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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby tangled_slinky » Apr 13, 2008 10:45 pm

Wayne Harrison wrote: But I was in a private room last night and I'm sure it sounded that campfire session in Blazing Saddles.


Glad you're back home! Now, :off topic: but....most favorite movie ever! :banana_yay: I lol through all 93 minutes of it.
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby tncaver » Apr 14, 2008 8:13 am

Don't get too close to the campfire Wayne. It might blow up. My wife had that gas for surgery awhile back and it was
a hoot after she got home. Surprising how long it took for it to all go away. Anyway, we are glad to have you back.
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Apr 14, 2008 10:07 am

Glad you're alright Wayne and everything is ...umm cleared.
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Evan G » Apr 14, 2008 10:36 am

Glad hear your doing better, Wayne! Sounds like you should avoid carbide lamps. Heal up fast!
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby adleedy » Apr 14, 2008 8:14 pm

Glad your allright wayne, BTW...I love that movie
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby MUD » Apr 14, 2008 10:29 pm

Great news Wayne! How long til ya can cave?
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Cheryl Jones » Apr 14, 2008 11:26 pm

Wayne, you might want to stay away from beans'n' beer for a couple of days! :laughing:

Great to hear you're home and back with us. :cavechat:

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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Evan G » Apr 15, 2008 10:03 am

Mango like beans! :yikes:

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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Wayne Harrison » Apr 16, 2008 10:22 am

Regarding the passing gas after surgery, it does continue for awhile and that makes me worry that I'm now a contributer to global warming.. :yikes:

The recovery can go up to six weeks. Right now, I'm off work for a week -- at home on heavy pain meds, and then will try to work from home half days for awhile. It will be at least a month before I am able to return to work in person.

As for caving, I don't see it in my immediate future. It's quite strenuous, at altitude, here in Colorado and I will be totally out of shape by the time I am able to go caving.

Thanks for all the well wishes and good thoughts. I'd be interested in hearing from any other cavers who have had the same surgery. Just click on my email link.
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Squirrel Girl » Apr 17, 2008 4:37 pm

So just what gas are the pumping into people? I'm sure it's not methane, as that would be dangerous. CO2 would be nonflamable, but why? Why not plain ole air?
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Evan G » Apr 17, 2008 6:58 pm

LOL. sorry I know the answer, but it is not my place to place say it.

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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Cheryl Jones » Apr 17, 2008 6:59 pm

Wikipedia sez:
(Laparoscopic surgery) "The gas used is CO2, as it is common to the human body and can be removed by the respiratory system if it absorbs through tissue. It is also non-flammable, which is important due to the fact that electrosurgical devices are commonly used in laparoscopic procedures."
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Squirrel Girl » Apr 19, 2008 6:22 am

Cheryl Jones wrote:Wikipedia sez:
(Laparoscopic surgery) "The gas used is CO2, as it is common to the human body and can be removed by the respiratory system if it absorbs through tissue. It is also non-flammable, which is important due to the fact that electrosurgical devices are commonly used in laparoscopic procedures."

Thanks Cheryl. Though that leaves yet more questions. Such as what the absorption rate of CO2 is versus N2. Curious.
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby bigalpha » Apr 27, 2008 10:23 pm

Glad to hear you are alright Wayne.
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Re: Our Admin. goes under the knife....

Postby Wayne Harrison » Apr 28, 2008 7:53 am

Thanks, BigA.

It's the first major surgery I've had as an adult, so the recovery is a new experience for me.

I appreciate all the good thoughts from everyone and I've come away from this with a great appreciation for nurses -- and I don't mean that as a joke.
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