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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #25 on: 03/02/2012 00:42:11 »
The younger neurologist is fighting hard for me. I saw another neurosurgeon ths afternoon about 4:30. He agrees totally with the neurologist. I am going to have the surgery one way or another. I have a very lucrative job as chief scientific officer with a billion dollar plus land investment company. I need to be at it by the end of April. I am getting to the job even if I show up in a wheelchair and still have a suit open against Mr. Vanity, the first neurosurgeon, and another one open against the hospital for blocking treatment options. They are as at much at fault as the botched job the surgeon did.

(I found out about it yesterday when I ordered a synopsis of all imaging done since Jan 1, 2011 here at this hospital. It does not make the walking sin of Vanity look very good.
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #26 on: 03/02/2012 00:43:47 »
G'day JimBob me old matey! Long time no speak. Hope you are doing well.

Garcia, C4
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #27 on: 03/02/2012 00:53:48 »
JimBob,

How good are you at anger management?  You are certainly entitled to be upset (that word is likely milquetoast compared to how you feel), I just hope you can leave those feelings outside the door when you go in for surgery.
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #28 on: 05/02/2012 01:35:19 »
JB emailed that he will be going under the knife early tomorrow morning.  After getting a second and third opinion, he has agreed to the plan by the younger nuerologist and will undergo a laminectomy (removing part of the thoracic vertebrae where the closing of the spinal canal has caused pressure and leaking of fluid between the "no-leak" cord sheaf and the longer main nerves).  He sounds a bit nervous about this, but, hey, how can a little knife hurt a silicified olde fossil like JB   :o

Again, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
« Last Edit: 05/02/2012 01:37:02 by Bass »
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #29 on: 05/02/2012 15:07:15 »
I hope all goes well. JB, best wishes. If you are ever over London (UK) way let me know and I will buy you a beer - I expect there will be other volunteers too.

Volunteers to get JB p*ssed (UK meaning) please sign up.
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #30 on: 05/02/2012 21:25:41 »
All is well = I am alive, at least. And in the recovery room I was able to move my right, totally paralyzed, leg a bit. It APPEARS that this surgery may very well have been the correct thing to do. Will know more in the next couple of days.

Tanks everyone for all the support. It is truly appreciated.

Jim

 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #31 on: 05/02/2012 23:02:31 »
Yaaaaay! 
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #32 on: 07/02/2012 08:15:31 »
Good on ya, JimBob!
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #33 on: 19/02/2012 06:00:32 »
How are you doing now JimBob?
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #34 on: 22/02/2012 02:40:01 »
Well, I am in a combo rehab hospital and acute care hospital. Been here about a week and a half can expect at least two more weeks. Most compromised leg is moving a little more than it was and I am told that the nerve signals are reaching most if not all the muscles below the waist. It is just a game of work hard and see how far healing gets. I am rather hopeful though - all I have read says 90% recovery (If you are strong enough) but it takes months, literally..
 

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« Reply #35 on: 22/02/2012 06:38:08 »
Awesome!  You can use visualization to speed healing.  Close your eyes and send sparks of electricity traveling down the nerve lines, all the way to your toes.
 

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« Reply #36 on: 22/02/2012 07:13:38 »
Awesome!  You can use visualization to speed healing.  Close your eyes and send sparks of electricity traveling down the nerve lines, all the way to your toes.

I think he'd rather they were all the way to something else  ;D
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #37 on: 23/02/2012 06:13:50 »
Oh honestly Geezer, you boys are so naughty sometimes!
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #38 on: 26/02/2012 17:34:56 »
YAYYYY!!! Congratulations Jimbob...it sounds like a long recovery but recovery is the key word!! I am very happy for you... I must say.. You are one tough fellow.. Big big gentle hugs....get well soon! Xx
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #39 on: 27/02/2012 01:52:52 »
ARGGGGG !

Regression - and I am not using math-speak. Two days ago my left leg, the "good" one, began going numb. It is continuing and is now about in the sane shape the right one is in. Pardon me, But I must shout out a hearty CRAPPP 1!

Two months in a hospital and no real answer. Tomorrow I am demanding that the pain pump be removed, no discussion, no argument. Just get it out. I do not know how much more of this I can take. I am depressed and angry.

And I sure could use a change of scenery. This bed is getting OLD.

 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #40 on: 27/02/2012 05:06:17 »
ARGGGGG !

Regression - and I am not using math-speak. Two days ago my left leg, the "good" one, began going numb. It is continuing and is now about in the sane shape the right one is in. Pardon me, But I must shout out a hearty CRAPPP 1!

Two months in a hospital and no real answer. Tomorrow I am demanding that the pain pump be removed, no discussion, no argument. Just get it out. I do not know how much more of this I can take. I am depressed and angry.

And I sure could use a change of scenery. This bed is getting OLD.



CRAP !!!


(not YOU...the friggin situation)

I think TNS should finance full care and treatment of JimBob ....if not that....... then all of us to be couriered/chauffered (first class) to visit him !
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #41 on: 27/02/2012 12:08:47 »
I agree.. Man Jimbob... We must have similar medical care... I am so sorry.. Is there any possibility that a clot or compressed or pinched nerve is causing it or definitely just taking a dump on you like the other...or is it for sure the same
trouble...

I wish I could give you a change of scenery but if I strip and send you pictures you may have a heart attack on top of everything else.. You keep plugin.. Keep your chin up and give em hell in there.  I understand the anger and depression...so sorry you are feeling so down on top of all the physical pain and problems... I wish it were not true... Hugs you.....let us know what happens tomorrow okay..? I am worried for you.
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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #42 on: 27/02/2012 17:52:34 »
This place is worse than being in a harem ----      Well, at least what I imagine it is like to be in a harem. My doctor came in early this AM and I almost didn't nee to ask about getting the pump removed from my abdominal wall and the connecting catheter removed from my spine. She knew all about it and had talked to the neurosurgeon. Almost all was already taken care of !

More of what I hate - plans being made behind my back. Mumble, mumble, mumble!

 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #43 on: 27/02/2012 19:24:29 »
Takes a note *Jimbob likes one on one and none of that multiple partner business, that harem living might be indictive of......* Lol...

Well I hope having the pump removed will help rather then to make it hurt more...

Yes I hate the way plans are made without my knowledge..I like being informed of all the possible scenarios as they are being mulled over..... I feel less helpless if I have the options to look over ask questions and research.. I hope you stay on top of things...and that the Doctors do a good job when push comes to shove..

The one thing I can say is that some of my least favorite Doctors have been ones that
toted a lousy bedside manner and treated me like an unintelligent twit!
Anyway..keep your chin up and post back soon.. hugs..
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #44 on: 29/02/2012 02:54:05 »
28th

Two month anniversary of the hospitalization. Saw the neurosurgeon this morning. Surgery scheduled for the 7th of March to get the catheter out of my spine and the pump itself removed. (The surgeon says there is NO recall.)

Really ??????????????  - http://professional.medtronic.com/pt/neuro/idd/prod/synchromed-ii/index.htm



 
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #45 on: 29/02/2012 17:43:16 »
Well JimBob, I can relate to your feelings of frustration at the ups (hopes) and downs (despairs) of healing and the way pain grinds you down until there's little tolerance left for talk.  However, if you reframe the picture you might see some things in a different light.  Three of the blessings you still have are your intelligence, your spunk, and your charm.  I suspect it's your charm that makes you feel like you are in a harem.  I picture the nurses fussing and clucking around you, drawn by your charisma. 

Now if we switch to an energy field point of view where your thoughts and feelings combined become manifest, the decision to remove the pump was made BECAUSE of your decision, not behind your back.  And now you have a valuable experience to tap in to.  Go back to your thoughts and feelings about getting the pump removed, and how they linked together to create strong emotion attached to your decision.  That's how you manifest.  Take that process and use it as a blueprint to create any reality and outcome that you want.  I realize it's outside our conventional paradigm of how the world works, but I remember you saying you were open to new ideas, and I believe you.  In any life experience where there is as much at stake as you have on the line right now, it is natural (in fact we are conditioned this way) to have fear creep in at some point.  I would venture a guess that you initially felt good about your surgery and recovery, and then that nagging bit of fear (maybe in the form of doubt) sneaked in and it manifested in the form of a backslide.  But remember, YOU ARE IN CONTROL.  I picture being human  like driving one of those giant earth-moving trucks.  Lots of power available, if we just learn to drive the darn things.

So, relax your body, close your eyes, and create your own outcome.  As an added bonus you can create any change of scenery that you like, complete with smells, sounds, tastes and feelings.

Still sending you good energy, JimBob,

Donnah
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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #46 on: 07/03/2012 02:39:51 »
Tomorrow at12:30 PM or there about. time again for

THE KNIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dang, That just will not stop messing with my head!  General anesthesia is just not my favorite way of escaping reality.
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #47 on: 07/03/2012 13:55:53 »
All the best for today Jimbob.
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #48 on: 07/03/2012 13:58:17 »
All the best for today Jimbob.
Echo that!!
 

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Re: JimBob update
« Reply #49 on: 07/03/2012 14:21:25 »
Here's to hoping today will be a success and all will go smoothly... Chin up soldier... Keep them Docs in line and the nurses on their toes....good luck Jim and all my best! Feel better soon.....xxxbig Hugs......
 

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