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Well, it's about time to hit the hay. I'm now passing water about the same way as I consume it, so I should be hydrated enough to not puke myself to death while anesthetized. Surgery is at 9:00am, and I have to be at the surgical hospital at 7:00am with family in tow. I'm told the place is busier than Wal-Mart about this time in the morning.

Wish I could figure out how long the procedure will take, and what time I'll be heading home. I also wish I could figure out which will hurt worse - the knife wounds from the laparoscopy, or the remnants of CO2 they use to inflate my abdomen as it forms in pockets around my shoulders...I'm told it's the latter.

Looking forward to being able to eat what I want, drink freely, etc. My GB is suspected of being the culprit for flu-like symptoms I've had this week...been on huge bacterial infection-targeting antibiotics since yesterday, and my 102 degree temp is gone.

Nothing passes the lips past midnight, because I guess anesthesia can cause you to vomit even while you're out, and that gets into your lungs and you kinda die or something. My right ear has been ringing for about 3 hours, probably blood-pressure related, due to nerves...will see what I'm at here in a few minutes.

It'll be a relief when this is all over. No idea when I'll be cogent and pain-free enough to come back and ruin the hopes and dreams of Jakarta Expat, Jayhawk, DestroyerW140, et al, by confirming I've survived.

Debating whether or not to ask for the know, for memorabilia's sake. I wonder if I sold it on eBay for charity, what it would fetch....??? Is that illegal? Someone do me a favor and research it, I'll plan on asking to keep it. Worst case, I'll fling it at the first total douchebag I find driving with full disregard for the rules of the road.

Wish me luck,
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Here's to wishing you all the best during your procedure.
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Routine procedure, don't sweat it. Enjoy the dope and we'll see you when you when the dope wears off.

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Enjoy your time in and try not to laugh. Every time I walk into a hospital room where someone has had their Gallbladder out the first words out of their mouths is usually "Do NOT Friggin' make me laugh!". A cocked eyebrow latter and we are off to the races.

Nurse, it was suppose to be his ballplatter, not gallbladder.

Good luck and enjoy the rest.


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Good luck, and don't believe a word those money-grubbing organ harvesters say.

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Good luck, it'll be a breeze, over before you know it.

The CO2 is the worst part, can give you a real pain in the shoulder.

If they give you anything back, it'll be the stones - they don't rot...



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Morning is the best time I heard for procedures.

TK, despite what the doctor says, NO general op is routine.
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If you have the option, choose Diloted instead of Morphine. Less after effects, and feels really good.

Like, make it mellow man.

Good luck on the Op. I'll smoke a Cohiba for you in the morning when I get home.

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Try to masturbate the pain for me
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