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Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby tomnh » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:45 pm

About 2 months ago, I sliped and fell in the kitchen. After that I began having some serious problems with my left foot and leg.
After several trips to the doctor and the emergency room, I was admitted to the hospital. At first they thought that it was an infection in my foot brought about by my diabetes. I was put on a drip and antibiotics. After some research they discovered a clot in my left leg. This was not a good thing at all. The clot was in an artery and not a vein. They also found that my potasium was way high and my magneisum was way low. So they had me moved to the cardiac care unit. At this point my foot and left leg was so sore that I couldn't walk. I had large cracks on my heals and toes and no healing sores on my leg. This was caused by no blood circulation in that leg. An angioplasty was suggested. This could have had 3 outcomes, they could put a stint in my leg, do a by-pass on the artery, or worse case loose the leg.
I was one lucky SOB, a stint has resumed blood flow and I am now on the mend and was released today. I will be off my feet for several weeks while everything heals up. I hope.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby warwgn » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:59 pm

Glad to hear you're out of the hospital, and on the mend.

Take care of your self. Take it easy, and RELAX. Don't exert yourself for anything.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby tomnh » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:44 pm

On a sadder note, for once I had all young beautiful Nurses and LNAs taking care of me. And I couldn't chase them around :(
My room was flirt central though. What a great crew there. ;)
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby White Lincoln » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:03 pm

HI Tom, I am sorry to hear you ended up in the hospital and can only sympathise from the same point of view. No fun.

Let me know what you need me to do so you can rest and get better. John called last night and let me know your condition and asked to do whatever I could to help you with the site. So just holler and I'll keep my eye open for stuff to do around here.

My prairers are with you for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby CDW6212R » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:40 am

Wow Tom, God bless you for the time you've had lately. I'm glad to hear that they did a fine job to get you recovering. Take it easy for a while and get plenty of good food and rest. Regards,

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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby WHITEOXLSC » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:19 pm

tomnh wrote:On a sadder note, for once I had all young beautiful Nurses and LNAs taking care of me. And I couldn't chase them around :(
My room was flirt central though. What a great crew there. ;)


Yes, as said above, a stay at a hospital is no fun at all. Well at least you had something to look at while you were there :lol: Here's to a speedy recovery....take care.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby oldschool1 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:03 pm

Tom,
Like I told Chris; THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for having it checked and then following the recommendations of the medical professionals.

Many of the people that I grew up with sought to "self diagnose" their medical conditions. Unfortunately, many of them are no longer with us because they chose to ignore the warning signs or chose NOT to take their medication.

WHEN IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT!
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby LLFordman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:19 pm

Tom, I wish you a speedy recovery so you don't have a chance to go back and chase those cute nurses around! ;) I am sure its getting colder up there in New Hampster so use this time to take a break and get well.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby RoyLPita » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:01 pm

Get well soon, Tom.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby LINKEN 1 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:57 pm

Wish you a speedy recovery Tomnh! Go easy + relax!
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Postby Dave 92 LSC » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:59 pm

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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby tomnh » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:22 pm

Worse part is, I still can't walk very well. The heel is healing (pun intended) but it is going to take awhile. As the dead skin heals and drys up, it will fall off and then it will be better. Right now it is sore and tender and painful. I am taking morphine and or vicodin for the pain. I hate taking pills and the pain meds throw me for a loop. But it gets painful enough that I have no choice but to take them.
Daily routine. Take pills, sit in recliner, elevate legs, fall asleep. repeat over and over and over again. :roll: But, I can still take care of the board here. so that is an improvement in my opinion.

Thanks all for your good words. Please say a prayer or offer some toe nail clippings to leftheelandtoe, the god of left feet for me. :o
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby CDW6212R » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:13 pm

Take it easy for a while more, then start walking more and more. I'm not as coordinated as I used to be, and my dad is feeble now at 80. I don't like the idea of walking along and trying not to fall over. Work on those muscles, you/we need to keep strong enough to have good balance and mobility.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby oldschool1 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:09 am

"leftheelandtoe"? now THAT is a name!

Thanks for the laugh Buddy.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby tomnh » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:05 am

oldschool1 wrote:"leftheelandtoe"? now THAT is a name!

Thanks for the laugh Buddy.


haw haw, the day I quit trying to make people laugh is the day to start worring about me. :lol: And to everyone that has ever pissed me off, just wait till I die. I will return to haunt you and play jokes on you all day.
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Re: Home after a lovely vacation in the hospital

Postby RB60 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:06 am

Glad to hear you are on the mend, it will take some time.
I know your pain all too well. I too, have been there two years ago. Unfortunately for me, I needed the bypass surgery. After being "on the table" for over 8 hours, I woke up in 10X more pain than I have ever felt, morphine didn't even phase it. Then, my surgeon (who is one of the best in this area) tells me it was unsuccessful because the arteries were too deep. I was cut from the waist (to successfully repair an aneurism in the groin caused by the blockage at the knee) to just above the knee, then from just below the knee almost to the ankle. I am screwed! But, I refuse to give up. I went back to work after a 2 month recovery - despite the option of disability - and am still working and walking, although every day is painful. Climbing a ladder and dancing are not an option, but it sure won't keep me from attending the NHRA Nationals every year!

GET WELL SOON :)
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