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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-10-23 12:25 am   Permalink

Yep. Peed in a cup yesterday and Dr. said no blood. Wants GROG to make an appointment to ultrasound GROG' kidneys to make sure nothing is wrong. Feeling pretty good today. Thanks for the concern.

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OceaOtica
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Posted: 2013-10-23 2:46 pm   Permalink

Hey GROG, hopes of a speedy recovery and a clean check up!

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-10-23 2:58 pm   Permalink

My feeling is, if you're not peeing blood you're not a REAL MAN. Good work, GROG.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go pass out on the bathroom floor.
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kraken
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Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 79
From: SF Bay area
Posted: 2013-10-23 8:43 pm   Permalink

Hooray for Grog!

Here's hoping and praying that your blood test
and the ultrasound of your neanderthal kidneys
will show nothing wrong, or nothing that can't
easily be fixed.

Actually your health problems seem fairly minor
compared to a railroad conductor I once knew.
He drank even more than you claim to, and had
blood coming up his throat, out his penis and
out his ass. He was always in and out of the
emergency room, where the docs kept warning
him that he wasn't going to last long at that
rate ( he only sobered up when he had to face
an alcohol test before going on shift). Yet he
lasted several years that way. Mild-mannered
Grog seems in good shape by comparison.

Best of luck and life to you!

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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-10-23 10:52 pm   Permalink

The other day GROG had a nose bleed (weak blood vessel in nose) and hemorrhoids (must've had a big meal the night before), so GROG was bleeding out of both ends. Does that count? Not alcohol-related though.
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kraken
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From: SF Bay area
Posted: 2013-10-23 11:01 pm   Permalink

Grog is not in the same league as my railroad
conductor. His anal blood flow was often gross
enough that he needed to wear a makeshift
diaper for his trip to the ER.

Or a woman I knew from playing bocce. She
had a lifetime total of one nosebleed. but it
was gushing enough that the whole front of
her blouse and lower half of her face were
completely covered with blood, and the EMTs
had to haul her away to the ER. She's had no
nosebleed trouble since.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-24 08:14 am   Permalink

Whoa that's a lot of bloody stories and we are not in England. I'm glad to hear you are on the mend GROG. Cheers, Wendy
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khan_tiki_mon
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From: Syracuse, NY
Posted: 2013-10-24 08:30 am   Permalink

I had a nasty nosebleed a few years ago. I wrote the following on December 1st 2007.

Wednesday morning I woke up and Karen said it seemed too cold in the house. The furnace was on and blowing but it was blowing cold air. The temperature in the house was down to 58. I was in the basement checking on the furnace when my nose started bleeding. It just started bleeding. First it was just the left nostril but then the second one started as well. I don't have normal blood anymore. My blood looks like colored water. That's because of the blood thinner I take. I couldn't get my nose to stop bleeding. After two and a half hours of bleeding Karen called Dr. Rajan-George and she said I should go to urgent care.

I went to urgent care in Dewitt. This was the same urgent care where I went when I had my heart attack. It is very close to my house. They put a salve in my nose that acts as a nasal constrictor and they packed my nose, both nostrils. They packed my nose with long pieces of a guaze like material. I thought it was kind of unpleasant, which is funny looking back on it now. I didn't know what was yet to come. They said if it started bleeding again I would need to go to the emergency room. I went home and waited for the furnace repair guy to come. I waited bundled up on the couch as the temp dropped down to 56. My nose was still bleeding and I was starting to feel pretty miserable. The furnace repairman came and it turned out we needed a limit control switch and he got the furnace working. I went to the emergency room at St. Joes.

I got there about 3:30 PM. I told Karen not to come right away, there didn't seem to be any point. She went to visit Katie at University Hospital and then came to see me when she left Katie. I think she got there just before 10:00 PM and they still hadn't seen me. When you first come into the emergency room you see a triage nurse almost immediately. I think the purpose of that is to determine just how long you can stand to wait. I was feeling pretty miserable. The blood was dripping down the back of my throat. It was making me sick to my stomach. After Karen got there they took us to a room.

The doctor said he was going to repack my nose but with something more heavy duty. He said a name for it but I don't remember what it was. While he was going to get ready the nurse said it was kind of like a Tampon for your nose. Well the doctor came back with this 6 inch long tube soaking in a plastic cup filled with some kind of liquid. I thought they must put it in your nose and then cut off the excess. Nope. Once he started I realized he was going to shove that whole thing up my nose and up into my sinus cavity. As he was pushing it into my head I kept thinking there must be something he wants to know and if he would just ask I would gladly tell him anything he wanted to know. But there was no deal to be made that entire thing got shoved up my nose.

Then there was a tube dangling from the inserted part and he put a syringe on the end and inflated the thing in my nose and sinus. That was a lot of fun. There was a good deal of miscommunication. I was in a lot of pain with this thing that seemed way too big shoved up my nose. The doctor said it had it to stay in for half an hour and then he would come back to check on it. I thought that meant he was going to take it out when he came back. No such luck. I was supposed to go back to see a doctor on Friday to have the packing removed. They sent us home about midnight. I spent an absolutely miserable night. I could not lie down. As soon as I reclined past a certain point the blood would pool in my throat and I would start gagging. I was in a lot of distress and I didn't feel I could make it until Friday. Karen got me an appointment to see Dr. Alfaro-Franco, my cardiologist, at 2:00 PM on Thursday.

I was a mess. I hadn't slept, I hadn't eaten, my stomach was full of blood. Dr. Alfaro-Franco told me to stop the Plavix and she said I needed to go back to the emergency room. They didn't have an ENT doctor at St. Joes so she sent me to University Hospital. I got a room at University Hospital much quicker than I did at St. Joes. The nurse was very nice. She was starting the IV and that's when things went bad. She stuck me once and couldn't get the blood flash. She tried a second time, no luck. I think it was difficult because I was so dehydrated. She tried again and I passed out. My blood pressure had taken a precipitous drop. I came to and heard her on the intercom calling the doctor, yes it was kind of an emergency she said. I felt very strange and very scared. I felt like I was becoming detached from my body. My body was letting me down and I was losing control. I felt all at once that I was going to throw-up, my bladder was going to release, my vision was blurred, and I felt warm flashes coursing through my body. It was actually scarier than anything I felt when I had the heart attack.

The nurse said I was never in any danger and I'm sure she was correct but it was an experience I would just as soon skip in the future. The nurse got an IV established and got some fluids into me and I bounced back. The doctor was there now and they laid me back. I was afraid I would start gagging but the bleeding had finally stopped. I slept on the bed in the hospital. The doctor decided the best course of action at this point was to leave the packings in place. He felt that if the bleeding had stopped it was best to leave well enough alone and he decided to leave everything in place until Monday. It is amazing how your body can adapt. By this point the packing that was so painful the first night was now tolerable. I've been sleeping a lot. I try to get some fluids in me to stay hydrated. I have not been very hungry and I've been losing weight. I am scheduled now to get the packings out of my nose on Monday afternoon. If all goes well I should be back to as normal as I was before this incident.

The ER nurse at University Hospital said she used to be a nurse in the cardio cath lab and she said I need to get back on the Plavix as soon as possible. She said, "you guys always end up back in the cath lab." I am very much looking forward to getting back to my old self.


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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-10-24 09:46 am   Permalink

Wow, That sucked. Big time.

 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
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Posted: 2013-10-24 10:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-10-24 08:30, khan_tiki_mon wrote:
I had a nasty nosebleed a few years ago. I wrote the following on December 1st 2007.

Wednesday morning I woke up and Karen said it seemed too cold in the house. The furnace was on and blowing but it was blowing cold air. The temperature in the house was down to 58. I was in the basement checking on the furnace when my nose started bleeding. It just started bleeding. First it was just the left nostril but then the second one started as well. I don't have normal blood anymore. My blood looks like colored water. That's because of the blood thinner I take. I couldn't get my nose to stop bleeding. After two and a half hours of bleeding Karen called Dr. Rajan-George and she said I should go to urgent care.

I went to urgent care in Dewitt. This was the same urgent care where I went when I had my heart attack. It is very close to my house. They put a salve in my nose that acts as a nasal constrictor and they packed my nose, both nostrils. They packed my nose with long pieces of a guaze like material. I thought it was kind of unpleasant, which is funny looking back on it now. I didn't know what was yet to come. They said if it started bleeding again I would need to go to the emergency room. I went home and waited for the furnace repair guy to come. I waited bundled up on the couch as the temp dropped down to 56. My nose was still bleeding and I was starting to feel pretty miserable. The furnace repairman came and it turned out we needed a limit control switch and he got the furnace working. I went to the emergency room at St. Joes.

I got there about 3:30 PM. I told Karen not to come right away, there didn't seem to be any point. She went to visit Katie at University Hospital and then came to see me when she left Katie. I think she got there just before 10:00 PM and they still hadn't seen me. When you first come into the emergency room you see a triage nurse almost immediately. I think the purpose of that is to determine just how long you can stand to wait. I was feeling pretty miserable. The blood was dripping down the back of my throat. It was making me sick to my stomach. After Karen got there they took us to a room.

The doctor said he was going to repack my nose but with something more heavy duty. He said a name for it but I don't remember what it was. While he was going to get ready the nurse said it was kind of like a Tampon for your nose. Well the doctor came back with this 6 inch long tube soaking in a plastic cup filled with some kind of liquid. I thought they must put it in your nose and then cut off the excess. Nope. Once he started I realized he was going to shove that whole thing up my nose and up into my sinus cavity. As he was pushing it into my head I kept thinking there must be something he wants to know and if he would just ask I would gladly tell him anything he wanted to know. But there was no deal to be made that entire thing got shoved up my nose.

Then there was a tube dangling from the inserted part and he put a syringe on the end and inflated the thing in my nose and sinus. That was a lot of fun. There was a good deal of miscommunication. I was in a lot of pain with this thing that seemed way too big shoved up my nose. The doctor said it had it to stay in for half an hour and then he would come back to check on it. I thought that meant he was going to take it out when he came back. No such luck. I was supposed to go back to see a doctor on Friday to have the packing removed. They sent us home about midnight. I spent an absolutely miserable night. I could not lie down. As soon as I reclined past a certain point the blood would pool in my throat and I would start gagging. I was in a lot of distress and I didn't feel I could make it until Friday. Karen got me an appointment to see Dr. Alfaro-Franco, my cardiologist, at 2:00 PM on Thursday.

I was a mess. I hadn't slept, I hadn't eaten, my stomach was full of blood. Dr. Alfaro-Franco told me to stop the Plavix and she said I needed to go back to the emergency room. They didn't have an ENT doctor at St. Joes so she sent me to University Hospital. I got a room at University Hospital much quicker than I did at St. Joes. The nurse was very nice. She was starting the IV and that's when things went bad. She stuck me once and couldn't get the blood flash. She tried a second time, no luck. I think it was difficult because I was so dehydrated. She tried again and I passed out. My blood pressure had taken a precipitous drop. I came to and heard her on the intercom calling the doctor, yes it was kind of an emergency she said. I felt very strange and very scared. I felt like I was becoming detached from my body. My body was letting me down and I was losing control. I felt all at once that I was going to throw-up, my bladder was going to release, my vision was blurred, and I felt warm flashes coursing through my body. It was actually scarier than anything I felt when I had the heart attack.

The nurse said I was never in any danger and I'm sure she was correct but it was an experience I would just as soon skip in the future. The nurse got an IV established and got some fluids into me and I bounced back. The doctor was there now and they laid me back. I was afraid I would start gagging but the bleeding had finally stopped. I slept on the bed in the hospital. The doctor decided the best course of action at this point was to leave the packings in place. He felt that if the bleeding had stopped it was best to leave well enough alone and he decided to leave everything in place until Monday. It is amazing how your body can adapt. By this point the packing that was so painful the first night was now tolerable. I've been sleeping a lot. I try to get some fluids in me to stay hydrated. I have not been very hungry and I've been losing weight. I am scheduled now to get the packings out of my nose on Monday afternoon. If all goes well I should be back to as normal as I was before this incident.

The ER nurse at University Hospital said she used to be a nurse in the cardio cath lab and she said I need to get back on the Plavix as soon as possible. She said, "you guys always end up back in the cath lab." I am very much looking forward to getting back to my old self.






And I thought my emergency kidney stone operation was bad! This is one of the worst stories I have heard. Hope everything turns out well for you.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-27 08:34 am   Permalink

khan_tiki_mon there are so many of us alive because of modern medicine. Thank goodness you were smart enough to know you needed help. I hope you'll let us know how Monday goes. Best wishes for you to have a full recovery, Wendy
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khan_tiki_mon
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Joined: Sep 15, 2006
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From: Syracuse, NY
Posted: 2013-10-27 12:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the well wishes Wendy and Dan but they aren't needed. The nosebleed was almost five years ago and I never had a recurrence. And I am still on the Plavix. Yes, modern medicine is wonderful if we are wise enough to take advantage of it. I advise everyone that if things don't seem right they probably aren't and get to a doctor sooner rather than later. Mahalo.

 
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-10-27 2:30 pm   Permalink

Got to see Sandra & Grog out and about yesterday at Don's
which made our day! happy to see you guys on the backside of your ordeals.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-29 4:55 pm   Permalink

khan_tiki_mon, now how did I miss the first line? It's good nose oh I mean news that it was so long ago. Keep healthy, Wendy
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kraken
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Posts: 79
From: SF Bay area
Posted: 2013-11-01 5:38 pm   Permalink

Grog, regarding the colored sparks in your peripheral
vision that you mention in your journal. You will find
two possible diagnoses earlier in this infirmary forum;
bottom of page 5 and top of page 6.

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