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Going in for Surgery on the 12th of This Month.

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  1. dragonslayer

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    Oh that's a great one! As I draw and sketch some crazy ideals, this pipe gives away a secret. Pics, pics, pics... Of true Artisans work, the key to what makes things great, and how they did it... Without shelling out the bucks, damn you cellar!

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    Good luck tomorrow Harris.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Good luck

    John
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    Good luck sir.

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    Missed this one, I hope you are recuperating quickly.

    Al

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    Hope the surgery went well Harris. Get well soon!

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    Harris get well, you converted me , Dave is holding a Rad for me, whatever we can possibly do for you just ask. Bradley. The old cajun

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    Harris

    Aren't you amazed at the influence you have on so many in the forum?

    You're the man!

    Allan

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    Good luck with everything man. Ill be hoping for nothing but the best for u. Get healed up and back out on the court!!

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    Harris I hope things are going well for ya. Tuesday cant come soon soon enough so you can get that damned thing out. Glad ya got some vintage stuff to smoke while you're recuperating. Hang in there buddy!

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    Sending positive thoughts for a good recovery.

    cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.......

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    Thanks for all the well wishes guys.

    My urologist yanked the stent out on Thursday and the kidney stone pain is finally gone. The nurse was all set to stick some numbing meds up me but the doctor just came at me, grabbed the rip cord and yanked the fucker out. He says to me, you don't need numbing agents, you are tough. I wanted to slap him, but at least it is out of me. I woke up Friday morning got up and felt my back pain for the first time in like ten days, in all honesty it was a welcome relief in comparison to the stones. I still have some smaller ones floating around my kidneys, but after a ct scan next week the doctor will determine if they are small enough to pass or he may blast them with ultra sound as long as they don't get stuck again I will be fine. The lithotripsy they perform to blast the stones is a breeze.

    Back surgery is all set for the 5th of March as long as my urologist gives me a clean bill of health. I do want to thank everyone who has posted on this thread. The forum has meant a lot to me and has helped me immeasurably in dealing with these physical problems. You guys are the best.

    Harris
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    Good to hear the kidney stone issue ameliorated. My prayers continue, wishing you all the best for the upcoming back surgery on the 5th.

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    but the doctor just came at me, grabbed the rip cord and yanked the fucker out. He says to me, you don't need numbing agents, you are tough. I wanted to slap him, but at least it is out of me.

    Great guys, Docs, aren't they? When I was in my early 20's I broke a tooth on a cherry pit once (don't ask how, I'm not telling) and the military dentist said it had to come out, and since it was one of my very back teeth I wouldn't miss it, I told him to get to it. He shot in some Novocaine, let it get numb and then went to work. Well, apparently he underestimated how hard it was going to be to get out and started yanking on it with those pliers they have and gives it a few yard jerks but it didn't budge. Instead of doing something else, he just starts yanking harder, still no give. So he has the assistant gas me up pretty good, and while I don't remember much of it, I do remember him planting one knee on my chest and having her hold my head down at one point, trying to jerk the rest of that tooth out, and I remember someone at the door asking "What the hell is all that racket?"....I ended up with a black eye and a pretty good bruise on my chest, and my neck was so sore I couldn't turn my head for a week.

    I decided that was the last time I'd let a dentist put me under with anything, if I'm going to take an ass kicking, I at least want the chance to fight back.

    Anyway, glad you're on the road back, stones suck no matter where you have 'em (it was gallstones for me, miserable for years before I agreed to have them taken out).

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    Thanks Roth.

    Mike,thanks. That story does not surprise me at all. Dentists are natural born sadists who get off on causing pain. I have heard gallstones are a mother, and that they are huge in comparison to kidney stones. It is a good thing you got them out of you.

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    Harris you are in my thoughts, whatever and whenever you need we are here, I live in Louisiana but I got a good truck and Florida ain"t that far, no BS offer. The old cajun

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    Gallstones bring their own set of problems; they get caught once in a while but can be busted up like kidney stones. The big issue is a caught stone can trigger pancreatitis. That hurts like a twisting hot dagger; I actually had a gurney take me off the plane from Hawaii on route to Pittsburgh in LA. I spent 3 days in the hospital, knocked out until it subsided.

    Thank god for orthoscopic surgery. What used to be a major operation with 6 weeks of recovery is now a half hour procedure with a camera, four thin tools and a plastic bag. They blow your stomach up and snip away, sticking the gall bladder in a bag and pulling it out. Two hours in recovery and went back to work.

    Watched the whole operation from the inside beforehand on the net, I bet you can find yours and watch it before you have it done. It’s actually really cool.

    Good luck with the surgery, though I take the quality of the surgeon over luck any day.

    Craig

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    My neurosurgeon called this morning and put off the back surgery until March 5th. He says I need a clean bill of health from the urologist before he proceeds. I was at urologist yesterday talking about options, and there is a procedure where he can go in from the side and try to get it that way. I am going to choose that method even though the odds of getting the stone are not as good as going in the other way.

    Harris, I hope all went well for you today and that you will be up and on the court in no time.

    Best regards,'

    Dean

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    Harris we hope the surgery went well and your back to puffing in no time.


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    Glad to hear it went well. Good luck.
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    Yep it's on for today. Waiting so long before the knife is brutal. I hope this does the job and he gets the pain relief. Fracked up backs are a never ending battle.

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    Dentists are natural born sadists who get off on causing pain

    They also have some of the highest suicide rates. No one likes going to the dentist.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
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    Harris I hope all went well for your operation and that you are resting as comfortably as possible. I know you will welcome seeing your pipes when you return home.

    Doug

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    Good luck with the surgery and finding a place you hide and smoke your pipe afterwards, mate.

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    Thanks guys. The surgery went well so said the surgeon. He was able to scrape off enough bone from the spinal canal to open things up so the pain should be all gone. I go in Tuesday to have the 32 staples he put in me removed and then I can hopefully do some light walking and start getting my back strengthened. He said it will be 12-15 weeks before I can start playing tennis again so I will be doing the re hab thing in preparation for that. So far the pain has been manageable, I have my pipes and tobacco and this place so it is all good.

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    Glad to hear all went well, hope everything else goes great too Harris.

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