Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Next Step

Well tomorrow I'm scheduled for surgery.  Nothing major, they just install the port that I will use for dialysis.  I get put under and the port or line gets install under my peritoneum which will be used as the filter.  It's something that I know has been coming, I just didn't expect to get here that soon.

Peritoneal Dialysis will allow me to still travel to Indy and other places.  I can still hunt. Camping will just have to be somewhere where there's power for the machine I'll have to use each night.  Fortunately that means that I can still Deer Hunt.

It will be just one more thing to add to my life.  And it gives me time. 

Which is all I ask for and all I need.

23 comments:

  1. Good luck with the surgery! Our prayers are with you.

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  2. A fellow Army Officer sends heartfelt wishes of good luck.

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  3. Thank you. I means a lot to me.

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  4. Keep up the good fight! Best wishes and good luck!

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  5. Hey man, best of luck and you're not alone. My father's going through similar treatment right now. If he can take it, you certainly can. And know that you'll be in the thoughts and prayers of a guy and his dog from WV.

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  6. My thoughts are with you, as the rest of APS has said, keep on swinging.

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  7. This old Sailor is in your corner.
    I really hate this disease.

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  8. Good luck, and we're keeping you in our thoughts.

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  9. Prayers up. I agree with Larry - cancer sucks.

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  10. Thanks you, Everyone. I'm simply overwhelmed by everyone's well wishes.

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  11. You're in my thoughts and prayers, buddy. Hang tough.

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  12. Hey Dave: Just read of your plight on the Mausers and Muffins blog. Please get well soon, and know that lots of people are behind you. Keep up your spirits, and I hope that things go well for you.

    Chris

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  13. I've heard good things of you from a friend. You are in my prayers.

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  14. Hi Dave, I just stopped over from the Gun Bloggers Black List and wanted to say HI and Good Luck!. I see in your profile that you are in Wheaton Ill. I spent 2 years there on West Elm St. back in 70-72. ( I was 8 y.o.)

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  15. You have been mentioned all over the last 2 days. Was a little fate like as I had a blog on deck to go up today that I wrote monday. Hearing about your story makes me think I may have wrote it for you. Most can attest I am not a crazy nut I promise. Sending good vibes your way! Lots of prayers!

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  16. Oh and my blog is on the black list or Brigid or NFO's blogrolls. Total Survivalist Libertarian Bitch Fest.

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  17. Lila IS a crazy nut, but she is the good kind of crazy nut. A good friend.

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  18. I put a blog post up last night, and have been thinking about you all day - more prayers...

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  19. Thank you everyone. I'm out of surgery and am waiting on food (nothing to eat for 20 hours prior. Brigid's recipes make m mouth water, and I've tried several delicious!!! But I'm stuck with Hospital food.

    I'm simply overwhelmed by the comments and e-mails. Words can't express my gratitude. Thank you all.

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  20. Stay away from Home on the Range until you CAN eat well. She is an astounding cook.

    Glad to hear you are out of surgery. Hoping for the best.

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  21. Dave - I'll make your favorite chicken or whatever you want next time you are by. Barkley will be ready for another ear scratch and I promise I won't make you carry the pooper scooper again.

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