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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-12-09 11:16 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone. I just had a frightening few days. On Wednesday evening I went to the ER with extreme abdominal pains. It turned out I had a 1.5cm wide gall stone blocking my gall bladder as well as an infection in my gall bladder and pancreas. Needless to say the pain was indescribable. Everything is OK now and the fear of a spreading infection has passed. I'll be off from work for a while so maybe I'll be able to click off a few more carvings. Looks like a low-fat diet for quite a while.
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2272
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-12-09 11:32 am   Permalink

Wow, that sounds frightening. I'm glad you're going to be ok.

 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-12-09 11:49 am   Permalink

welcome to the Gall Bladder-less Club! i had a similar experience while on vacation in san diego a few years ago.. (the stone part, i had the surgery back home where i could chose my surgeon) terrifying experience, and my husband is a doctor ~ still, its very scarey!

did you turn a lovely shade of Jaundice Yellow? i had Marge Simpson skin...

you're on the road to recovery.. take care


 
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-12-09 1:14 pm   Permalink

Fink,
We were just talking about you the other night at the Lagoon.
Hope some of our fond thoughts and words made their way to you there in the hospital.

Glad you made it through.

Did you know that lots of rum is the perfect antidote for gall stones?
If you're a postmenopausal woman.

http://www.mercola.com/1998/archive/vitamin_c_and_alcohol_fight_gallstones.htm

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6882
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-12-09 2:14 pm   Permalink

Dude, glad you're OK. Pain sucks.

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-12-09 9:06 pm   Permalink

Though we've never met Mr. finkdaddy, I'm glad to hear you're going to get better.

Aloha!


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-12-09 9:11 pm   Permalink

hey finky - scary story, but I'm glad you're on the mend. Low fat ain't so bad and carving time is good. I hope you're back to 100% soon
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2006-12-09 9:26 pm   Permalink

Shootz Finky that sucks butt! Glad to hear you pulled through it OK. I am with Grog pain is lame but it sure is has a way of reminding you of what is important in your life.

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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 590
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2006-12-10 06:00 am   Permalink

Hey Finky, I was wondering what was going on (figured something came up). I'm sorry to hear about that, it must have been incredibly unpleasant, distressing and painful. I'm glad to hear you're fine now. Best wishes from the Eastern Shore.
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2467
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-12-10 06:43 am   Permalink

takes more than a gall stone attack to stop Finkdaddy! Glad to hear that you are home and
recovering and that you will have a little time for tiki-work. Take care of yourself!


 
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-12-10 06:55 am   Permalink

Thank you so much everyone! It makes me feel good to hear from you all. I'm doing much better now. There is mostly just the pain from the incisions and I'm tired all the time. The doctors were much more worried about the infection in my pancreas than they were about my gall bladder. But all is well and stable now.

Pablus, that article made me laugh (laughing hurts, by the way. thanks). Maybe I can erase all the postmenopausal woman stuff before I show it to my wife. "See Honey, I'm SUPPOSED to drink this much"

Before too long I'll be posting loud and strong again. Thanks again everyone.
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2960
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2006-12-10 07:41 am   Permalink

get betta there soon hombre.

from your stunt double


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2006-12-10 10:22 am   Permalink


Happy to hear you're doing better Fink.

At least you don't have to go Vegan



-Z


 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2006-12-10 2:24 pm   Permalink

Finky,

Gallstones are a good excuse, so we'll let you get off without posting new bonz for another day or so. After that, you'll have to get back to the bench 'cause we're expecting new killer workz from you. My wife agrees that what you had was a BAD gig, so you are off the hook with me. Scatch that....get back to work!

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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-12-10 2:51 pm   Permalink

Low Fat, yuck, but it is better for you! No more Pu Pu's for you. Glad to here you are felling better. Carve some Bonz to take your mind off of it.

Send the gall stone to Tama or Paipo and ask them carve it.

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