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Author Topic: Appendicitis and kidney infection  (Read 1315 times)

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Offline zach

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Appendicitis and kidney infection
« on: March 24, 2022, 01:38:05 pm »
Laying here in a hospital again, surgeons about to slice another piece off

Just shoot me, I want a year without surgery... One fucking year


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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2022, 01:46:54 pm »
Sorry, to hear this Zach and wishing you well.

Remember when I had my appendix removed, laparoscopic thankfully but I had a cold at the time and for 2 days afterwards every time I sneezed it felt like my bowls were going to spill out over the floor.

Hope you don't get a cold and recover soon.
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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2022, 11:15:12 pm »
Three scars, each about an inch.

Chicken soup and oatmeal for a couple days





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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2022, 08:53:33 am »
Glad to hear the sugary is done.

How are you feeling?
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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2022, 03:40:01 pm »
Took a shower alone without killing myself.

I can almost do a full body stretch

Walked up and down a flight of stairs

Laughing hurts

Bland diet, everything tastes like nothing... Good times, great day

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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2022, 05:09:21 am »
Sounds like you are recovering nicely.

Any idea how long they will keep you in? I can't recall but I think my stay was 2 days post-surgery.
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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2022, 05:16:07 am »
Also, how is the infection going? Presume IV antibiotics and pain treatment?
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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2022, 06:25:52 am »
I was discharged 4 hours after surgery. 6 tramadol for pain. 1 iv bag of antibiotics then rolled out the door.

I'm crashed at a son's place in the city, both dogs sleeping at the gate blocks them from getting at me.

Recovery is good, last night I underhand tossed tennis balls for 30 mins,. Walking slow. Not holding a leash yet.

While I'm down here get to the clinic, recertify Ryan White and  restock meds

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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2022, 11:48:51 am »



While I'm down here get to the clinic, recertify Ryan White and  restock meds

Glad to hear that you are doing better Zach. Did you get your recertification done?  I did mine yesterday, took about 20 minutes. I wish I didn't have to do this every 6 months. for me, its around a 46 mile round trip, its getting a little rougher the older I get. Another year or two, I may just drop out of Ryan White. I only use it for dental services, and nothing else.


Take care---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated  4/11/22 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of April 4th,  Viral load Undetectable

CD 4 @686 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
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WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2022, 06:43:19 am »
Ray, no, I didn't. Also thinking what it would look like to leave Ryan White.

Walked in, and between building construction, COVID protocols, and a surge of incoming refugees... I noped right out of there.... Total chaos

Guy told me last time they're accepting update proofs by email, just gotta find that thread.

It's the place I go for meds and labs, going into the city is a waste of time and gas. Should be able to do better

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Re: Appendicitis and kidney infection
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2022, 04:32:45 pm »
Ray, no, I didn't. Also thinking what it would look like to leave Ryan White.

Walked in, and between building construction, COVID protocols, and a surge of incoming refugees... I noped right out of there.... Total chaos

Guy told me last time they're accepting update proofs by email, just gotta find that thread.



Hey Zach,...

By all means call them and tell them everything that you have been going through, and that its too difficult for you at this time to re-certify in person.

I did it for two cycles.

You will need a printer and scanner. Place your Drivers license, social security card, and Voter ID card, and scan them to a folder on your computer. ( This will be your proof of residence.)

Unless you have another means to prove your income, go to the Social security site, once logged in, get a printed copy of your benefits letter. This will give Ryan White your income. Once printed out, scan it to another folder on you computer. ( this will also act as one more proof of residence. )

You will need a copy of your last labs, Viral load, and cd4 count. Scan that to another folder on your computer.

You will have to show your last primary care appointment date, and your future one, The same with Infectious disease. Last visit and and next appointment. Scan that info to one more folder on your computer.


I don't know how the may work up there, when I did it, she sent me an EMAIL, with a secure link within the EMAIL.

I then opened up the Secure link, and inserted , the contents of your scans. It will probably be in a PDF format.

Once you do that, send it back off to them.


After she received my info, she placed it in her computer, and sent me  another EMAIL, containing the renewed certification letter, and your future recertification date

I also did NOT have to sign for anything. And there is no place on the new recertification for the client to sign.

Down here, she told me they haven't required client signature, for about 18 months or so.

If there is anything else they require from you they will let you know through another email.


But all the items I referenced for you to be scanned , should be enough for them.


Take care---Ray




Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated  4/11/22 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of April 4th,  Viral load Undetectable

CD 4 @686 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
70 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

 


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