Checking into Hospital tomorrow

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September 13, 2018, 07:53 PM
Checking into Hospital tomorrow
I was scheduled to check in on Sunday to prep for my surgery on Monday the 17th, but the collective wisdom of the pulmonary/heart team was to get me in a couple of days earlier for tests and monitoring due to some crappy blood test results.

Will probably need a transfusion prior to surgery to up the blood counts. So be it.

I will be having a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) to remove blood clots from my lungs as well as a little work on my heart since they'll have my chest open. They expect 7-10 in the hospital after the surgery.

Wish me luck.

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September 13, 2018, 07:54 PM
Prayers sent.


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September 13, 2018, 07:55 PM
Will keep you in my prayers...


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September 13, 2018, 07:57 PM
damn....good luck! hope all goes well and your in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

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September 13, 2018, 07:57 PM
Hate to hear you are going under the knife. Will say some prayers for ya and send some good vibes your way.

Good luck.

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September 13, 2018, 08:09 PM
Good luck. If there is anything I can do for you locally while you're out of commission just ask.

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September 13, 2018, 08:44 PM
Prayers and best wishes for a successful operation and speedy recovery.

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September 13, 2018, 08:47 PM
Good luck.


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September 13, 2018, 08:51 PM
Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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September 13, 2018, 09:03 PM
good luck - you will do just fine

I always say of the doc can spel it, he can fix it Smile

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September 13, 2018, 09:05 PM
Good luck dealing with the nurses making you walk afterward!
September 13, 2018, 09:21 PM
Prayers and positive thoughts up for you NavyGuy.


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September 13, 2018, 09:22 PM
Prayers sent.

September 13, 2018, 09:24 PM
Prayers up for the best possible outcomes! Hang in there!

September 13, 2018, 09:25 PM
Prayers and wishes for smooth sailing here!

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September 13, 2018, 09:27 PM
Hang tough Navyguy! Hope all goes well!

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September 13, 2018, 09:41 PM
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Best of luck, shipmate! We'll be praying for you and a good recovery.

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September 13, 2018, 09:52 PM
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Prayer up. Speedy recovery too.

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September 13, 2018, 10:28 PM
Best of luck, and prayers for a successful and speedy recovery.

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September 13, 2018, 10:37 PM
Good luck bro.