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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-05-15 14:03
Subject: [cancer[ Discharge Cam
Security: Public
Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:pleased
Music:the ticking of the grandfather clock
Tags:cancer, healthcare, personal, videos
I'm hooome.



There are no more ports, lines or tubes coming out of my body, except for the expected naturally occuring ones. My wound is healing well. The dope is good. lasirenadolce has been a champion beyond reason, and I am surrounded by the love of my family and friends.

I'll be on opiates for the next week or ten days, so expected intermittent and not fully coherent communication, but by Ghu I am back.
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Greg van Eekhout
User: gregvaneekhout
Date: 2008-05-15 21:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Home, where your heart is, and now slightly less of your colon. So very happy for you, dude.
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-05-15 21:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And there was much rejoicing!
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bodandra
User: bodandra
Date: 2008-05-15 21:13 (UTC)
Subject: Glad that you are back, Jay
Gladder that the problem you had is gone!
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User: vee_ecks
Date: 2008-05-15 21:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I'll be on opiates for the next week or ten days"

Just a heads up: if you're suddenly seized by the urge to write your greatest masterpiece, and a person from Porlock rings the doorbell, don't answer.
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2008-05-15 21:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Enjoy.
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frabjouslinz
User: frabjouslinz
Date: 2008-05-15 21:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hurray! And other interjections of a suitable nature. I'm so glad to hear it. No more getting sick for you.
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lt260
User: lt260
Date: 2008-05-15 21:30 (UTC)
Subject: Word of Caution
While the drugs are great, there are two things to consider:

A) They do have side effects. Careful consideration about them can mitigate any negative responses.

B) Opiates do not negate pain; they take chunks out of pain. What would be an eight, on a ten scale, can be lowered to a four or five. The next time it can be lowered to a two or three. And so forth. A regular schedule can keep you comfortable but skipping a dose because you feel nice can have an adverse effect and raise your pain level.

My apologies if these are redundant, per your discharge education, or if this sounds a bit nosy. It is just that my experience with patients is that these are not emphasized enough. As an EMT, I have seen too many people that expect pain medication to stop pain altogether and have not given the medication a chance to do its job. Or worse yet: they expect miracles and overdose when it doesn’t happen.

As a previous post-op patient myself, I am all too familiar with the side effects and how .much fun they be. However, I’m sure you will do just fine. Caution does not have to be paranoia.

Good luck, Jay! Ali and I will see you at Jaycon!
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Paul Weimer: MakeitHappen
User: princejvstin
Date: 2008-05-15 21:36 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Word of Caution
Keyword:MakeitHappen
Huzzah!
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2008-05-15 21:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Glad that you're patched up proper and back home.
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The Green Knight: Tatsu
User: green_knight
Date: 2008-05-15 21:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Tatsu
I'm afraid the line about wearing pants being a great victory will come back to haunt you some day.

Good to see you around again.
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Matthew S. Rotundo: Me with bird
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2008-05-15 21:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Me with bird
News most excellent! Welcome back!

Oh, and I forgot to clean up that mess in the sink. Sorry. :-)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-05-15 22:28 (UTC)
Subject: congrats'
backstabbing disease...I'm glad that it gets a punch back once in a while, should be more often though...great news!
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2008-05-15 22:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
YAY!!!!



Can I offer Rancho Nuevo a pot of homemade marinara sauce and some spaghetti?
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2008-05-15 23:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

In the Unconsidered Dignities category, we have a major win with "pants".



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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2008-05-15 23:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Glad to see it, Jay.
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awriter: YAAAAAY--
User: awriter
Date: 2008-05-15 23:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:YAAAAAY--
HOORAY FOR PANTS!

Congrats, you. :) I'm so happy you're doing all right. Enjoy your movies!
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