I've Been Sick This Week

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Unbelievable! Man, really sorry to hear that. Keep us posted. We'll be thinking about you!

PackRat's Comment
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Well, when it rains it pours. Now I've been sidelined with a detached retina in my right eye. Going to a retina specialist in the morning. I'll update you guys when I can.

Man! I told you about talking back to your wife! Detached retina now?

If you were a horse....

Tortuga 's Comment
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Man! I told you about talking back to your wife! Detached retina now?

If you were a horse....

Good One PackRat rofl-2.gif

Sorry about your eye Old School. I hope it doesn't sideline ya for too long.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Hopefully you're able to get this taken care of with a quick recovery. If I'm not mistaken you had an eye issue a year or 2 ago. Is it related to that?


G-Town's Comment
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Old School I’m really sorry to hear about all this. In my prayers, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Add ME to the group of hoping you feel 'purrrfect' really soon, O/S.

You've got a fan club following, dontcha know ?!?!?



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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I'm sorry to hear this O/S. I often wonder about the onion and the potato haulers in Eastern & Central Oregon and whether they'll get exposed to it at the packing plants. I've seen a lot of that work available on Craigs lately. Get well soon O/S!

I haul onions out of OR/ID and potatoes out of Eastern ID regularly. I am not in contact with the plant workers at all...just the guy loading the trailer. They have more stringent protocols in place than many of the warehouses I go to.

Even at my age (69), I refuse to wear a mask, converse with a lot of people daily, had my heart shocked in Feb due to having AFib, don't get flu shots anymore (one VA told me I had to and another told me I have a choice) and take extra vitamins and minerals. Not worried about catching it at all. :-D


Rob T.'s Comment
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Hope everything is going well, Old School!

Uncle Rake's Comment
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Rob’s last post expressed my thoughts as well, Old School. We are thinking about you and miss your presence here. I will be praying for you and hope to see you active again soon.

Old School's Comment
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My troubles have come with compounding interest. Once I got set up for the eye surgery, I traveled to Houston, TX and got myself checked in at the surgery center. That was the morning (Thursday Aug. 27) hurricane Laura hit the Texas/Louisiana coast. That storm caused me much less trouble than my own looming storm.

Just as they were getting ready to roll my gurney back to the surgical rooms the anesthesiologist asked, "Is your heart rate always this high?" I responded with, "My heart rate isn't high. At least, I'm not feeling it." "Are you nervous or scared," the anesthesiologist asked further. "No, what's wrong," I asked.

My heart rate was showing to be 135 or so, and I kept telling them if my heart was beating like that, I'd surely know it. They insisted on doing an EKG, which showed I was experiencing A-Fib. They refused to do the surgery until I could get clearance from a cardiologist. Because of the Hurricane I couldn't get any cardiologist on the phone, so I went back to Nacogdoches and got an appointment set for the following Tuesday.

In the meantime I got myself tested for Covid 19, and also for the antibodies. Both results showed negative. I've never had A-fib before, and I had just had my annual physical with my regular and long time physician on July 1st indicating I was in great shape. The cardiologist said my whole heart was weakened from something, but said when the whole heart is weakened like that, it usually indicates a viral infection has damaged your heart and not a heart attack.

He also expressed amazement at how I was tolerating the situation and said, "Most people who come in here like this are gasping for air and can't even take a flight of stairs." I told him, "I just took a two mile walk this morning going uphill in this Texas heat. I did that just because sitting idle like I'm doing is driving me crazy. I need physical activity." After a complete examination including an Electro Cardio Gram he approved me for the surgery with the understanding that I'll be back to rectify this cardio situation. I agreed, and had my eye surgery Friday, September 4th.

It takes a month to recover from this detached retina surgery. Right now I have to remain in a face down position all this next week. They put a gas bubble in my eye that holds the retina in position as long as I'm face down. It's a pain in the neck (literally) but I'll soldier through it.

I just can't be active here right now, but I'll be back when these clouds begin to part. I miss being here with you all more than you can know, but for now an focused on getting healthy so I can stay in the game. I look forward to better days ahead.


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