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Offline mitch777

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #150 on: April 06, 2014, 06:56:16 PM »
Let's see hear....

Zach has had a taste of the juice by the sounds of it. I'm thinking it will be difficult for him to communicate for awhile.

This is where the word "indisposed" comes to mind.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #151 on: April 06, 2014, 07:19:42 PM »
Everybody has their individual ability to deal with a colonoscopy. If you're in good shape its not such a big deal but lots of people find it completely disagreeable and destabilizing.
I rode my bike to my two procedures, took no sedatives, and got back on my bike and rode away. The second one was uncomfortable, though. Watch the live video for a few moments, til it gets repetitive and its kinda queasy.
I dunno -- in my kinky and ghettoized world view - I do think its easier for people with a lot of butt experiences...  not to mention familiarity with colon cleanses...

Im glad you are getting thoroughly analysed (pun intended) during your stay -- its better to really know everything and take it from there.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2014, 07:43:03 PM by mecch »
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #152 on: April 06, 2014, 07:44:30 PM »

I don't remember anything. I drank the Gatorade solution mix. can't remember if it was 6 or 8 ounces every 15 minutes during the cleanse.

The procedure itself was non eventful.  I was told to lay on my left side, an IV inserted, and I was out before I knew it, Unaware of anything, until the nurse was started talking to me. I woke up feeling very relaxed and calm.

When I woke up,  I remember how hungry I was, and had a good lunch.

Hang in there Zach, the prep can seem a little tough to swallow, but they want you cleaned out, so they can see if there are any cobwebs up there !


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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #153 on: April 06, 2014, 07:50:25 PM »
On my fifth cup, easier to handle now. Still sucks make no mistake
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #154 on: April 06, 2014, 08:41:35 PM »
I could poor half this down the drain, haven't moved my bowels yet. Feel bloated

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #155 on: April 07, 2014, 09:09:41 AM »
Grrrr, after drinking all that, shitting all night, this morning Dr says white blood count to low for procedure

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #156 on: April 07, 2014, 09:59:04 AM »
That sucks, dude. Big time. Didn't they have a clue yesterday before they made you go through all that for nothing?


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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #157 on: April 07, 2014, 10:30:14 AM »
Fuq if I know, they've been drawing vials of blood twice a day everyday, I don't get it

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #158 on: April 07, 2014, 10:40:15 AM »
Try being more assertive with the doctor when he comes in asking if the white blood count suddenly dipped or if it was too low to begin with, and if the latter demand to know why they made you go through pre-colonoscopy procedure.

Why exactly are they insisting on doing a colonoscopy right now when you are weak instead of in six months? Are they seeing something indicating that they need this to rule out something else or what?
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #159 on: April 07, 2014, 11:05:28 AM »
Ms P

One of my recent issues has been constipation, and blood when I do have a bowel movement.

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #160 on: April 07, 2014, 11:07:50 AM »
Far as being assertive, they got it full bore this morning, it's known I'm not happy.

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #161 on: April 07, 2014, 01:42:10 PM »
If your white cells did a sudden dip o.k. very very bad luck. If they where two low when you started this ---cock up . The info is there and it is not rocket science . I have had some violent procedures to cure constipation but not on the scale off having to drink a gallon off salt water. Blood from the anus due to constipation happened regularly , fresh and old blood .

Are you at least feeling any benefits from not being constipated ?

I am also wondering if your platlets are low .



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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #162 on: April 07, 2014, 05:20:31 PM »
Grrrr, after drinking all that, shitting all night, this morning Dr says white blood count to low for procedure

Well that bites!  :P

Still wondering if you have some sort of care lined up upon your release. ASO, meds, docs, etc. It took so long for you to get this amount of needed attention and I'm hoping they have set up some sort of plan going forward.

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #163 on: April 07, 2014, 05:41:16 PM »
Mitch, yes to all three

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #164 on: April 07, 2014, 06:06:31 PM »
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #165 on: April 07, 2014, 09:10:19 PM »
White compression hose to my knees, my legs look SO sexy, need some red high heels

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #166 on: April 07, 2014, 10:10:59 PM »
One of your meds (unless it was Isentress I'm thinking of) has a potential reaction with Versed which is a very typical drug that is used for sedation.
On my way home after the procedure, I suddenly had horrid pain.  I only learned about the interaction after the fact.

You also can't trust the professionals will automatically recognize the potential interaction.  I now insist that the drug not be used.

Versed is contra-indicated both with Norvir (ritonavir) and with Sustiva (efavirenz).  As wolfter advises, you must tell them.  On two separate occasions, with two different anesthesiologists, in two different cities, the anesthesiologist didn't know until I pointed it out to them.   
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« Reply #167 on: April 08, 2014, 10:05:27 AM »
White compression hose to my knees, my legs look SO sexy, need some red high heels

McQueen will be doing them in a range off colors Donna V and Karl L both said zee no deal with illniss it iss nos beautiful .  Benetton have blood splatter limitted editions from that well known Medical  supply outlet MOMA.

Karl L over sized Dark glasses actually play an imagine he finds ceeivilised as soon as his brain waves are disturbed by zee uglines in zis vorld.

Donna employs 3 people full time staffing 24 hours just to have a lighted ciggie ready when she says NOW! that is there sole task and there reason for living .
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #168 on: April 08, 2014, 10:25:27 AM »
Mitch, yes to all three

Glad to read it.

How are things today oh white legged one , good tight ski socks can also help but do not carry the insurance promise, and sadly are not cheap.
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #169 on: April 08, 2014, 02:20:29 PM »
this thread is killed with prejudice, zach is home

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #170 on: April 08, 2014, 02:27:40 PM »
this thread is killed with prejudice, zach is home

Good for you ! . We need a Zach is home thread now .

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« Reply #171 on: April 08, 2014, 05:31:33 PM »
TTGFT
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« Reply #172 on: April 08, 2014, 06:19:19 PM »
Yay!
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #173 on: April 08, 2014, 09:44:57 PM »
I bet you did a flip, when you got to go home.  Glad to hear!

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« Reply #174 on: April 08, 2014, 10:33:35 PM »
this thread is killed with prejudice, zach is home

So happy to hear......   Now you can access that porn...............   :D

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« Reply #175 on: April 09, 2014, 01:09:21 AM »
just wouldn't be a good stay at hospital without one final fuck up. yesterday, dr had said meds would be delivered from IDP over to big grady... this morning, change of plans, we needed to go get them

reality, half the meds were are idp, but the arvs had indeed been delivered to big grady.... so i'll trey up there in the morning to pick them up, then out to the county board of health to get TB meds, for a TB I don't have, and take TB meds for six weeks for a condition i don't have

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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #176 on: April 09, 2014, 06:26:21 AM »
Great news, Zach. Make sure you look after yourself so you don't have to go back in. :)
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Re: Zach's in the Hospital
« Reply #177 on: April 09, 2014, 10:10:49 AM »
"Try being more assertive with the doctor when he comes in asking if the white blood count suddenly dipped or if it was too low to begin with, and if the latter demand to know why they made you go through pre-colonoscopy procedure.

Why exactly are they insisting on doing a colonoscopy right now when you are weak instead of in six months? Are they seeing something indicating that they need this to rule out something else or what?"

Hey Ms P, oh I asserted myself, maybe too much. Think I scared them. They were really pushing hard to get the colonoscopy done while the getting was good. Because I was admitted to the hospital (Big Grady) through the clinic (Grady Clinic) the way it breaks down, everything on that stay was paid for. I won't be able to pay for it again until medica(I always confuse re and id) kicks in to do it as outpatient. Personally, I think the little bit of bleeding from the rectum I was experiencing is from OIC, hydrocondone drying my stools into gravel that was tearing me up when I'd pass them. Occams razor logic, not medical, I know. Still, think I'm right.

My bowels are still loose from drinking that swill the other night. I literally shit myself on the ride home. There is no way in hell, in my weakened state, I could have done that again the very next night.

Annnnnnnddddd, the pharmacy at the AIDS clinic gave me all my meds, well, except for my ARVs. So either I get back to Atlanta today to get them, or skip a dose on my 3rd or 4th day of taking. So I'm waiting right now for my son to ride me back across town. Then across town in the other direction for TB meds, that the health department had said they would home deliver by hand, but now says I need to come in. For TB meds, which I have tested negative for in 3 sputum samples, they merely want me on them as prophylaxis until my broncoscopy lab results confirm no growth in 6 weeks.

Its good to be home though.


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« Reply #178 on: April 09, 2014, 10:34:18 AM »
RE, Occums Razor, that does happen if the blood is slight fresh red then than would argue for it being so.
Glad that you have scooped up all the meds,at least I think you have, and are now getting ready for some actice rest , sounds a paradox tis not just means you don,t get sucked up into anything thats not restful.
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« Reply #179 on: April 09, 2014, 12:11:28 PM »
So glad you're out of the hospital!  Now take care of yourself!
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« Reply #180 on: April 09, 2014, 04:15:56 PM »
Don't skip a day of your meds.  8)  Figure out how to avoid this in the future.  Practice makes perfect.  And doing whats necessary.
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« Reply #181 on: April 09, 2014, 04:31:11 PM »
 Zach,

Im so pleased that you are home :)
Hope you get the other meds and can concentrate on getting better now.

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« Reply #182 on: April 09, 2014, 04:48:01 PM »
Congrats on being home!
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