ianunderhill vs. cancer (RIP Nick)

ianunderhill wrote:

Got back up to my room around 11pm. Full of pain and hoses but docs say I'm kicking ass so far. More to come when I can concentrate a bit better.

ianunderhill wrote:

Got back up to my room around 11pm. Full of pain and hoses but docs say I'm kicking ass so far. More to come when I can concentrate a bit better.

Really happy to hear you're kicking cancer's ass (less happy about pain and hoses, though). Still, hurrah for progress in beating this thing!

So modern medicine and my body are quite the duo! They've got me on some great painkillers that aren't making me drowsy but are somehow powerful enough to keep everything in check. I'd estimate I"m around 85% lucid, in fact, which is very different from where I was last night and this morning.

I'm also thrilled to report I am back on fluids! This flies in the face of everything I'd read about my surgery - everything mentioned no fluids for 2-3 days after surgery. I'm so happy to have water and juice back in the mix so soon.

ianunderhill wrote:

So modern medicine and my body are quite the duo! They've got me on some great painkillers that aren't making me drowsy but are somehow powerful enough to keep everything in check. I'd estimate I"m around 85% lucid, in fact, which is very different from where I was last night and this morning.

I'm also thrilled to report I am back on fluids! This flies in the face of everything I'd read about my surgery - everything mentioned no fluids for 2-3 days after surgery. I'm so happy to have water and juice back in the mix so soon.

Woot!

Awesome to hear!

Bad ass.

Glad to hear you're doing so well!

You're all clear kid, now let's blow this thing and go home!

Ian - everything you've been doing shows cancer picked the wrong guy to mess around with. Glad the meds are helping and keep up the fight.

Guess who got up out of his hospital bed and walked roughly eight feet to sit down in the recliner in the corner.

Really, there's been some serious progress and it's not quite been 24 hours since some severely invasive surgery. I'm thinking this is going to be a good recovery.

Might need to crack open the Whisky earlier than expected...the rum´s been sitting out though, so we´re ready. Woohoooo!!

Awesome!

Fantastic news! They always say take things one step at a time so eight feet has that beat for sure.

Props Ian, 'tis just a flesh wound clearly

Hell yes!!

Spectacular, Ian. Can't wait to hear how else you're going to kick ass.

ianunderhill wrote:

So modern medicine and my body are quite the duo! They've got me on some great painkillers that aren't making me drowsy but are somehow powerful enough to keep everything in check. I'd estimate I"m around 85% lucid, in fact, which is very different from where I was last night and this morning.

I'm also thrilled to report I am back on fluids! This flies in the face of everything I'd read about my surgery - everything mentioned no fluids for 2-3 days after surgery. I'm so happy to have water and juice back in the mix so soon.

That's great!

What are the painkillers? Can I get some?

ianunderhill wrote:

Thanks everyone. I'm trying not to get too stoked about my body and resolve handling chemo well, in case it doesn't. But I'm super thrilled at how well things are post-surgery. I thought this was going to be way hardee than it has been.

Fit individuals handle most physical challenges better than unfit ones. These include surgery. Likely, your health team just didn't want to get your hopes up, but it's commonplace for physically fit patients to recover hella fast.

Glad to hear the good news. Keep kicking ass!

Great to hear your recovery is going so well.

All I've got is a mug of coffee but I just raised it for you Ian! Keep up the fight!

ianunderhill wrote:

Thanks everyone. I'm trying not to get too stoked about my body and resolve handling chemo well, in case it doesn't. But I'm super thrilled at how well things are post-surgery. I thought this was going to be way hardee than it has been.

Glad to hear the surgery went well! What do you think, is the hard part over?

That's great news ian. Keep positive and keep doing exactly what they tell you to do. Somehow, it turns out those "professionals" know just what you should be doing to recover most effectively.

Tonight I drink to Ian!

wordsmythe wrote:

Tonight I drink to Ian!

Aye!

Focus on your breath and relax. Sleep is good for you now. I know your schedule is all thrown off in the hospital, but I think sleep is vital to healing, so do it when you can. You'll have plenty of time for ass-kicking later. Keeping you in my thoughts!!

Just discovered this thread. You're in my thoughts, and I'm very much looking forward to the post wherein you say that you kicked the sh*t out of cancer's ass and that we can all celebrate with copious amounts of enthusiasm.

HedgeWizard wrote:

Just discovered this thread. You're in my thoughts, and I'm very much looking forward to the post wherein you say that you kicked the sh*t out of cancer's ass and that we can all celebrate with copious amounts of enthusiasm.

I think he'd rather have us celebrate with a 100 mile bike ride...

Get distraction. Maybe watching something on the iPad could be too much. Not sure. But there are always some good podcasts out there.
Like, I don't know, Gamers With Jobs or so

I'll start breaking out the bike for you in a couple weeks.

Loving hearing about your various ways of ass kicking, ian. Keep it up, I believe you have many superhuman qualities in you. Why shouldn't healing be one of them?