[WWI] Anyone planning on US IPMS region 6 next month?
mixontda at msn.com
Fri Apr 6 18:49:13 EDT 2007
John, I am very sorry to hear of your unexpected hospital stay. I am an ICU
nurse and know all too well that there is no such thing as a" routine"
surgery. I am pleased to hear that you are on the mend.
>From: John Huggins <huggins1 at swbell.net>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Anyone planning on US IPMS region 6 next month?
>Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 16:53:27 -0500
>At the moment, I will be attending this year. My plans are to be just a
>person attending, and not working, but that may change.
>As some of you know, I was having some back problems while in KC for the
>Nationals last year. The results were that the previous surgery had
>failed and that there were new issues arising as a result. The worst was
>that the bones did not fuse which left the spine in a constant moving
>condition, One of teh screws holding the rods in place broke a year ago
>January. The second one broke early this February. That was when I
>yelled Uncle and started the process for corrective surgery. I went in
>the hospital on March 30 at 7am for what was to be a routine 8 hour
>procedure to remove the old stuff, clean up the area and install the new
>That is where routine stopped. The procedure tool almost 11 hours, but
>was a success (for now). I Due to the length of time being asleep and on
>my stomach, I got to spend a couple of days in ICU getting things back up
>and running. I went to the general surgery ward around noon on Monday,
>and started the recovery process. I was released today at noon and am
>home foe at least 8 weeks.
>So far, everything is healing much faster than the original surgery. The
>first time, I didn't even get out of bed for 4 days and was still needing
>help to turn in bed or get up. Walks were no more than about 800 feet and
>only twice a day at best. This time round, I was up after 6 hours and
>sitting in a chair. Turning on my own and other that having problems with
>some of the internal plumbing not wanting to wake up properly, should have
>been on the ward Saturday morning. I have been up and walking around the
>ward all week with no problems. I am getting ready to go walk around the
>Any one who will be in Dallas for the R6 event, let me know and we will
>definitely have to have a list meeting. If any one is up for it, we could
>possibly have a nice dinned meeting at one of the local eateries.
>Let me know.
>On Apr 2, 2007, at 9:30 AM, <dr-i.417.17 at cox.net> <dr-i. 417.17 at cox.net>
>>The Mrs and I thought we'd drop down from OKC and represent the List and
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