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Old 09-30-2017, 07:59 PM   #41
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Gawd John...I've just come back to reading unread posts after a sabatical and reading about the second part of your journey has twisted me up inside something chronic!

See, your serendipitous discovery is well-nigh exactly what happened to LOML 15 months ago. If it hadn't been for a vigilant ex-pupil of mine, turned doctor, who called in a VERY talented surgeon, she wouldn't be here.

I second your "don't ignore those growing old pains" call; make a song-and-dance about something that is increasingly hard to bear. We all thought the Missus's symptoms were two long-standing (but relatively minor) conditions just becoming more prominent with age....Her G.P. diagnosed what turned out to be a 10x12cm cancerous mass as 'a hernia'...'waiting time 80 weeks'.

Hang in there for with the recovery. Live every day to its fullest - and keep posting!!

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Old 09-30-2017, 09:31 PM   #42
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Thanks Sam.

When in the hospital, I had tubes going into all sorts of places and they explained it was the morphine they were using to keep the pain at bay.

Now, two weeks after the op and being by myself at home the pain is getting much worse, and all my own meds and the ones they gave me at discharge are now not working very well.
So I consulted the specialist at the hospital who told me what I needed to get from my own doctor.
She stopped all my own meds and put me on a 12 hour long lasting morphine pill, and it is doing a great job.

I asked at the hospital why my pain was getting worse, not better.
I was told that they had removed a large portion of my lung, which left an empty space in my chest cavity. Now that I am more mobile, with most of the internal healing done, as soon as I say get up or move about, the bits that were left inside are trying to move into the vacant space, so putting pressure on the newly healed internal wounds. It is when I get no more pains like that, that will be the signal I can go back in my shop and start to become alive again, as a guesstimate 1 to 2 months, then another 6 months before I can lift heavy things. That is when my very good friends come into help, which is what they did when I lost most of the use of my right arm.

That is when you learn how good your friends are.

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Old 10-01-2017, 10:28 AM   #43
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:25 PM   #44
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Yup. I recognise the syndrome John; organs shifting into unexpected places, yup. Gave a trainee doctor (beginning to read scans) a right moment of panic I can tell you! Silly perisher should have given more attention to 'the history'...

Also, good on your consultant rectifying pain meds; if you don't ask, you don't get, unfortunately.

If I say "take care sneezing", I hope you wll read it as a mixture of experience and surgical ward humour?

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Sam,

I have been given a spirometer by the specialists, I have to suck into it 5 times every 30 minutes then straight afterwards I have to cough.
Now that is painful with a half a lung full of air then trying to get rid of it straight away through a sharp cough, but they tell me it should be doing me good.

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I canít tell you how badly I feel. Lousy news.
I often think of all the help and encouragement you gave me when I was just starting with engine building. Your hand-done drawing that you sent for an oiler is on the shop wall and is a daily reminder of all youíve given to us.
God bless you. You are one of the good people and we are all better because of you.
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Hi Stan,

It is such a long time since we spoke. I think on Skype, and that was many moons ago. It os so easy to lose contact with people, I have lost hundreds over the last few years.

I am far from being defunked, as soon as I can get over what I am going through now, my partner has told me I have got to get back in my shop as it is the only thing that gives me a spark in my life

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Old 10-16-2017, 02:59 PM   #48
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Hey sorry to hear about you. I never post and am trying this out, Hope things go as well as possible. I like to do some machining and working on a couple small projects between
a bit of farming, time is limiting and I am not too fast. I am 60 years now and still no time to relax much but I guess that is a good thing keeping busy.
All the best and love reading from all you machinists, learning lots. Take care dude.
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Sorry to hear about your plight. I hope you can beat it and get back into the shop. I have a feeling that once you do your recovery will speed up. Just recently tired I now have time to get into my shop. I am going to check out all your posts to see what I can learn (alot).


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