probably pushed it a little bit, but I returned to work already.  Just finished my 3rd day and it was a little easier than the first night. 

And now that the swelling is going down I can feel the screw head.  With as much metal as I have in this damn leg, I sure hope they do the responsible thing and recycle it upon my death.  Reviewing the medical expenses, titanium must be at a premium.
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« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2014, 12:05:39 PM »
 Hi Greg,
 Glad to hear your ordeal is coming to an end, and you are feeling better.
 It's a damn shame kitchen magnets don't stick to titanium, you could be quite the
 fashion statement ! ( Already tried on my new hardware , no stick  ! )
   Be Well,  Wade
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« Reply #119 on: August 17, 2014, 12:38:54 PM »
Well Greg, heh. You know I have a titanium plate holding my upper jaw together, plus that rod, plate and screws in my hip.  Hell, there would be no way we would be able to ever fly together lol. 

I think you know your limit as far as returning to work. I hope you would take some more time if need be, don't injure further.  Let this heal properly. 

Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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« Reply #120 on: September 11, 2014, 07:41:07 PM »
I can tell by the little plate that fixed my ligament that this view is slightly rotated from the one that was taken after surgery.  From the original view, it looked like a success.  But after getting very assertive and demanding, the surgeon agreed to see me and take a looksy.  I guess I've been right all along. 

Whoo Hoo, more surgery.

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« Reply #121 on: November 25, 2014, 01:31:50 PM »
Rec'd a call already from the specialist today.  She wanted to give me some preliminary blood results.  They checked my testosterone and a bunch of other things to rule out those being an issue.

Everything came back totally normal so far.  The other good news is that there are NO stress fractures on my spine.  They were concerned because I'm almost an 1" shorter than I was.  And the spine showed the worst of the osteroporosis.

They also indicated that if everything else returns normal that the most likely culprit is the Truvada.  They have witnessed a huge increase in cases similar to mine with this drug.  And since I don't have other combo options, we'll have to go a new route.

Also learned that Boniva is probably not goint to help.  It's not strong enough and they want to switch me to Lexicomp minimally.  It's an injection every 6 months.  They prefer that I switch to daily injection.  I have 2 months to decide if I can handle injecting my own abdomin daily. 

OH, and I was totally honest and discussed nutrition issues.  They doubt that worsened the issue since I've not been consistently lacking in proper nutrients.  She also said my BMI is within normal at 24.13 
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« Reply #122 on: November 25, 2014, 01:49:48 PM »
Hey Greg'
 They check your vitamin D ?
mine was so low last year ,was almost non existent
stay on supplements to keep it in normal range
Wade
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