Rock, Feel Better Soon!

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I just read on the Chit Chat board that you are feeling really bad with yet another health problem. I know all too well how devasting it is to add one more woe to the mix.

    I hope you're feeling much better today. One of my son's had a similar problem and never had to have surgery. He has had no pain either. It's been with him since childhood, and he's 49 now, no kid anymore. :)

    Be back soon and help me find more song games! GB
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  2. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    Rock, I hope you are feeling better soon.

    I am not very good at finding things to say, a real introvert.

    So gentle hugs (( )).
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Rock, my friend --

    Ugh! I am so sorry to hear from Gordon that you have developed a hernia. My goodness!

    I'll share my OWN experience with you: I have been living with what the docs call an umbilical hernia; it occurred post surgery 1995, maybe started developing 1998? No doc ever made a big deal out of it. I was told that if my BMs were normal and I experienced no pain, I was fine. And I'm fine to this day. Thank goodness. Any surgery would be just for "cosmetic" reasons. And I, too, do not want surgery. But I did see my doc about it.

    I hope you will go to your GP, just to get his opinion. And I hope that the belt helps.

    Now listen here, my friend -- Follow Gordon's advice and see the GP. All you have to do is listen. You can accept or reject the GP's advice. But it may help to settle both your minds as to what is going on and how best to proceed. Maybe the belt will be the answer?

    I'm no med expert, but I'm worried about you, my friend.

    Kevin and I send our best wishes to you! And I hope to see you back on the the Boards, on a regular basis, when you're feeling better.

    Hugs to you. Thank you Gordon for keeping us updated.

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Thanks you for your kinds words. Apparently our bodies are like the
    poorhouse blanket. Always room for one more. I looked on the net for
    hernia jokes. Turns out there are several sites, but upon visiting them
    one finds a) they have no hernia jokes, b) they have no jokes at all,
    c) they do have hernia jokes, but they are not even remotely funny.

    I had a hernia surgery about 30 years ago. Somebody, a doctor (?)
    told me they no longer patch you up with a piece of screen door. They
    use a plastic mesh. But during one of Minnesota's winter storms
    transportation was at a standstill. Stuff, including medical supplies,
    couldn't be delivered. So with no plastic mesh on hand, the doctor
    used his son's wiffle ball.[​IMG]
    He cut it in half and flattened it out. Worked too. The patient said the
    only problem is that whenever he walks past a park he has an irresistible
    urge to join in a ball game.

    Anyhoo thanks for your encouragement and support. I suspect I'll be
    back to my usual morose state in no time.


    This is a two-forum post, so I moved it over here while simultaneously
    leaving it on the porch. Cool, huh?

    I'm sure I'll be just fine. I have decided not to attend the picnic scheduled for
    this afternoon. Too bad. The team will have to get someone else to be
    the anchor man.

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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Saw the doctor yesterday. He confirmed my diagnosis. Yes, it's a hernia. He
    did say, however, that repairing it with surgery was optional. Which is what
    GB and Diane indicated above. He also said, "You could live another 15 years."
    What?! Till age 90! I'm told him 15 days was long enough. He was busy
    answering Gordon's question about meds and didn't hear me.

    Well, that's what happens when seniors engage in strenuous activities like
    walking up the stairs. Came home from the doc and had a long nap. When
    I woke up it was around 6 and dark out. I thought it was Tuesday morning,
    but it was actually Monday evening. This kind of confusion is happening more
    and more.

    Time to go post on the Thanksgiving post Willow started.
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