Going in for surgery. UPDATE...another update

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Going in for surgery. UPDATE...another update

Postby Fletch » July 19th, 2014, 7:03 pm

I will be going in sometimes next week to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm in my right pelvis repaired.
This will be a 2 part surgery and is high risk. Not as risky as having the aneurysm burst though.
With that you don't have a chance at all.
Not looking forward to it but it must be done.
Would appreciate any prayers, good thoughts or whatever you can send my way.

They were unable to complete the surgery due to finding an AV Malformation (large mass of tangled blood vessels) next to the aneurysm. Apparently these are tricky little ogres to deal with and needs an experienced specialist to deal with them.
So off to another specialist, waiting for another surgery to be scheduled now.

(We saw the films from the first surgery and the aneurysm is huge, kind of egg shaped about the size of a baseball)

Hope third time is a charm, surgery cancelled again because of insurance red tape :evil:
Hopefully next. Monday, keep your fingers crossed.
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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Rob » July 19th, 2014, 8:54 pm

Best wishes, hope it all goes well and you bounce back fast.

What are the symptoms? Did it come on fast or is it one of those slow developing things?
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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Fletch » July 19th, 2014, 9:19 pm

Rob wrote:Best wishes, hope it all goes well and you bounce back fast.

What are the symptoms? Did it come on fast or is it one of those slow developing things?


If not for a severe stomach ache brought on by diverticulitis I would have never known I had it and could have dropped over dead at any time. The Dr sent me for a cat scan to confirm diverticulitis and the radiologist saw the aneurysm.
Several scans and test later it was confirmed. Really no symptoms, maybe some tenderness in the right pelvic area. They said when it ruptures you would feel intense pain and bleed out internally in about 2 minutes.
Just hoping nothing happens before they can get me into surgery :shock:

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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Luvs2Play » July 20th, 2014, 9:39 am

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Fletch » July 20th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Thank you

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Postby Luvs2Play » July 20th, 2014, 8:55 pm

Be sure to keep us posted!

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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Fletch » July 21st, 2014, 6:38 am

Will do as I can

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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Doc » July 21st, 2014, 9:47 am

Thoughts and prayers with you Rick.

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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Fletch » July 21st, 2014, 12:54 pm

Thanks Mike, I am playing the hurry up and wait game now. Surgeon gave me a 7-10 day window that this needed to be done, tomorrow is day 7 and still nothing scheduled. :evil:

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Re: Going in for surgery

Postby Wrench » July 22nd, 2014, 10:50 pm

Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part. Hang in there, it'll all be good, especially when it's all over. I scheduled my right hip replacement last week for Oct 13th, that date was up to me as I didn't want to be down during warm, (riding) weather. Don't know how/if this one will affect my riding, the left one in '06 didn't cause me any issues, and the doc doesn't think this one will either. Just seems the older I get, the more "recyclable" I'm becoming. Sending good thoughts your way, good luck.


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