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crazycoffey
04-27-2010, 06:20 PM
I know this isn't a repost, LOL.

A few know about how turbulent this last year has gone for me. I could sure use a second to share, vent and request a few well wishes sent my way. Nothing too horrible but a quick recap;

Last year this time I got downsized from a corporate security gig. (I traded in the badge when I moved to St. Louis for a tie, public service for corporate, and hopes of bigger financial dreams) I had been identified to deploy a few months before that, helped find my replacement, and when the deployment orders were receded I had to make them give me my job back. I think they held a bit of a grudge, and found a reason to do away with my position all together.

Then also around april/may timeframe, during a PT test on drill weekend I heard a "pop" and felt a sharp pain in my stomach above my belly button. I gave myself a hernia, but being that I wanted to get a promotion and I'm a bit hard headed I tried to finish the test and run before going to the doctor. LOL - anyway, some paperwork hassles with the reserves to get the treatment I'd need, surgery, and about a month later I go get the operation. Tricare is still trying to bill me for some of the costs, but since it happened "on duty" I'm supposed to be 100% covered.

In July during Annual Training at Fort Leonard wood, not too long after surgery, I tear my bicep during combative training, I posted some pics on here I think. Its pretty much healed, but I have lost some mobility and strength. it was high on the arm and my pectoral seems to have made the most change to compensate. That and some tendon from the arm to the pec, it jumps out a couple inches when I do push ups.

Of course there was the deployment, not a lot to say there, not so much for not being able to, of course it is possible to easily say too much. I will say there was an incident with more impact than other incidents here, and I've read about it in the papers myself, so I feel confident I've not shared too much. I was very closely related to this incident, it led to me being in a pretty messed in the head and bad mood just a couple weeks ago.

And two months ago the hernia reoccurred. I went to the Med Clinic here and they informed me that the new downrange policy for hernia's is not to operate if I can still go on missions. So, I've been trying to bear the pain and go on missions. I'm that type of guy, I want to go, I want to be with my team, I want to do what I'm here for. Besides, I've not been so bad off that I couldn't carry my gear and do all the things asked of me. In fact it was sorta helpful, made me stop playing with it and thinking about it all the time. (insert sexual innuendos here)

But Saturday it was out for a good while and I had trouble getting the intestine pushed back through the stomach lining. As soon as I did, I felt a sense to use the restroom, went 4 times in under 5 hours. (hey, it's turning into a poop thread! Simplex would be proud). I even noticed a fair amount of the red stuff down there. Not such a good sign. Having some gastronomic/intestinal problems now, saw the doctor Monday, and they told me that was the sign they needed for the operation.

The doctor said he could do it here in the medical TENT. Said he has a "happy dance" down pat to lower risks of infections. turns off the AC, put cellophane on the incision, and soaks the mesh in anti bacterial solution. I didn't have an initial objection, well except for the random mortars that the bad guys like to lob at us. what if that happens while I'm under the knife or while recovering? Then I started thinking, I didn't like the idea that he has a "happy dance" to lower infection risks. So I have respectfully asked for another option. Good call on that one, probably would have been cut when the camp got a surprise on the same day.....

I'll be going to Germany in the next few days, should everything go right, I'll be there two weeks (ish) and hopefully the hernia will be fixed for good this time.

Cross your fingers that the surgery goes well, and I can find a way to get a beer or two before I go under the knife. It is possible a minor staph infection would keep me there a few more weeks, and then I could be sent home instead of back here, so if you really wanted to see me on opening weekend for the bash, you could wish for that if you want. Right now I don't really care, back here, back home. Just as long as there's no more long restless nights, feeling like I've ate some really bad sushi on top of really bad mexican.

I've gone poop twice since starting to write this.


didn't go to germany after all, Balad, east of Bagdad I think....

OnTheWarpath58
04-27-2010, 06:28 PM
Fuck.

Hang in there, D.

Say hi to Landstuhl for us.

BigRedChief
04-27-2010, 06:33 PM
Hey, I was putting a Planet care package in the mail for you and your unit tommorrow. I'll hold off until you know where you are going to be for sure.

Don't try to be a tough guy and tough it out. Follow the doctors orders.

WilliamTheIrish
04-27-2010, 06:36 PM
Look out for skateboarders. They're vengeful mf'ers. ;)

crazycoffey
04-27-2010, 06:38 PM
Fuck.

Hang in there, D.

Say hi to Landstuhl for us.
:thumb:

Haven't been there since the 90's, K-town is near by IIRC not bad areas to recoup after surgery.


Hey, I was putting a Planet care package in the mail for you and your unit tommorrow. I'll hold off until you know where you are going to be for sure.

Don't try to be a tough guy and tough it out. Follow the doctors orders.

ahh, yes. Good call - sorry. I will let you know what's up, and give updates too. Surely I can get some type of internet connection to stay up to date with the new UDFA's we sign, etc etc....

I do appreciate it bud.

crazycoffey
04-27-2010, 06:41 PM
Look out for skateboarders. They're vengeful mf'ers. ;)


damn it, hit on the poop thread, sexual innuendos and now cross thread humor. I wonder if we can get as many replies as the 10pm thread and throw in some Beryllium, maybe simplex will come back to us.....

TrebMaxx
04-27-2010, 06:44 PM
Hang in there CC and get that issue taken care of. Good to the Army will send you to Germany for that.

FAX
04-27-2010, 06:46 PM
Thoughts and prayers your way, Mr. CrazyCoffey.

But honestly, it sounds like you need to kick the crap out of some 7th graders. It'll make you feel better.

FAX

Dicky McElephant
04-27-2010, 06:54 PM
Beryllium


Fuck that sucks man......not that you really know me or anything.....or care what I think.




Clausen at #5.

Gonzo
04-27-2010, 07:04 PM
Shit man, hang in there bud.

And thank you for going over there.
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Der Flöprer
04-27-2010, 07:10 PM
:(

Get well soldier. Get home soon, and most importantly, safe. Our thoughts are with you.

Radar Chief
04-28-2010, 11:01 AM
Damn Coffey, sounds like you’ve had a rough time of it. Sorry to hear about the troubles, hope Doc fixes you up right this time.
Landstuhl yea, I just looked at a map and it’s about 20 K’s west of K-Town.
When I was stationed in Wurzburg we worked with another Ord. Co. in Miesau, which is a little further west of Landstuhl in what I believe they call the Rheine-Eifel Area. Absolutely beautiful part of German, I'm sure you can recoup very well there. ;)

seclark
04-28-2010, 11:07 AM
take care of yourself, cc.
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kc rush
04-28-2010, 11:15 AM
Hang in there CC. Hopefully the surgery takes care of everything this time.

RJ
04-28-2010, 11:15 AM
I've been dealing with GI issues for the past year and it's no fun, even without the mortars. Best wishes and prayers for you, CC.

chasedude
04-28-2010, 11:36 AM
Hang in there dude.

Simply Red
04-28-2010, 11:38 AM
call me, honey!

glad you're well

gblowfish
04-28-2010, 11:43 AM
Hang in there CC. Hope you feel better real soon.

Sofa King
04-28-2010, 11:47 AM
Get well buddy.

stumppy
04-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Hang in there man. Sounds like the 2cnd option is defitnately the way to go.
Don't dwell on the past, not a thing can be done about it.

boogblaster
04-28-2010, 11:57 AM
Give em hell CC .. ps you'll be OK .. pss no poop intended ...

Smed1065
04-28-2010, 12:02 PM
Best wishes and thanks~

Bowser
04-28-2010, 12:06 PM
Hang in there, man. Had the hernia issues years ago, albeit sans mortars. Get all healed up in Germany, and have a few of those huge German steins full o' beer for us.

crazycoffey
04-29-2010, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the thoughts. well, I moved to Balad, so better hospital (ie not a tent) but still the objects that come over the fence. They say I shouldn't worry about it because its not a concern for where the hospital is, LOL. I remember hearing those words when the alarm went off last night at 11pm, crazy stuff.

Anyway, it's 415am, I am trying to get ahold of my girl, say hi to her before I walk across the street to the hospital. supposed to be there at 5. So today is the day for well wishes to begin. I don't have a great feeling. But that's probably because I dont' know anyone here, I've been getting the run around for a few days, and I feel like I have some mix between motion sickness and food poisoning.

Fingers crossed that henderson signs with us.

FAX
04-29-2010, 08:22 PM
Best of luck, Mr. CrazyCoffey. I'm sure everything will work out just fine. Make them give you lots of drugs and get the phone numbers of every good-looking nurse that happens to come your way. And don't be shy to ask the nurses to hold you tight during your time of need because, like I've said a million times or so; If it's under the sheet it's sufficiently discreet.

FAX

Reerun_KC
04-29-2010, 08:24 PM
Just so you know. Herm wont be taking KC to the playoffs anytime soon. Just incase you were worried.

Reerun_KC
04-29-2010, 08:25 PM
Be Strong buddy...

crazycoffey
04-29-2010, 08:30 PM
LOL, reerun - check your rep messages....

Reerun_KC
04-29-2010, 08:50 PM
LOL, reerun - check your rep messages....

Ah, you know whatever you like. I was just messing with you, trying to cheer you up...

Its all good...

Braincase
04-29-2010, 08:51 PM
Thanks for your service. Hope they extend your time in Germany.

crazycoffey
04-30-2010, 03:54 AM
And I'm out, done. still groggy, coming off the drugs. Trying to eat some pudding and drink a bottle of water. Next priority is to successfully take a piss. When I can I'll post a pic of the scar, the incission bigger this time, LOL. other than that though I'm just going to be relaxing and recouping, and popping some pills.

thanks again for the messages, wishes and comments. I know I don't get along with everyone all the time on all the issues, but I absolutely love the diversity on this board, sometimes I think that poster has to be nothing but a shit stirring dup, and other times I've been afforded the opportunity to think about an issue from perspective I hadn't thought of before, and likely wouldn't have thought of on my own even.

So anyway, still nothing on the henderson deal?

Pushead2
04-30-2010, 03:58 AM
And I'm out, done. still groggy, coming off the drugs. Trying to eat some pudding and drink a bottle of water. Next priority is to successfully take a piss. When I can I'll post a pic of the scar, the incission bigger this time, LOL. other than that though I'm just going to be relaxing and recouping, and popping some pills.

thanks again for the messages, wishes and comments. I know I don't get along with everyone all the time on all the issues, but I absolutely love the diversity on this board, sometimes I think that poster has to be nothing but a shit stirring dup, and other times I've been afforded the opportunity to think about an issue from perspective I hadn't thought of before, and likely wouldn't have thought of on my own even.

So anyway, still nothing on the henderson deal?

thank you for your service!! and Get well soon!

And nothing with Henderson, the visit was 86'd.

crazycoffey
04-30-2010, 04:03 AM
:nosmilie:
holy moly pioli

Pushead2
04-30-2010, 04:04 AM
:nosmilie:
holy moly pioli

indeed sir.

threebag02
04-30-2010, 06:14 AM
That's the shits. Have a quick recovery and enjoy those beers.

BigRedChief
04-30-2010, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the thoughts. well, I moved to Balad, so better hospital (ie not a tent) but still the objects that come over the fence. They say I shouldn't worry about it because its not a concern for where the hospital is, LOL. I remember hearing those words when the alarm went off last night at 11pm, crazy stuff.

Anyway, it's 415am, I am trying to get ahold of my girl, say hi to her before I walk across the street to the hospital. supposed to be there at 5. So today is the day for well wishes to begin. I don't have a great feeling. But that's probably because I dont' know anyone here, I've been getting the run around for a few days, and I feel like I have some mix between motion sickness and food poisoning.

Fingers crossed that henderson signs with us.
Cool. You getting any news about the Cardinals over there? Looks like we may have the best team we have had in a while.

crazycoffey
04-30-2010, 07:38 AM
Cool. You getting any news about the Cardinals over there? Looks like we may have the best team we have had in a while.

yes, our unit is full of cardinals and cubs fans, plenty of poop slinging back and forth. I don't remember if I read it here on on Facebook, but;

what does the World Series have in common with Gay Bears? No cubs...

BigRedChief
04-30-2010, 07:41 AM
yes, our unit is full of cardinals and cubs fans, plenty of poop slinging back and forth. I don't remember if I read it here on on Facebook, but;

what does the World Series have in common with Gay Bears? No cubs...hey while you got some extra time healing to surf...We have a Cheifs planet Cardinals thread on here:
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=221186&page=22

you may already know about this cubssuck site but if not it has lots of smack material on it.
http://www.cubssuckclub.com/
http://www.cubssuckclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/w-wait-til-next-year-cubs.jpg