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Health update. [Nov. 30th, 2005|12:19 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
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Well, good news and bad news.

The good news is that we finally have a definite answer as to what's wrong with me.

The bad news is that I'm slated for surgery on Friday to get my gall bladder removed.  It's not that serious of a procedure, but still... it sucks.  Good thoughts, positve energy, and prayers will all be appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: elusivecallie
2005-11-30 06:30 pm (UTC)
so you're not a mutant?

Surgery=bad news
fixing the problem=good news

Plus, its a pretty sure bet that once they're done, your gall bladder will never hurt you again.

I'll keep my fingers crossed. Let me know if i can be helpful, in any way.
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[User Picture]From: neppyman
2005-11-30 06:33 pm (UTC)
Nah, the radioactive tracer they used on Monday doesn't seem to have had any strange effects, but then again I could just be waiting for my superpowers to manifest... hrm, maybe if I bite Paula she'll have some kind of reaction, ala Peter Parker getting bitten by a radioactive spider? ;)

And yeah, it's guaranteed not to hurt me any more.
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[User Picture]From: volcgrrl
2005-11-30 06:37 pm (UTC)
You had to mention spiders, didn't you? *hugs* We'll get through this.
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[User Picture]From: neppyman
2005-11-30 06:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I'm just a geek. And yeah, we'll get through this.
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[User Picture]From: earnbrand
2005-11-30 06:44 pm (UTC)
any idea how much of a radiation dose you received? Unfortunately, I don't have easy access to a radiac or else I'd just measure it myself.
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[User Picture]From: neppyman
2005-12-01 12:55 am (UTC)
They used an injection of technetium (the low atomic weight artificial one) as the tracer. It has to be made in a reactor (it's a by-product of Uranium decay), and there was a hold-up at the plant, apparently, which was why it took so long to get. But since they didn't bother with lead, and Paula was allowed to be in the room the whole time, I'm going to guess it was minimal at best.
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[User Picture]From: hawkeye1942
2005-11-30 11:22 pm (UTC)
good luck man.
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[User Picture]From: neppyman
2005-12-01 12:51 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: stryck
2005-12-01 12:06 am (UTC)
Does this mean you won't be able to eat certain foods again?
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[User Picture]From: neppyman
2005-12-01 12:51 am (UTC)
Not that I'm aware of, but I'll make sure to ask the surgeon.
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[User Picture]From: breathstealer
2005-12-01 11:44 pm (UTC)
Haven't ever commented before, to my knowledge, but I've been reading you for a while. I just got my gallbladder out two months ago. the only thing you can't eat anymore is GRASS. As in the green stuff that grows out of the ground. *laughs* big loss. The surgery is fine, and you're feeling better than you've felt in a while within 4 days. It's no biggie. Hope that helps calm you.

-Asylum
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[User Picture]From: neppyman
2005-12-01 11:49 pm (UTC)
I think I'll survive without grass. Moo. Less than 24 hours to go, and I'm a bit nervous, but not that bad. More just the whole "new thing" as opposed to any particular fear, but the sentiments are quite appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: gowylie
2007-01-18 06:30 pm (UTC)
i agree with you neppy :)
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