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Life-Threatening Illness & Reality Check

michaelskis

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Not about me, but about a 4 year old named Chad Carr. If the last name sounds familiar, it is because he is the Grandson of former U of M football coach Lloyd Carr.

Recently he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and is staying in a wing of the Mott's Children's Hospital that bears the name of his Grandfather.

Here is a link to the story. LINK
 

Gedunker

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Sitting in cardio ICU to have triple bypass tomorrow morning. Hope I'm not part of the one percent:)


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Thanks! I felt something and decided to go to the ER. Better than never waking up again. Still scared thp


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kms

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I'd be scared, too. You're in the right place; I'm sure you're in good hands there. Let us know how things go.
 

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It is scary but the folks have been great. Appreciate the concern


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Hink

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Thoughts and prayers are with you 'dunker. Glad it was caught. Let us know the progress today...
 

mendelman

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Godspeed to a great recovery, Gedunker. We'll be waiting for your return to Cyburbia.
 

michaelskis

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It is scary but the folks have been great. Appreciate the concern


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My wife works in one of those units and says that it is amazing how good doctors are today and what they can do compared to when she was in Nursing School.

Hopefully you will have a fast recovery and be back posting in no time. Until then those of us who pray will pray for you.
 
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My wife works in one of those units and says that it is amazing how good doctors are today and what they can do compared to when she was in Nursing School.
What michaelskis says is so true.....
Gedunker, my lawyer friend is @two decades your senior; he had quadruple bypass surgery six weeks ago and he's already suing people** again!
Wishing you the most painfree and speedy recovery a human can have.




**Suing deadbeat parents for child support.:)
 

otterpop

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Earlier this week a very nice lady who works on our floor was in a car accident. She was released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, went home and yesterday she died.

I liked her. She was a sweet woman who gave computer training and helped us when we had software problems.

The take away is that it could have been you, or me. Any of us. If you make a mistake driving or someone else does, you could be dead. Every day we walk that edge where we could at any moment fall into the forever abyss. A car accident or a slip on an icy sidewalk and it may be finito.


We all know that. But we tell ourselves it won't happen today.

YIKES! :-c
 

kms

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Earlier this week a very nice lady who works on our floor was in a car accident. She was released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, went home and yesterday she died.

I liked her. She was a sweet woman who gave computer training and helped us when we had software problems.

The take away is that it could have been you, or me. Any of us. If you make a mistake driving or someone else does, you could be dead. Every day we walk that edge where we could at any moment fall into the forever abyss. A car accident or a slip on an icy sidewalk and it may be finito.


We all know that. But we tell ourselves it won't happen today.

YIKES! :-c

This is sad.
 

Hink

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Earlier this week a very nice lady who works on our floor was in a car accident. She was released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, went home and yesterday she died.

I liked her. She was a sweet woman who gave computer training and helped us when we had software problems.

The take away is that it could have been you, or me. Any of us. If you make a mistake driving or someone else does, you could be dead. Every day we walk that edge where we could at any moment fall into the forever abyss. A car accident or a slip on an icy sidewalk and it may be finito.


We all know that. But we tell ourselves it won't happen today.

YIKES! :-c

This is really sad. Sorry for the loss otterpop.

We take our lives for granted way too often. I continually remind myself to be the person I want to be remembered as being, because one day I (or the person I am talking with) will be gone. It is really tough. Life is fleeting.
 

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Surgery went well and they got me ecru bated entirely between last night and this evening. Couple hiccups along the way, but recovery trend arc is upward so far


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DVD

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If you're good enough to slack around here you're good enough to go back to work!:D
 

terraplnr

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Surgery went well and they got me ecru bated entirely between last night and this evening. Couple hiccups along the way, but recovery trend arc is upward so far


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Great news and best wishes for a steady and complete recovery!
 

Gedunker

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Officially now have all tubes, ports, and lines out of me, with the exception of a bi-port for any emergencies . ATC I feel really good.


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kms

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Good to hear! Hope you're home soon. Follow doctor's orders and don't overdo it. Let the family wait on you. :)
 

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Haven't had a lot of pt or occupational therapy so might be mid week before they decide where I am released and when. Will keep you posted. Thanks to my Cyburbia family!


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Whose Yur Planner

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Haven't had a lot of pt or occupational therapy so might be mid week before they decide where I am released and when. Will keep you posted. Thanks to my Cyburbia family!


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Like the other's have said, glad things went as well as they could.
 

Hink

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Glad everything went to plan. Here's to another 50+ years ;)
 

Gedunker

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Just took my first walker-assisted walk . Yay. All signs looking to a step- down rehab.


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Planit

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Good News 'Dunker!



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Our Chief Bldg insp. collapsed this weekend. Long story short, stage 5 brain tumor, 50% chance to survive surgery today & prognosis very low for active normal life once released. Doesn't sound great, but he's a good one and will put up a fight.
 

mendelman

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Great to hear about the good news, Gedunker. Speedy and good recovery.
 

kjel

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Glad to hear the surgery went well Gedunker! Speedy healing wishes sent your way.
 

Gedunker

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Got word that I will be sent home tomorrow, probably with just oxygen (I'm having difficulty maintaining 100% rate, why they don't exactly know). Ready to come home and start the real recovery. Love all you guys!i


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Richmond Jake

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Home is the best place to complete the healing process. All the best.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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Got word that I will be sent home tomorrow, probably with just oxygen (I'm having difficulty maintaining 100% rate, why they don't exactly know). Ready to come home and start the real recovery. Love all you guys!i


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Great news, hope the breathing thing works itself out.
 

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Got word that I will be sent home tomorrow, probably with just oxygen (I'm having difficulty maintaining 100% rate, why they don't exactly know). Ready to come home and start the real recovery. Love all you guys!i


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Good to hear, take it easy. You won't get another excuse like this to take some time off - at least you better not.
 

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Awesome news! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Rest up.
 
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