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Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Welder Dave, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Best of luck Dave, hope this all works out. All us Vertically Challenged fellas end up with noggin scars due to a world built for 5' to 5'6" types, enga's are the worst for setting us up for head bangs.
     
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  2. Welder Dave

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    Had my stem cells put back in today. Took about an hour but so far so good. I got a little chilled because the stem cells were froze in liquid nitrogen. They thawed them out in warm water but even the IV line was still cold. Off of IV fluids and chemo by IV but still take Dexamethazone (sp) in pill form. I'll have to take maintainence chemo meds for the rest of my life kind of like someone with diabetes but shouldn't be too big of deal. Just hoping the side effects aren't too bad over the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Really really drained today. No energy, no appetite, taste buds out of whack and just want to sleep. I'm off the Dexamethazone so hopefully will get my appetite and taste buds back.
     
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  4. DMiller

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    Hang in there
    Sounds as the body is making repairs
     
  5. crane operator

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    Glad to hear about the progress Dave. One day at a time, one day at a time.
     
  6. Welder Dave

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    They gave me some club soda to rinse my mouth out with that should help with the bad taste. Still really tired though. Hopefully I'l feel better in awhile.
     
  7. Welder Dave

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    Kind of sucks that I'll get worse before I get better.
     
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    Hang in there Dave. Focus on getting better. Don’t worry about all the **** you gotta do, it’ll all be there when you get back! We’re all rootin’ for you.
     
  9. Welder Dave

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    Thanks everyone! The sore throat is the worst and I have thrush they're giving me an IV for. Waiting for misty freeze from Dairy Queen. It's cold and I was able to get down yesterday so hoping I can today. Have a gag reflex with anything else.
     
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    Sorry you have to go through such an ordeal Dave, life can really suck sometimes.
     
  11. Welder Dave

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    I'm a little better now. They gave me some mouthwash with lidocane (sp) that will numb my throat. Back aches a little, I think maybe just from lying in bed for long periods. Hopefully only 2 bad more days and I'll start feeling better.
     
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  12. Welder Dave

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    I'm hoping I hit rock bottom because I felt completely drained earlier today. Totally in just another universe. I'm a little better now so hope I'm on the upward curve. Getting on my feet was difficult and even though my mouth and throat are really dry, a bunch of stuff wanted to run out my mouth. I wasn't very stable either but seem somewhat better now. It's a horrible way to feel.
     
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    Thank you for your reporting. Your inner strength is inspirational and your recording your trip will be of use to others experiencing the same.
     
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  14. Welder Dave

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    Maybe my experience could help someone else who goes through a similar experience. Feeling better today but bad side effects last night.
     
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  15. Welder Dave

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    Horrible today. No C-difff though.
     
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    Hope you're catching up on some good Youtube stuff! those mechanics from Inda are a blast to watch! How to machine a flywheel on a running engine with only a rock...
     
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    Great on the absence of the C-diff. One step after another.
     
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  18. Welder Dave

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    My hair is coming out pretty good today. Just feel completely drained of anything.
     
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    On a more positive note,if you’ve no futher use for your hair brush or comb,then you can keep them until your well enough to comb the fins out on your old grader rad
     
  20. Welder Dave

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    Good idea. I don't have energy to do much of anything. Running a fever so full precautions being taken when anyone comes room. Full gown. Face shield and mask. 38.2c temp. Was lower last night. Hoping it gets better soon. No covid or c-diff which is good. Just trying to get by, should be on the upswing soon
     
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