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    Got rid of the IV infusion pump. Riding today no matter what.

    I had my last infusion of antibiotics yesterday and they took the pump back. The RN said the blood work looked excellent save the creatinine numbers and that is "normal" for me. Riding this afternoon no matter what. I'll protect the PICC line as if I was taking a shower and just do some easy miles. Ride and Pie report this evening. Thanks for y'alls kind thoughts and encouragement. Tomorrow I fire a doctor from his duties. Already put in notice with the surgeon's office not to refer me to him any more. PICC line comes out at 1445 hrs. Thanks be to God!!!!!!

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    Good news!

    But... can ya catch me up? I haven't seen where you talked about what's going on.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Here is my original thread Doohickie, hope this helps you:http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t-Warning-long

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    Go Bill! My arm isn't healed to the point where I can do a normal ride. I was going to try the trainer this afternoon, but my arm still hurts if I put any weight on it. So, I have decided to take a spin in the neighborhood on my wife's recumbent trike. I'm shooting for at least 15 miles today. Will post about the ride later in the day.
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    Oh, I remember that now. To be honest, I remember reading that and thinking, "Ooh. Too gross!" and not reading the entire post. Glad it's getting better for you, but be careful; sounds like it's nothing you want to mess with.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Well heck, I managed a few miles and didn't croak or puke. Report is here:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/555896-did-you-ride-today/page335


    I felt great and was ready to go for more but I do not want to push this and get set back. Thanks to all again.

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    Great to see you riding again but take it gently.
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    So, what type of pie did you have to celebrate?

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    Good to see another rider getting out there with foreign "orifices" in them

    I still have my G-tube hanging out. Hopefully I'll get it out next week. But I've started riding again in the last week. It was slow going at first, but I'm starting to build back up. It will be awhile before I get back to where I was before the surgery, but at least I don't feel now like the entire summer will be lost.
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    Good to see you're doing better . Nothing quite so health-giving as a bike ride .

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    So, what type of pie did you have to celebrate?
    It was my usual spring/summer favorite, Key Lime Pie with whipped cream and almond slivers on the perimeter. (No fat cream and custard as per my diet and preferences) I still cannot eat anything spicy or textured since the antibiotic took all the good bacteria out of my system. I took/take Florastor(SP) and acidophilus/bifida tablets to replace them. My mouth burns all of the time except when I drink water and eat yogurt(YUMMY!)

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    Yikes. That's got to be hard on the nerves. Glad to hear the line is out.

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    Racer EX,
    I got the line out this afternoon, thank goodness. I had to take today off from riding because the Infusion Center Nurses wanted me to let the vein seal over 24 hours before I got it sweaty. They had no problems with my riding with the entrance opening wrapped in plastic yesterday. No pain or anything when they remove the lines just a little bleeding is all.

    The physician was indifferent when I told him I would not be using him anymore. I truly think his English language skills are not to hot. He just says "very good, very good", in his heavily accented English, when I answer a question or tell him something. I have to repeat most things and I try to be straight forward and even tempered but he tries me most times. He seems very smart but not much on communication skills. No matter to me any longer.

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    I am happy to hear this, Bill! Good for you! I love Key Lime Pie, too.

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    Glad to hear the Good News! Good luck!
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    They have Key Lime Pie Yogurt, as well . Good, and good for you .

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    Yep GA, and I really love it as a snack in the afternoon. The lemon merangue is pretty tasty, as well. I usually eat the Oikos Greek yogurt as my regular meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    Racer EX,
    I got the line out this afternoon, thank goodness. I had to take today off from riding because the Infusion Center Nurses wanted me to let the vein seal over 24 hours before I got it sweaty. They had no problems with my riding with the entrance opening wrapped in plastic yesterday. No pain or anything when they remove the lines just a little bleeding is all.

    The physician was indifferent when I told him I would not be using him anymore. I truly think his English language skills are not to hot. He just says "very good, very good", in his heavily accented English, when I answer a question or tell him something. I have to repeat most things and I try to be straight forward and even tempered but he tries me most times. He seems very smart but not much on communication skills. No matter to me any longer.

    Glad to hear that the line is out and you are back in the saddle. I did 15 miles on the wife's recumbent trike on Wednesday but it wasn't a pretty sight watching me steer that thing with one hand. Couldn't shift, either. Getting ready to do it again this morning, if I can get it out of the shed by myself.

    It's a shame you had to give up your doctor because of his poor articulation. There are a lot of really good foreign doctors that lose patients because of that. Unfortunately, those are the ones that many of the insurance companies use as in-plan physicians.
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    My surgeon is from the Philippines and I wouldn't dream of using another physician for surgery. I just don't mesh with him, I was referred to him because he did a consult in 2009 in the hospital. If he would not promise me one thing and then change it instantly and not tell me it would be fine, the breaker was his line to the Infusion center charge R.N. that, "he can wear a pump and learn to live with it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    My surgeon is from the Philippines and I wouldn't dream of using another physician for surgery. I just don't mesh with him, I was referred to him because he did a consult in 2009 in the hospital. If he would not promise me one thing and then change it instantly and not tell me it would be fine, the breaker was his line to the Infusion center charge R.N. that, "he can wear a pump and learn to live with it."
    Gottcha! Yep, that would tend to do it for me, too. I have been very fortunate that all the physicians I have seen during my leukemia and prostate cancer ordeals have just been fantastic docs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    Yep GA, and I really love it as a snack in the afternoon. The lemon merangue is pretty tasty, as well. I usually eat the Oikos Greek yogurt as my regular meal.

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    I had been in the hospital 6 days with MRSA and had finally been released. I went to the hospital's assigned doctor for a check up. During the check up he said that I should take a medicine and I said OK but I don't think that it will work. His reply was I don't care if you live or die.

    I was too weak to even comment. I left his office and I don't ever plan on returning. The guy seems to be a great doctor and his treatments helped to save my life. But there are other great doctors that don't have the bad attitude.

    I don't burn bridges and in an emergency I would be glad to look up and see him but for non emergency care he is never going to be my choice.

    I am glad that you are doing better and getting to ride some.

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    I have decided to have a key lime pie too, in honor of your completion and back to ridding.
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