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Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 12:02 AM
Hello Everyone,

Well, last Wednesday I had surgery. I didn't mention this on the board because I thought it was kind of gross. I'm mentioning it now because I find it rather amusing. I'm hoping you do too.

#### Leonard as all of you know, is one of my favorite people. I love this guy. I hold his words in the highest regard as I've mentioned it many times here. He's helped my game and I listen and hang on every word he's told me.

Anyway, they scheduled me for surgery last Wed. 5 days ago and I now have accessories added to once was a perfect body. I have a "Hickman Port" something hooked up running to my Aorta for easy injections and no pain of poking with all the needles. Hickman( I know they named it that because I live in a hick town. LOL)

The other is a G-2. It's a 1/4 in. rubber tube that goes into my belly and is also taped to my chest. This is for eating when or if my surgery closes off my esophagus and would force me into emergency surgery, later. (a good idea.) This G-2 is extremely painful and feels like I've done like 300 crunches. They game me Tylenol#3's and I've been through 60 in 3 days.

The funny part is after the surgery in which I knew the anistegiologist(sp) from the craps table. Nice guy with tons of girlfriends. Anyway, this nurse were laughing as I'm like still blitzed coming out of the drugs after the operation.

I asked what was funny? They told my wife and I that under the drugs. I, thanked the nurses and told Kerri my Anisteg guy, I liked him. Then, when the Thoracic surgeon asked how I felt while under. I replied, I can't hit reply because I can't find my mouse. LOL Then, the nurses asked me what one pocket was? LMAO now as I write. I asked why? They told me I asked "doctor" (don't know why they don't say the first?) if he played one pocket and told him, he'd make a good one pocket player. HAHAHAHHAA

Who said, I don't think about this board and have programmed all my thoughts about pool? See ####, I do listen and I do dream pool 24/7. HAHAHAHHAA

Regards,

C.C.~~could have named it the "City Port." /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

nAz
12-09-2002, 12:22 AM
I love the way you LOL at your situation. great way to handle it!
hey post some pics id like to see that hahaha really /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 12:29 AM
Hi nAz,

I love the way, your so sick. HAHAHHA Post pic's? No way, it's gross beyond belief. I look deformed IMO. The nurse says, it looks good. I think she's sick too. LOL

Regards,

C.C.~~ you can call me stitch or you can call me mable but shirley don't call me shirley. LOL /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

nAz
12-09-2002, 12:35 AM
sh*t PM the pics im fasinated by that kida stuff just include the SW your gonna give me ;/

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 12:41 AM
Hi nAz,

You must have me mixed up with Joey, and that's a Meucci. LOL I will send ya some pic's of mine or you can go to Karatemom's site too. I have some there but don't do the cue any justice. It's a great hitting cue but it's not a Barry Szamboti. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

http://hometown.aol.com/karatemom815/heide.html

Regards,

C.C.

nAz
12-09-2002, 12:52 AM
oops.
CC you a lucky guy your old lady seems like quite the catch. damn she shoots pool!
maybe i should settle down, one night stands are getting old and this one girl i see pretty steady keeps giving me hints, she shoots pool and is ranked a SL3 =and has a job what more can i ask for /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 01:01 AM
Her cue. HAHAHAHHAA

Regards,

C.C.~~don't do it bro. First it's about all you. Then, it's all about house work. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rich R.
12-09-2002, 05:12 AM
Having a tube implanted in your belly. I know there is a joke there, but it is probably way to nasty for this forum. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

I hope your doctor was a winner at your crap table, or you may be in trouble. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Your subconscious thoughts on the operating table, only prove that you deserve the
title "Pooh-Bah". /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 08:01 AM
Hi Rich,

My anesthesiologist, couldn't be any cooler. If he was he could hang with me and you. LOL He's strickly a total pleasure to deal to. Doesn't stroke ya(make you work hard with the bets) always tips regardless win or lose( bets big for the crew on his bets) and is all about class.

Dirty Jokes? I don't know any Rich. I'm a goody goody.

LOL,

C.C.~~Pooh_Bah in Spanish means, never scratches.. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

nAz
12-09-2002, 10:22 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr> Her cue. HAHAHAHHAA

Regards,

C.C.~~don't do it bro. First it's about all you. Then, it's all about house work. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif <hr /></blockquote>

her cue hmm i dont know i may ask her to buy me a M. Bender if she does im all hers hehehe atleast till i want a new cue :0

stickman
12-09-2002, 10:59 AM
LMAO HaHaHa. I've said some pretty embarrassing things coming off the anesthesia. I bet the nurses have some really good stories to tell. Ouch!!! I've got a 1/4" rubber tube in my belly too. Mine's for the dialysis. I remember how much it hurt right after it was put in. It's not so bad now. It's just below my belt line, and gets irritated from my jeans bunching up when I sit sometimes. It also requires daily cleaning, but I've gotten pretty used to it. I sure beats the alternative. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 11:20 AM
No doubt Jim,

It does beat the alternative. Get this, my Thoracic surgeon calls me at 9 pm. later that night, to see how I was doing and to let me know, he was going out of town for the weekend.

He just called right now, also when arriving back to check on me. I like this guy. Can't wait till he cuts me again. Can't believe I just said that. HAHAHAHAHA

It's a good feeling someone else out there is equip't like me. I find myself thinking of any new tricks I can do with it but, nothing comes to mind. LOL

Regards,

C.C.~~the nurses told me many patients swear a lot and they liked me. I hope they know what one pocket is? /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

SPetty
12-09-2002, 11:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr> I have a "Hickman Port" something hooked up running to my Aorta for easy injections and no pain of poking with all the needles. <hr /></blockquote>Hi Chris,

Great story! I'm glad you made it through the surgery. I had a friend with this aorta thing. Here's a funny story I've never told anyone - He was in the hospital and they had his aorta thing hooked up to an IV. I was standing by his bed in the hospital and then it was time to go, so I turned to leave, caught my foot in his tube and ripped it apart at the connection! Okay, maybe not so funny, but it didn't hurt him and at least I didn't pull it out from his chest!

Rich R.
12-09-2002, 11:31 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr> Can't wait till he cuts me again.
<hr /></blockquote>
I don't know what meds your on, but if they make you feel that good, you may have to pass them around. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr>
I hope they know what one pocket is? /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif <hr /></blockquote>
I'm sure the nurses just assume one pocket is some form of pocket pull, just one pocket at a time. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

stickman
12-09-2002, 12:02 PM
I've told a few guys, "I bet mine's longer than yours" and whip it out. /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif LOL

That Hickman Port, is that something that goes in the vein on your neck and is fairly long? If so, I had something like that too. They used it for my dialysis until I got this other port in my stomach. It didn't hurt as much initially, but was more irritating on a regular basis. I was glad to get rid of it.

Wally_in_Cincy
12-09-2002, 01:02 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr>

......Here's a funny story I've never told anyone - He was in the hospital and they had his aorta thing hooked up to an IV. I was standing by his bed in the hospital and then it was time to go, so I turned to leave, caught my foot in his tube and ripped it apart at the connection......

<hr /></blockquote>

Yeah SP that's pretty funny /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tell 'em the one where you lit up a cig next your friend's oxygen tank /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Sorry you earned that one /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
12-09-2002, 01:09 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr>
...I hope they know what one pocket is? /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif <hr /></blockquote>

At least you didn't offer to play some "1-hole". That might have raised an eyebrow.

BTW did you see the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year? Lance Armstrong.

Wally +~~ hoping he doesn't ask a nurse to "polish my shaft" during his next surgery....

Rod
12-09-2002, 02:03 PM
The other is a G-2. It's a 1/4 in. rubber tube that goes into my belly and is also taped to my chest. This is for eating when or if my surgery closes off my esophagus and would force me into emergency surgery, later. (a good idea.) This G-2 is extremely painful and feels like I've done like 300 crunches. They game me Tylenol#3's and I've been through 60 in 3 days.


Hey Chris, I take it you don't hold water very well! Your full of holes. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Operations can be amusing, well maybe not afterwards because of pain. It is funny to hear what some people have said though. Yes you have a one track mind buddy, your hooked, like I need to point that out. LOL

Before a hernia operation the cute little nurse was shaving me. She says does this bother you, as in a girl doing the job. I said no, (she had a safety razor in one hand and a warm damp towel in the other) but if you keep moving that towel back and forth your going to have a hand full! At which time something sprung to life! HA HA Darn she quit and some guy took over.

After the operation I woke up with 2 nurses standing over me. One was the assistant anesthesiologist.
I'm real groggy and said, how come a good looking guy like you isn't married? I looked up and said it beats the hell out of me! I dated that girl for a while and she told me they tried to get me to talk but had given me a little to much stuff. They like to have fun with their patients sometimes. I figured she gave my equipment a good review! HA HA HA

Wally_in_Cincy
12-09-2002, 03:00 PM
I had long hair (really long) in high school so the gym teachers (both former military) razzed me mercilessly. Three years later I had a hernia operation. Well I woke up in intense pain and lo and behold who's standing there but former gym teacher Mr. Wallin who happened to be on the same floor and had run into my sister.

Mr. Wallin: "Hi Wally. I heard you had an operation"

Wally in the Natti: "Yeah, I got my f***ing hair cut" /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

He left really quick. True story.

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 06:15 PM
Well,

I screwed up already. When walking in the cancer waiting room I asked if it was non smoking? The room turned to ice and I felt like crawling under a rock. Yep, them Tylenol#3's can get you in trouble.

Then again not 2 minutes later this old guy was bouncing a golf ball off the carpet and catching it. Talked to Heide and was touching his toes. I looked again at the sign on the door. Thinking I was still in the wrong place.

C.C.~~Heide said, " That wasn't funny dear." oops /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

silverbullet
12-09-2002, 06:26 PM
This was great chris. Boy i bet that g tube gives you cramps. I am glad you can come here and talk about all of this and laugh about it too.

blu

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 06:29 PM
Hi SPetty,

That's nothing, the next weeks they're going to light me up like a Christmas Tree. Gee, can't wait. Well, This thing will be all over with in about a mth and 1/2 and starting next week. Then, it the real operation.

I don't know if I can survive this crap. I need to hit some balls. Well, #### Leonard is got me thinking heavily. I can't understand it? Was talking to the Doc the other day. They can send a guy to the moon, but they can't put a new GC IV with shimmed pockets in a hospital?

Regards,

C.C.~~wonder if Heide is taking off the tourney tonight?

Chris Cass
12-09-2002, 06:38 PM
It's like this, Heide has a saying that is all to true. "Worry about the things you can change. Not the things you can't."

I have one too. " Screw it, I wanta shoot." HAHAHAHHA

I had troops yell to me when they wanted to smoke. They'd yell, "Fire it up Sargeant, Fire it up!" Didn't think it would come back to haunt me later. LOL

Regards,

C.C.

#### leonard
12-16-2002, 10:16 PM
Chris I never go to this site so thanks for the kind words. The Psych Center at Albany Med use to have a pool table for the guests maybe your closer than you think to a pooltable.####

Chris Cass
12-16-2002, 11:56 PM
####,

My friend, pool is in my mind and you helped me in many ways. They had a post awhile back on mentors and how to attain one. Well, I claim you as one of mine. Your strong buddy and I have all the confidence that after this stuffs over with. I will return to playing and in a short time will gain more speed. I'm willing to bet, I become a much better player for it. Thank you Mr.Leonard.


Respectfully,

C.C.