Your On-Line Port'o'Call

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4
#568480 - 07/11/17 03:44 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,358
On Holiday Offline
Chief Bottle Washer
On Holiday  Offline
Chief Bottle Washer
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,358
PA and Smith Mountain Lake
Hope for a full recovery, happy anniversary and many more.


2008 Honda Goldwing Trike
2006 Regal 2400
2004 Dodge Ram 2500
2003 Ford F-150
2002 Harley Davidson Roadking Classic
1998 Honda Civic


A Word from Our Sponsors
#568541 - 07/19/17 11:26 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Well, it looks like I am going home tomorrow. I am stronger though I have a long way to go. I can take care of myself, but everything is slower and I have to take lots of breaks.

I still have 2 drains. They did a drain study today and 1 was repositioned and the other needs more time. I'll start home therapy on Friday for the next few weeks.

Small steps forward.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568546 - 07/20/17 12:33 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,719
Justification Offline
Admiral
Justification  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,719
Fruit Heights, Utah
Glad to hear you're progressing well.
Bet you'll be so glad to be out of the prison they call a hospital room.


Beer makes you feel the way
You should feel without beer.
#568551 - 07/20/17 09:00 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,182
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,182
Chicago, IL
Glad to hear you are going home.


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#568555 - 07/20/17 11:42 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Seems way more tiring at home. They say the first few days at home are the hardest. I can feel it.

Slipped going down the stairs and bounced a couple steps. I wasnt expecting catpeted stairs to be slippery.

The admiral is in full protection mode now.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568558 - 07/21/17 10:07 AM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,358
On Holiday Offline
Chief Bottle Washer
On Holiday  Offline
Chief Bottle Washer
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,358
PA and Smith Mountain Lake
Like a newborn baby or toddler your wife now has. I was laid up one time with a broken leg a few months following our wedding. I took it upon myself to get a bell in case I needed attention. My new bride quickly stated that if you ring that bell one more time it will go where the sun doesn't shine. My father was visiting us and he didn't know what to do. Fifteen years later I still have the bell and proudly give it to her if she is not feeling well.


2008 Honda Goldwing Trike
2006 Regal 2400
2004 Dodge Ram 2500
2003 Ford F-150
2002 Harley Davidson Roadking Classic
1998 Honda Civic


#568559 - 07/21/17 11:01 AM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
I feel bad every time I ask my wife for something. We have 1 toddler now she watches me like a hawk. I was up at 4 am and so was she.

My mom used to give is a bell when we were sick as kids. I could imagine it would quickly grow old.

The admiral is amazing as she balances 2 kids and me.

First day home was hard as they said it would be. Sleeping on a flat bed stretched my abdomen and left me sore.

But it's awesome to be home where I can spend time with the kids and wife.

The 2 year old is a little frustrated he can't climb all over me, but he is excited dada is home.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568578 - 07/23/17 05:28 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,929
Parrott_head Offline
Admiral of Vice
Parrott_head  Offline
Admiral of Vice
Admiral

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,929
Dang!! How did I miss this post? I guess the title threw me off...


I am so sorry to hear of your health issue. My thoughts are with you and your family, of course.....


Get better soon.

Best wishes.


Former owner of a 2002 Four Winns 234 FunShip
'16 F250 4x4 Oil Burner
"Hey, if I'm a Vice Admiral, which vice do I get to claim?"
#568579 - 07/23/17 11:19 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Working on getting better. Shaved for the first time in almost 40 days. Feels good to have the whiskers off my neck.

Spent time in my office today going through the hundred or so EOBs from the insurance company. Couldn't finish.

Walking every morning. Doing some exercises as well. Hoping to get drains out this week.

Last edited by Silverbullet; 07/23/17 11:26 PM.

James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568593 - 07/25/17 02:30 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Got my abdomen stitched today. Done with no anesthesia. I've heard that raises my man card level so it might be worth it.

They had to pull together the wound quite a bit which was a bit painful.

But, that means no wound vac so I have one less tube.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568609 - 07/26/17 02:08 AM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 570
bryan459 Offline
Admiral
bryan459  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 570
Sonoma County
Damn James! Sorry to hear about the trouble. Glad you're still hear to tell us about it. Get well. Stay well. B


bryan459
2005 Sea Ray 185 Sport
2001 Ford F-150 SuperCrew (with tow upgrade)
#568634 - 07/28/17 12:13 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Well, I got my abdominal drains out yesterday. I have one tube left, but it's not connected to anything hanging from me. It's nice to be free of pumps and bags. I hope it stays that way and there is no return of infection.

I'm also hoping recovery goes faster now without stuff hanging from me.

Last edited by Silverbullet; 07/28/17 12:14 PM.

James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568646 - 07/28/17 04:17 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,267
WayWeGo Offline
Admiral
WayWeGo  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,267
Oakton, VA
Glad to hear you are continuing to get better!

A long time ago, my wife was having back and leg problems and I bought her a cane. She was furious, so I told her she could return it as soon as she was well enough to go to the store without it. We still have that cane...



1975 Trojan F36 Convertible, Twin Chrysler 440's
2014 West Marine AL360 Inflatable, 1966 Mercury 6HP, 1992 Mercury 20HP
#568696 - 08/07/17 03:43 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Saw my surgeon today. Stitches are out which is good. Peg tube comes out in 3 weeks.

Quite sobering when he said, "if you had been any sicker, you would be dead. And, "You're only alive because you were in good shape when this happened."

Keep in mind I lost 50lbs this year before this happened. That means if this would have happened in the first quarter of this year, I would likely have died. Timing is everything.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568697 - 08/07/17 03:55 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,182
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,182
Chicago, IL
Very scary stuff. Glad to hear things are still getting better.


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#568767 - 08/10/17 04:28 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Here's the long list of things you end up with when you have a perforated bowel.

Assessment of: Principal Problem:
SBO (small bowel obstruction) (HCC)
Active Problems:
Peritonitis (HCC)
Acute abdomen
Septic shock (HCC)
Renal failure, acute (HCC)
ARDS (adult respiratory distress syndrome) (HCC)
Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (HCC)
Acidosis
Gastric perforation (HCC)
Anemia
Thrombocytopenia (HCC)
Weakness
Hypernatremia
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy
Elevated LFTs
Demand ischemia (HCC)
Elevated lipase
Empyema, right (HCC)

I also had Empyema, left. Empyema is where puss fills the space between the chest cavity and the lung.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


#568768 - 08/10/17 06:09 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,182
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,182
Chicago, IL
Wow that is quite the list. Glad to hear you are on the mend.


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#568770 - 08/10/17 06:51 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,691
Jack T Offline
Admiral
Jack T  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,691
Southern California
SB, you are so fortunate to have this progressing as well as it seems to this non-physician. I am extremely impressed how well you have handled it. Hopefully, the financial side of the issue has been taken care of.
In any case, it is good to have you back and look forward to hearing more about your boat repair experiences.


Have a great day of boating
2012 Monterey 224 FS,
300 HP Volvo Penta with catalytic converters

#568771 - 08/10/17 07:42 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: Silverbullet]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,095
2Suns Offline
Admiral
2Suns  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,095
Peoria,IL
I dropped a manhole lid on my right big toe today. I was sitting around feeling sorry for myself until I read you list. That's some serious stuff. Glad you're on the mend.


By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect "Hungry.-Gary Larson
#568774 - 08/10/17 09:26 PM Re: Boating season is over. [Re: 2Suns]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Silverbullet Offline
Admiral
Silverbullet  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,798
Boise, ID
Originally Posted by 2Suns
I dropped a manhole lid on my right big toe today. I was sitting around feeling sorry for myself until I read you list. That's some serious stuff. Glad you're on the mend.


Oh man that had to hurt. I probably had less major pain than you did, with the exception of getting stitches without novacaine which was a mistake. Of course, I was asleep for a week post op when the bulk of the pain would have occurred.

Originally Posted by Jack T
SB, you are so fortunate to have this progressing as well as it seems to this non-physician. I am extremely impressed how well you have handled it. Hopefully, the financial side of the issue has been taken care of.
In any case, it is good to have you back and look forward to hearing more about your boat repair experiences.


The financial piece dropped our savings acct a bit. Healthcare these days is really major medical with each person having to take care of 100% of charges for the first $6k or so. I have hit my max out of pocket for the year so everything from here on out is fully paid.

Progressing well does make me wonder when it's going to go wrong. I was at the ER last week due to pain in my back when I take deep breaths. Though I don't have blood clots, there is still a lot going on in my chest and abdomen. Some fluid, inflammation and general issues. Most are getting better, but have not resolved.

I have my days where I get frustrated that I am in this position, but then I think of the alternative and am thankful I am in this position. Work has a good leave program and short term disability program, fmla job protection applies, and I have a wonderful admiral that helps me when I get too tired. She's been through the most as she had to hold my hand while I was on life support, listen to doctors telling her the bad news, tend to a house with two kids and try to figure it all out. I cry for what she went through because nothing I can do can remove that.

We're blessed!

On to the future. I drew a deer tag in a good unit so I am trying to build up strength for that. I also drew 2 antelope tags in Wyoming in October so it could be a busy fall. Hopefully a very successful fall. If I end up not being strong enough, there is always next year.

I might actually pay someone to winterize the boat depending on how I feel. It only ran for 20 minutes this year so I could probably get away with just draining the water, but I haven't decided yet. I normally like to fog it, but I'm not sure it's worth it.


James
2002 Cobalt 226 VP 8.1GIDP
2007 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab Duramax
1988 Suburban 3/4 Ton
2000 Subaru Forester


Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Admin 

Sponsors
New Topics
Are Russian Drivers REALLY That Bad?
by GoFirstClass. 10/21/17 06:49 PM
Ya gotta love it when a plan works
by GoFirstClass. 10/19/17 10:32 PM
End of Season Stats
by Justification. 10/17/17 10:09 AM
Hunting 2017
by Silverbullet. 10/10/17 12:55 PM
Interesting Tow Vehicle
by Dock Holiday. 10/09/17 11:52 PM
Winter Storage, Batteries, and Electric Engine Hatch
by Dock Holiday. 10/08/17 06:49 PM
Winter Storage - She Fits!
by Dock Holiday. 10/07/17 05:22 PM
Rebadge...
by Wet Doggg. 10/05/17 12:23 PM
Most interesting lunch break ever.
by Dave R. 09/29/17 03:14 PM
Pray For Puerto Rico
by Just Bob. 09/28/17 09:33 AM
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 69 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Adirondackboater, Lemar14, Windig89, GaryDoug, Rosco_P_Coletrane
5425 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums23
Topics37,046
Posts560,826
Members5,425
Most Online252
Aug 5th, 2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0