I’m in the hospital now

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  1. Nitwit

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    Some of you know I suffer from a number of conditions, cancer among them for 16 years now. I had an operation this morning and feel OK, just two incisions as it was laparoscopic in the abdomen, for removal of a non cancerous polyp. I’m old, over 70 anyway, and my profile puts me in a high risk group for the virus. The hospital seems to be operating far below capacity as people have decided to postpone their procedures unless they were life threatening. My attitude was let’s get this damn thing over and done before the hospitals become overloaded. Everyone is wearing a mask here and I’m not allowed any visitors including my wife as to limit the risk that an infected person could possibly breach their boundary. They were screening everyone who walked in the entrance. My surgeon told me that the hospital room I’m in (single room) is probably much more sterile than even my home, and felt confident that my exposure risk was almost nil. Given my suppressed immune system I was glad to hear that.

    Anyway I will likely be here for about 2-3 days before going back to the real world. But the pain killers work pretty well, and this should give me about 2 or 3 strokes on my handicap if/when the course reopens this summer.

    it feels like the calm before the storm. This is a big place but it seems to be well below capacity for now. Let’s hope it stays this quiet.

    For those among us who are healthy, enjoy every day. It doesn’t last forever. I’m looking forward to cheering the Lions at the Bev again next fall and i won’t be yelling Down In Front.

    I hope this post didn’t become a request for sympathy as my intention was just to pass on my impression of the conditions in a large city hospital right now.
     
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    Good luck and hope you have a speedy recovery. I had to drop off my mother and pick her up today to remove melanoma this morning. The hospital had postponed it 2 times and didn't want to do it again. I literally dropped her off at the outpatient door and picked her up out there. I still went home and scrubbed like I never have before.
     
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
     
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    Hang in there Nitwit! You’ll be home before you know it. :D
     
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    Hey Nit - May your recovery be swift and your nurses be hot.
     
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    I am working from home, bemoaning my fate, and then I read your post and am embarrassed at my pettiness. All the best you Nitwit. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Good luck and have a speedy recovery.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Modern medicine has enabled us to live with conditions which used to kill us, which have now become just chronic. I’ll be back at the Bev next fall.
     
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    Best wishes. All the best.
     
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    God's Blessings @Nitwit
    Hang in there; you and I will celebrate together long into the future.

    OL
     
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    Godspeed Nit...be well brother. I want 2 a side when the courses open up!
     
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    Funny how you decided to do this right after Midnighter's Naughty Nurses poll. What a coincidence! ;)

    Good to get it done while hospitals are slow. They are empty in anticipating a large rush. You should be getting excellent care.

    Be well.
     
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    hope you feel better soon. My hospital ( I am a physician) is very surreal right now, we have made all the changes, no visitors, cancelled all elective procedures, and are being very mindful of admission decisions. Very very strange ambience as the place is and feels very empty, with none of the hubbub. Calm before anticipated storm
     
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    Enjoy the quiet time while you can.

    Stay safe.
     
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    Stay safe. I want to see all of you maniacs posting here after this crap burns out
     
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    Thanks for the update on the hospitals. I canceled all my appointments and getting my knee fixed until we get back to normal again. Godspeed.
     
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    Hang tough, nitwit.
     
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    Get well, nitwit! Think you were smart to get your polyp removed before things go crazy at your local hospital. Now, you need to focus on getting the hell out of the hospital. For all the efforts to make your room sterile, it seems like there are too many stories about nasty infections and/or viruses (e.g., staph) moving around in hospitals.
     
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    get well, and get home
     
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    Get well.
     
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    My respect and prayers are with you sir. #WeAre
     
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    Heal up and get the hell out of the hospital ASAP!!
     
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    I think many, if not most of us are looking at 70 or older. I wish you nothing but a speedy recovery. I like to think we have a solid core of regulars here who pull together and send prayers to one of our own when needed. Bless you!
     
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    Get well soon.
     
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    Best of luck. Get well soon Nit!
     
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    Don't touch anything or look at anything.
     
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    You COULD be posting pics of your cutest nurses over the next few days.....gotta believe that’ll get you out of the hospital more quickly (especially when your wife finds out)!
     
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    Get well Nitwit and you will not be disappointed with our boys this season!
     
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    Get Well Soon Nitwit!!! I enjoy hearing your posts regarding travel and food experiences. I'm certain that you will be feeling like your old self in a couple of days and then back out on the course....6' away from your foursome partners, of course.

    Which begs another question. If you're playing golf under CV-19 rules, is a 6' putt now a "gimme"?
     
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    NitWit .... may you be smothered by a million of Ro's sig pics till you recover.
     
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    Heal well Nit!!
     
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    Thank you ‘ro. This sig pic is my personal all time fave. That jewelry is beyond compare!:p
     
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    A request for sympathy?? Hell no. We’re always here for each other. Get your ass well and get your ass back at the Beav this fall.

    Have a speedy recovery!
     
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    Best wishes for your speedy recovery.
     
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    get well
     
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  40. ericstratton-rushchairman

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    Nit... stay positive and get well soon. There is a great football season on the horizon.

    In an immature effort to bring some cheer to your world I will leave you with this...

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