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Re: Under the Knife
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:08:30 -0700, Jim Thompson

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Star Wars!!!

I'm already back home!

Enter a chamber unlike any surgery you would expect... then the robots
take over!

Doctor says the hernia was there for at least 30 years!  All these
chemo and infection events weakened it and just turned it loose and
let 'er rip... literally.

Thanks for all the best wishes!
        
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Jim Thompson wrote:

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Glad its done.  With a lot of these things, the anticipation is WAY worse  
than the actual procedure.

Good luck with the healing.

Jon

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Yep.  I expected ba-a-a-ad results, but other than being quite sore,
and advised tp expect all colors of bruise to appear, I seem OK.
        
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On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:44:12 PM UTC-4, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Healing post-chemo can be a bear.  It goes, but slowly.  FYI.

All the best,
James Arthur

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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:45:21 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com
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I know.  After that sepsis event I'm being probably over-cautious with
everything I do or submit to exposure... avoiding restaurants, crowds.
        
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On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:52:06 PM UTC-4, Jim Thompson wrote:
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That's not over-cautious at all, that's smart. When your white counts
are low from chemo, you're more susceptible.  Your doctors can guide
you on what counts are reasonable and which ones are red flags.

But we've already got loads of bacteria inside us, so possibly more
important is keeping your lungs happy, because one of the most usual
sepsis routes is through the lungs. It starts from just laying still
in bed.

The mechanism is devilishly simple: if you're not up and about filling
them, lungs squish together like dangling deflated plastic grocery
bags. That traps junk in the folds, which is then a growth medium for
bacteria.

That's why they give you a gadget to suck on and exercise your lungs
when you're in the hospital, and that's why you *should* use it
faithfully (many times daily) if you're ever in that situation. I've
seen the difference it makes.

My bro was proud--mission accomplished--& wanted us to stop nagging him
when he got up to 1.5L inhaled volume on the thing, an incentive
inspirometer. He figured he'd maxed the thing out. I didn't have the
heart to tell him I do 4.5L.

Anyway, with some common sense and understanding the mechanisms you can
do a whole bunch better than your typical Joe, and that's a very big deal.

All the best,
James

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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:52:49 -0700, Jim Thompson

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Good to hear everything turned out ok.
Hernia surgery is about as routine as my knee surgery.

Get well soon!

Cheers

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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:04:09 -0400, Martin Riddle

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Thanks, Martin!
        
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On 3/16/2018 12:22 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Wishing you a quick and uncomplicated recovery, Jim.

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A literal translation of the term for hernia in my language would  
be "intestines falling into the testicles". An accurate term,  
except that women can have hernia too. :-)

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Yep.  At times my right testicle sack was the size of an orange :-(

My hernia tear (more technically described as a tear in the abdominal
fascia) extended about 5" above the testicle sack :-(
        
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I can't say that many of us really require that level of detail, Jim.

-- Kevin Aylward
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On Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:00:04 -0000, "Kevin Aylward"

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I missed the chance to take a before-surgery photo >:-}
        
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On 3/16/2018 11:42 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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   G. Gordon Liddy always bragged that he had three testicles,
  maybe he didn't know the difference!  :-)
                      Mikek



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On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:23:52 AM UTC+11, amdx wrote:
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3673357/

Triorchidism is a different condition - an extremely rare congenital anomaly of the urogenital system, and no kind of hernia.  

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Bill Sloman, Sydney                  

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On 3/16/2018 6:28 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ieee.org wrote:
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OK, it was a bit of a joke on my part, I'm not sure about Liddy, I think  
he was just using it as a brag about his manhood.
                                         Mikek

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On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:49:04 AM UTC+11, amdx wrote:
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Larry Niven seems to have picked it up first. His hero - Larry Greenberg in Niven's first novel, published in 1966 - "World of Ptavvs" - had the feature.

G. Gordon Liddy didn't get famous until Watergate, which was a bit later.  

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Bill Sloman, Sydney


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Jim Thompson wrote:
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Glad you're ok.


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Don't be in a rush.




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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:26:25 -0400, "Tom Del Rosso"

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I know.  Sometimes I get depressed and contemplate air fare to Oregon
and FedEx back... my favorite wild-life-preserve hillside already
designated for fertilization >:-}
        
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My aunt (a wonderful woman who was my favorite and everyone else's) used  
to say, "Old age sucks."  Hence she avoided doctors and her cancer  
wasn't discovered until it had spread everywhere.  I know you've  
suffered a lot in treatment, and it must be hell to see your wife in  
pain, but I'm glad you haven't avoided doctors.




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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:22:05 -0400, "Tom Del Rosso"

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Yep.  My cancer was discovered early while pursuing symptoms of bile
duct blockage.

First few hours after hernia repair suggest (hopefully, knock on wood)
that a lot of my pain locations _may_ be "referred pain" from the
hernia.

Next week I'll decide whether to resume chemo or not.
        
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