Mir
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We Could Use Your Thoughts....

Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:17 am

Over the past several years, my father has been suffering from a liver disease. He's tried all the usual stuff - medications, crazy diets, etc, but it finally came to the point where it was evident that he'd require a transplant.

So after being on the list for a few months, the call came this morning, and he's having the procedure done today. It carries some significant risk (very small percentage-wise, but for someone like me who knows very little about these kinds of things, it sure sounds high). So I'm rather on-edge about the whole thing (not being able to be there doesn't help), though there isn't much of a choice in the matter - it was either today or back on the list for who knows how long, and his condition had begun to deteriorate pretty rapidly.

So if you have any thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, or what have you, please direct them towards 40.56.37N 73.56.37W. It'd be much appreciated.

-Mir
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Rj111
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:22 am

Good luck there. Think positively, this is great news really.

I hope all goes well.
 
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:26 am

I'm sure he'll be fine Mir, think to the future and what a transformed life he'll have after the op.

Fingers crossed mate  crossfingers 

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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:36 am

Good luck to him, I hope all goes well. Keep us posted as you have the chance.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:40 am

Good luck! Everything crossed for you.
 
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:43 am

I hope your dad gets better soon David.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:48 am

Best wishes for your dad to have a speedy recovery.
 
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:49 am

Here's hoping that the procedure goes all right, and wishing your dad a speedy recovery...

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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:58 am

David, best wishes for your Father, keep us updated please.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:01 am

Coordinates locked in, and positive thoughts and best wishes sent. Hang in there, David.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:02 am

Wishing your father, yourself, and your family God's blessings and praying for a speedy recovery from the operation.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:04 am

May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:05 am

Hope things go well for your dad. Tissue typing etc is probably what he is having done today - May involve a needle biopsy but with local Anaesthetic he will be fine.

Give him my best wishes and to you too, try not to worry he will be in very safe hands.

Regards
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:12 am

Best wishes, hope that all goes well for your Father.

 crossfingers 

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Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:29 am

Wishes are on their way for a smooth recovery. Good luck!

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Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:51 am

Add my best wishes to the long list already winging their way to him and to you.

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Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:29 am

Give your father the best wishes from the a.net community. I'm sure that we all send him our best.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:13 am

Good luck...hoping everything turns out well for your dad!!!

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Mir
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:06 pm

Time for an update:

Eight hours in surgery, but he's out now, and reportedly doing very well. He'll be in the ICU for the next few days at least.

Thanks to you all for your support - it means a lot. I'll have another update tomorrow once I hear from his advisor.

-Mir
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:10 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
Eight hours in surgery, but he's out now, and reportedly doing very well.

That IS good news. Now his spirit will kick in, and you'll have Dad back before you know it.
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:24 pm

Good to hear he's doing well. All the best for you, your father and family. My thoughts with you
 
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:17 pm

Thats great news that he's getting better, thought go to you and your dad in hospital.

Just a question, how old is he? You're 16-20, so I'd be guessing he's in late 40's-early 60's?
 
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RE: We Could Use Your Thoughts....

Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:29 pm

Best wishes for you, your dad and your family!
My thoughts and prayers with you all.


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Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:50 am

How is the news today? I hope your dad is doing well. Excellent news so far - yay!
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Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:21 am

Best wishes and regards for you, your father, and your family.

Cheers,
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Mir
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RE: We Could Use Your Thoughts....

Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:11 am

Another update:

Nothing really new to report - still doing well in the ICU (asleep). And things are unlikely to change much in the near term - the recovery is going to be a long and slow process.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 21):
Just a question, how old is he? You're 16-20, so I'd be guessing he's in late 40's-early 60's?

Upper end of that range.  Smile

-Mir
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RE: We Could Use Your Thoughts....

Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 25):
Nothing really new to report - still doing well in the ICU (asleep). And things are unlikely to change much in the near term - the recovery is going to be a long and slow process.

Wish your father the very best and a fast recovery.

Lew  goodvibes 

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