Getting back to normal

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Been out of commision for awhile but doing alot better now. Had a hernnia operation and a tublar operation. Doctor says I should be ready to go back to work in November.

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Speedy Recovery To Ya!!

Ouch, but I hope once it's done, that's it.

Try not to overdo it, take the time to heal completely, tempting as it is to get back up to speed again. :)

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Good luck Bob,

I'm lucky I didn't get a hernia the other day when I was moving a wood stove to heat the greenhouse, I weigh 300 pounds yet that tiny stove sank the wheels on my garden cart down twice as much as I do!,,,I think I'll take a closer look at the grey stuff in the bottom and see if it is really caked down ashes from the stove sitting out, or if it's solid lead!

Get well soon! :)

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Taking it eazy

Thanks all for your comments. I still have 2-3 wks before being back to normal. doing light duty tasks in prep for next spring which is 12 - 13 weeks away so I have plenty of time.

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Glad you are on the

Glad you are on the mend...take it easy, you sure don't want it to recur. Just curious - did they do it laparoscopically or did you have an incision? Were you pretty sore? My husband has aquired a rather nice sized inquinal hernia himself...he'd probably shoot me if he knew I told you all..He needs to have it repaired....just convincing him to do so will be the tricky part....lol

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hernia repair

I had an incision and they installed a mesh to renforce the damaged area. I slept thru the whole thing so I didn't feel any pain. The recovery time - 6 weeks - is harder than the operation.

I was Released from hospital after 3 days. Started driving after 5 days. Will be able to return to work after 6 weeks. This is the sixth week and I am really looking forward to getting back to my garden. I will be careful to only do light duty tasks for at least 3 months so it will have plenty of time to heal.

Lantanalane - tell your husband that he should talk to a hernia doctor and have him explain the procedure - I did and am glad I had the operation.
TxBob

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Thanks for the info...I will

Thanks for the info...I will start the hinting *wink*

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Not Over Yet!!

Had visit with the Doctor last week. I thought it would be the final check up but He tells me the phathologist found cancer in the material he removed from my prostate. His recommendation is to have the prostate removed.

So I have an appointment with a specialist in Houston to talk about a new type of surgery. Looks like I will be out of the garden til Spring.

It's not all bad news - I located and bought a used tractor to use in the garden. It is an Allis Chamber WD45 with shredder, disk, box blade and plow. I have used the shredder & disk and it really works great. Got the plow hooked up last week and started making rows. I am so proud of the ease it is to work up the soil.

Will give an update after surgery.

TxBob

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Get well soon!

They don't make tractors like those anymore!

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Gosh, I am sorry to hear

Gosh, I am sorry to hear about the prostate cancer but on a positive note they have a lot of new techniques for that type of surgery so hopefully you will sail through it! Let us know how you do, I'll be thinking of you.

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You back from the surgery yet Bob?

I hope and pray you get well soon!

I also hope you didn't get your hernia from lifting too many of those big Green Hubbard Squash from the seeds I gave you,,,,in part because I am going to get back on growing Hubbard Squash this coming year with seeds saved from my 30 pound Blue Hubbard I saved seed from last year, and more seeds from the green ones.

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Not from Hubbard Squash

No I got the Hernia from picking up things the wrong way.

As for the Hubbard squash I did not have much luck growing them. I had lots of vines but for some unknown reason there was no fruit.

I am wondering if it has to do with the climate here in S. Tex. - You know it is always warmer here than in most other places in the USA. Can't think of any other reason why they would make vines but no fruit.

Thanks for sending the seads - it was worth the try.

TxBob

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Might be too dry,

the Hubbard squash are reportedly originally from South America.

And I know last year they were fungus free when everything else had it all over their leaves, so might be in need of a humid climate.

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