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posted ago by LurkNoMore

At VA hospital with appendicitis. Pray I make it out of here with both my legs.

At VA hospital with appendicitis. Pray I make it out of here with both my legs.
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LurkNoMore [S] 32 points ago +32 / -0

And if the worst should happen, I swear I don’t have the Wu Flu Gai Pan.

Don’t let them pad the stats!

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Rainman 15 points ago +15 / -0

You are going to be fine brother!

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GrammaMarine 7 points ago +7 / -0

Keep faith...God will get you through this. Semper fi! 🙏🏼

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LurkNoMore [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

Will do!

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Spez_Isacuck 4 points ago +4 / -0

KEK’s memes be upon you, centipede.

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Deaditewater 18 points ago +18 / -0

God bless. how are the accommodations?

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LurkNoMore [S] 18 points ago +18 / -0

Not bad, but that might be the morphine.

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FluManChu 6 points ago +6 / -0

Appendicitis sucks ... but morphine is wonderful!

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LurkNoMore [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

I’m 40 and this is my first time on it. I’ve always avoided anything addictive. Pain got to be too much for me this time.

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LurkNoMore [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

ER was pretty bad. Hours between seeing someone. One bathroom had no soap or paper towels. I unplugged myself, walked down to bathroom, went back and plugged everything back in. No one batted an eye.

The surgery floor is so much nicer. Bedside manner fantastic here. Helpful workers and everyone is so nice.

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SpaceForceMilitia 4 points ago +4 / -0

Oh, sounds like it's looking up!

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deleted 14 points ago +14 / -0 (edited)
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free-money- 14 points ago +14 / -0

I prayed that you would get a competent doctor who will care and do a good job.

And I upvoted you.

Good luck. Keep the faith--it's in God's hands at this point.

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LurkNoMore [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

Wow. So the surgeon just let me know that they can’t operate right now due to the new practices from the virus. They have to have it approved by a board. Since I don’t have a rupture, I have to be on IV antibiotics for at least a day while they get the surgery scheduled. Could be 3-4 days.

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rn10950 9 points ago +10 / -1

Wow is right. They're going to make you sit there for 3-4 days in pain while they deliberate over whether an appendectomy is necessary or not. I'm lost for words.

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LurkNoMore [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

This is so messed up. Do I absolutely need the surgery? -Yes Can’t you just do it then? -No Can my wife come in now? She’s been in the parking lot for hours. -No If I’m to be on antibiotics for days waiting, can’t I do that from home? -No

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PleaseHonk 6 points ago +6 / -0

I feel you. Not ruptured is really good news though.

God bless you and your wife. She’s awesome if she’s still waiting in the parking lot. The no visitor rule sucks.

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LurkNoMore [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

She dropped me off here and went home after a few hours. We live an hour away. She just drove back to bring me a bag. Pajamas, socks, toothbrush, phone charger, and Ben Carson’s “One Nation” to read. What a wife!

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PleaseHonk 5 points ago +5 / -0

Love her, that’s a lot of mileage in one day. She is taking good care of you.

I read “healing hands” the ben Carson’s biography a few years back. He is such an amazing success story. Very inspirational. Hope you can get sleep, no loud snorer beside you, and hope the nurses don’t wake you up that often during the night ;)

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Independenceforever 3 points ago +4 / -1

Brother has some hole in his stomach and guts are coming out.

Cant get surgery either.

Feel for you guys.

Had one surgery on my neck I am done with that.

He isn't locked down in solitary tho.

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Mrsattorney 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's just ridiculous. I'm sorry your wife can't be in there with you because sometimes it helps to have someone there to lobby for you and just get things done with hospital staff, etc. Prayers for you and your family.

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LurkNoMore [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah. That was never more evident than this morning. Surgical team cam to talk to me. They gave me the same bullshit about covid and no surgeons. They asked how I felt about treating with antibiotics and no surgery. I said I’d rather not get cut open if it’s avoidable. In unison they said “Great!” And just fucking left. No word how long I’ll be here, nothing. I need my wife here to harass them. She’s better at politics than I am.

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Mrsattorney 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's a squeaky wheel thing. When they know your wife is going to dog them, they tend to be more responsive.

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LovingAmerica 2 points ago +2 / -0

Have her call and ask for a status update, hourly.

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Spotlight 11 points ago +11 / -0

I hear that shit hurts

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LurkNoMore [S] 15 points ago +16 / -1

14 hours of horrible pain. Wife made me go. Now I’ll have to contend with: “well, I did just save your life the other day.”

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Spotlight 16 points ago +16 / -0

She is not wrong

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the_mcgee 3 points ago +6 / -3

Almost not worth it, really. Almost (get well!).

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Mexicola1976 4 points ago +4 / -0 (edited)

I had it when I was 12. It just felt like a stuck pain- I fucked around for a couple of days until I went to my primary care family doctor. He then recommended that I get to the fucking ER, ASAP.

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Drgreygoose02 9 points ago +9 / -0

Wouldn't count on it, but good luck, just make sure they don't take your liver, your going to need it as long as Fauci and Scarf Olympics Lady are around. JK get better!

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ImpeachedDeplorable 9 points ago +9 / -0

Will do pede! Hang in there, you'll be fine. Maybe they won't have to take it out.

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2honks 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm more concerned about them giving you opoids to the point where you end up married to two dudes raising tigers.

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LurkNoMore [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

That sounds awesome. Except the two dudes part. And the tigers... they’d probably eat my chickens.

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GatorGirl 7 points ago +7 / -0

Had mine out when I was in college - prayers coming your way! Hope they take it out by laparoscopy

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LurkNoMore [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’m hoping for that too, but this is the VA... they’ll make a big ole hole and dig around a bit. It’s cool though. Chicks dig scars.

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Independenceforever 6 points ago +6 / -0

War vet from Vietnam told me he begged to have his legs cut off in Nam. Put him in hodgkins ward. Had no idea what was wrong. Long long painful recovery in a jungle with dirt roads.

Guy helped save my life during early rehab years.

Trust God. He will deliver you. Sick people like me are my only friends. Thx for going thru pain so you can understand and help people.

So many options for healthcare treatment.

Research everyrhing you can online about it, especially nutrition as it relates to condition.

God gives abundant opportunity even in the worst crisis. This life is all a test. Even tho i forget that every 5 min.

You can do this! Your family needs you.

Thedonald.win needs you.

Fight fight fight! 🇺🇸👌🍻🍻🍻

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whobody 5 points ago +5 / -0

Is it wrong that I laughed?

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LurkNoMore [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

Nope. All I can do is laugh about it now. Might as well shitpost some jokes about it.

Not the prayer though. Need that.

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pred129 5 points ago +5 / -0

would you rather live with no legs or vote democrat?

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LurkNoMore [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

I’d change my name to Lt. Dan before I’d vote for a D

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Littleirishmaid 5 points ago +5 / -0

🙏🏻

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TEXinLA 5 points ago +5 / -0

Upvote and prayers, Pede.

Lord, help this your child to heal quickly.

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Littleirishmaid 6 points ago +6 / -0

Amen.

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jackwerntz 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sounds like a bitch of a time, but I got five bucks says you get through it.

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Independenceforever 2 points ago +3 / -1

I will match that if it's for charity.

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deleted 4 points ago +4 / -0
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Antenna 4 points ago +4 / -0

Bless you patriot.

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Proud_American 4 points ago +5 / -1

Thank you for your service!

Hope that you fully recover and remain whole.

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neverreddit 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hahaha Godspeed man. I’m so happy we are done with the VA.

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Verrerogo 4 points ago +4 / -0

Prayers said. Be well.

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DArtist51 3 points ago +3 / -0

Praying for you and for a speedy recovery. God bless.

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glevert 3 points ago +3 / -0

Praying for you and your wife.

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redditadminssuckit 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're a fucking MEAN AMERICAN FIGHTING MACHINE.

You're gonna make it out and KICK APPENDICITIS'S ASS!

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Lol_Garrus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Praying for you, brother!

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SVGA2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oof, you may leave with some medical tools inside you.

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LurkNoMore [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

18 hours since first post. Which means 24 hours since I got here. 36 hours since I’ve eaten anything.

I still don’t know what they plan to do for treatment. They won’t do surgery, and won’t let me eat “just in case they need to do surgery.”

Just IV antibiotics and morphine and no end in sight. No one will tell me anything. I asked if I could go to a hospital that DOES have surgeons who can do an appendectomy and they didn’t know if I could do that either.

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LurkNoMore [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Final update: just got out of surgery.

I’ll go home tomorrow. Thank you so much for everyone who commented, joked about it, and especially prayed for me. I can’t tell you how much it helped me get through. I’m so glad for all of you.