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Just spent 22 days in the hospital. #5045582 03/17/19 07:26 AM
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Yesterday I was discharged from the hospital after 22 days recovering from what started out as regular old Pneumonia!

It all started out in Jan. I would get just a little sick then get better after a couple days. This would repeat a number of times until I finally went to the Dr. and was prescribed the typical drugs for Pneumonia. Fast forward 5 or 6 days and I was feeling very well when it hit me, a pain in the chest so great that it put me to my knees. An ambulance took me to the local emergency room where they thought I was having a heart attack. After ruling out a heart attack they put me into a CAT Scan machine and came back with the news that they thought they saw a large mass on my right lung and was sent to a larger hospital in the area.

Once at the new hospital they did another Cat scan and found that the right side of my chest was filled with fluid, placed 2 chest tubes and began what they called Lytic Therapy For a condition called Empyema Link to Empyema . After days of flushing my chest cavity with clot busting fluids and no real results it was decided that Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery was needed to remove the remaining stuff. Well they ended up splitting me wide open after taking a peek and found that the fluid had hardened up to a point that much of it had to be peeled out of my chest cavity like removing the peel off an orange!

Now due to the extent of the surgery I am restricted from even driving my car for 4 weeks and am pretty much home bound. I can't even change my own oil!

Well 22 days later and I am home and have a few words of wisdom.
1. If you are sick, take care of yourself before it gets really bad.
2. After all the checks. You will only get a couple hours of sleep a day at a hospital.
3. Hospital beds are the most uncomfortable creations ever made by man.


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Re: Just spent 22 days in the hospital. [Re: BobsArmory] #5045587 03/17/19 07:31 AM
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Prayers sent........get well soon!


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Re: Just spent 22 days in the hospital. [Re: BobsArmory] #5045589 03/17/19 07:36 AM
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Wow. Hope you have a good recovery and really hope you have good insurance. My wife just spent 2.5 days in and it was over $20k.



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Re: Just spent 22 days in the hospital. [Re: BobsArmory] #5045590 03/17/19 07:37 AM
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Wow, reads like a terrible ordeal and I imagine words don't do it justice. Glad you are on the mend, best wishes for a complete recovery. Been putting off getting the Pneumonia vaccine, think I'll try and do it this week.

Re: Just spent 22 days in the hospital. [Re: BobsArmory] #5045596 03/17/19 07:46 AM
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Sorry to hear this. I hope you are healing up. That's quite a lot to endure.


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Glad to hear you are home now.


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Wow! Glad to know you’re recovering after quite an ordeal. I got my first pneumonia shot last fall. Gods speed.

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WOW! Sounds just like my story in Feb. 2016. FWIW, my recovery was complete . . . like it never happened. Prayers that your recovery goes as well.

Absolutely see the Dr. sooner rather than later. My Dr. said that if I had waited much longer, it may have killed me.

Best wishes for a complete recovery


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Re: Just spent 22 days in the hospital. [Re: BobsArmory] #5045607 03/17/19 08:01 AM
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Hope you're feeling better.

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Get Well Soon!
Hope your feeling better!


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Re: Just spent 22 days in the hospital. [Re: BobsArmory] #5045629 03/17/19 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by BobsArmory
2. After all the checks. You will only get a couple hours of sleep a day at a hospital.

When I was in, all the poor, starving doctors in the place would come by in the wee hours, ask me how I''m doing, and then bill me for consultations.


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Take care I'm praying for you


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That is crazy man. I am glad you are home at least. Rest and take it easy


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Wow, sorry to hear that, here's to speedy recovery!

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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Wow. Hope you have a good recovery and really hope you have good insurance. My wife just spent 2.5 days in and it was over $20k.


I have a family member spend 3 months in the hospital and it was over $3.3M billed to Humana.

Sometimes you have no choice to be hospitalized until doctors sign discharge paperwork and do rehab.

The older a person gets, the more likely health problems.

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