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Old Fri Apr 20, 2012, 09:11am
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Wish the best for you...both on your surgery and a speedy recovery.
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Old Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:20am
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Just had surgery last week, myself. Found a rather large polyp during my colonoscopy last month. Too large to remove during the procedure, so they operated and removed the elbow where my small and large intestine join.

Lots of guys here who are approaching or who have reached 50. Do yourself a favor. Have a colonoscopy. The golf ball sized mass they found was benign, but a year from now, who knows? There's nothing to it. In fact, if I hadn't known why I was there, I could have woke up and never known what they did. Do it, it could save your life.

Mark, best of luck with your surgery. I'll keep you in my prayers.


BBR, wishing you a smooth recovery..
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Old Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:50am
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Mark, our thoughts are with you. A good friend of mine and a fellow official had the same procedure (replacing a valve) two years ago. The recovery is fairly long as you're aware but in his case, he's back to officiating and he's feeling and loooking great on the floor. You'll be out on the floor in no time chasing those young whippersnappers.
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Old Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:07am
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Do it now, don't put it off. Like others, I had mine as directed by doc after turning 50. A few small polups were found they took out. They may have been growing for a few years, who knows. If I had not gone then and put it off like many do...first one year goes by then another. Next thing you know you may be 55, for instance, and have some trouble, only to find out something simple you could have and SHOULD HAVE done 5 years before could save your life..plain and simple.
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Old Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:09pm
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I agree, a highly recommended procedure. Worse thing about the colonoscopy is the night before....talk about a rough pre-game
It's not as bad as it used to be. My prep including to 6 oz. bottles of clear sulfate to be mixed with 10 oz. of water. Drank 1 pint in 10 minutes, chasing it with a quart of water over the next hour, the night before. Another the next morning. Easy peasy, about like drinking sea water, so chasing it with the quart of water was easy. I've seen my wife have to drink a gallon of thick chalky junk. Mine was a vast improvement!

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Speedy recovery BktBallRef.

My wife has been bugging me to do this.....this may just be the incentive I need!
I had been putting it off. Then, I had stomach cramps for about two weeks. Went to a new family physician who cleared me up and scheduled the gastro appointment for me.

Believe me, there's nothing to it. It's one of those things that I dreaded that I felt silly about later. And I can't imagine what it would have happened if I had continued to put it off.

Show your wife my post. She'll have you scheduled by noon Monday!

And yes, I'm doing great. Laporoscopic surgery on Easter Monday, 4 incisions, 2 days in the hospital and this weekend, I'll be running the floor!!!
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Show your wife my post. She'll have you scheduled by noon Monday!
....and admit she was right?

Been married 27 yrs next week -and THAT's my secret!

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Old Sat Apr 21, 2012, 01:54pm
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Good luck to you. Hopefully we'll be back on the court together soon.
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Old Sat Apr 21, 2012, 11:05pm
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First of all, thanks to all of you for your comments. I really appreciate it. For those of you who know something about this stuff, the operation is to replace one of my heart valves. It's called aortic stenosis (sp?). I'm probably having the surgery in about five weeks but I have to "take it easy" until then, which means no running around a court. In fact, two days ago I had to go to the ER with chest pains and shortness of breath.

Whether or not I'll ever be able to return to officiating remains to be seen. Sometimes it's possible, sometimes not. Recovery time varies, but I know I won't be allowed to drive a car for two months. The only good thing about this is that my wife works at home and will be able to look after me.

Now if I could only win the lottery, I could pay for the hospital bills.

I'll try to stick my head on the board from time to time just to keep up on what's going on.
Mark, I haven't been around lately, but I just wanted to take a moment to wish you the best with your surgery and hope your recovery allows you to do the things in life that are important to you.
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Old Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:01am
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All the best to you Mark and I hope that you make it back to the court ASAP.
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Old Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:26am
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Mark - hope everything goes well, and you come back as strong as ever. Even if you can't actually officiate, hopefully you can still contribute as a board member in your leagues, or even observe and teach newer officials. Your knowledge is still needed, even if the legs and whistle can't participate as in the past.

Especially your knowledge of meds.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:22am
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I wish a speedy recovery to you, Padgett.

Get back onto the court soon!
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:07am
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Good luck with your surgery, be nice to your "Yes Dear" during recovery, and return quickly. My prayers are with you.
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That would be to substitute "stethoscope" for "whistle".

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Old Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:43pm
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Mark,

Here's to some relaxing downtime, a good surgery and uneventful recovery.
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