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kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
I'm not telling ya'all this for sympathy, but explaining why you're probably not going to hear from me for a while.  For those of you that don't know, I'm a disabled Veteran.  The VA Hospitals, in all of their wisdom, have performed a total of 15 hernia operations.  To say the least, they really put the screws to me.  I have a ton of mesh in me, literally.  All of that mesh has caused a lot of nerve damage and cut off blood flow to certain body parts.  I've agreed to an exploratory surgery to try to alleviate some of the pain.  I take the kind of pain medications that a stage 4 cancer patient would take.  To say the least, life can get a little trying at times.  If you would, please send out a few prayers my way.  I have to go and have an evaluation done first and they will decide from there.  Here's the possible downside to all of this, I could actually loose "the boys" due to lack of blood flow.  Like I said before, please shoot me a prayer if you don't mind.  I go in next Tuesday to New Orleans and we'll go from there.  Hopefully I'll be able to enjoy a cigar to two while at the hospital!!!!  lol   

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 9,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good luck buddy, hope all goes well!
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    I'm sure it will go fine.  It's hard at times to put a lot of faith in the VA medical services, but when you're on a budget, sometimes it's your only option.  Plus, at least this way, it will be on file.
  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear that, best of luck hope it goes well.  That's a lot of hernia operations!  I'll be prayin for "the boys" too.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 10,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You and Rhamlin are on my list...

    Mike @Nolagizmo is in New Orleans, and he's the kind of guy that'd be happy to hook a brother up with a smoke.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    Please don't anyone take this post as having a "hidden agenda".  All that I'm doing is freaking out a little and need the support of my BOTL that I have truly come to like.  I don't have ANY family down here in Louisiana, which is the way that I wanted it.  Ya'alls opinions mean the world to me and I know that everything that you write is from the heart.  Thank you all very much for your thoughts/prayer/and positive remarks.  It truly does take some of the edge off of what they might/might not do.
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sending prayers, amigo

    -Jay
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    Thanks Jay!
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,885 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Prayers and positive thoughts are going out for you, Joe. I can empathize with you in this matter and I sincerely wish for a successful outcome. 

    Hang in there, Bro......  B)
  • NolagizmoNolagizmo Nola, LA.Posts: 1,917 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kemper shoot me a pm I will give you my # text when I can break you out. I can come by and push your @$$ outside. In a wheelchair to roast a stick or 2. >:)
    "Come party with me in Tennessee for my birthday July we can smoke in the Smokey's."
  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    You're the man Nola!  I'll definitely take you up on the offer if need be. 
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Get better my man. Hope they can figure something out for you. 

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!


  • NolagizmoNolagizmo Nola, LA.Posts: 1,917 ✭✭✭✭✭
    kemper74 said:
    You're the man Nola!  I'll definitely take you up on the offer if need be. 
    Holla ... I would love to come cheer ya up and share a stogie. Keep in mind I work retail so I will show up at weird hours. I will make the staff conform to my visiting hours... B)

    Take care of yourself brutha. You got a BOTL here to help pick you up.

    [email protected]

    Mikie
    "Come party with me in Tennessee for my birthday July we can smoke in the Smokey's."
  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,598 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Positive vibes and well wishes going out to you!  
    How do you like my profile pic Taborski?   @matkn293          
  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    Hope you'll keep us updated kemper and way to go Nola, that's what I love about this forum/family.
  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,519 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hope everything goes well and that the pain can be relieved!
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,320 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn man. 
    Best wishes for a successful & speedy recovery.



    * I have a new address as of 3/24/18 *

  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    Dr. Martin is a VERY good doctor at the Alexandria VA Hospital.  Worse case scenario, they have to do an exploratory (very long rehab).  Or, they could decided to do nothing, and just keep me jacked up on pain killers for the rest of my life.  Dr. Martin made me aware that I already have ANOTHER hernia.  If they decided to operate to fix it, there are major complications that could occur.  So, I'll probably choose the pain, unless they give me news of another procedure.  I just hate the waiting! 
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 8,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hang in there. Praying for the best possible outcome. 
  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    Everything has been "canceled" until they can get the "specialist" in that they want.  At least that's what they're saying.  Please continue with the prayers, somethings got to give eventually.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 10,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Got you on my prayer list, Kemper!
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • kemper74kemper74 106 S. Division St., DeRidder, LAPosts: 161 ✭✭✭
    A big THANK YOU to everyone!
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