Saturday, September 05, 2009

Operation -- NOT

Dictated 8:00 pm on Friday:

My operation was pushed from 9 am to 10 am. The anesthesiologist decided my blood was not up to par and cancelled the operation until 6 pm. It turns out the clotting factor was just not good so I received blood products and still at 6 pm after hundreds of blood tests I was borderline. Surgeon doesn't like to operate too late as statistics show late night operations result in too many complications. It is a holiday weekend so they are not going to do my "tummy tuck" until Tuesday. ACCCKKKK!
Fortunately, I am still in the same room, 3223 and phone is still 732-321-7213. Call if you can. Mrs. C is getting tired of entertaining me. I miss my pc!




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22 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow...sorry to hear you are having such a terrible time. I sent out a prayer for ya yesterday when I read about you on Secondary Roads. It can be soo frustrating when the doctors just can't seem to figure things out. Hope things get better for you real soon!

Marie said...

Ok, this is a good thing. None of us ever wants a lesson in patience, but now you have three days to get even stronger.

Do breathing and relaxation exercises. Imagine yourself healing and healed. Ask for copious amounts of Xanax. I'm a nurse, I know about these things.

I wrote about you in my blog and I'm getting such a great response! On Facebook, on my MS message board, all over the world (I'm not kidding, even in India, Australia, Central America, Canada and England) people are praying for you and thinking about you

Hang in there buddy! And Mrs. C, get some rest sweetie. You sounded absolutely wiped! You need to take good care of yourself. Winter is coming. You need to be in good shape for all that snow shoveling with that awesome ergonomic snow shovel!

Secondary Roads said...

Hang in there Crotchety. We're still praying for you.
-- Chuck

Lauren said...

Yes just like most surgeons they'll never cut on the weekend. Just shows how dedicated they are and how important the darn surgery is. Be well.

dizzblnd said...

ugh.. I am sorry you blood is not co-operating! Hopefully things will improve soon. I think about you all the time. Mrs C.. hang in there. You are a wonderful wife do do his blog for him. Thank you!

LL said...

You gonna go ahead and splurge for those six-pack ab implants while they're already at it? I know you've been eying them for quite a while...

Best of fortune to you buddy.

Don said...

That sucks Joe. Damn man...wish you well for THIS procedure. Hope that they get it right this time.

Janna said...

I hope you read all these comments, so you can see how many people adore you and want you to get better!

Does Mrs C print them off for you?

They contain so many well-wishes that you might as well just wad them up and swallow them like pills! ;)

Hey, it could work.

I often think about calling but worry that I'd end up picking a bad time and would just end up annoying you. (e.g. mealtime, sponge-bath time, bathroom moments, arguing with doctors, etc.)

ReformingGeek said...

Sheesh! Hang in there. Make sure they get that alien out of your stomach!

Grace said...

Still being held in my good thoughts...

Collette said...

WOW! In any other circumstances, they would've been shoving you out the door weeks ago! They must really love you there for them to give you a long weekend added to your "vacation"! Kick some ass, buddy! You, too, Mrs. C!

David from BetterSpines said...

Hang in there, old man. My sympathies are with you and wish you and your body good luck for next Tuesday (which may be Wednesday or Thursday, 'cause over long weekends weird and hurtful stuff happens to citizens that may require more triage than you!)
Love your snarky comments.

Sandee said...

Thanks for the update. I was getting worried there. Tummy tuck? Bwahahahahahaha. Yeah right.

You remain in my thoughts and prayers Crotchety. :)

nipsy said...

*waves hand in air, just waiting to be called on*

I still don't know what the best time would be to call..I would hate to interrupt the "special" sponge bath times...

Get that blood in order Old Man, get your health straightened out, and come back to us soon. I really would hate to have to come kick some doctor arse..

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Dang Crotchety, how frustrating! Do you want me to come over there knock some heads around? Cuz, I'll do it! Wait, where are you again? New Jersey?

Oh.

shyne said...

Good to hear from you, COM!
Hang in there.........:-)

PJ said...

you are still in my thoughts and prayers old man...hugz!

Pricilla said...

Better to have a bushy eyed surgeon than a tired one...

I can't say it enough...we are all thinking about you and hope for the very, very best.

big, fat, goat hugs.

Buggys said...

Wishing you well and a speedy recovery.

Kirsten said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers, Crotchety!! Keep us posted!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Hi Joe! You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

We had some very rough and unexpected news relating to a dear family member too this past week so I didn't get a chance until today to get back over here!!

Oh my you really should forget about the computer and just hurry up and get well!!

We will all be here!! LOL...even some I am sure you would rather just leave you be!!

But, there you have it!! A bunch of us happen to love your blog and care about you!!

So be nice, listen to your Dr.'S and get well soon!!

God bless and know that you are in my prayers!!
Jackie

Marie said...

Been thinking about you all day but I was on the road and couldn't call. I'll check in tomorrow.

Everyone I know is praying for you and your family. I am praying for your health, of course, but also that you will feel at peace while this crisis runs it's course.

Sending many fond good thoughts to you.