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Steve_v3 last won the day on October 9

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About Steve_v3

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    The Bionic Man
  • Birthday 11/12/1970


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    Bauer S180
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    Easton Stealth CNT Drury 85 L / Bauer Nexus 1N P91A 77
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    Warrior covert
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    Bauer 5100
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    NBH vapor XXX lite
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    Bauer Flax
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    NBH 13
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    Dudley, MA
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  1. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Coming from the job that I had for over 25 years with Vacation, holiday, & sick time it's truly mind-blowing she doesn't get that. What's even worse she gets holidays off, but only gets paid if she uses her own time.
  2. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    My wife started her job in May. 6 months until she can accrue it. Sadly some employers still don’t have it. she’s still looking for another job.
  3. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    I remember one year my employer sent out a letter during a bad flu season that they wanted people who were sick to not come back to work until they didn’t have a fever and were symptom free. Then after getting sick and being out for a week I get asked why I was out. Sometimes it amazes how clueless people can be.
  4. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Well nothing in my life, medically anyways, has been easy. So this morning I woke up with a 102.3 fever and went to the ER foolishly thinking I would be home by the afternoon. Well they decided to admit me almost immediately and after 12 hours in the ER I got to a room. I’ve gotten 2 rounds of IV antibiotics and have a third running now. Of course it has to be run over 4 hours. So I’m laying in my hospital bed trying to get comfortable with an IV running and trying not to pull either biliary drain. so the doctors aren’t sure if it’s a systemic infection like I had in the spring or a minor one. The site of my drain is infected. A resident from interventional radiology removed the sutures holding the drain in place because of the infection. It was very painful to just touch it never mind cutting and pulling the suture through the infected skin. He then decided not once, not twice but three times to squeeze the area to force any infectious material out. It didn’t work Tomorrow they will need to open the area and clean it. At least it won’t be as painful So I haven’t had a fever since I got here at 7:00 am this morning. I don’t feel that bad. Just wishing I was at home sleeping. Nothing worse than feeling totally out of control of what’s going to go on day to day in your life.
  5. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    My doctors are keeping both drains open for now. My labs haven’t come down as far as they would like. So for now I have to drag around 2 bags. Getting labs on Thursday. Hopefully they are a lot better and can get at least one drain capped. Still pretty sore. I was really hoping to get the first drain out by November. Now I’m not sure. It’s such a nuisance carrying around these 2 drain bags. Hoping for better lab results Thursday.
  6. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    I almost asked for earplugs.
  7. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    And he’s snoring........
  8. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Check that. Roommate just showed up. Which is fine. Until his IV pump’s alarm is going off every minute for the last 20 minutes. Nurse can’t figure it out. sleep is going to be hard to come by tonight.
  9. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    A little update. I had a second biliary drain placed today. Not as painful as I feared. The placed it under my sternum near the top of my transplant scar. So no major muscle or cartilage to cut through. I was admitted to make sure I don’t spike a fever. If my labs are better in the morning then they’ll cap the older drain. For the moment it looks like the drain was placed correctly and is draining. hopefully I should be heading home tomorrow afternoon. It would be nice if things went like they should and be drain free by New Year’s Day. P.S. no roommate so far. That’s two thumbs up.
  10. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Having been through many surgeries and procedures I feel for you. Especially when you get yourself ready to deal with what’s ahead and then the insurance screws with it. Just adds to the stress of the situation to begin with. good luck
  11. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Thanks. I’ll strictly enforce a no cereal policy.
  12. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Well it looks like I’m not going to be skating anytime soon. I’m not only not getting my drain taken out, but I’ll be getting an additional drain. My current drain only addresses one side of my liver. The new drain will be for the other side. The potential devastating news I got today is that if the additional drain isn’t successful then I would need surgery to attempt to open my bile ducts. It’s a major operation that could damage the major artery and cause the need for a transplant very soon afterwards. This wasn’t the information I was planning on getting today.
  13. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    Well to add to the kick ass summer I’ve had, while eating tonight I somehow break one of my front teeth. Not a little chip mind you, but 3/4 of it broke off. The hits keep coming.
  14. Steve_v3

    11th Annual MSH SummerJam

    Hop everyone has a good time in Chicago!!
  15. Steve_v3

    The Venting Spot

    I'm really not looking forward to the day I begin my recovery from a potential third transplant. The last time I was out of my tree with all the steroids and other meds you're on the first few days after a transplant. I thought the walls had bugs crawling all over them. I thought they had a brothel operating in the hospital. I pulled my IV out twice because I thought someone was trying to hurt me. Not fun for that time.