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12 years 8 months ago #9555 by Mike
Also while your busy busy Eileen and going to Hopkins great hospital. I went to Univ of Penn. My surgery was 6/20. On 6/18 at home I had to take magnesium citrate( makes you go go go lol) and do one fleet enema good think wifey is a nurse and also the day my clear liquid diet started. Then on the 19th I was admitted to Penn one day before the surgery and still clear liquid diet. And I figured I was cleaned out nope. That night I had 3 more enemas one at 9:30 pm 11:30 pm and 1:30 am. And now close to 48 hrs and no food. I thought damn the day b4 I was cleaned out I'll tell you after this I was and they came for me at 6 am what a thrill. So when they came to get me I was one wiped out dude and still had the surgery to go. Joe ;)

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12 years 8 months ago #9438 by mikeg
hi all- don't worry, i've covered all the bases - life insurance, power of attorney, etc. michael won't dare to die! hee hee hee!

zach - thanks again for the link to the kegels. michael printed it out and said he did a bunch of them. i am such a nag but i don't care. he told me this morning how he's gonna moan and groan after the surgery probably for a month. the catheter is going to be the hardest thing for him to deal with. but he has a high threshold for pain. anyway, i'm trying to keep my sense of humor. i can't wait for the big day, sick as it sounds.

eileen

Michael
Age 58
Stage T2-T3, muscle invasive
Married to Eileen
2 sons, ages 20 and 23

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12 years 8 months ago #9426 by flamenco
The more posts I read on this web site, the more I·ve noted a symptom which seems to be affecting not only the sufferer, but their caregivers too, some wicked sense of humour developing ! Keep it up !!

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12 years 8 months ago #9425 by Patricia
Eileen..while you're at the atty's get a medical power of attorney...just in case they come in with the anal probe or something while Mike is still floating in a morphine world.

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12 years 8 months ago #9424 by mikeg
dear zach - thanks so much for the link on kegels. i am making my husband read it and i will beat him up until he starts doing those kegels. (just kidding - i don't really beat him physically; just mentally). lol!! ::)

michael has had all these send-off dinners and lunches this past week. at work they gave him two different luncheons; tonight we went out for dinner with 6 other couples we play golf with. tomorrow we go out to dinner with two other couples. our son is coming home sunday to play some golf with us; after we have dinner with him we have to drive to baltimore. then next week it's pre-op at hopkins on monday, scans at abington hospital on tuesday, weds. and thurs. he'll go to work to tie up as many loose ends as possible, friday to the oncologist, then friday afternoon to the lawyer to sign our updated wills. saturday who knows; sunday to baltimore, monday surgery. busy busy busy. i can't wait till it's over.

eileen

Michael
Age 58
Stage T2-T3, muscle invasive
Married to Eileen
2 sons, ages 20 and 23

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12 years 8 months ago #9414 by Gene Beane
Wow this is a great topic, I love it because its all I have heard for a while now, but making fun of it seems to relase my natural endorphines, now I won't go to the gym, Eileen I am so glad your taking it the way I meant it, just making your point, just ask me how I feel, hopefully on a good day, on a bad you get the other story, Today all I asked Gene to do is kill this half dead miseally fly thats in our house. I don't ask for much, just a dead fly and a smile. Okay Rick, I forgot , nothing to clean, your off the hook, but around here milk of magnesia is common practice, must I say more!!!!THANKS EVERYONE, WERE A VERY GOOD GROUP, EACH AND EVERYONE..Ginger

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