Manage episode 321285098 series 2929004
Ostomy, Debilitating Back Pain, 5 ER Visits, 2 Hospitalizations and a Cancer Scare
Well, well, well, the question is where has he been? Where has the Old Guy been? Debilitating back pain, two hospitalizations, five ER visits with admissions to the hospital all within the past several weeks, and it started on January 10th. And, quite frankly, with all the drugs that I've been getting in the hospital, the last few weeks are a blur.
For me, it's actually hard to believe that it is coming towards the end of February. That's right, the end of February. It started just kind of innocuously with some lower back pain, which like you and I, well, we all had lower back pain, but this really hurt and it hurt like a motherfucker. It hurt like a motherfucker.
And, I thought, okay. Usually, when I have this thing, it hurts for a day. I go to bed at night and wake up, and it's gone. But no, it's hung on, it's hung on. And, I thought, well, this will get better, this will get better. The next day it doesn't get any better, but what happens is I get some meds from my primary care doctor. Next thing I know I'm in the ER with diverticulitis, and I was never so happy. I was never so happy to get morphine.
This was actually a record in the ER. From the time I walked in the door to the time they were pumping morphine into my body, it was 40 minutes. That's right, 40 minutes. Some sort of record. I'm not excited about that.
And then, it just started a whole series of me going to the ER multiple times, getting all sorts of powerful pain medications intravenously, intramuscular, and some muscle relaxants. All stuff that just really made me lose track of time, and then I went into the hospital again with another case of diverticulitis and well, they had to do surgery on me.
The surgeon did ostomy, which for those of you that don't know what that means is well, they cut up part of your colon and you get to shit through a bag. But, the bag, well the bag doesn't work so fucking well, and we're still trying to figure it out. My wife is a saint. She is literally cleaning up my shit and I just am forever thankful for her and for what she's doing for me.
But, this whole process is going on. Apparently, I've got to deal with this shit for about another two months. It's been a month since I had the surgery and then they put you back together again, which is not such a great event either to recover from.
I'm still dealing with the lower back pain. I saw a pain doctor who was a prick and I'm going to find another one. Motherfucker didn't wait until I was under anesthesia before he started putting probes in the back of my spine and it hurt like a motherfucker. So, it was all sorts of stuff like that.
But, just to let you know, I'm back and we've got some exciting guests coming on board. I got Randy Sutton from The Wounded Blue who I've had on my program several times. We're going to be talking about the Ottawa police. So, when I saw on TV in Canada and how the peaceful protesters, they're a really, truly peaceful protest were treated by the police that made me wonder how did they get to a oppressive police state that now exists in Canada. And, we're going to have some other famous people on board too.
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And, I'm trying to do that even though I am in a shit load of pain. I know I'm laughing here and everything else, but quite frankly, it hurts like a motherfucker. Everything seems to hurt and it just wears you out. It wears me out to no extent.
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