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The RCSubGuy's weekend field-trip to the hospital

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  • The RCSubGuy's weekend field-trip to the hospital

    Some lower abdominal discomfort turned into an event-filled Thursday night when my doctor called and told me to get to the emergency room.

    It turns out the pain was from a badly distended appendix and there was a very real danger of rupture. Normally it's a pretty routine procedure that takes around 45 minutes via laparoscopy (a super-thin tool with fiber-optic cameras). The surgeon got in there and ended up having to do a full open surgery due to the size and shape of the offending organ, which had swollen to 2.5x its normal size.

    We got home yesterday afternoon and I'm looking forward to some downtime to get healed up. Renee is doing such an amazing job of looking after me. I'm feeling pretty spoiled. Hopefully back on my feet soon!

    Obviously, this will affect my ability to address orders. My apologies to everyone with an order outstanding with me. I should be back on my feet soon, and with Logan's help, we should be able to get caught up by the end of the week.


    Bob Martin
    the RCSubGuy
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  • #2
    The lengths that some men will go to, to get a little attention!

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    • #3
      Boohoo.

      Back to work!

      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #4
        Tis but a scratch

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        • #5
          Get Well soon Bob. Take it easy !

          Peter

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          • #6
            Blimey, don't get tom and d1ck round this lot!
            DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Subculture View Post
              Blimey, don't get tom and d1ck round this lot!
              LOL. (I can only imagine what the uninitiated think when running into this thread).

              Salves and soothing cooing sounds not a specialty here.

              We eat our own.

              David
              The Horrible
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #8
                A Lyndon Johnson moment! Perhaps Bob is a bit too young for this one?

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                • #9
                  The replies to this poor man's condition are disgusting and in very bad taste. Have you no pity for the man's suffering? I think all of you should be ashamed of your....

                  Oh wait, I forgot what forum I was in. Sorry...

                  Carry on.

                  Commander Consoling
                  Last edited by roedj; 01-08-2019, 01:05 AM.
                  Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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                  • #10
                    Have Dave make a mold of the "offending" organ and cast us souvenir's to purchase!
                    v/r "Sub" Ed

                    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post
                      Have Dave make a mold of the "offending" organ and cast us souvenir's to purchase!
                      Medical-waste a specialty.

                      David
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #12
                        So.. continuing drama. Turns out there is a good chance that the appendix was cancerous. Doctor appointment today to discuss removing part of my colon and small intestine. My gut is going to look like the poster-child for death by 1000 cuts.

                        Obviously a shock to me and my family. Working through things with high hopes that they got the whole damned thing on the first extraction, but they're making double-sure with this next procedure...

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                        • #13
                          OK. Joke time over. Terrible news, Bob. Fight this thing!

                          David
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • #14
                            That's rough, mate. Sounds like you have some good people checking you out. Best of luck with the op.
                            DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                            • #15
                              Bob I wish you ALL the BEST with a Speedy Recovery. You Must always keep a positive attitude and don`t stress the hobby orders. As soon as your back to Full recovery, we will stress you with hobby orders.
                              Again Hope you have a FULL Speedy recovery.

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