jbird1972 wrote a blog post 6 years, 1 month ago
I have completed my pre-op requirements for the tr - I wanted to give you all an update on our last trip to Cleveland Clinic. I had a few more unpleasant tests/procedures to complete before they could review it all and present me to ...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Hello everyone, it's been a long time. Looks like - Hi everyone, I hope this finds you all in better health! My health has steadily declined. Instead of me doing a lot of copying/pasting, please read my updated blog if you have tim...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 6 years, 5 months ago
I think this brings you up to date after this - Just checking in. I had a battery of appts and a test today. I met with the transplant social worker, I'm not nuts...check! Lol He was actually really nice, tuned me into some reso...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 6 years, 5 months ago
Inspiring video of my transplant surgeon - Please follow the link and make sure to watch the video. It is my transplant surgeon in video:   http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2013/11/after-rare-transplant-a-man-can-eat-a...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 6 years, 5 months ago
Meeting with transplant surgeon - Ok, I'll try not to make it too long or confusing of an email, it's been a long day. So, I actually met both transplant surgeons, met the one guy I didn't know and he started...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 6 years, 5 months ago
I've been away for awhile, so I'll try & catch u u - I'm going to copy/paste the updates I sent to my family in order to bring you up to speed:   Well, the weather sucks, cold & drippy. I woke up late, but still manag...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
It's been so long that this will be a chapter appr - chapter 1 of my most recent update... I have been pretty busy in and out of the hospital, in cleveland and at home :( I was admitted to cleveland clinic on August 7th and dischar...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 7 years, 11 months ago
Long update, a lot of hospital stays, ugh - I have been pretty busy in and out of the hospital, in cleveland and at home :( I was admitted to cleveland clinic on August 7th and discharged on August 25th.  I went to my appt ...

jbird1972 posted a comment 7 years, 11 months ago
I'm going to update the blog tonight, thank you for thinking of me...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
1 month post-op today with Dr. Kroh -  So, 22 pounds down in 1 month, great if you're dieting, not good if you're me. Dr. Kroh was a bit shocked when he saw me, used the dreaded words emaciated, gaunt, and sunken to de...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 1 month ago
Getting on the Amtrak for Cleveland today -  I pray that my strength in my body can hold out long enough to get on our train from Chicago to Cleveland. It leaves at 7pm and arrives about 2am Ohio time. My appt is not until 3...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 1 month ago
Update on the weakness/dehydration war -  Well, a week after the ER visit I'm still in the same shape, it's very frustrating. I have gotten a phone call almost everyday from the PA at Dr. Kroh's office telling me how he k...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Update after gastrectomy at Cleveland Clinic -   I had the complete gastrectomy with Roux limb reconstruction and J-tube placement on July 6th at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Kroh.  It was a butt-kicker, but I knew it would be.  T...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Update after gastrectomy at Cleveland Clinic -   I had the complete gastrectomy with Roux limb reconstruction and J-tube placement on July 6th at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Kroh.  It was a butt-kicker, but I knew it would be.  T...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 1 month ago
I know you have been waiting for an update after s -  I had the complete gastrectomy with Roux limb reconstruction and J-tube placement on July 6th at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Kroh.  It was a butt-kicker, but I knew it would be.  Th...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 2 months ago
Surgery countdown in Cleveland, 2 days, a little l -   I'm in Cleveland, we are trying to get in as much family time as possible while we are here, keeps some of the kids' anxiety down, but I can tell they are anxious and nervous. I ...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
My surgery at Cleveland Clinic is on Friday, getti -  I'm in Cleveland, we are trying to get in as much family time as possible while we are here, keeps some of the kids' anxiety down, but I can tell they are anxious and nervous. I h...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
6 Days in the hospital... - Wow, that was a rough one. My veins are so damaged from all the surgeries, procedures, and hospital stays that I went through 6 IV's in 6 days, blew the first one while still in th...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 4 months ago
I spent 6 days in the hospital - Wow, that was a rough one. My veins are so damaged from all the surgeries, procedures, and hospital stays that I went through 6 IV's in 6 days, blew the first one while still in th...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
In the hospital again, crap! :( -  had to come to ER (St. Alexius) this afternoon, sucks, but I'm truly blessed that we got to do our Mother's Day stuff before the pain/nausea reached a ridiculous level. I'm at St....

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 4 months ago
In the hospital, again -  had to come to ER (St. Alexius) this afternoon, sucks, but I'm truly blessed that we got to do our Mother's Day stuff before the pain/nausea reached a ridiculous level. I'm at St....

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Surgery date set to try and get a win over pain/na -   I heard from Dr. Kroh's nurse today and I am scheduled for July 6th to have my abdominal/GI surgery (remove rest of stomach, re-route some intestine, and place a j-tube that will...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 4 months ago
I have a surgery date at Cleveland clinic -  I heard from Dr. Kroh's nurse today and I am scheduled for July 6th to have my abdominal/GI surgery (remove rest of stomach, re-route some intestine, and place a j-tube that will ...

jbird1972 wrote a blog post 8 years, 5 months ago
GI/Surgery/CT scan update -  I met with Dr. Rizk (GI) today, and he recommends the surgery Dr. Kroh has proposed. He has actually had patients who have had this revision surgery and none of them got worse, mo...

jbird1972 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
GI/Surgery/CT scan update -  I met with Dr. Rizk (GI) today, and he recommends the surgery Dr. Kroh has proposed. He has actually had patients who have had this revision surgery and none of them got worse, mo...
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