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Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-07-2017 at 03:47:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Got home tonight and now have a "Mercedes Benz" scar on the front of me currently being retained with 56 staples. Took a few minutes to un-wind and even tried laying down in my own bed. Sleeping with no abdominal muscles on a flat bed is not easy.
    So, at 12.35 am, I am not going to bed soon. The Dr, who did the op, said she expected 7 or 8 hours going in. 11 hours later with 11 units of blood, I was done. They kept me under for about another 14 hours. Don't ask me, I wasn't awake.
    Stayed in the hospital ICU for two days and got another unit of blood. Transferred over to another ward and stayed another 5 days and got two more units dropped into me. I didn't even get a video of the ceremony. Lets see now. Before the last few days I had two Tesla's parked in the garage. The one on the right side has gone for a long test drive with out me. The right kidney is gone and a whole bunch of lymph nodes. Of interest was that chemo did not shrink the tumor, it made it explode and plastered it all over the surrounding area. Most of the time spent was given to carving and scraping dead tumor off me innards. Now another few weeks will give the blood a chance to return to normal and see if any numbers are still high or if I get new numbers from 14 units of "Surprise"!!
    God Bless you good people once more for your prayers. Now the road going to be a bit tough for the next 6 weeks or so. Time to go, the couch is calling and rolling out of that to get up might be a lot easier than the bed. That and the cat is in the bed room and I don't need it jumping on my gut in the middle of the night.

    Steve_N_TN    Posted 06-07-2017 at 19:10:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • God Bless Bruce--wishing you all the best for a speedy and complete recovery. Prayers continue from this foxhole!!

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 06-07-2017 at 19:14:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Amen to that thought. Hope you get well soon.

    Dave2N    Posted 06-07-2017 at 19:09:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A Mercedes Benz scar, you lucky guy. I got a scar that that goes around my belly button. After a emergency bowel resection. only 40 staples, Bruce hang in there, I'd take that belly scar to a car show. I have 2 Pugs and they were golden in bedroom. They seemed to know, I never sleep on my back. Take it easy, don't push it. Built a wooden ship model to keep out of trouble. Please take it easy, it's really hard to stand still.

    Richard NY 2N    Posted 06-07-2017 at 18:15:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Bruce. I'm glad you made through your lengthy procedure. Be a good boy and don't over do. One day at a time.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 06-07-2017 at 10:40:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm glad to hear you're still with us!!!

    I've been thinking about you, but I was afraid to ask about the outcome.

    Best wishes for complete recovery!

    I'm certain your sense of humor helped you get here.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-07-2017 at 07:47:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Great to see this part of the saga is over.

    Won't do any good to tell you to take it easy but at least wait a few days before you start tugging on wrenches!

    Good Luck


    Charles(N.C.)    Posted 06-07-2017 at 06:44:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Aw man,,,no vidio. Golly,had the popcorn and soft drinks ready.I believe your going to lick this ordeal Buddy !We'll stay tuned.God is good.

    John in Mich    Posted 06-07-2017 at 05:13:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You are reinforcement of my belief in our medical science.

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