It may to turn out to be rathet difficult to burn coal.

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PostBy: Rwalker On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:34 pm

Fight the good fight brother!!!!! We are pulling for you! 8-)
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PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:10 am

Well, here it is 5:45 am Thursday and I'm back at BIDMC for another week of "IV Lasix Therapy" to get squeezed out. Got here last evening. This makes the fifth week I will have been in this hospital since October '12. The Doctor figures I will be back every 3 - 4 months.

I'm thinking that if this continues during cold weather I may have to have a furnace put in my house. Don't know if I should go oil or propane. I know, I know, that is treasonous talk. I would still use coal when I'm home, but I just don't want the house to freeze when I'm not home for a week. Unfortunately, I don't have anyone to take care of the stove when I'm gone. Plus, if I have to stay at the hospital for an extended length of time waiting for a heart, a furnace would make it easier to rent out the house if need be.

I was talking to my doctor's NP and she was telling me about another patient whom had a dual transplant (heart and kidney) and he is doing great now. However, he had to live in Tufts hospital for about eight months before.

Sometime this am I get to have another right side heart cath (boy, what a pain in the neck, literally).
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PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:56 am

beemerboy wrote:Well, here it is 5:45 am Thursday and I'm back at BIDMC for another week of "IV Lasix Therapy" to get squeezed out. Got here last evening. This makes the fifth week I will have been in this hospital since October '12. The Doctor figures I will be back every 3 - 4 months.

I'm thinking that if this continues during cold weather I may have to have a furnace put in my house. Don't know if I should go oil or propane. I know, I know, that is treasonous talk. I would still use coal when I'm home, but I just don't want the house to freeze when I'm not home for a week. Unfortunately, I don't have anyone to take care of the stove when I'm gone. Plus, if I have to stay at the hospital for an extended length of time waiting for a heart, a furnace would make it easier to rent out the house if need be.

I was talking to my doctor's NP and she was telling me about another patient whom had a dual transplant (heart and kidney) and he is doing great now. However, he had to live in Tufts hospital for about eight months before.

Sometime this am I get to have another right side heart cath (boy, what a pain in the neck, literally).


well... you know your in all our prayers and hopefully the cath goes quick. I know a lot of pretty able mountain men at a sugar shack and a lot people in a town who have a lot of respect for you... being a volunteer and firefighter has its perks. I know its difficult sometimes to think about others inside your "space" or the thought of others helping to care for or stopping by a place that's been in your family forever, but the fact is... nobody really gives a crap about "anything" other than helping a neighbor if they need help. If you need help, if your mom needs help (I know she is on the same farm complex)... ASK FOR IT and local people will help you! It does not take much to drop off milk & eggs or to take 4 min. to load/empty a furnace/boiler and truth be known beemer... it does as much for those who help as it does for you ;)
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PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:06 am

dcrane wrote:
well... you know your in all our prayers .............. it does as much for those who help as it does for you ;)


amen
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PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:28 pm

I had a right side heart cath done this afternoon. Procedure went well - pressures and volume were within specs - just barely, but still within spec. During the procedure, to avoid the discomfort, I closed my eyes and went to my "happy place". I fell asleep and before I realized it, it was all over. The doctors were saying that if pressure and volume were too low I would have to go home with a continuous IV pump of something like dopamine to increase heart output. Luckily I don't need that yet.

Breakfast was about 4:40 pm. french toast, fresh orange and so called coffee.

With this Lasix IV drip I've peed out over 3 liters today alone (yea) so with the liter and a bit more that I took in, I'm down a little over 2 liters to the good. I feel the difference.

I found out last Monday that my kidney function is about 18%. <10% I would need dialysis... So I'm not there yet...
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:36 pm

Yeah but you're gainin on it bb--hang tough my friend:)
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PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:45 pm

the flippin' freekin' transplant list is like a slow grinding gristmill :cry: we all need to make sure we check the box on our licenses to be a doner (most family members simply don't know your wishes or cant remember if that dreaded day ever comes)... this is a reminder to us all!
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PostBy: beemerboy On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:37 pm

My doctor has taken away all of my diuretics for the day because my kidneys are complaining. If I lose much more kidney function I'll have to go on dialysis. That I really don't want.

So they want to watch me for another couple of days.

In this hospital they use these wireless telemetry units so the patient can get out of bed. Mine kept kicking out so they replaced it and that one kicked out so they tried a third one. I'm now hooked to the monitor on the wall and can't go any further than three feet from the bed. Tomorrow they are going to try something different.

Well, I think that its almost naptime.
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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:33 pm

You're Fightin' For It,So Stay With It !
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PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:06 pm

BB

If you need anything let me know. Happy to run into Boston for you. I will be passing through Beantown in the next few days on my way down to the Chubby plant to pick up my "new" Chubby. :D
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PostBy: beemerboy On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:16 am

I'M HOME!!!!!

My cousin Marlys came to Boston and picked me up this afternoon. Even though I had to relight my coal stove - it was 40 degrees in the house, it is great to be home again.

My mom was happy she had to spend about an hour telling me about every minute of last week.

My dog summer was so happy that I was home, after I lit the fire she just had to climb up into my lap for a few snuggles.

I tried to maintain a good attitude and thank all of the nurses and aids for all of the great care they gave me. That little show of gratitude goes a long way. Sure they would do their job but by being nice to them they will give a little extra. Last night I couldn't sleep so I took a 45 minute pace around the unit I made sure that I thanked everyone on the night shift and before I left this afternoon I went to the nurses station and thanked everyone on the day shift. At least I will be remembered.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:33 am

Nice bb---"there's no place like home" I know I've heard that somewhere before??? :clap: toothy
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PostBy: newbie in ny On: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:29 pm

Nice to see your home BB! We are praying for you! Stay strong.
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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:15 am

Keep workin' it ! Every return Home is a Victory ! Keep looking ahead and reaching for your next day,or,if it's rough,your next hour ! You are hitting it ! :)
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PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:23 am

beemerboy wrote:I'M HOME!!!!!


Wonderful news! Still praying in the background for you. Thanks for sharing the day by day. Love your attitude. It takes strength to find a smile when you're looking at tough times. You do it as well as can be done.
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