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Update on Alex3619: in hospital but doing well

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by WillowJ, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    What if I wake up and think I am in a computer game? That actually happened, and I was concerned I could not find my mouse for a few seconds. I actually felt OK after surgery, and on the drugs etc. The heparin-like drug Clexane on the other hand seemed to trigger severe air hunger and painfully intense heat sensations. I was glad to get off that drug, when the symptoms vanished.
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I might be about to go back into hospital to have my leg thingamy surgically removed. Its causing major issues. First, however, I have to convince the hospital. I have a doctor's referral, but the system can be very lame at times. I hope to be going up there to argue with persuade them tomorrow. So I might disappear from PR for a time: duration unknown but not as long as last time hopefully. Removing an orthopedic implant is easier to heal from as I don't have to wait for a broken bone to mend. If I have some warning I might also be able to swing a decent wifi connection for my laptop. At least this time I can organize clothes and not have to wear a hospital gown for nearly two months.
  3. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Good luck persuading them! I hope it all goes smoothly. We'll be thinking of you!
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  4. Nielk

    Nielk

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    I hope it all goes well for you, Alex.
  5. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    keep that mobil phone charged etc and get a prepaid thingy??
    Im sure they will get it sorted quick, its been awhile with this going on. My mrs has had a few surgical things done at Logan hospital and there doesnt seem to be the big waiting times like there once was and these werent emergency things either. The premier has put a rocket up them, love him or hate him i have seen a few things improve in the hospital system with the new premier, things seem to happen quicker just hope the standard hasnt dropped??

    good luck mate
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  6. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Best wishes, Alex, for comfortable, swift, successful hospital experience!
  7. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Ask them for ME cure while your there.
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  8. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    You'd prolly have better luck asking them for an Emmy.
  9. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Or a Nobel Prize.
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    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    That's n0t such a long shot for our Alex.
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  11. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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    Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is cheaper for the government health care system.

    Well, do-it-yourself surgery would probably be cheapest.

    Merry Christmas, Alex.
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    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Oh! A new addition to the BPS roster: Cognitive Behavioral Surgery!
    They could have patients operate on other patients.
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    In the bag. ;) :D
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  14. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I thought about a bottle of whisky and a buzz saw, that might fix it. :rofl:
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    Take care Alex, we all love you. Merry Christmas.
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  16. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Nah, then they wouldn't get their cut. Surely only THEY, the miraculous all-knowing BPS practitioners know what is right for everyone. Only THEY would be capable of something as sophisticated as Cognitive Behavioral Surgery, so we would need legislation to require that only registered therapists would be allowed to perform (and charge mega-bucks) for CBS.

    Okay, cynicism switch off now. :redface:
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I think we should be all for promoting BPS CBS, then we can suggest they perform brain surgery on themselves in a mirror. Surely being the Gods they are they can do that. :D
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    Thanks for the update. Sending you some healing vibes and hoping all goes well.

    :hug: HUGS! :hug:
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    In case anyone is unaware, I know heapsreal in real life, and its a running joke that our doctor either has a cure today, or has had it for a while but wont tell us about it.

    Oh, PS, we keep asking him for it.
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    rosie26 moderate ME

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    Hope everything goes your way Alex and you are back with us in no time. x
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