How's your arm, HK?

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    Oct 02, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    I hope you are home and all is well.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 02, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
    Cas,
    Thanks for asking. I am making progress, but it isn't like having the flu...my arm is basically back to its normal size.. so nice to have a hand again instead of a red looking "boxing glove" kind of appentenge. I had a procedure yesterday and I was hoping the surgeon was going to close the 3 areas up, but could only close 2 of the 3... so I still have my "wound vac" for another few days and even some little plastic bottle thing added on my arm.. I'm told because there had been some bleeding. I woke up with some pain (and I don't bitch about pain normally), but it was all about the sutchering of my arm. I took some pain medication last night and all is improving.

    Above all I know I am really lucky. It only affected my skin and not muscle tissue. If any of you guys suddenly get a swelling on your arm or leg and it looks to be serious and growing..... go to the doctor pronto, you never know what it might be.
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    Did they ever tell you exactly what the problem was? ... anything more definite than "staph-like"?
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    Good to hear you're improving.
    Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 saidDid they ever tell you exactly what the problem was? ... anything more definite than "staph-like"?


    I think they decided on 2 or 3 possibilities, but they never could culture the
    bacteria. I describe it as "staph" like since what hit me was similar in nature... it was not "flesh eating" or that bacteria that is typically found at the gym. I had several people trying to convince me that it was because of my gym habits that this happened..... not so.
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. icon_biggrin.gif


    Tsss ! Like if God was still caring about us, lost sheeps ! icon_rolleyes.gif

    HK, get well soon icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI had several people trying to convince me that it was because of my gym habits that this happened..... not so.
    I've noticed that this phenomenon tends to happen a lot.
    You workout, people get jealous over your physique, then you get hurt, and people blame it on your working out to discourage you from working out anymore so they can feel better about their own ugly-ass physiques. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 02, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    Disasterpiece said
    paulflexes said
    Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. icon_biggrin.gif


    Tsss ! Like if God was still caring about us, lost sheeps ! icon_rolleyes.gif

    HK, get well soon icon_smile.gif
    I don't pray to god. I pray the old-fashioned (well, ancient) way: Via good vibes and stuff.
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    Oct 02, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Caslon15000 saidDid they ever tell you exactly what the problem was? ... anything more definite than "staph-like"?


    I think they decided on 2 or 3 possibilities, but they never could culture the
    bacteria. I describe it as "staph" like since what hit me was similar in nature... it was not "flesh eating" or that bacteria that is typically found at the gym. I had several people trying to convince me that it was because of my gym habits that this happened..... not so.

    Well, keep an eye on it, like I have said before. These kinds of infections can come roaring back. If you have a thermometer, take your temp regularly to see if there is any rise. Might give you an early warning.
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    Oct 02, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 said

    Well, keep an eye on it, like I have said before. These kinds of infections can come roaring back. If you have a thermometer, take your temp regularly to see if there is any rise. Might give you an early warning.



    Good suggestions. I've already had my temp bounce or spike back over 101 degrees (it was several days ago) then back to normal. I remember Chucky making the same comment about ones white blood cell count. I know mine was way over 20 at it's worst point... it is around 10 now or a little less. My blood pressure is always like 118/65 or something to that effect. All is checked anytime I hit the hospital for even a shot..... which btw, the shots in the ass are getting old... put I'd prefer it to a "pickline".
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    Oct 02, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    good thoughts bud...keithicon_cool.gif
  • OklahomaBreak...

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    Oct 03, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    Glad to hear you are doing better Kansan and congrats on Man of the Day.