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akpreacher
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Re: Health update

Post by akpreacher » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:26 am

smokinsteve wrote:Thank you all for you prayers and support during my recovery! I truly appreciate it! Things have gotten much much better over the past 3 weeks. The swelling caused by the blood clot has almost gone away, and I’ve gotten some of my strength back. I am able to get up and around. And have even been out of the house a few times for leisure.

I finally had an appointment with the vein specialist Monday. Because my symptoms have subsided, they aren’t too worried about me. I will have another CT scan in two weeks to track the clot. And they are going to keep me on blood thinners for quite a while. But, so far, things are looking good.

This coming Friday I’ll get the rest of my staples out on my stump (the amputated leg). I will be able to move forward with the prosthetic preparation process after this!

I am feeling so much better mentally and physically! I’ve been able to sneak a few smokes the last few days. It was glorious! Thank you all again!

Ps. I guess I should change my name to StumpySteve now Image


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Glad to hear all is well bro!! Proud of you for being so positive in all of it!


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Re: Health update

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:48 pm

smokinsteve wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Thank you all for you prayers and support during my recovery! I truly appreciate it! Things have gotten much much better over the past 3 weeks. The swelling caused by the blood clot has almost gone away, and I’ve gotten some of my strength back. I am able to get up and around. And have even been out of the house a few times for leisure.

I finally had an appointment with the vein specialist Monday. Because my symptoms have subsided, they aren’t too worried about me. I will have another CT scan in two weeks to track the clot. And they are going to keep me on blood thinners for quite a while. But, so far, things are looking good.

This coming Friday I’ll get the rest of my staples out on my stump (the amputated leg). I will be able to move forward with the prosthetic preparation process after this!

I am feeling so much better mentally and physically! I’ve been able to sneak a few smokes the last few days. It was glorious! Thank you all again!

Ps. I guess I should change my name to StumpySteve now Image


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I'm sorry I've missed thi spost! SUCH great news. Truly I'm happier after hearing this. You're an example for us all. Keep your chin up and know that you've got a loyal group here that supports you. Great progress!

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Re: Health update

Post by smokinsteve » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:17 pm

Big news! I get to walk on a temporary prosthetic on Friday! It’s been over 3 months since I’ve walked on both legs. I can’t freaking wait!

Things are going really well. My body is healing as it should. Blood clot is clearing. I’ll be waking soon!

This pic is from my prosthetist appointment this morning. This is the first time I got to try on my temporary socket for my prosthetic leg. The socket is the hard plastic part that my “stump” fits into.
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Smoke on!

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Re: Health update

Post by jledou » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:02 pm

Excellent news! A long road still to go we are pulling for you!

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Re: Health update

Post by Zedman05 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:43 pm

Happy to hear/see this. I am glad to see you are taking this "in stride".
Nice to see you are finally "getting a leg up" on your issues.
Nice to see this is not "stumping" you.

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Re: Health update

Post by Cabaiguan juan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:25 pm

smokinsteve wrote:Big news! I get to walk on a temporary prosthetic on Friday! It’s been over 3 months since I’ve walked on both legs. I can’t freaking wait!

Things are going really well. My body is healing as it should. Blood clot is clearing. I’ll be waking soon!

This pic is from my prosthetist appointment this morning. This is the first time I got to try on my temporary socket for my prosthetic leg. The socket is the hard plastic part that my “stump” fits into.
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I love your positivity. My dad has a spinal cord injury and he has been dealing with the ripple affects for 9 or 10 years now and that MF is so positive that it astounds me! It’s very motivating. Makes me recheck my attitude on trivial shit. Go get some!


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Re: Health update

Post by smokinsteve » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:22 am

Zedman05 wrote:Happy to hear/see this. I am glad to see you are taking this "in stride".
Nice to see you are finally "getting a leg up" on your issues.
Nice to see this is not "stumping" you.
Ha! Love the puns!


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