Friday, July 15, 2022

I Lived Again......

Mykah

                I Lived ******

*After the Guadalajara fiasco, I basically beat all my problems only to return to Emerald Isle and the emergency room in Morehead City. As the surgeon and I walked to the operating room she said you need to make a decision which concerned the small intestines as they appeared to be interlocked with the large ones.  She could let me go gently or brought back for two or three days to say goodby as you cannot live without small intestines except in rare instances and mentioned that she was brutally honest in all cases. I said I would tell her before put to sleep and picked the former. When I awoke I was told she had found only that the small ones had moved around the large ones and both were in good shape with good blood circulation and said that she hadn't seen this before and we might have to go back in. Additionally, I wouldn't be out of the woods but the next three days would be critical which I assumed the small ones might return from whence they came after she replaced them.  Haven't fully recovered from this one but on the way I pray.

69 comments:

  1. Prayers sent up for you, Brock, good to see some news of your condition.

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  2. Praying for you sir! God bless

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  3. Yet another remarkable story. Thanks Brock, and more prayers are headed your way.

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  4. Hang in there Brock!

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  5. Know that you are in my hearts thoughts and prayers and wishing you a most blessed and speedy recovery.
    Get well soon.
    Cheers
    Jeffrey

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  6. Keep cheating Death and she's gonna get pissed. Hope you have a speedy and full recovery.

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  7. May God Bless You and Your Family Brock. There are more of us than them. And to this day, they haven't got a clue. It will be Epic, even on a Biblical scale. Keep Smiling My Friend, it gives the impression that you are up to something nefarious. Cheers!

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  8. Glad to see you are still above ground. Glad you have an honest surgeon. Many are hesitant to be 100% honest about things. Sadly I must say it sounds like your health care woes have been forestalled, not ended. After 45+ years in healthcare I can say that you have a long road to full recovery with a lot of chances still for things to go wrong. Hopefully you will make it. Some do, most don't. So make sure you have hugged your kids and grand kids and settled things that need settling. Because modern medicine can work wonders but it does not perform miracles.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Do you know what is supposed to keep
      intestines in place?

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    2. Hi Brock - I am happy to see you looking so well despite all you've been through - when I first read that the doctor told you no one can live without their small intestine, I knew that is not true. My dear departed father-in-law lived with no intestines for more than 40 years. He died from a logging truck crashing into his car in 1997 at the age of 79. He could have gone on for another 10 years easy.
      As to your question "What keeps intestines in place," I looked it up. Glad I did because apparently this was not settled science. The Mesentery is now defined as a "single organ" that does the job. Pretty interesting, so here's the link for your review:
      https://www.healthline.com/health/mesentery
      I wish you all the best, Brock.
      Sioux still in Battle Creek

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  9. Getting old isn’t for wimps is it?
    I have been praying for you.
    Fitty

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  10. You have some spec op guardian angels in your corner, sir. I'm sure of it. There is also a reason they're helping you. There must be something "unfinished" in your reality. You're obviously tough and intelligent. I suppose the answers will come when they're supposed to. Meantime, positive thoughts and energies.
    Ohio Guy

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  11. Way to go! Typing with one hand after shoulder surgery. Best wishes! Jack Lawson

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  12. Hi Brock!!!!!,
    OMG!!! Buddy get better!! Love seeing your smiling Face!!! ALL!!!,,my Prayers are with You!!!! and.....
    BLUE SKYZ!!!!,
    skybill

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  13. So Good to hear you are still with us. We need Men like you in this World Brock. Semper Fi.

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  14. God bless and a speedy recovery, good sir
    Coelacanth

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  15. Psalm 118:17
    I will not die, but live,
    And tell of the works of the Lord.

    Be well my Mentor and Southern Gentleman Friend
    Your Northern Copperhead Friend
    Greg

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  16. Glad to hear you're doing better Brock.! You've got more than 9 lives !!
    My cats are envious :)

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  17. Well Brock, obviously your mission here on earth is not over yet. Will keep praying for your complete recovery and strength.

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  18. 🙏🏼✝️❤️

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  19. Praying for full recovery.

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  20. Hi Brock. A friend had a son who went years before having a problem with his intestines. Seems they were not attached to anything and were like intestines just dropped in a bucket. The kid had surgery at St. Jude's hospital in Memphis and came out in great shape with all the appropriate parts attached where they needed to be. Good luck my friend and will say a prayer for your recovery. Indyjonesouthere

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  21. Prayers said for all involved, God Speed Brother.

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  22. Two years had a similar problem had 13" inches of small intestine removed enjoying life today at 77'years young. God Bless you and your Surgeon

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    1. Thank you and I was impressed by the doctor

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  23. Praying for you Brock.

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  24. I always will remember the two visits we had. First - the wonderful historic home, the BBQ and the campfire chats. Second - your gracious hospitality at your beach home.all I can say is I'm so grateful you're still on this side of the river with us. It's great to see your smile and know it comes from your confident spirit.

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    1. Thank you and I really appreciate them. The best to you.

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  25. Some people will do anything for attention. ;-)
    The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

    The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

    The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

    Y'all have a nice day.

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  26. God Bless you Brock. You're a fighter, you'll make it!

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    1. Half a league, half a league, half a league onwards…..



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  27. Hang tough. I'm glad to see you doing better. I'll add you to my prayer list.

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  28. Hang in there Brock, our work is just beginning. Amen.

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  29. Hey Brock, My family Dr told me 30+ years ago that I had a very large hiatal hernia. Fast forward to this past March. My stomach had moved almost to my collar bone and had drug the 1st part of my small intestine part way up. It got so that I could hear gurgles high up in my chest. The surgeon put both organs back where they belonged all done laparospy.
    At a followup meeting with my heart doctor he told me that found out the cause of my condition . . . . . TOO MANY BIRTHDAYS - woohoo what a diagnostician! We're still continuing to pray for you and yours up here in onion country.

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    1. Ha! Thanks for the info and joke of the day! No one seems to
      know what is supposed to keep organs in place ! Do you?

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  30. All good news is welcome!
    Please let me know how to help.
    Best to you and yours!

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