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Title: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Yet_Another on December 04, 2018, 11:17:05 PM
OK, so here goes:

Iím going into hospital in a couple of days for a fairly routine, but not small, operation. If itís successful, Iíll be out the same day, off work for a couple of weeks, then Bobís your uncle, all is well with the world. Thatís the most likely outcome.

However, as with all of these things, there are risks. One of the risks, according to the leaflet I was given at the pre-op, is death.

That concentrates the mind.

Itís only a tiny chance, but if the risk is as quoted in the leaflet, Iím 1000 times more likely to die in this operation than I am to win the lottery.

There you go: happy and unhappy. Probably best not to think too hard about it.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Bealman on December 04, 2018, 11:55:20 PM
Good luck, mate. Don't worry too much, you'll be fine.

A good mate of mine died suddenly of a stroke two weeks ago. I could get hit crossing the road.

Take every day as it comes.

My brother-in-law had major heart surgery a few months back which had major complications during the procedure. He is well on the way to recovery.

They're professionals. They'll look after you.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: MalcolmInN on December 05, 2018, 02:05:24 AM
OK, so here goes:
is death.

 Iím 1000 times more likely to die in this operation than I am to win the lottery.

 think too hard about it.
Yep, they all include death !

Think about it - - as a one-time student of statistics :--  your chances of winning the lottery are vanishingly small
ergo
1000 time vanishingly small is, still, very very small aka pdsmall :)

See you the other side  :thumbsup: :)



Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: themadhippy on December 05, 2018, 02:37:41 AM
Quote
Iím 1000 times more likely to die in this operation than I am to win the lottery

45057.474 to 1 then, could be worth placing  a few quid as an each way bet
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: jpendle on December 05, 2018, 04:13:32 AM
You should only buy your lottery ticket on the day of the drawing, any earlier and you have more chance of dying than winning.

John P
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: javlinfaw7 on December 05, 2018, 07:47:18 AM
They told me the same in June when I had my Aortic valve replaced . It is something that they make you aware of but the odds are probably better of being hit by a bus.

It's the same with medicines the blood thinner I am on states can cause sudden death on the leaflet but it certain if I don't take  it .

Alex
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Yet_Another on December 05, 2018, 07:53:32 AM
OK, so here goes:
is death.

 Iím 1000 times more likely to die in this operation than I am to win the lottery.

 think too hard about it.
Yep, they all include death !

Think about it - - as a one-time student of statistics :--  your chances of winning the lottery are vanishingly small
ergo
1000 time vanishingly small is, still, very very small aka pdsmall :)

See you the other side  :thumbsup: :)
Yes, I agree, and I'm at the low end of most of the risk factors, so all should be good. But there are outliers.

I think the difference is the fact that this is a one-off event, with everything spelled out. One tends not to think about it when getting into the car.

So I am mostly positive, but still...
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Bealman on December 05, 2018, 07:54:18 AM
They can be a bunch of jokers on here, which is ok. Just tying to reduce the stress.

All will be well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: javlinfaw7 on December 05, 2018, 08:00:21 AM
From experience the help you get in recovery Is second to none , and we do have some of the most skilled surgeons in the world. It will be fine.

Alex
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: The Q on December 05, 2018, 08:01:26 AM
 You'll  be fine..

There are about 1000 people in this country that are "susceptible to malignant hyperpyrexia under anesthesia " in the UK.  That gives a 50/50 chance of surviving a normal anaesthetic operation.  I've had two...
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: RailGooner on December 05, 2018, 09:16:54 AM
I wish you the very best for a successful op' and a speedy recovery Tony. :beers:

Only natural that you have mixed emotions going into this. In todays highly litigious world, we're advised of any known risk, no matter the low odds of that risk manifesting - if a risk is known it's disclosed. The odds are massively in your favour for a successful outcome.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: jpendle on December 05, 2018, 02:05:24 PM
Assuming by a couple of days you mean this week or next, don't forget to let us know how it went, once you are up to it.

Regards,

John P
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: dannyboy on December 05, 2018, 02:52:08 PM
Hope things go well for you and like John P says, keep us informed.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Yet_Another on December 05, 2018, 07:49:09 PM
Yep, thanks, I'm in first thing tomorrow, so just water and pills for breakfast.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: port perran on December 05, 2018, 08:19:22 PM
Yep, thanks, I'm in first thing tomorrow, so just water and pills for breakfast.
I wish you well for tomorrow.
Take it easy.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: daffy on December 05, 2018, 08:37:05 PM
Best wishes for tomorrow Tony. Sleep well tonight. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Philipp on December 05, 2018, 09:19:08 PM
Wishing you a speedy recovery
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Yet_Another on December 07, 2018, 10:25:49 AM
So far so good. Gall bladder out yesterday, and it was keyhole, so hopefully a quick recovery.

Still suffering the after effects of the anaesthetic, and keeping the painkillers topped up. But OK otherwise.

Thanks for your good wishes.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: The Q on December 07, 2018, 11:50:06 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: snitchthebudgie on December 07, 2018, 12:03:39 PM
Good news!

DO you think that we could pin this thread for those not sure whether to be happy, unhappy or angry????
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: TrevL on December 07, 2018, 12:17:43 PM
So far so good. Gall bladder out yesterday, and it was keyhole, so hopefully a quick recovery.

Still suffering the after effects of the anaesthetic, and keeping the painkillers topped up. But OK otherwise.

Thanks for your good wishes.

This is an organ you can happily do without, just stay off the fatty foods.
Have speedy recovery.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Mito on December 09, 2018, 09:10:11 PM
Had it done nearly 40 years ago, but that was 5 days in hospital and a 4 inch scar. I went back to work too soon and now have a nylon mesh implanted to seal the hernia, I have no problems with what I eat and don't follow any special diet.
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Philipp on December 09, 2018, 09:15:29 PM
Good to hear you're on the mend :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Mixed Emotions Thread
Post by: Bealman on December 09, 2018, 09:35:57 PM
See? Told Ya!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :beers: