My dad's in surgery *right now*

FocusAndEarnIt

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Ahh damn. My Dad is in surgery *right now*. He is having back surgery - 2 bulging disks, he's in a lot of pain. I'm just really worried. If you can, pray for him. I just need to like get this out of my system... Surgery started at 8:00 Central time.

They are going in through the front, the neck. Which really has me worrying...

Calm me down please......



Will update if I hear *any* news.


:( :( :( :( :eek:
 

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iGary just had back surgery and is fine!!

I know it's scary, but it'll turn out well. The doctors and nurses are very used to doing this, they're pros, and he'll be healthy - and in a LOT less pain - before you know it. :)
 

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lilstewart92 said:
Ahh damn. My Dad is in surgery *right now*. He is having back surgery - 2 bulging disks, he's in a lot of pain. I'm just really worried. If you can, pray for him. I just need to like get this out of my system... Surgery started at 8:00 Central time.

They are going in through the front, the neck. Which really has me worrying...

Calm me down please......



Will update if I hear *any* news.


:( :( :( :( :eek:
Anterior is usually the way they go for neck surgery. Hey, I had back surgery and was begging to be released 5 hours after I came out of it!

He'll be fine! I'll be thinking about you. :)
 

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lilstewart92 said:
I'm just really worried. If you can, pray for him. I just need to like get this out of my system... Calm me down please......
Intricate surgeries are always unnerving, but I will have him in my thoughts and wish the best for your family. Remind yourself that he is getting the care he needs and remain positive.
 

doucy2

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hope all goes will with the surgury
i will keep your father in my prayers
 

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Good wishes for your dad's excellent outcome from surgery and your relief from the worry. Nothing like surgery on a loved one to give you the feeling everything is out of your control! I'd bet he is in the best surgeon's hands and will be better soon.
 

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Just sent up a prayer for your Dad, your family and the doctors working on him. Please give us an update later in the day if possible, but I'm sure he'll be fine.
 

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Yeah... I'm just worried... I'm just really close to him. He's sorta lucky. Same thing happened 4 years ago... He didn't have surgery. 4 months of a ton of pain (used his clamshell everyday - He wrote a book about it.) But anyway... why was he lucky? This started Thursday.. right when he woke up, he knew it was back. Called the doctor and because he's a doctor (gynecologist) he got on the list first :cool:. Had an MRI and everything was totally messed up.

Doctor said he could go back to work on Monday, but he took Monday off and is returning on Tuesday. Fast recovery I guess...
 

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lilstewart92 said:
Yeah... I'm just worried... I'm just really close to him. He's sorta lucky. Same thing happened 4 years ago... He didn't have surgery. 4 months of a ton of pain (used his clamshell everyday - He wrote a book about it.) But anyway... why was he lucky? This started Thursday.. right when he woke up, he knew it was back. Called the doctor and because he's a doctor (gynecologist) he got on the list first :cool:. Had an MRI and everything was totally messed up.

Doctor said he could go back to work on Monday, but he took Monday off and is returning on Tuesday. Fast recovery I guess...
He's probably having an anterior laminoforaminotomy and microdiscectomy.

The worst thing about the whole surgery is the general anesthesia. The surgical site is an afterthought because of the almost instant removal of the pre-surgical pain.

He'll be fine.
 

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That must be tough I had a spinal cored surgery about 2 years ago and I know my it was ruff on my family. It was interesting because I think it was more stressful for them then it was for me.Will be praying for him...
 

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Don't be worried. Surgeons are pro people, and are probably the greatest people on this planet. Maybe i can say that because i hate blood!

My pops going in for surgery in a few weeks too. but I'm really looking forward to it. more than him! He has pretty crappy knee's through years of marathon running and he never sits down. right now hes in pain but that'll be right when he has his op in November. he's also set the operation date so that he can be off work for xmas, new year and my birthday! :)

all will be fine mate. besides if your dad is anything like mine then you can at least laugh at him later when he keeps dozing off from the knock-out stuff :)
 

wdlove

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You and your Dad have been in my thoughts and prayers. Being a nurse I realize what your Dad is going through. My thoughts are with your family also, I pray for wisdom for the surgeon and nurses caring for your Dad, nurses are very important.
 

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My prayers are with you. I know how hard it is to have a loved one go through surgery. My Dad had an accident and had to have five or so this year. It's very unnerving, but everything will be just fine. Spend some time finding flowers and chocolates for the recovery period, it will help you stop worrying as much.
 

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I'll pray for him. Having thrown my back out before, I can relate to the intense pain caused by back injuries.
 

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lilstewart92 said:
Yeah... I'm just worried... I'm just really close to him. He's sorta lucky. Same thing happened 4 years ago... He didn't have surgery. 4 months of a ton of pain (used his clamshell everyday - He wrote a book about it.) But anyway... why was he lucky? This started Thursday.. right when he woke up, he knew it was back. Called the doctor and because he's a doctor (gynecologist) he got on the list first :cool:. Had an MRI and everything was totally messed up.

Doctor said he could go back to work on Monday, but he took Monday off and is returning on Tuesday. Fast recovery I guess...
No offense but i HATE human beings that use their position to get something above others. If you are a doctor other people come first. You don't just jump up to the top of the list. That is just horrible, who knows what other people had to get their surgery (that could be needed more than your father) postponed because your father had the audacity to commit a horrible thing.

Ugh i can't wait until i am Director of Pathology/Laboratory at the hospital i work at now because that **** isn't going to happen anymore.

I could get things done before other patients because i know almost every doctor in the hospital pretty well, but do i do that to the other patients, hell no i wait my turn.

ugh so annoying

anyways your father will be fine its not that bad of a surgery.

and don't try to bypass the censorship.
 

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eva01 said:
No offense but i HATE human beings that use their position to get something above others. If you are a doctor other people come first...
Yeah, I love to make sure that people entering the medical profession knew that they'd never get preferential treatment from their peers. Because, well, that'd be a strong incentive to work their asses off in med school and during their residency, knowing they'd be at the bottom of the list if they ever needed treatment. And it'd be wrong for them to use their knowledge of their peers to pick the right people to be in the room with them when they had procedures performed as well.

Because God knows no other profession on Earth provides perks for fellow members.
 

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Good News! My dad is OK! Woohoo!! :D I knew he was ganna be OK, but... You still have those worries, specially around the spinal cord.

He's hell right now :p :eek:

:D
 

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lilstewart92 said:
Good News! My dad is OK! Woohoo!! :D I knew he was ganna be OK, but... You still have those worries, specially around the spinal cord.

He's hell right now :p :eek:

:D
That is awesome news lilstewart92. I'm sure that you are very relieved. Just normal to be concerned, any surgery has risks. I pray for a full and speedy recovery for your Dad.
 

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jsw said:
Yeah, I love to make sure that people entering the medical profession knew that they'd never get preferential treatment from their peers. Because, well, that'd be a strong incentive to work their asses off in med school and during their residency, knowing they'd be at the bottom of the list if they ever needed treatment. And it'd be wrong for them to use their knowledge of their peers to pick the right people to be in the room with them when they had procedures performed as well.

Because God knows no other profession on Earth provides perks for fellow members.
Other Patients ALWAYS come first.

I know i will always be like that.

The reason i am working my ass off in pre-med and everything else is to help people.
 

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jsw said:
Yeah, I love to make sure that people entering the medical profession knew that they'd never get preferential treatment from their peers. Because, well, that'd be a strong incentive to work their asses off in med school and during their residency, knowing they'd be at the bottom of the list if they ever needed treatment. And it'd be wrong for them to use their knowledge of their peers to pick the right people to be in the room with them when they had procedures performed as well.

Because God knows no other profession on Earth provides perks for fellow members.
Yeah, I'd agree with jsw on this one. Is it that hard to understand why people support others in their profession?

The patient may come first, but sorry, people in the same profession will be more understanding with each other and their families. It happens in many professions, although in medicine I guess the result of this is a bit more important.

If my mum, other close relatives, or good friends had cancer, they'd probably find that they wouldn't have to wait as long as others to get treated. Same thing will happen if I get married and have children. They're at the top while someone else gets bumped to 2nd.