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667078 tn?1316000935

OT Having surgery Friday

My port is coming through the skin so they are taking it out of the right and putting a new one on the left in more tissue. I have been having chest pains all week. I hope its just the MS hug. Never had the MS hug before. The ekg said I had a left atrial enlargement, whatever that means. They do not seem to be concerned. Wish me luck.

Alex
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I hope it all goes well and that the chest pain is nothing serious. Good luck having the new port placed.
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5112396 tn?1378017983
Best of luck with the surgery. I hope it goes smoothly and recovery is swift! Make sure your remind them of the chest pain. Perhaps they can offer you reassurance (or an explanation of the left atrial enlargement) or take another look if it's on-going.
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Will be thinking of you and pulling for you on Friday.

Many hugs,
ess
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645390 tn?1338555377
Wishing you all the best for tomorrow.  I will be thinking of you.

Hugs,
Michelle
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198419 tn?1360242356
Wishing you all the best tomorrow ma'lady!
-Shell
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1168718 tn?1464983535
Will be praying hard my friend, that it is an easy surgery, and that this one will be the last .... (((HUGS)))) love ya,
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667078 tn?1316000935
Thanks everyone. I sure appreciate the support. I wish I could wind down. I have a great surgeon. She has antiques in her office and one crate says Embalming Fluid. Well I will sleep tomorrow so what am I worried about losing a night's sleep? I have fifty paintings done for my show. Thirty are new paintings. I did 16 this weekend.

Alex

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Best of luck, always
Maureen
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Well, just remember, embalming fluids WILL make a headache go away, learned that "in another lifetime".

Will be wishing you the best and am sure after what you've been thru, this will be a cake walk!
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2015036 tn?1332997788
I'll be thinking of you Alex.  

Tammy
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1831849 tn?1383228392
Good luck today Alex :-)
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900662 tn?1469390305
hope all goes well today,,,



take
JB
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667078 tn?1316000935
It went well and I am home. I was scheduled for 6:30 AM but they had not shipped the port. It was ordered weeks ago. So I had to wait for it to arrive. I had the surgery at 1PM. The hospital was great. I got a migraine and they gave me dilated before surgery to help. I love my surgeon. She was really upset the port had not arrived. I asked if the manufacturer would pay for the time delay. It was like waiting for a car part. She is a general surgeon and and answered all these questions about my cancer and treatment. Apparently the chemo damaged my heart and no one thought to tell me. She said I can go ziplining when I am all healed. Yipppee. Thanks for the kind thoughts it helped. I was little scared.

Alex
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2015036 tn?1332997788
Ziplining!  What a thought!  I'm so glad the surgery went well.  I hope you heal fast, and get to go ziplining soon!  (I'm way to nervous to ever try something like that!)

Tammy
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667078 tn?1316000935
When I was diagnosed with MS I went up in a hot air balloon. Then I took up horse back riding. Now ziplining but it will take awhile to get my muscles back. Lots of PT. I like to do things I am a little afraid of.

Alex

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751951 tn?1406632863
Ziplining sounds like enough risk to make it exciting; hopefully not enough to make it truly scary.

Happy to hear it's over; praying for fast and full healing.
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Isn't hot air riding fun!  I did that one too and my greatest "fling" at being ME was jumping out of an airplane!  I thoroughly enjoyed that one!

Glad that you are home and doing fine.  Dilaudid is great stuff..............
Your doctor sounds like a really great person to have on your team!

Hugs
Sarah, kinda dreading her surgery coming up Thursday
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2112931 tn?1335098402
I'm so glad it went well, besides the wait. Hugs

Sandy
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739070 tn?1338603402
Alex,
I am so glad things went well. Now I have a visual stuck in my head of you  ziplining with a great big grin :-).

Hugs,
Ren
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987762 tn?1331027953
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Hi Alex, I'm glad everything went well, apart from the waiting that is but it sounds like you are finally in caring hands!

Hugs.....JJ

ps What is ziplining?  
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667078 tn?1316000935
Zip lining is hanging from a rope going down hill. There is a course that is an hour long in the trees with water falls near here. It will be awhile I am still sore. I am going to try driving today. Which means no medications.

Alex
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