venting/sharing/whatever.....

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by talon, May 5, 2014.

  1. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    so, as a few of you know, ive spent the last few weeks layed up in a hospital bed, undergoing various tests, ct scans, ultrasounds, xrays, byopsys and blood work, enough to bankrupt me im sure, all because i got a little lightheaded one night after work.

    heres the story, got home from work two weeks ago monday, did some things, went to make something to eat and while in the kitchen, i started spinning, not the room, but it felt like i was spinning, really trippy like, went to the couch and sat down. things settled. got up and BAM, hit the floor. sat back down, .......woke up the next day on the couch, and tried to stand up to pee and everything went fuzzy and i felt like i was on a bad acid trip (or so ive heard....)....called my daughter, she took me to the ER.

    they thought it was a heart attack so they did a CT scan of my chest, and found some masses in my lung, did a second lower scan and found more masses in my liver. so began two weeks of tests, poking, prodding and pain.

    long story short, ive been diagnosed with an advance sarcoidosis, in my liver and my lungs, and will begin a life long treatment of medication and bi-annual testing to make sure it isnt spreading. Im not out of the water yet though, i have to have a brain scan and a eye byopsy done, to make sure it hasnt progressed to either of those places, as if it does, i am assured i will go blind, and there is a high risk of it being fatal. once those are done, it will set a benchmark for the bi annual tests so that any progress can be tracked.

    the specialist says he believes we caught it early enough that it can be controlled. never cured, but he beleives if it is isolated to my lower organs we should be able to prevent it from spreading further.

    so as far as treatments, medication for the rest of my life, a very strict change of diet, and reduction of as much stress as humanly possible. will be a few weeks until i will be released to return to work, but for now, thats what i know. some of you were interested, so, im putting it all out there for the ones that did.

    moral of the story, dont let things slide with your health. no one is invinceable, and sometimes. the smallest things reveal the biggest problems. PLEASE, PLEASE, i beg you, dont turn this into an >insert religious diety here< set of responses, im not religious, and wont be when this is done, especially when this is done, and while im not knocking you, its just not what i want to hear because i dont believe it and wont.


    anyways, this was easier than resending it to the people that have been in the loop. seriously guys, watch your health, when something isnt right, DONT blow it off, ive been doing that for years, and now, im regretting every single time. you will never get it back once its gone, so do whatever you can to hold onto it!!!!
     
  2. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    ....and for the record, i will not be suddenly going soft, or expecting anyone to be anything less than themselves, so if your gonna comment, make it funny, insult me, you know, the usual sh!t :D
     

  3. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, talon.

    Get healthy!

    If you need someone to talk to, Pm me and I'll send You my cell number.

    I can tell You about 'Onestone'.

    eldar
     
  4. AS6

    AS6 Legible in My Own Mind Member

    I'm too new to have "usual SH!T" so take care of yourself and by that I mean you should follow the doctor's orders "religiously" :p
     
  5. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    oh, im a stubborn son of a beach, not that ive ever shown it of course, but im not going to let it win. i'll take my punches, might even fall down a few times, but i WILL fight back.

    this is my first real night at home again, ive already emptied the fridge and tossed so much wonderfully delicious and unhealthy things into the trash, and plan to start going for more walks, and yeah, following doctors orders religiously. its gonna suck, i cant drink any alchohol for 90 days, so that my next set of scans has as little ''pollution' as possible, and have to eat fruit and vegetables (and cant even bacon wrap them :( ).....in for a rough time until i can un-do years of doing things my way. (i still think my way is right in all other circumstances for the record)_........gonna do what i gotta do, not ready to give up.
     
  6. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    And yet you still post here? Way to follow Dr's orders.
     
  7. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I could handle fruit, but veggies make me gag.

    Hope you have an easy time with it all.
     
  8. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    glutton for punishment i am!
     
  9. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    I'll talk to Duster about giving you another vacation. You know? For your health.
     
  10. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    i can probably arrange that quicker than you can!!!
     
  11. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Yea, but my way would be temporary.
     
  12. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    true dat, home skillet.

    the part that hurts the most, is, i miss my buddies deejayh, and busybeeg.
     
  13. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    No alcohol is not that hard after abstinence for a while. I had to quit cold turkey after finding out that I had liver issues about 10 years ago or so. I don't even miss it now, but I do indulge in a glass of red wine once or twice a month while grilling burgers or something.

    Do take care of yourself. ;)
     
  14. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    i am not a drinker, per se, but, i work part time in a bar, in addition to my fulltime job, so even if it dont drink but a woodchuck or two over the course of a nite, i still am used to having one in my hand for show, and sipping on it. now, my end of week absinthe, im going to miss, but dont get me wrong, im not upset about not drinking.
     
  15. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    This sucks. Rach is squeezing out heart attacks like a coronary pez dispenser and you're turning into the rock creature from the Fantastic Four from the inside out. This place is full of broken old farts. Welcome to the Hi-Point Firearms Nursing Home. We don't limp wrist, we have arthritis.
     
  16. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

     
  17. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I had to google that; it's more common in women and African Americans.
    What have you been hiding from us?
     
  18. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    damn, ok, ive been living a lie. i am also a female african american. im just pale skinned, naturally though, not like Michael Jackson. and hairy,naturally, like an italian chick. i knew i couldnt keep secrets around this place!!!
    and i just used ''Buy It Now' on Ebay to order the entire collection of ''My Little Pony" episodes, and skull stickers for all my guns.

    this is the real me:
     

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  19. tomtull

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    Wish ya the best,will pray for ya anyway...:screwy:
     
  20. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

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    Why?

    Where'd they go?

    eldar