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#176073 - 11/07/07 07:35 PM Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Hi all, just wanted to let you know that thje wizard is in the hospital and probably will be home tommorrow( Nov.8 ) Seems he has a a kidney stone that's giving him some trouble. This is one thing he can't fix by himself. I'm sure he will be on line shortly. Bob L.
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#176074 - 11/07/07 07:37 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Godspeed Gary My wife and daughter have had these episodes and I know they're about the toughest things to get through.
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#176075 - 11/07/07 08:13 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary get well soon buddy we need you here...
hope all goes well.

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#176076 - 11/07/07 10:47 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, get well real soon. I can relate to this after having one. Talk about discomfort. The nurse said it's worse than having a baby.

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#176077 - 11/07/07 11:31 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary...
Carol and I are thinking of you, wishing you well.
Eddie

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#176078 - 11/08/07 12:33 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and return to the Zone.
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#176079 - 11/08/07 01:28 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary. Thinking of you from the UK.

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#176080 - 11/08/07 02:43 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, I hope they have a handle on your pain I have been there twice, itís not a good place. Thank God it is something that can be taken care of easily.

I had to drink huge amounts of water to pass the stones. They do have a method of using sound waves to break the stone into smaller segments.

Be well Gary, we are a large group of people who care for you.

John C.

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#176081 - 11/08/07 02:46 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, in the bad things sometimes we can find good Ė itís nice to see all the people who care, you must be special.

John C.

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#176082 - 11/08/07 02:47 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, in the bad things sometimes we can find good Ė itís nice to see all the people who care, you must be special.

John C.

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#176083 - 11/08/07 02:49 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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I hate it when I stutter, sorry.
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#176084 - 11/08/07 03:59 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, i wish a fast recovery

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#176085 - 11/08/07 04:05 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Best wishes for a quick recovery, Gary.

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#176086 - 11/08/07 04:08 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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#176087 - 11/08/07 05:11 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary,

Two schools of thought here;

Keep off of that Kickapoo Joy Juice which may be giving you those stones

-OR-

You better start drinking more of that Kickapoo Joy Juice to ease the pain.

Either way, Hope you feel better soon!!!

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#176088 - 11/08/07 05:18 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Originally posted by mr82thebar:
Hi all, just wanted to let you know that thje wizard is in the hospital and probably will be home tommorrow( Nov.8 ) Seems he has a a kidney stone that's giving him some trouble. This is one thing he can't fix by himself. I'm sure he will be on line shortly. Bob L.


Gary all the best to you, wish you a speedy recovery.

I understand completely I had 2 kidney stone attacks last month.One required a 3 day hospitalization. Very painful indeed. They did a procedure to remove the stones. They could not get them completely the first try, so a week later I had to return for another surgical procedure. It's not fun having tubes stuck in places where the sun don't shine. Best of luck !

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#176089 - 11/08/07 05:22 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary - wishing you a speedy recovery! It's one of the drawbacks of getting over 40... we all have to face the kinks that show up now and then. On the positive side, you're going to get a good goin' over and will be in great shape when they set you free!

Take care and get well soon!
Randy
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#176090 - 11/08/07 05:37 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Hope it 'passes' soon brother Gary

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#176091 - 11/08/07 07:15 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Sorry to hear about your situation and I hope you get well soon. If you need any help covering gigg, give me a holler.

All the best,

Joe

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#176092 - 11/08/07 07:20 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary my man.....Rumor has it that you are playing with the STONES for 3 days....man, great gig.....now you will have something to tell your grand children....hehehehehe
all kidding aside, Like Al Giordano said, MORE of the JOY JUICE or GREEN BANNANA MARGARITAS but stay numb for awhile and get back soon healthy....we need ya.....
TR

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#176093 - 11/08/07 07:35 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Get well soon Gary!

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#176094 - 11/08/07 07:40 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Loc: Medina, OH, USA
Gary... prayers and cheers for a speedy recovery. You have many friends here, you'll be alright. Any cute nurses?

Glenn

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#176095 - 11/08/07 07:49 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Get better, bud!

R.

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#176096 - 11/08/07 07:57 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, get well quick..and keep an eye on the doctors....making sure they do right
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#176097 - 11/08/07 08:12 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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They say that kidney stones can hurt worse than a woman going through birth pangs. The consolation is that once the stone passes you can look forward to several servings of ice cream to help you forget the pain Gar..

Best,
Mike
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#176098 - 11/08/07 11:06 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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I just got off the phone with Gary. He got home from the hospital about an hour ago. He does have a stone that is now in the bladder.
He said it is the most painful thing he has ever experienced. They are giving treatment to dilate so it can pass.
He has only had two hours sleep in the past two days, so he will try to rest now, so he doesn't want any phone calls at this time.
DonM
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#176099 - 11/08/07 11:15 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Get well quick Gary!
By the by, How the heck did you find the time to get sick? I've never experienced kidney stones, but as everyone implied, it must be horribly severe for the Wiz to have to take off.
Ciao,
Jerry

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#176100 - 11/08/07 12:23 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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gary,
sorry to hear about your stones. last year i had a bad prostate biopsy and i can feel your pain. get better and get back to us . you have alot to teach us.
dave

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#176101 - 11/08/07 12:37 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, get that stone outta there - piss on it. I've had a feww lately also. They're no fun. God bless.

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#176102 - 11/08/07 02:33 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Prayers and Pineapple Juice my friend!
Get well soon!!

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#176103 - 11/08/07 03:31 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Get better, amigo


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#176104 - 11/08/07 04:24 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Loc: Merrimack, N.H.
From one Gary to another

All my hopes and thoughts for a very speedy recovery.

Take care and God Bless !

Gary

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#176105 - 11/08/07 04:56 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Get well soon, Gary. Don't they zap stones with some sort of laser treatment these days? You know, disintegrate them 'in situ' rather than having to pass them?

Rock on, dude.

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#176106 - 11/08/07 05:50 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Originally posted by renig:
Get well soon, Gary. Don't they zap stones with some sort of laser treatment these days? You know, disintegrate them 'in situ' rather than having to pass them?

Rock on, dude.


Renig, I'm not trying to hijack what Gary could answer. But after going thru a kidney stone problem 4 weeks ago I can tell you that they can use sound waves to disintegrate them. Problem is if they are located in a specifc location they cannot use that treatment. In my case they were too close to bones.

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#176107 - 11/08/07 07:10 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary.... hope you are up and at 'em real soon .
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#176108 - 11/08/07 08:38 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary,

I've had a couple myself. Incredible pain.
Good to know it's in the bladder now. From this point on its just waiting and praying for it to pass out of your system - the pain is pretty much over now. Just push the water. You need lots of it.

One word of caution for anyone who gets a stone and has to have an IVP test to find out where it's located... Make sure you are not allergic to the dye they use. I had no way of knowing I was allergic when I had my IVP test. It was more frightening than having a stone - and way more dangerous.

Tim
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#176109 - 11/09/07 07:19 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Thanks for the well wishes everyone, and I'm happy to report that most of the pain has now subsided but I'm still a bit weak from the experience. I'm going to take a few days off, during which time I have to go back to the doctor for followups and discuss what's the next step. The stone is somewhere in my bladder at this time, and he said it could pass on its own. If not, it will have to be removed cystiscopicly.

I must say that I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of well wishes by everyone on this and other forums I frequent. This is obviously a reflection of the kind, caring, wonderful people that make each day a little bit brighter.

Thanks again,

Gary

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#176110 - 11/09/07 08:41 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Glad to see your on the mend!

Just a thought why don't you musical giants make a Kindney Stone Song for the over 40 crowd.

I passed a small stone a few weeks ago, not fun.

Jerry
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#176111 - 11/09/07 09:29 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Sittin' in the bathroom, stressed out and all alone,
Wondrin' how the heck I got this kidney stone.
Doctor told me boy, just sit there on your *ss.
Just like the wise man told you - this too, my friend, will pass!
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#176112 - 11/09/07 12:56 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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So glad you are back with us Gary and hope things work their way out ( literally lol ) and life is less painful for you.

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#176113 - 11/09/07 06:26 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Gary.

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#176114 - 11/09/07 08:12 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary, get well my friend. And please DO what the doctor tells you to do, especially the take it easy part. I think Don has the next country hit on the horizon.

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#176115 - 11/09/07 09:07 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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HI GARY,
I just now got my computer network back on line and saw this post.
I am really sorry you had to go through that intense pain. I surely hope and pray that the worst of it is now behind you.
I have been playing a cd of music you recorded and put in the public domain and I put it on cd. You really are a talented musician/vocalist and I enjoy listening to your work. Keep up that good work.
Best to you in your recovery and upward and onward.
Bebop
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#176116 - 11/09/07 09:16 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary,
all the best to you.
Get well soon!
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#176117 - 12/01/07 03:04 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Hi Gary,
I've been away from this forum for quite sometime. I hope by now you are fully recovered from your bladder stones. If not you have to undergo laparoscopic surgery (cystoscope) under general/spinal anesthesia to remove it. Wish you a speedy recovery.
From Jessie

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#176118 - 12/01/07 03:11 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Thanks again everyone. Underwent the surgery on Wednesday evening, the stone was removed cystoscopically under general anesthesia, then a stent was placed in the ureter between the left kidney and bladder. A length of suture material was attached to the end of the stent, which is now dangling out the end of the urethra. Still in a bit of pain, peeing blood, but with luck, things will improve on Wednesday when the stent is removed. I'll keep you posted.

Gary
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#176119 - 12/01/07 03:33 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary,
Wishing you a speedy recovery from this problem in time for a very Merry Christmas
Best to you
Bebop
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#176120 - 12/01/07 03:51 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Hi Gary,

I wish all the best ( again LOL ) , that does not sound like a fun thing to have to go through.

I hope you feel great soon !!

Take care,
Gary 

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#176121 - 12/01/07 04:17 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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ouch!!
Best of luck you deserve a great holiday season.
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#176122 - 12/01/07 04:23 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Gary.

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#176123 - 12/01/07 05:58 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Myt son, logan went throughthe same thing last year..not fun but fine after the removal.

All the best,


R.

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#176124 - 12/01/07 10:00 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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gary.....I hope your doing better now that your surgery is over....we're all rootin for ya buddy!!

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#176125 - 12/01/07 10:15 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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I refuse to write a song about the string hanging out your wee-wee, but BOY it's tempting!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery my friend!
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#176126 - 12/01/07 11:49 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary

Get well soon!

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#176127 - 12/02/07 09:18 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Thanks guys. Don, I know you can fire up those creative juices and come up with the next Nashville hit. I've been having some bad dreams about what will happen when the doc gets his hands on the end of that string Wednesday morning--this ain't gonna' be fun!

Gary

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#176128 - 12/02/07 11:37 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Wow Gary,
You're unbelievable. In the middle of all this you're helping me out with my keyboard.
Speedy recovery to the you!

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#176129 - 12/05/07 03:34 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Quote:
Originally posted by DonM:
I refuse to write a song about the string hanging out your wee-wee, but BOY it's tempting!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery my friend!
DonM



You mean like You Keep Me Hangin' On

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#176130 - 12/05/07 06:08 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Don't forget "String Of Pearls" and "I've Got The World On a String".

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#176131 - 12/05/07 06:56 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary ... how did it go today ... actually, when I had the prostate thing getting that cath out was the EASY part ... or maybe it just bothered me so much while it was in there, that ANYTHING was easier ...
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#176132 - 12/05/07 07:56 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Tony,

I didn't have a cath--I had stent, a 14 t0 16-inch tube that went from my left kidney down to the bladder. A 10-inch length of suture was attached to the end of the tube, which was routed through my bladder, down the urethra and exited through my ***** , with about 4 inches hanging out. This was used as a pull cord, and while I'm sure it took less than a minute to carefully pull the tube out, it seemed like an hour. No anesthesia, no bullet to bite on, and no hot looking gal to hold my hand while the stent was extracted. There's still some residual bleeding and pain, but it's not real bad. Tomorrow night I'm back on the job and I only have two open days between now and NYE.

Just another fun day in Paradise,

Gary

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#176133 - 12/05/07 09:23 PM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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When the doc removed this thing he just said "take a deep breath in and then slowly let it out" ... it was during the 'slowly let it out' that he pulled ...
http://product-image.tradeindia.com/00119888/b/Foley-Catheter.jpg

OK, enough of this, let's get back to music ....
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#176134 - 12/06/07 12:20 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Gary great news to have you on the way to recovery & healthy again.........
I would say after NYE a nice 1 month cruise is in order

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#176135 - 12/06/07 12:59 AM Re: Gary Diamond in Hospital
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Originally posted by tony mads usa:
When the doc removed this thing he just said "take a deep breath in and then slowly let it out" ... it was during the 'slowly let it out' that he pulled ...


Yeah I know that old doctors trick. When I had a brain aneurysm some years ago and couldn't eat for 8 months being fed through a tube straight into my stomach that same trick was played on me. When I was finally able to eat again I went to have the tube removed. I was told it was just like having a tooth pulled. Sounds ok ??? but there was no anaesthetic and I can't ever having a tooth pulled without pain killer. The doctor said she'd pull it on the count of 3 so brace myself .... she pulled it at 2 and I almost shot through the ceiling in pain when the tube and stopper holding it in was pulled from my gut.

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