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Postby mountaineer » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:53 pm

Mike! Darn it! I just saw this thread and will begin praying for you immediately!

Please call me, I changed cell phones and lost your number along with the little address book I had it written down in.



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Postby Skibum » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:40 pm

Hang in there Mike!
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Postby Hikin Mike » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:24 pm

I'm back. I got back Tuesday after spending 12 days in the hospital. Thet removed a small bit of infected tissue on my right knee. Wasn't that bad as I didn't need any pain meds after surgery. For the next two weeks I have a portable wound vac attached to my right knee. It's supposed to greatly improve healing, which is what I need.

My left knee is really sore since then. Getting around is really difficult. I'm unable to take my anti-inflamatory meds to help it right now. The doctor is concerned about them interfering with the healing proceesss. I've been taking Norco for pain and I may try Percocet (sp?) after my next doctor visit on Thursday.

Not sure how often I can get down here. My computer is in a room with a step down and it took my wife to help me get here. Thanks for your prayers and concerns. I'll keep you updated when I can.
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Postby Robert » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:09 am

My left knee is really sore since then. Getting around is really difficult. I'm unable to take my anti-inflamatory meds to help it right now. The doctor is concerned about them interfering with the healing proceesss. I've been taking Norco for pain and I may try Percocet (sp?) after my next doctor visit on Thursday.

Not sure how often I can get down here. My computer is in a room with a step down and it took my wife to help me get here. Thanks for your prayers and concerns. I'll keep you updated when I can.


Mike,

Hope all is well with you and your healing is progressing in the right direction. Please, please, please be careful with taking the pain killers! Percocet can be highly addictive and recovery from an addiction might be more painful than your knee surgery.

I see you are from Atwater. Presuming that's the Atwater near Merced, I'm not too far from you and I'll be passing through that area this coming Friday. If there's anything I can do to help, let me know. Perhaps I can relocate your computer to a different room so you don't have to step down to get to it.

Best regards,
Robert
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Postby ERIC » Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:58 pm

Hey, Mike!

Glad to hear the surgery went well and the healing process has begun. Here's to a full and speedy recovery!

On a side note, have you thought of moving the computer to a place that's accessible for you? If your internet access point is an issue, how about a wireless router?

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Postby markskor » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:46 pm

Mike,
How are we to give you a hard time if you can't even get to a computer?
Get well soon buddy...still waiting.
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Postby Hikin Mike » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:41 pm

Thanks everybody!

Robert, I'm not 100% sure I'm going to try the Percocet. Yes, that is the Atwater notth of Merced.

Eric, I thought of moving the computer, but there isn't a lot of room in the living room and it isn't that too difficult to get down here, I just need my wife's assistance for now.

Mark, I hope we can do that hike next year, but we'll see how the next few months go. I probably won't be walking (trail ready) for at least a year.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:48 pm

Good to see you back, Mike! hang in there!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby Rosabella » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:40 pm

Ditto on that! :thumbsup:
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Postby Randonnee » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:51 am

Add my welcome back to the list. You have been missed. When you are ready to get out and about we will have to have a topix gathering in your honor :D
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Postby Hikin Mike » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:25 pm

Thanks again everyone!

My first outing has to be with the family. I've put them (my wife) through so much these past few years, they need to be first. I'm thinking a nice easy outing to May Lake. I'm definately wanting to organize an outing once I'm trail-ready! Not sure where, it will depend on when I'm ready and how much I feel I can do...even a car-camping trip would work for me.
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Postby copeg » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:57 pm

Mike
Glad to hear you are on the healing track and thanks for the update.
Hang in there!
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