• DOWNTIME FOR SURGERIES

    From Daryl Stout@1:103/705 to ALL on Wed Jan 29 23:13:00 2020
    This message was from DARYL STOUT to ALL
    originally in conference BBSNotices on TBOLT (The Thunderbolt BBS)
    and was forwarded to you by DARYL STOUT
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    Due to my upcoming outpatient surgery for urinary bladder stone
    removal, The Thunderbolt BBS will be TEMPORARILY OFFLINE from Feb. 7-9,
    2020. The surgery is on Feb. 7, but I won't feel like doing much of
    anything for a couple of days after the surgery, with extended
    sleep/rest, and a light diet the likely recommendation afterwards.

    Also, with recent attacks of angina (chest pain)...some severe...I
    have been to both a local Emergency Room, and to my cardiologist, in the
    last several weeks. Both feel that the angina is NOT heart related...but
    acid reflux (GERD) related...because none of the lab work, etc. showed
    any signs of a heart attack. Plus, I don't get "short of breath" with
    one of my other hobbies...square dancing...so, that's a good sign. Three
    hours of square dancing is equivalent to walking six miles.

    Along this line, I have contacted my gastrointerologist, but I'm
    currently awaiting a callback. While I had both an upper GI (EGD) and
    lower GI (colonoscopy) done in 2018, I'm not due for a colonoscopy for
    another year (2021). However, he may want me to undergo an upper GI
    (EGD).

    Normally, Medicare won't pay for a procedure unless it's done 367
    days apart. This is why in prepping for a procedure, one does the prep
    work right...because if it has to be done again, the patient has to pay
    the entire cost of the procedure!!

    Unlike the colonoscopy, where one has to clean out the colon with
    purgatives and spent much of the prep time "on the porcelain throne",
    the main prep work for the bladder stone removal surgery, and the upper
    GI procedure, will only be nothing to eat or drink after midnight the
    night before the surgery.

    At present, I do not know the date for the upper GI (EGD) procedure.
    But, the BBS will likely be offline for a similar 3 day window.

    I likely will also have my phone in "do not disturb mode" until I feel better...which I hope is not more than 24 to 48 hours after the
    procedure.

    To all my mail hubs, I will poll for packets (FTN and QWK) once I
    bring the BBS back online.

    Sorry for any inconvenience...your understanding is appreciated.

    Daryl Stout, WX4QZ, Sysop
    The Thunderbolt BBS, Little Rock, Arkansas


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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jan 31 09:08:09 2020
    This message was from DARYL STOUT to ALL
    originally in conference BBSNotices on TBOLT (The Thunderbolt BBS)
    and was forwarded to you by DARYL STOUT
    ----------------------------------------
    Due to my upcoming outpatient surgery for urinary bladder stone
    removal, The Thunderbolt BBS will be TEMPORARILY OFFLINE from Feb. 7-9, 2020. The surgery is on Feb. 7, but I won't feel like doing much of
    anything for a couple of days after the surgery, with extended
    sleep/rest, and a light diet the likely recommendation afterwards.

    Also, with recent attacks of angina (chest pain)...some severe...I
    have been to both a local Emergency Room, and to my cardiologist, in the last several weeks. Both feel that the angina is NOT heart related...but acid reflux (GERD) related...because none of the lab work, etc. showed
    any signs of a heart attack. Plus, I don't get "short of breath" with
    one of my other hobbies...square dancing...so, that's a good sign. Three hours of square dancing is equivalent to walking six miles.

    Along this line, I have contacted my gastrointerologist, but I'm
    currently awaiting a callback. While I had both an upper GI (EGD) and
    lower GI (colonoscopy) done in 2018, I'm not due for a colonoscopy for another year (2021). However, he may want me to undergo an upper GI
    (EGD).

    Normally, Medicare won't pay for a procedure unless it's done 367
    days apart. This is why in prepping for a procedure, one does the prep
    work right...because if it has to be done again, the patient has to pay
    the entire cost of the procedure!!

    Unlike the colonoscopy, where one has to clean out the colon with purgatives and spent much of the prep time "on the porcelain throne",
    the main prep work for the bladder stone removal surgery, and the upper
    GI procedure, will only be nothing to eat or drink after midnight the
    night before the surgery.

    At present, I do not know the date for the upper GI (EGD) procedure.
    But, the BBS will likely be offline for a similar 3 day window.

    I likely will also have my phone in "do not disturb mode" until I feel better...which I hope is not more than 24 to 48 hours after the
    procedure.

    To all my mail hubs, I will poll for packets (FTN and QWK) once I
    bring the BBS back online.

    Sorry for any inconvenience...your understanding is appreciated.

    Daryl Stout, WX4QZ, Sysop
    The Thunderbolt BBS, Little Rock, Arkansas

    All of my best wishes, brah, I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MORTIFIS on Fri Jan 31 21:44:00 2020
    All of my best wishes, brah, I hope you have a speedy recovery!

    As long as I don't have to have a catheter, I'll deal with the other discomfort.

    Daryl


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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Daryl Stout on Wed Feb 12 10:50:42 2020
    All of my best wishes, brah, I hope you have a speedy recovery!

    As long as I don't have to have a catheter, I'll deal with the other discomfort.

    Daryl

    I hear ya there, brah, I had surgery Jan 21st and needed a catheter for 4 days ... brutal, was very happy to have it removed ... hope you're doing well now!

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MORTIFIS on Wed Feb 12 20:53:00 2020
    I hear ya there, brah, I had surgery Jan 21st and needed a catheter for 4 da M>... brutal, was very happy to have it removed ... hope you're doing well now!

    Thankfully, I didn't need a catheter. The burning didn't last as long
    as the previous time (plus they didn't give me Lasix afterwards). But,
    that hard exam table and gurney got me contorted so (I know how women
    feel in having a pelvic exam done, in the stirrups)...that it pinched a
    nerve in the left hip down into the leg. So, I've had to use a walker
    since Friday.

    When I had the upper GI, even though the colonoscopy wasn't done (it's
    not due until April, 2021), because of degenerative disk disease, and
    the pressure of my clothes on the bones, plus the pinched nerve, I got
    naked for the upper GI procedure. The arthritis hurts so, that I'm lucky
    to just be able to do the BBS QWK Mail.

    Daryl


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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Daryl Stout on Thu Feb 13 08:27:00 2020
    Daryl Stout wrote to MORTIFIS <=-

    I hear ya there, brah, I had surgery Jan 21st and needed a catheter for 4 da
    ... brutal, was very happy to have it removed ... hope you're doing well now!

    Thankfully, I didn't need a catheter. The burning didn't last
    as long as the previous time (plus they didn't give me Lasix
    afterwards). But, that hard exam table and gurney got me
    contorted so (I know how women feel in having a pelvic exam done,
    in the stirrups)...that it pinched a nerve in the left hip down
    into the leg. So, I've had to use a walker since Friday.

    When I had the upper GI, even though the colonoscopy wasn't
    done (it's not due until April, 2021), because of degenerative
    disk disease, and the pressure of my clothes on the bones, plus
    the pinched nerve, I got naked for the upper GI procedure. The
    arthritis hurts so, that I'm lucky to just be able to do the BBS
    QWK Mail.

    Dude, are there any medical issues that you *DON'T* have...?



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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to GAMGEE on Thu Feb 13 13:15:00 2020
    Dude, are there any medical issues that you *DON'T* have...?

    Yeah...I could be in a vegetative state, not able to speak or do
    anything else. There are so many folks in far worse shape than I am.

    Daryl


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