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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:49 am 
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I ended up in the hospital yesterday with a large blood clot in my left leg. When they sent me to radiology to zap the clot intravenously they asked me what Pandora station I wanted to listen to while I was under conscious sedation. I said “King Crimson”. I can’t remember the song titles but I definitely remember hearing KC, Jethro Tull, and Zappa (Joe’s Garage) as I drifted in and out of consciousness. At the end of the session I had a “seizure-like” reaction on the table. I don’t remember what was playing at the time but the fast, jamming part of 21st Century Schizoid Man would have been perfect.

Ninety percent of the clot was obliterated during the procedure and blood thinners will take care of the rest. I get out of the hospital tomorrow.

*Something just came back to me. I definitely heard Epitaph at some point.


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I ended up in the hospital yesterday with a large blood clot in my left leg. When they sent me to radiology to zap the clot intravenously they asked me what Pandora station I wanted to listen to while I was under conscious sedation. I said “King Crimson”. I can’t remember the song titles but I definitely remember hearing KC, Jethro Tull, and Zappa (Joe’s Garage) as I drifted in and out of consciousness. At the end of the session I had a “seizure-like” reaction on the table. I don’t remember what was playing at the time but the fast, jamming part of 21st Century Schizoid Man would have been perfect.

Ninety percent of the clot was obliterated during the procedure and blood thinners will take care of the rest. I get out of the hospital tomorrow.

*Something just came back to me. I definitely heard Epitaph at some point.

good gravy!
glad to hear they could zappa majority of the thing effectively.

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KUIII wrote:
I ended up in the hospital yesterday with a large blood clot in my left leg. When they sent me to radiology to zap the clot intravenously they asked me what Pandora station I wanted to listen to while I was under conscious sedation. I said “King Crimson”. I can’t remember the song titles but I definitely remember hearing KC, Jethro Tull, and Zappa (Joe’s Garage) as I drifted in and out of consciousness. At the end of the session I had a “seizure-like” reaction on the table. I don’t remember what was playing at the time but the fast, jamming part of 21st Century Schizoid Man would have been perfect.

Ninety percent of the clot was obliterated during the procedure and blood thinners will take care of the rest. I get out of the hospital tomorrow.

*Something just came back to me. I definitely heard Epitaph at some point.
glad you're ok. blood clots are no laughing matter.

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^^Good to hear you can go under surgical care while "tripping" to your preferred music, KU. Was the seizure episode a reaction to the anesthetics? Glad to hear you're OK.

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^^Good to hear you can go under surgical care while "tripping" to your preferred music, KU. Was the seizure episode a reaction to the anesthetics? Glad to hear you're OK.

I can’t say for sure but that’s a possibility. I kind of have a history of awakening briefly terrified under less stressful circumstances. Two of the guys (including the Doctor) who worked on me, came by my room today to check on me and they said they’d never seen anything like it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:31 pm 
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The important thing is that you are OK and ready to make your 10,000th post!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:00 pm 
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The important thing is that you are OK and ready to make your 10,000th post!!!

Oh geez, you’re right! I’ll be eagerly awaiting congratulatory posts and pms. That’s quite an achievement if I do say so myself. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:04 pm 
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KUIII wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
The important thing is that you are OK and ready to make your 10,000th post!!!

Oh geez, you’re right! I’ll be eagerly awaiting congratulatory posts and pms. That’s quite an achievement if I do say so myself. :mrgreen:


Meh. :)


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KUIII wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
The important thing is that you are OK and ready to make your 10,000th post!!!

Oh geez, you’re right! I’ll be eagerly awaiting congratulatory posts and pms. That’s quite an achievement if I do say so myself. :mrgreen:


Meh. :)

That’s “1” and counting. :)


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Glad you're back KU!

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A speedy recovery to you KU !

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My goodness KU I apologize for not seeing this sooner, glad to hear all went well, now you need to make a quick recovery so we can do some shows this year... :idea:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:11 am 
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Sending positive thoughts your way KU. Hang in there!


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Thanks for the well wishes, folks! Got out of the hospital today. My left calf is painful as hell from where they were working on me unless I keep it elevated. I think I’ll recover pretty fast though. They prescribed blood thinners to help finish off the current clot and prevent future clotting. That’s two more injections per day to add to the 4-5 for my insulin. I’ve decided my new theme song is “Pincushion” by ZZ Top. Back to chemo on Wednesday and my first CT scan in three months is Friday. Hopefully, I’ll come out of this week feeling pretty good about things.


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We are all rooting for a positive outcome my friend... :!:


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KUIII wrote:
Thanks for the well wishes, folks! Got out of the hospital today. My left calf is painful as hell from where they were working on me unless I keep it elevated. I think I’ll recover pretty fast though. They prescribed blood thinners to help finish off the current clot and prevent future clotting. That’s two more injections per day to add to the 4-5 for my insulin. I’ve decided my new theme song is “Pincushion” by ZZ Top. Back to chemo on Wednesday and my first CT scan in three months is Friday. Hopefully, I’ll come out of this week feeling pretty good about things.


Wishing you all the best and hope for a quick recovery. Just one word of caution -careful not to fall over with the blood thinners. That's the way my dad went - a slow brain haemorrage after banging his head whilst taking blood thinners for a potential, but not real, heart problem in addition to about 30 other drugs (he had Parkinson's).

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KUIII wrote:
Thanks for the well wishes, folks! Got out of the hospital today. My left calf is painful as hell from where they were working on me unless I keep it elevated. I think I’ll recover pretty fast though. They prescribed blood thinners to help finish off the current clot and prevent future clotting. That’s two more injections per day to add to the 4-5 for my insulin. I’ve decided my new theme song is “Pincushion” by ZZ Top. Back to chemo on Wednesday and my first CT scan in three months is Friday. Hopefully, I’ll come out of this week feeling pretty good about things.


Wishing you all the best and hope for a quick recovery. Just one word of caution -careful not to fall over with the blood thinners. That's the way my dad went - a slow brain haemorrage after banging his head whilst taking blood thinners for a potential, but not real, heart problem in addition to about 30 other drugs (he had Parkinson's).



OK sunshine... :wink:

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Sorry for not being more positive. I'm sure KU will get thru everything fine. I just have a little mistrust towards some doctors - some of whom tend to prescribe drugs on a long term basis - long after the actual problem has disappeared.

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Caputh wrote:
Sorry for not being more positive. I'm sure KU will get thru everything fine. I just have a little mistrust towards some doctors - some of whom tend to prescribe drugs on a long term basis - long after the actual problem has disappeared.

The blood thinners are supposed to be temporary. The Doctor in the hospital said I may be taking them for 3-6 months but my oncologist will have the final say on that. The blood clot was very real though and stretched the entire length of my leg. I want that sucker gone by any means necessary.


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Just get well as soon as you can; sorry, once again, if I sounded too negative.

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Just get well as soon as you can; sorry, once again, if I sounded too negative.



I was joking Caputh, KU is a tough cookie and he try's to see the bright side of life, for a guy that lives in Germany and vacations in France you sure act British... :mrgreen:


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Ah, you're right - it never leaves you. :wink:

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Fair enough mate, now off to work you go...step lively bloke... :wink:

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