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It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Mon May 16, 2016 11:17 am



No proper place to put this, so here it be.

After 5 years with this, time has finally come. Ultrasound found new large clot protruding in a place that's NOT good.
Saphenous vein into the Lilac vein. It's next stop, the Femoral which is the main highway to Da-Pump.
SO.... going in tomorrow (17th) for extensive clotS removal. Mechanical/Chemical or both, he's unsure until I'm in.
Doc bumped me up to the front of his ToDo list. Guess it's urgent?
Doc says it's a 1 to 2 day procedure but in my case plan on a possible week. :shock:

I'm OH-SO GLAD I got to enjoy the Wing for 150K miles and the many destinations near and afar.
After posting and reading about this GoldWing, (so far) there IS NO better touring motorcycle.
SO what, I'm biased.

May as well say it now, BEEN A SLICE FOLKS.

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby flogger » Mon May 16, 2016 12:01 pm

You will be our thoughts. Please keep everyone here up to date... do you know when yet? Can you communicate while recovering? How long do you expect to be down? Many, many questions and concerns come to mind... You have a lot of friends on here that all wish you the best and wish you a speedy recovery...

WingAdmin, maybe this belongs better in the Goldwing Chat section and you could move it there?
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby 97Aspy » Mon May 16, 2016 5:16 pm

Good luck man hang in there and check back when you can.

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 16, 2016 6:03 pm

Hey FM,

I know we had talked about this before, and you have all of my best thoughts heading your way. Fight your way through this and get back to your bike. :)

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon May 16, 2016 6:11 pm

All the best,

Will wait to hear from you shortly - and tell us it was a piece of cake. :)

I had one clot the length of my thigh after a bingle in 2010 - in and out of hospital a few times - but warfarin did the trick - but it did take quite a few months to disappear,

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon May 16, 2016 7:31 pm

wish you a good surgery and a speedy recovery. our, (myself and my wife), thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Mon May 16, 2016 9:18 pm

THANKS all... really!
In no particular order in answering your posts... (cheat way out of doing chronological, LOL!)
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This is a "scheduled emergency", Ins. jargon so it's mostly taken care of, key word 'mostly'.
Been waiting for S.S. to kick in few months ago. So as of right now, I made it, I'm breathing.
ShweeeEEeeew, half day to go. (tick tick tick)

Few weeks ago my 'vein specialists' done a followup deep ultrasound and found this new "ACUTE" clot (their word for GO-E.R.-NOW!). Went in and did Cat Scans, said nothing drastic is happening. SAY-WHAT? It's there way of keeping things calm. NO-NO-nooo I said I want it all, no sugar coating, tell me. Blah-yada for now. So C.T. caused the Hema-Doc to bump me up his schedule. Now 1.5 weeks later, here we/I am. I'm riding the Wing to and from the hospital... dedicated rider AY!

So I'll have dead... ummm DOWN time to maybe write up a few more bike riding tunes or maybe work on that 'Road to Nowhere' thing from a few years ago. My movements will be limited by being plugged in 'The Dripper'. My digital Tablet will make all that EZ-PZ.

I've come to learn this Wings seat is partly to blame, tho not the original reason the problem started, just added to it all.
The 1991 model they cut out 3/4" of foam to lower the seat height and RIGHT WHERE I have a new clot is where the seat pan pressures my leg.

Been on Coumadin for 5.25 years and clots were just recently growing. No thanks to a COP that simply could NOT ask proper questions back in Sept '15 actually help exasperated my clot situation (grrr). Seems the Coumadin and my 2 beers intake every day 'OR SO' actually helped fast flush clots in my system. Remember the timing thing? Ya, it all came together in near proper order, I GOT LUCKY, sorta.

IF i missed anyone, I'll get'ya later. (positive tink'n ;) )
Again, THANKS all. ;)
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby aj1500 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:41 am

sending positive thoughts your way for a good outcome and speedy recovery

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby dingdong » Tue May 17, 2016 7:57 am

Real sorry about your clot problem. You will be back on the bike sooner than you think. Think positive. Think positive. Think positive. Thin..............................
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue May 17, 2016 2:31 pm

Darn! Right when you was about to kick off for New Mexico and Big Bend! Oops, I didn't mean kick off. :shock:
All the best to you. Maybe we'll cross paths in June. :D
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed May 18, 2016 10:10 am

Oops. Sorry. I was confusing you with dingdong. :oops: :oops: :oops:
Still, best thoughts and wishes for successful operation and speedy recovery.
Have I been here too long for this to be just chalked up to the new guy?
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 19, 2016 3:20 pm

I got LUCKY!... REAL LUCKY!!!+!

(short story)
First round:
Doc used clot dispersant, special chemical that unglues into bloods basic components. The newest and most dangerous one they seen in ultrasound, it was dangling and ready to break off :shock: . The 2 docs must have taken a LOT of time dealing with it, took 4.5 hrs.
2nd round:
Took 45 minutes to mechanically remove what the chemical couldn't... and I felt the expansion balloon even under sedation.
Now for recovery time. Doc said one day, HAH!!! I'm taking 2 :twisted:
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu May 19, 2016 4:13 pm

Congrats! Was it a boy or girl? (Might as well shove the whole foot in. :roll: )

Really, glad that's over with and your recovery looks rosy. :D
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby 97Aspy » Thu May 19, 2016 4:30 pm

Glad everything went well. I wouldn't push it too much take a break. You will be back riding again in no time.

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu May 19, 2016 5:26 pm

glad to hear your surgery went well. take your time to recoup. your bike will be waiting for you when your ready to ride again.

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 19, 2016 5:31 pm

It was like "sticking it's tongue out"... must'a been a girl.
I was going to ride to and from but after release today, glad I didn't, MAN-O-MAN is it sore.

Docs went in a vein, in the crease behind the knee.
When I stress it, it's stretching inside, mm-MM-mmmm sooOOoore.

I sure HOPE my leg is up for forks and F-Brakes change tomorrow.
I'm not chancing doing the rear tire yet, but that's got a few K's left.
It's gonna be WAY-WAY too nice a weekend up here to miss.
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu May 19, 2016 5:55 pm

You probably need to heed the docs advice - and I'm sure they may have mentioned something like - do not exert yourself too much for a few days... more nice days will be around the corner - - and when fully recovered you will enjoy them a lot more.

Great results for you as well :)

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby flogger » Thu May 19, 2016 6:06 pm

Nice to hear good news... +1 on doing what the doc says... don't rush it...
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 19, 2016 6:53 pm

I'm not going to rush it at all.
Pace or test what I can do, nothing more.

THANKS for the concern, much appreciated.
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby aj1500 » Fri May 20, 2016 2:48 pm

Glad to hear all went well

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:29 am

30 DAY check-in.
This is for those who were keeping up on this saga.
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The 4 days after surgery the leg was normal size but the dark color was still present. Doc says the color may never completely go away. I'm not so vain that a discolored 'X' will keep me from wearing shorts. Good to have two OEM legs working. :P
On the 5th day I noticed it swelling up again, grrr. Went back to my doc notes and the re-swelling "could be" normal and if it does swell, wear the compression socks.
Few other minor things going on but that's the current gist.
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Of those who have or had clots, PM me your stories. ESPECIALLY from those who eradicated it, I'd love to know how it happened and "maybe" it could happen for me. I'm always open for suggestions.
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Again THANKS to those prayers and concerns... I do appreciate it, from EVERYone. ;)
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby vaughn » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:59 pm

I would wait to work on your bike. Getting down and bending is hard on good legs working on bikes. I had a TIA while riding my 83 wing over a year and half ago and was lucky enough to be able to park it without dumping it. I couldn't figure out how to get off the bike. It affected my motor skills and my speech. I thought my life was over, but a little over 2 hours later I could speak again and my arms worked again. They scanned my brain, checked my arteries and did blood work and found nothing. Clot just disappeared on its own. I will always wonder if and when it might happen again. I am going to ride as long as I am able.
Good luck on your recovery and listen to your doc

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Re: It's ER time.

Postby brettchallenger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:00 pm

This link might help. It is from our (free at point of contact) National Health Service. The advice is probably good as the health service is always very short of money and therefore in its best interests to avoid admissions to hospital.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Deep-vein- ... ction.aspx
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Re: It's ER time.

Postby FM-USA » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:17 pm

brettchallenger wrote:This link might help. It is from our (free at point of contact) National Health Service. The advice is probably good as the health service is always very short of money and therefore in its best interests to avoid admissions to hospital.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Deep-vein- ... ction.aspx


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Re: It's ER time.

Postby thunderwing » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:42 pm

FM!

Bless you for many years of trouble free riding and good health in both your recovery and life, enjoy good health and good times for the duration of your tour on planet earth!!!

God is with you and you will enjoy working with the OEM gear in a new way.

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