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    Belated well wishes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Thanks so much for the well wishes 😊. I'm told I'll be out of the hospital today!
    Good news. Keep with the program and hope that everything evens out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    New heart valve but complications with blood clot in my heart. Full medical team brought it under control and out of icu but more time on hospital but world class care. Most painful experience in my life but still fighting.
    Keep fighting, Greg - you'll beat this!
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    Sitting here in between acts waiting for Burning Spear to come on. They're running ads for upcoming shows on the screen, and half of them are tribute acts. It's a little early to be getting late.

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    Surgery went as planned. Getting all the functions of the engine room going so I can go home. Just need to get the sewage plant up and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    Surgery went as planned. Getting all the functions of the engine room going so I can go home. Just need to get the sewage plant up and running.
    Glad to hear it is going well so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Keep fighting, Greg - you'll beat this!
    Hey Duncan! Thanks! I responded to your PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    Surgery went as planned. Getting all the functions of the engine room going so I can go home. Just need to get the sewage plant up and running.
    Once step at a time! Glad to hear you're moving ahead (no pun intended).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    Surgery went as planned. Getting all the functions of the engine room going so I can go home. Just need to get the sewage plant up and running.
    Ghod, I hate catheters. No matter where they stick them.

    Good luck, forward is the way.
    "I have not yet begun to procrastinate."

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    First day home. Lower brain functions normal (wash clothes, do dishes & hygiene) Upper brain functions a little foggy (finance planning, paying bills etc) All this I knew before surgery. Good thing finances are on auto-pay for at least the next month. I had C5 Vertebrae removed and a cadaver spacer installed. Surprisingly, no pain at the site. Have a bit of a lo-grade headache tho. Taking Tylenol for that but I do not need the opioids.

    Today begins the parade of food deliveries from friends & neighbors. It's a ritual I'm not familiar with. Being a lifelong bachelor, I'm not use to women "doing" for me like making meals and fussing about. I will buck up and answer the door anyway. It's the same weird feeling when evangelical neighbors knock on my door and want to "pray over me." I find the ritual meaningless but I stay silent and think it's "doing them well."

    The partial paralysis of my left arm still there. I wasn't expecting a full recovery today.....nerves have their own path to recovery and its going to take time. I pulled out all my (heavy) Bass guitars and amp and set up in the living room before the surgery. It's inspiration and motivation for my left arm Physical Therapy. I'm OK if I can't ride my Harley anymore but I would hate to have to give up the Bass. I can reach the length of a guitar neck now but the lower end of the bass requires a "thumb crawl" down the neck. I have full function of my lower arm / fingers.

    Anyway, carry on Geezers! I will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    First day home. Lower brain functions normal (wash clothes, do dishes & hygiene) Upper brain functions a little foggy (finance planning, paying bills etc) All this I knew before surgery. Good thing finances are on auto-pay for at least the next month. I had C5 Vertebrae removed and a cadaver spacer installed. Surprisingly, no pain at the site. Have a bit of a lo-grade headache tho. Taking Tylenol for that but I do not need the opioids.

    Today begins the parade of food deliveries from friends & neighbors. It's a ritual I'm not familiar with. Being a lifelong bachelor, I'm not use to women "doing" for me like making meals and fussing about. I will buck up and answer the door anyway. It's the same weird feeling when evangelical neighbors knock on my door and want to "pray over me." I find the ritual meaningless but I stay silent and think it's "doing them well."

    The partial paralysis of my left arm still there. I wasn't expecting a full recovery today.....nerves have their own path to recovery and its going to take time. I pulled out all my (heavy) Bass guitars and amp and set up in the living room before the surgery. It's inspiration and motivation for my left arm Physical Therapy. I'm OK if I can't ride my Harley anymore but I would hate to have to give up the Bass. I can reach the length of a guitar neck now but the lower end of the bass requires a "thumb crawl" down the neck. I have full function of my lower arm / fingers.

    Anyway, carry on Geezers! I will.
    At least people bringing you food has a real adventage. Which probably can't be said about evangelical neighbours praying for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    ...I had C5 Vertebrae removed and a cadaver spacer installed...
    Wow - I didn't know that was a 'thing'! That sounds like a non-trivial procedure, so I'm amazed (but happy) that you're feeling so comfortable.
    Regards,

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    Hey Gary - Stay strong. That's totally the key. I know everyone is pulling for you. It sounds like you have a network of support, which is also key.
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    I remember the choice between cadaver and synthetic grafts when I had my cervical fusion, and the organic choice was recommended, so that's what I got. Apparently the fusion is faster and more reliable.

    One of my other health issues is that I never turn down free food.
    "I have not yet begun to procrastinate."

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    ^ When I worked for the railroad, those guys would have eaten sawdust if it was free.

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