Goodbye for 3-5 Days

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Goodbye for 3-5 Days

Post by Ralph » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:58 pm

Unfortunately a conservative meds approach to treating a stubborn foot injury has failed and I'm being admitted to a hospital in an hour for 3-5 days for surgery. The operation is no big deal-enforced down time is. :(

I won't have online access in the hopsital so try to stay calm while I'm gone. Okay?
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Post by Barry » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:13 pm

We'll miss you, Ralph! Good luck and rest up.

In the mean time, it's now time for the rest of us to do some gaining on Ralph as the top poster!
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Post by jbuck919 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:17 pm

:shock:

I was expecting an off-season trip to Lake George or some thing. Take along plenty of Dittersdorf in you I-pod, Ralph.

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Post by karlhenning » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:04 pm

YHM, O esteemed Dittersdorfian.
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Post by Teresa B » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:39 pm

Best of luck, Ralph!

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Post by Classicus Maximus » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:42 pm

Good luck

Get back fast!

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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:44 pm

Good luck, Ralph. Be sure you write on your good foot, "The other one!" before you check in. :D
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Post by Brendan » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:31 pm

Ralph,

Good luck and tell 'em you're a lawyer. I don't want to hear any "I went to hospital with a sore foot and they extracted my spleen and gave me Hep-C instead" stories. Although I am curious about lack of online access in hospitals. Hope you have a stack of books (or a decent game console) to help you through.

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Post by Werner » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:18 pm

Ralph, it's a nuisance to have to go to the hospital for any reason - but then, look at he inspiring sendoffs you get from all over the place!

We await your reappearence impatiently.
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Post by operafan » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:27 pm

Three-five days! That is alot of down time. Good luck, rest up, and in my children's vernacular, we'll catch you on the flip.
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Post by Ted » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:27 pm

Godspeed Ralph

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Post by Donald Isler » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:25 pm

Lots of luck, and a quick recovery, Ralph!
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Post by Gary » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:32 pm

Good luck and speedy recovery, Ralph!
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Post by pizza » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:27 am

When you return, maybe you'll have a leg to stand on. :wink:

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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:05 am

pizza wrote:When you return, maybe you'll have a leg to stand on. :wink:
If he doesn't, what's your phone #? :D
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:07 pm

Many of you are my close friends and I feel badly that I had to dissemble. The truth is that last Sunday night an emissary from a VERY IMPORTANT PERSON asked me to secretly fly to Baghdad and take whatever measures were necessary to insure that Saddam Hussein's trial went smoothly and, of course, fairly.

To accommodate my mission Rhode Island Air National Guard One was put at my disposal. I went to Baghdad with results that you've all seen. I may have to return.

I can't say more but as a loyal American the words, "You're doing a heck of a job, Steiny," on my cell phone this morning made me very happy.

Now back to normal posting.
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Post by Barry » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:11 pm

Do we know you?
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:16 pm

Barry Z wrote:Do we know you?
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THAT query merits it own thread. :roll:
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Post by jbuck919 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:31 pm

Welcome back Ralph!

Other posters including myself are capable of dissembling, though I never have dissembled (here, at least). I consider Ralph immune from that which would belie honest testimony, and heartily welcome him back to where he is all but indispensible. And oh, by the way, foot surgery is extremely painful and otherwise difficult and we should wish our colleague a good recovery.

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Post by Barry » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:34 pm

I add my sentiments to John. I assume everything went okay with your surgery, Ralph?
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:46 pm

Barry Z wrote:I add my sentiments to John. I assume everything went okay with your surgery, Ralph?
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So far, so good. I am house-bound for a while which is sheer hell. I will need a second, outpatient operation in several weeks and I'm on IV antibiotics for over a month. A nurse is coming to train me in the morning.
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Post by Richard » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:43 pm

Hope for a speedy recovery, Ralph.

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Post by Gary » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:46 pm

Welcome back, Ralph!

Are we listening to Dittersdorf at the moment?
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:49 pm

Gary wrote:Welcome back, Ralph!

Are we listening to Dittersdorf at the moment?
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I'm very tired. Luckily I have a teenage slave tonight.
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Post by Alban Berg » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:07 pm

Ralph wrote:
Barry Z wrote:I add my sentiments to John. I assume everything went okay with your surgery, Ralph?
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So far, so good. I am house-bound for a while which is sheer hell. I will need a second, outpatient operation in several weeks and I'm on IV antibiotics for over a month. A nurse is coming to train me in the morning.
Guess you won't make the Mahler 3 at Carnegie this Sunday then.

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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:35 pm

Alban Berg wrote:
Ralph wrote:
Barry Z wrote:I add my sentiments to John. I assume everything went okay with your surgery, Ralph?
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So far, so good. I am house-bound for a while which is sheer hell. I will need a second, outpatient operation in several weeks and I'm on IV antibiotics for over a month. A nurse is coming to train me in the morning.
Guess you won't make the Mahler 3 at Carnegie this Sunday then.
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No way. :cry: :cry:
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Post by Alban Berg » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:41 pm

Ralph wrote:
Alban Berg wrote:
Ralph wrote:
Barry Z wrote:I add my sentiments to John. I assume everything went okay with your surgery, Ralph?
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So far, so good. I am house-bound for a while which is sheer hell. I will need a second, outpatient operation in several weeks and I'm on IV antibiotics for over a month. A nurse is coming to train me in the morning.
Guess you won't make the Mahler 3 at Carnegie this Sunday then.
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No way. :cry: :cry:
Just think, then! you can engage in edifying political discourse at the Corner Pub!! :lol: :lol:

On second thought: :cry: :cry:

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Post by operafan » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:48 pm

Glad to see you back. :D
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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:56 pm

Welcome home, Ralph. So how do you handle the IV drip? On a stand you have to wheel around with you? Or is it a pump of some kind?
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:44 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:Welcome home, Ralph. So how do you handle the IV drip? On a stand you have to wheel around with you? Or is it a pump of some kind?
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They implanted a catheter in my arm and a nurse is coming tomorrow to teach me how to administer the antibiotic once a day. They're really efficient-all the supplies are being delivered here after 11PM tonight.

The nurse in charge the last two days is a really lovely young woman. I asked her if I could use the catheter for antibiotics for "recreational drug pleasure." She turned red, mumbled and then said, "Sir, I can't answer you."
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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:49 pm

Ralph wrote: I asked her if I could use the catheter for antibiotics for "recreational drug pleasure." She turned red, mumbled and then said, "Sir, I can't answer you."
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yer funny. I bet you enjoyed every minute of her discomfort! You devil you!

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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:54 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Ralph wrote: I asked her if I could use the catheter for antibiotics for "recreational drug pleasure." She turned red, mumbled and then said, "Sir, I can't answer you."
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yer funny. I bet you enjoyed every minute of her discomfort! You devil you!

Have another Post of the Day award!
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I'm honored!

No, she has a good sense of humor and only needed to "adjust" to me.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:57 pm

Ralph wrote:No, she only needed to "adjust" to me.
What? She jabbed you with a needle? :D
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Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:01 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Ralph wrote:No, she only needed to "adjust" to me.
What? She jabbed you with a needle? :D
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Plenty, but I have no sensitivity to getting injections.
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Post by Kevin R » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:14 am

Welcome back Ralph!
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Post by Ted » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:26 am

Good to see you back Raph

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