Friday, October 21, 2016

This Alternative to Being in Vegas Really Sucks

Just a quick update.  I was supposed to be in Vegas tonite, through Halloween Weekend.

Not happening.

I am in L.A., in a hospital, waiting to be told when my Triple Bypass Surgery is scheduled.  Should be by Monday, the latest.

The problem was caught early, which is good, obviously.  There's no reason why I shouldn't have a complete recovery.  But it won't be quick, for sure.  After I am released, I am looking at six weeks of limited activity and no driving.  So Vegas, or any form of live poker, is out during this period.

So I won't have much if any of my usual content to write up.

The circumstances that got me here might be interesting though, and after I am able to write again, I may turn this (temporarily, at least), into a hospital story blog (one story even involves a medical tech who likes to martingale blackjack!)

We'll just have to see what develops.

Thanks in advance for your well wishes.

(Edited to add: Just found out I am scheduled for surgery tomorrow--Saturday--at 7:30AM) 

(Edited to add #2:  I changed it so that comments to recent posts, including this one, do not need my approval.  Figure it might be awhile for me to be up to approving them.  I will delete the spam comments that get thru when I get the chance)





47 comments:

  1. Good luck, Rob. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  2. Sorry to hear rob. Hoping for a quick and full recovery!!

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  3. Sorry to hear rob. Hoping for a quick and full recovery!!

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  4. Good luck Rob. I had a triple bypass 18 months ago, after having a heart attack. I know what you will be going through, so hang in there buddy. Believe me there is light at the end of the tunnel. Take it easy, and do nothing strenuous. I hope you have someone who can take care of you, and flash some boobs at you to brighten your days.

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    1. Glad to hear you recovered so well, thanks.

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  6. Keep strong Rob! Hoping to see you back at the table before you know it.

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  7. TBC is a medical tech? Best wishes for a speedy recovery Rob...

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    1. I was totally thinking of TBC during this procedure. Looking forwarded to writing up that one!

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  8. Thoughts & Prayers Your Way Rob!

    Kenny

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  9. Good luck Rob! Take it easy and allow yourself the time to heal up.

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  10. Wow. That is a stunner. As I write you must be in pre-op. This is really a trick or treat time. Having caught it in time was the trick and a full life ahead is the treat.

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  11. be well Rob and best wishes for a fast recovery. take your time and be good to yourself.

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  12. Get well soon Rob. If there is anything someone can do from afar just let me know. Sending tons of good thoughts (today: Sat).

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  13. Best wishes on a speedy recovery! May all of your nurses be the ones of your dreams and may all of your bed baths be thorough!

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  14. Best of luck Rob! I hope for a thorough recovery and a ridiculously hot but competent nursing staff!

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  15. All the best Rob. Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery.

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  16. Speedy recovery sir. We will be waiting for you to regale us with poker escapades!!

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  17. OMG Rob!! Glad you are still okay, hope the surgery went well.

    If you want to email me, I can whip something up to post at the blog sometime soon (like in a few days).

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    1. That would be great, Steve. Thanks.

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  18. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  19. I called the hospital and requested a that a nurse with large breasts be assigned to you. You can thank me later. His name is Frank.

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  20. Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I'm in a lotta pain but they say I did great.

    Thanks for all the positive thoughts.

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    1. That's great news Rob!

      Prayers for a quick recovery.

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  21. Way to go, get well soon
    LG
    Rochester

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  22. Stay strong Rob! You have more well-wishers and readers than you are aware of :)

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  23. I'm late to this, since I was traveling Friday/Saturday. Sorry to hear of the troubles. Also sorry that this means I won't get to see you in Vegas when I'm there in a couple of weeks.

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    1. You know, Grump....I did think of you during this time. My original plan would have had me returning home just before your arrival in Vegas. But when it appeared, however briefly, that I might be able to just delay the trip by a week or so, I did consider the benefit would have been that I'd be in Vegas for your visit. Alas, not to be. Good luck and have fun in Vegas.

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  24. Hopefully you are getting the good drugs! And also that you feel better very soon.

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  25. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

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  26. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

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  27. Best of luck in your recovery. Your surgeon said they gave your arteries a straight flush, I am sure all will be well.

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  28. Speedy recovery rob. Wish your nurse is as hot as the one in the pic.
    Long time lurker from Borneo

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  29. I wish you a full and speedy recovery.

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  30. Best wishes for your recovery, Rob.

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  31. Glad to read that you're out of surgery and healing well -

    s.i.

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  32. It's lightning's brother here. Glad to read your good news post op. I guess lunch buffets at the Orleans are out for a while?

    I'm having a colonoscopy and endoscopy a week from today. I hope the gastro doctor uses a different probe for each.

    Have a speedy recovery.

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    1. Heh heh....my friends and I have used that joke about the colonoscopy and endoscopy many times. Thanks

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  33. Good luck, sir. Pulling for your speedy recovery.

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  34. I didn't feel the need to respond individually to all the well wishes, although I can assure I appreciated each and everyone. I just responded to some specific comments that were not just "get well" type of messages.

    Again, I really want to thank all of you who sent kind words, good thoughts and even prayers. I can never thank all of you enough.

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