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  1. #1
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    Last Thursday. 4/14,¬* I came down with what I thought at first was
    going to be a bout of the stomach flu.....it turned out to be
    appendicitis. ¬*

    My best bud Ellen took me to the ER Thursday evening. ¬*They Did a CT
    scan. ¬*It was appendicitis but they also found out I had a big ol
    hernia which had been around a
    while and I didn't know it. ¬*
    Things were a mess in there. Evidently some small bowel
    and some large intestine was on the wrong side of the abdominal muscle
    and
    had formed adhesion's all over the place.¬*¬* (I know...I know...how was
    I not aware?)

    My surgeon had to completely de-adhere my guts where they had adhered
    to the gut wall ¬*and move them to their proper place to get to the
    appendix which, thankfully, had not ruptured. ¬* She cut me from pubes
    to navel and went in and did adhesion housekeeping....before she could
    take out the appendix.

    Surgery went fine.¬*¬* In a room at the hospital.¬* Usual hospital stuff,
    poke , prod, BP‚Ä®seems like every 5 minutes.¬*
    ¬*
    I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    hospital) when 
I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    arrhythmia which would not stop. 
I told the nurse that my heart was
    racing and pounding.¬* She checked...and all of a ‚Ä®sudden everybody got
    really busy.

    I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    there. ¬* They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    to ¬*a normal sinus rhythm. ‚Ä®No such luck, my heart was being stubborn.
    ¬* Evidently you have about a 36 hour‚Ä®window before arrhythmia becomes
    damaging or dangerous.

    So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    procedure. ¬* Which is basically this:

    They lay you down. ¬* Put a patch on the front and a patch on the back
    with electrodes attached. ¬* They give you a sedative shot to knock¬*
    you completely out for ‚Ä®about 10 minutes. ¬* Then they shock you the
    same way they shock¬* ( with 'paddles')‚Ä®a¬* patient who hashad a heart
    stoppage. ¬* They lay you down, put a pad over the heart, and one on
    the back and then give you a jolt.¬* It stops your heart for a little
    bit and then it is supposed to restart itself in¬* it's normal sinus
    rhythm.

    They had to shock me three times.¬*

    Oh, ¬* I forgot to tell you my RN said he didn't like being in the room
    when they do the procedure.¬*¬* He called it violent.¬* He saysyour body
    comes up off the table when they do it.

    Somebody said they hoped there were no video's floating around on
    YouTube of me
levitating off the hospital bed.

    So.¬* The bottom line is it worked.¬* Heart is back to normal.

    Needless to say I'm about a lively as a wet rag and I'm sore as HELL
    in my gut, and my¬* skin is burned from the cardio-avert,¬* my armslook
    like I've been a junkie for years,¬* and I have a line of staples down
    my stomach from navel to pussy that¬* looks like something out of
    Frankenstein.¬*¬* Seriously.¬* I have pictures.

    My surgeon released me on Monday from her service since I was
    recovering nicely in the ‚Ä®gut area.¬*¬* The Cardiologist wanted to make
    sure the heart was at a normal sinus rhythm for at least 24 hours
    before he let me go.¬* Got to come home Tuesday afternoon.¬* Have mostly
    slept since.¬* Seem to be recovering nicely but obviously sloooooowly.¬*
    Probably will go back to work next week.¬*¬* I have a follow up with the
    surgeon on Monday.¬* I'm not sure how long they will keep these staples
    in.¬* I'm starting to like the shock factor every time I see them.

    
Here's my take on this whole thing.

    I've been working steadily to bring about healing and reworking of my
    body.¬* To ‚Ä®treat it with more respect than I've given it in the past
    few years and to clean out all
old cellular forms and thought forms
    that no longer serve me in the vision of what
a whole human being
    is.¬*¬*¬* I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing frommy life
    everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    and let go.
    I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    even consciously aware of.¬* It sent me to a place and to people who
    were loving enough,¬* smart enough,¬* and skilled enough to eliminate
    these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    and suffering.¬* Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    time.

    So......How was your weekend?

  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    ImStillMags wrote:

    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of. It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough, smart enough, and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering. Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.
    >
    > So......How was your weekend?


    WOW! I'm glad YoureStillMags! Geez, what an ordeal. I'm glad you
    got everything taken care of and you're home and healing. Take care.

    nancy


  3. #3
    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    answered my call?and things worked out
    appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    time.

    So......How was your weekend?

    Better than yours, dear, better than yours.

    I thnk you should change calling programs.



  4. #4
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 3:37¬*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Last Thursday. 4/14,¬* I came down with what I thought at first was
    > going to be a bout of the stomach flu.....it turned out to be
    > appendicitis. ¬*
    >
    > My best bud Ellen took me to the ER Thursday evening. ¬*They Did a CT
    > scan. ¬*It was appendicitis but they also found out I had a big ol
    > hernia which had been around a
    > while and I didn't know it. ¬*
    > Things were a mess in there. Evidently some small bowel
    > and some large intestine was on the wrong side of the abdominal muscle
    > and
    > had formed adhesion's all over the place.¬*¬* (I know...I know...how was
    > I not aware?)
    >
    > My surgeon had to completely de-adhere my guts where they had adhered
    > to the gut wall ¬*and move them to their proper place to get to the
    > appendix which, thankfully, had not ruptured. ¬* She cut me from pubes
    > to navel and went in and did adhesion housekeeping....before she could
    > take out the appendix.
    >
    > Surgery went fine.¬*¬* In a room at the hospital.¬* Usual hospital stuff,
    > poke , prod, BP‚Ä®seems like every 5 minutes.¬*
    > ¬*
    > I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    > hospital) when 
I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    > arrhythmia which would not stop. 
I told the nurse that my heart was
    > racing and pounding.¬* She checked...and all of a ‚Ä®sudden everybody got
    > really busy.
    >
    > I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    > there. ¬* They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    > to ¬*a normal sinus rhythm. ‚Ä®No such luck, my heart was beingstubborn.
    > ¬* Evidently you have about a 36 hour‚Ä®window before arrhythmia becomes
    > damaging or dangerous.
    >
    > So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    > procedure. ¬* Which is basically this:
    >
    > They lay you down. ¬* Put a patch on the front and a patch on the back
    > with electrodes attached. ¬* They give you a sedative shot to knock¬*
    > you completely out for ‚Ä®about 10 minutes. ¬* Then they shock you the
    > same way they shock¬* ( with 'paddles')‚Ä®a¬* patient who has had a heart
    > stoppage. ¬* They lay you down, put a pad over the heart, and one on
    > the back and then give you a jolt.¬* It stops your heart for a little
    > bit and then it is supposed to restart itself in¬* it's normal sinus
    > rhythm.
    >
    > They had to shock me three times.¬*
    >
    > Oh, ¬* I forgot to tell you my RN said he didn't like being in the room
    > when they do the procedure.¬*¬* He called it violent.¬* He says your body
    > comes up off the table when they do it.
    >
    > Somebody said they hoped there were no video's floating around on
    > YouTube of me
levitating off the hospital bed.
    >
    > So.¬* The bottom line is it worked.¬* Heart is back to normal.
    >
    > Needless to say I'm about a lively as a wet rag and I'm sore as HELL
    > in my gut, and my¬* skin is burned from the cardio-avert,¬* my arms look
    > like I've been a junkie for years,¬* and I have a line of staples down
    > my stomach from navel to pussy that¬* looks like something out of
    > Frankenstein.¬*¬* Seriously.¬* I have pictures.
    >
    > My surgeon released me on Monday from her service since I was
    > recovering nicely in the ‚Ä®gut area.¬*¬* The Cardiologist wanted to make
    > sure the heart was at a normal sinus rhythm for at least 24 hours
    > before he let me go.¬* Got to come home Tuesday afternoon.¬* Havemostly
    > slept since.¬* Seem to be recovering nicely but obviously sloooooowly..¬*
    > Probably will go back to work next week.¬*¬* I have a follow up with the
    > surgeon on Monday.¬* I'm not sure how long they will keep these staples
    > in.¬* I'm starting to like the shock factor every time I see them.
    >
    > 
Here's my take on this whole thing.
    >
    > I've been working steadily to bring about healing and reworking of my
    > body.¬* To ‚Ä®treat it with more respect than I've given it in the past
    > few years and to clean out all
old cellular forms and thought forms
    > that no longer serve me in the vision of what
a whole human being
    > is.¬*¬*¬* I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing from my life
    > everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    > and let go.
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of.¬* It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough,¬* smart enough,¬* and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering.¬* Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.
    >
    > So......How was your weekend?




    "Other than THAT, Mrs. Lincoln...."


    Seriously, I hope you are on the mend, have help at home and can take
    time to think and heal on many levels.


  5. #5
    Nan Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 3:37¬*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Last Thursday. 4/14,¬* I came down with what I thought at first was
    > going to be a bout of the stomach flu.....it turned out to be
    > appendicitis. ¬*
    >
    > My best bud Ellen took me to the ER Thursday evening. ¬*They Did a CT
    > scan. ¬*It was appendicitis but they also found out I had a big ol
    > hernia which had been around a
    > while and I didn't know it. ¬*
    > Things were a mess in there. Evidently some small bowel
    > and some large intestine was on the wrong side of the abdominal muscle
    > and
    > had formed adhesion's all over the place.¬*¬* (I know...I know...how was
    > I not aware?)
    >
    > My surgeon had to completely de-adhere my guts where they had adhered
    > to the gut wall ¬*and move them to their proper place to get to the
    > appendix which, thankfully, had not ruptured. ¬* She cut me from pubes
    > to navel and went in and did adhesion housekeeping....before she could
    > take out the appendix.
    >
    > Surgery went fine.¬*¬* In a room at the hospital.¬* Usual hospital stuff,
    > poke , prod, BP‚Ä®seems like every 5 minutes.¬*
    > ¬*
    > I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    > hospital) when 
I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    > arrhythmia which would not stop. 
I told the nurse that my heart was
    > racing and pounding.¬* She checked...and all of a ‚Ä®sudden everybody got
    > really busy.
    >
    > I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    > there. ¬* They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    > to ¬*a normal sinus rhythm. ‚Ä®No such luck, my heart was beingstubborn.
    > ¬* Evidently you have about a 36 hour‚Ä®window before arrhythmia becomes
    > damaging or dangerous.
    >
    > So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    > procedure. ¬* Which is basically this:
    >
    > They lay you down. ¬* Put a patch on the front and a patch on the back
    > with electrodes attached. ¬* They give you a sedative shot to knock¬*
    > you completely out for ‚Ä®about 10 minutes. ¬* Then they shock you the
    > same way they shock¬* ( with 'paddles')‚Ä®a¬* patient who has had a heart
    > stoppage. ¬* They lay you down, put a pad over the heart, and one on
    > the back and then give you a jolt.¬* It stops your heart for a little
    > bit and then it is supposed to restart itself in¬* it's normal sinus
    > rhythm.
    >
    > They had to shock me three times.¬*
    >
    > Oh, ¬* I forgot to tell you my RN said he didn't like being in the room
    > when they do the procedure.¬*¬* He called it violent.¬* He says your body
    > comes up off the table when they do it.
    >
    > Somebody said they hoped there were no video's floating around on
    > YouTube of me
levitating off the hospital bed.
    >
    > So.¬* The bottom line is it worked.¬* Heart is back to normal.
    >
    > Needless to say I'm about a lively as a wet rag and I'm sore as HELL
    > in my gut, and my¬* skin is burned from the cardio-avert,¬* my arms look
    > like I've been a junkie for years,¬* and I have a line of staples down
    > my stomach from navel to pussy that¬* looks like something out of
    > Frankenstein.¬*¬* Seriously.¬* I have pictures.
    >
    > My surgeon released me on Monday from her service since I was
    > recovering nicely in the ‚Ä®gut area.¬*¬* The Cardiologist wanted to make
    > sure the heart was at a normal sinus rhythm for at least 24 hours
    > before he let me go.¬* Got to come home Tuesday afternoon.¬* Havemostly
    > slept since.¬* Seem to be recovering nicely but obviously sloooooowly..¬*
    > Probably will go back to work next week.¬*¬* I have a follow up with the
    > surgeon on Monday.¬* I'm not sure how long they will keep these staples
    > in.¬* I'm starting to like the shock factor every time I see them.
    >
    > 
Here's my take on this whole thing.
    >
    > I've been working steadily to bring about healing and reworking of my
    > body.¬* To ‚Ä®treat it with more respect than I've given it in the past
    > few years and to clean out all
old cellular forms and thought forms
    > that no longer serve me in the vision of what
a whole human being
    > is.¬*¬*¬* I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing from my life
    > everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    > and let go.
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of.¬* It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough,¬* smart enough,¬* and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering.¬* Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.
    >
    > So......How was your weekend?


    Nothing dull about your life!! How blessed you were to find and
    correct
    the mess you gut had gotten itself into. And that the appendix was
    just
    hot not ruptured. I can't even imagine how sore your whole belly &
    chest
    cavity must be.
    I had an appendectomy the weekend after 9-11. Went in late aftn, and
    had
    surgery @ midnight. We had 2 $90. NASCAR tickets on the kitchen table
    that it was too late to give away or sell. But it went swimmingly and
    a good
    recovery.
    I pray your recovery is quick and that you have good drugs for the
    pain.

    Nan in DE.

  6. #6
    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 3:37*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    ...

    > So......How was your weekend?


    Clearly, better than yours. The important thing is that you pulled
    through, and that you're now equipped in body and mind to continue
    forward. I wish you not only a speedy recovery from your wounds, but a
    slow and steady reorganization in general.

    You asked about me, so I'll respond. (If you were only kidding,
    tough.) My gut has been hurting on the lower right side for about a
    week, sometimes more, sometimes less. I had a ureter cancer removed
    about a year and a half ago, so I wondered if it might be related.
    Various reasons made me guess it isn't. I saw my doctor today, and he
    agreed it might be a pinched nerve. (Spinal stenosis partly numbs the
    soles of my feet, so a spinal origin isn't unlikely.) He gave me a
    scrip for some sort of scan, and told me to use it if the pain
    persists for another two weeks. Apparently, neither of us is very
    worried.

    Keep tabs on those adhesions. Some may return and new ones may form.
    There are exercises that can help once the soreness has eased. Good
    luck!

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can
    get.

  7. #7
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 12:37¬*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    > I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    > hospital) when 
I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    > arrhythmia which would not stop. 
I told the nurse that my heart was
    > racing and pounding.¬* She checked...and all of a ‚Ä®sudden everybody got
    > really busy.


    Did you try coughing?


    >
    > I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    > there. ¬* They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    > to ¬*a normal sinus rhythm. ‚Ä®No such luck, my heart was beingstubborn.
    > ¬* Evidently you have about a 36 hour‚Ä®window before arrhythmia becomes
    > damaging or dangerous.
    >
    > So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    > procedure. ¬* Which is basically this:
    >


    My gut feeling is that stress causes arrythmia, which produces more
    stress, etc.

  8. #8
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    >So......How was your weekend?


    Compared with yours, boring, thankfully. I hope you mend quickly and
    get on with living, a boring life like mine.

  9. #9
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of.¬ It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough,¬ smart enough,¬ and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering.¬ Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.


    Wait till you get the bill.

  10. #10
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 2:28¬*pm, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 22, 12:37¬*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    > > hospital) when 
I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    > > arrhythmia which would not stop. 
I told the nurse that my heart was
    > > racing and pounding.¬* She checked...and all of a ‚Ä®sudden everybody got
    > > really busy.

    >
    > Did you try coughing?
    >
    >
    >
    > > I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    > > there. ¬* They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    > > to ¬*a normal sinus rhythm. ‚Ä®No such luck, my heart was being stubborn.
    > > ¬* Evidently you have about a 36 hour‚Ä®window before arrhythmia becomes
    > > damaging or dangerous.

    >
    > > So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    > > procedure. ¬* Which is basically this:

    >
    > My gut feeling is that stress causes arrythmia, which produces more
    > stress, etc.


    ==
    With me, stress seems to prolong arrhythmia and I have to take an
    extra dosage of medication to get over it.
    ==

  11. #11
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 1:28*pm, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 22, 12:37*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:


    > Did you try coughing?


    Only a little. You know where a cough originates??? gut. Know how
    sore my gut is/was?
    Not a bunch of coughing got done.....didn't work anyway. Nothing did
    that's why the did the cardio-avert.

  12. #12
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 1:29*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > >So......How was your weekend?

    >
    > Compared with yours, boring, thankfully. *I hope you mend quickly and
    > get on with living, a boring life like mine.


    Thanks. I actually kinda envy you your boring life out in the woods
    and wilds. I aspire to that eventually.

  13. #13
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On 22/04/2011 3:37 PM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of. It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough, smart enough, and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering. Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.
    >
    > So......How was your weekend?


    Mine was pretty good. I am feeling like I am in a while new world,
    pretty well recovered from my surgery 5 months ago. Sorry to hear about
    your experience. NO fun having appendicitis. No fun having surgery. Get
    better soon.


  14. #14
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Apr 22, 2:41*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    >
    > Mine was pretty good. I am feeling like I am in a while new world,
    > pretty well recovered from my surgery 5 months ago. Sorry to hear about
    > your experience. NO fun having appendicitis. No fun having surgery. *Get
    > better soon.


    I bet you do. So how about an update on you??

  15. #15
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:37:11 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:

    > I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing from my life
    > everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    > and let go.


    But you're still posting to Usenet, so looks like you have a ways to
    go.

    And what has Google done that made your post so horrendously
    formatted?

    -sw

  16. #16
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On 22/04/2011 5:45 PM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Apr 22, 2:41 pm, Dave Smith<adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Mine was pretty good. I am feeling like I am in a while new world,
    >> pretty well recovered from my surgery 5 months ago. Sorry to hear about
    >> your experience. NO fun having appendicitis. No fun having surgery. Get
    >> better soon.

    >
    > I bet you do. So how about an update on you??



    A few months ago I never thought that I would feel this good again. I
    have been attending cardiac rehab workouts twice a week. I have also
    been walking 2-3 miles per day, looking forward to nicer weather so I
    can start bicycling. My ribs are pretty well mended, but still quite
    tender. My heart seems to be working fine. I have a lot more energy.

    Every once in a while my wife and son remind me about what sad shape I
    was in after the surgery. Thank goodness that is all well behind me. I
    don't ever want to go through that again.


    I was at the dentist the other day and my dentist is in a similar
    situation. He had angiogram and angioplasty but could not clear the
    blockage. They are treating it with medication, diet and exercise, but
    he may have to go for bypass surgery. The only positive thing I could
    tell him was that after several months you start to feel better.

  17. #17
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On 4/22/2011 3:37 PM, ImStillMags wrote:

    > 
Here's my take on this whole thing.
    >
    > I've been working steadily to bring about healing and reworking of my
    > body. To 
treat it with more respect than I've given it in the past
    > few years and to clean out all
old cellular forms and thought forms
    > that no longer serve me in the vision of what
a whole human being
    > is. I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing from my life
    > everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    > and let go.
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of. It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough, smart enough, and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering. Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.


    OMG Sitara! I'm glad they found your problems and were able to fix you
    so quickly. That must have been very scary. Please take care of
    yourself. I know I don't have to say that. Whoa.

  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > Last Thursday. 4/14, I came down with what I thought at first was
    > going to be a bout of the stomach flu.....it turned out to be
    > appendicitis.
    >
    > My best bud Ellen took me to the ER Thursday evening. They Did a CT
    > scan. It was appendicitis but they also found out I had a big ol
    > hernia which had been around a
    > while and I didn't know it.
    > Things were a mess in there. Evidently some small bowel
    > and some large intestine was on the wrong side of the abdominal muscle
    > and
    > had formed adhesion's all over the place. (I know...I know...how was
    > I not aware?)
    >
    > My surgeon had to completely de-adhere my guts where they had adhered
    > to the gut wall and move them to their proper place to get to the
    > appendix which, thankfully, had not ruptured. She cut me from pubes
    > to navel and went in and did adhesion housekeeping....before she could
    > take out the appendix.
    >
    > Surgery went fine. In a room at the hospital. Usual hospital stuff,
    > poke , prod, BP?seems like every 5 minutes.
    >
    > I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    > hospital) when ?I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    > arrhythmia which would not stop. ?I told the nurse that my heart was
    > racing and pounding. She checked...and all of a ?sudden everybody got
    > really busy.
    >
    > I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    > there. They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    > to a normal sinus rhythm. ?No such luck, my heart was being stubborn.
    > Evidently you have about a 36 hour?window before arrhythmia becomes
    > damaging or dangerous.
    >
    > So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    > procedure. Which is basically this:
    >
    > They lay you down. Put a patch on the front and a patch on the back
    > with electrodes attached. They give you a sedative shot to knock
    > you completely out for ?about 10 minutes. Then they shock you the
    > same way they shock ( with 'paddles')?a patient who has had a heart
    > stoppage. They lay you down, put a pad over the heart, and one on
    > the back and then give you a jolt. It stops your heart for a little
    > bit and then it is supposed to restart itself in it's normal sinus
    > rhythm.
    >
    > They had to shock me three times.
    >
    > Oh, I forgot to tell you my RN said he didn't like being in the room
    > when they do the procedure. He called it violent. He says your body
    > comes up off the table when they do it.
    >
    > Somebody said they hoped there were no video's floating around on
    > YouTube of me?levitating off the hospital bed.
    >
    > So. The bottom line is it worked. Heart is back to normal.
    >
    > Needless to say I'm about a lively as a wet rag and I'm sore as HELL
    > in my gut, and my skin is burned from the cardio-avert, my arms look
    > like I've been a junkie for years, and I have a line of staples down
    > my stomach from navel to pussy that looks like something out of
    > Frankenstein. Seriously. I have pictures.
    >
    > My surgeon released me on Monday from her service since I was
    > recovering nicely in the ?gut area. The Cardiologist wanted to make
    > sure the heart was at a normal sinus rhythm for at least 24 hours
    > before he let me go. Got to come home Tuesday afternoon. Have mostly
    > slept since. Seem to be recovering nicely but obviously sloooooowly.
    > Probably will go back to work next week. I have a follow up with the
    > surgeon on Monday. I'm not sure how long they will keep these staples
    > in. I'm starting to like the shock factor every time I see them.
    >
    > ?Here's my take on this whole thing.
    >
    > I've been working steadily to bring about healing and reworking of my
    > body. To ?treat it with more respect than I've given it in the past
    > few years and to clean out all?old cellular forms and thought forms
    > that no longer serve me in the vision of what?a whole human being
    > is. I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing from my life
    > everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    > and let go.
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things?that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of. It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough, smart enough, and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering. Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call?and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.
    >
    > So......How was your weekend?


    Yikes! I was at a fancy hotel for a dance convention. Had some yummy but
    expensive food. And I got two new kitties. So I'd say mine went better
    than yours. Sowwy.



  19. #19
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    On 4/22/2011 2:37 PM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > Last Thursday. 4/14, I came down with what I thought at first was
    > going to be a bout of the stomach flu.....it turned out to be
    > appendicitis.
    >
    > My best bud Ellen took me to the ER Thursday evening. They Did a CT
    > scan. It was appendicitis but they also found out I had a big ol
    > hernia which had been around a
    > while and I didn't know it.
    > Things were a mess in there. Evidently some small bowel
    > and some large intestine was on the wrong side of the abdominal muscle
    > and
    > had formed adhesion's all over the place. (I know...I know...how was
    > I not aware?)
    >
    > My surgeon had to completely de-adhere my guts where they had adhered
    > to the gut wall and move them to their proper place to get to the
    > appendix which, thankfully, had not ruptured. She cut me from pubes
    > to navel and went in and did adhesion housekeeping....before she could
    > take out the appendix.
    >
    > Surgery went fine. In a room at the hospital. Usual hospital stuff,
    > poke , prod, BP
seems like every 5 minutes.
    >
    > I was dead asleep on Friday night (as much as you can sleep in a
    > hospital) when 
I awoke with a start... I had developed a heart
    > arrhythmia which would not stop. 
I told the nurse that my heart was
    > racing and pounding. She checked...and all of a 
sudden everybody got
    > really busy.
    >
    > I was whisked upstairs to the Cardiac floor and ensconced in a room
    > there. They tried different stuff in IV to get the heart to go back
    > to a normal sinus rhythm. 
No such luck, my heart was being stubborn.
    > Evidently you have about a 36 hour
window before arrhythmia becomes
    > damaging or dangerous.
    >
    > So...since it did not stop...they decided to do a cardio-avert
    > procedure. Which is basically this:
    >
    > They lay you down. Put a patch on the front and a patch on the back
    > with electrodes attached. They give you a sedative shot to knock
    > you completely out for 
about 10 minutes. Then they shock you the
    > same way they shock ( with 'paddles')
a patient who has had a heart
    > stoppage. They lay you down, put a pad over the heart, and one on
    > the back and then give you a jolt. It stops your heart for a little
    > bit and then it is supposed to restart itself in it's normal sinus
    > rhythm.
    >
    > They had to shock me three times.
    >
    > Oh, I forgot to tell you my RN said he didn't like being in the room
    > when they do the procedure. He called it violent. He says your body
    > comes up off the table when they do it.
    >
    > Somebody said they hoped there were no video's floating around on
    > YouTube of me
levitating off the hospital bed.
    >
    > So. The bottom line is it worked. Heart is back to normal.
    >
    > Needless to say I'm about a lively as a wet rag and I'm sore as HELL
    > in my gut, and my skin is burned from the cardio-avert, my arms look
    > like I've been a junkie for years, and I have a line of staples down
    > my stomach from navel to pussy that looks like something out of
    > Frankenstein. Seriously. I have pictures.
    >
    > My surgeon released me on Monday from her service since I was
    > recovering nicely in the 
gut area. The Cardiologist wanted to make
    > sure the heart was at a normal sinus rhythm for at least 24 hours
    > before he let me go. Got to come home Tuesday afternoon. Have mostly
    > slept since. Seem to be recovering nicely but obviously sloooooowly.
    > Probably will go back to work next week. I have a follow up with the
    > surgeon on Monday. I'm not sure how long they will keep these staples
    > in. I'm starting to like the shock factor every time I see them.
    >
    > 
Here's my take on this whole thing.
    >
    > I've been working steadily to bring about healing and reworking of my
    > body. To 
treat it with more respect than I've given it in the past
    > few years and to clean out all
old cellular forms and thought forms
    > that no longer serve me in the vision of what
a whole human being
    > is. I've been asking Spirit to assist me in removing from my life
    > everything that was holding me and dragging on me, to help me release
    > and let go.
    > I figure that angry little appendix was a trigger....a 'start' button
    > to a sequence of things
that needed to be taken care of that I was not
    > even consciously aware of. It sent me to a place and to people who
    > were loving enough, smart enough, and skilled enough to eliminate
    > these problems from my body without an inordinate amount of hardship
    > and suffering. Once again Higher Self, Spirit, The Universe, God,
    > whatever you prefer to call it, answered my call
and things worked out
    > appropriately even though I could not see the whole picture at the
    > time.
    >
    > So......How was your weekend?



    Wow!

    Hope you mend soon.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  20. #20
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: WAY OT: Saga of my last week.

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So......How was your weekend?


    I'm just glad you survived. Welcome back to the world of the living and
    wishing you a swift recovery!

    <hugs>!

    Om -> who's week was pretty much the same as last week...
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