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Discussion: Double laser surgery Mon 14th

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Oct 13, 2019 12:27 PM # 
Bags:
One laser will break up the stone (bladder) and a 'green light special' will take care of bump/flap issue in the prostate. They used laser on me during colonoscopy and I felt none for the worse...if anything this time I felt better than 10 the one in 2009.

I was worried the Doc gave me a helpful suggestion that if things went wrong I might want to have a set of womens clothing as 'Plan B'. Kidding...at least for now. This is much improved process than the old one...if not then you can call me Ricki in the future. :)

Have to be there at 5AM! Starts at 7AM.
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Oct 13, 2019 3:53 PM # 
Toivo!:
Good luck!
I have one of those flaps too... doesn't bother me anymore now that my prostate has shrunk.
2:14:04 women's world record!!
Oct 13, 2019 3:58 PM # 
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I missed that one! Holy moly. I heard about sub 2 hour by what's his name but it would not be allowed as 36 pacers. Well when you watch track races now they have pacers that have the word on their bibs?? And especially the women will have men pacers official and unofficial. Kinda nitpicky.
Oct 13, 2019 11:57 PM # 
Toivo!:
My feeling is that Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles on a loop course in under 2 hours. Period. Yes, it was well orchestrated, but he still did it.
They say that the Nike that they're all wearing now are worth 60-90 seconds in a marathon...
He took 46 seconds of his last attempt, and the woman took 80 sec off of Radcliffe's record.
Oct 14, 2019 12:21 AM # 
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Both times were incredible. I did see a little loop by Kipchoge and it seemed even more 'staged' than the first one...relays pacing him seemed even more organized and the commentator said the course was marked for efficiency. The pace was driving the pace he needed to make...but he still had to run 4:33 miles which is staggering...and I don't care how good of actor he is...he was as fresh as a daisy coming in waving and he continued the show afterwards. His stride is amazing...he makes the other guys look like me.

The woman is just staggering. But I had forgotten what Paula had done...the thing is the lady was standing there calm and unaffected and they finally brought Paula over to shake hands and they had not reached Paula's time yet. Wow.

Mo Farah was only about 5 minutes ahead of her and he had trained hard. In fact he was bummed because you could tell he was confused that he had not run faster. I know what you will say. He needs Salazar's meds. Rupp and that young girl both dropped out...I bet the pressure of the whole Salazar mess had to affect them some. But then that one girl at the World Championships ran super well anyway.

I've said this before I read his book where he described how he had his heart melt down and he addressed the drug headon and I usually don't believe anyone when there's so much smoke...but I did believe him...but some of his ex runners really despised what he was doing and just because no drug test fails...well just ask ole Lance about that...it can be done. Especially if you are dabbling at things that seem to have the goal of passing drug tests.

Not saying Mo or Rupp took anything...knowingly. Rupp seems gullible and might have done something without realizing what was going on. I don't think Mo could be fooled but I'm not really up on things anymore...more so than a few years back but still not like the old days where I knew Pre's 5k qualifier times for the Olympics.

The thing about Kip's time is that on the track they allow pacers. Not just one. So either you have them or you don't and ironically one of them almost tripped Kip at one point...he's a cool customer. Just the closeness of going down might have rattled and distracted a lot of people and thus burned up that little bit of energy he needed to finish.

I still would not be surprised if he does not win the Olympics...Or if he won it easily. Can't wait.
Oct 14, 2019 2:07 AM # 
Toivo!:
He already won the 2016 Olympic Marathon
Oct 14, 2019 2:24 AM # 
Toivo!:
Oct 14, 2019 8:59 AM # 
Bags:
I meant 2020...although I did not remember he won last time. One thing I thought of walking just now is the wall those guys had around him...no wind factor at all...I ran 2:42 once when the when was blowing 25 to 30 mph the whole race. Even a slight wind was blocked...it was still amazing and I can't forget how easy he made it look. Like a machine...not just easy...he was totally relaxed! He did not burn one bit of energy on stress.
Oct 14, 2019 4:39 PM # 
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Done. Feel better than expected so far...actually I feel 100% ok expect groggy but I have to use a catheter until Wed am and I feel like I have to pee. I'm thinking this water hose they shoved up my weewee (medical term) might be a little big. :) No pain at all so far except for poor baby wee wee from catheter and that is very slight discomfort not pain.
Oct 14, 2019 11:47 PM # 
Toivo!:
I think I'd rather have a heart transplant than have another catheter.
Glad you feel better!
Oct 15, 2019 1:28 AM # 
Bags:
It kinda shifted or moved a little and there's a little scratchy feeling from time to time now but its nowhere as bad as I thought...but I'm still not a fan and I'm not saying it's not a big deal...it is...and I kinda think it could have been taken out tomorrow (being the prostate and catheter expert that I am)...countdown is 36.5 hours from removal which the actual removal I'm really excited about. What I am looking forward is to it being out.

But the more important thing is that the stone is gone and the work on the prostate is not sore or hurting...I can't feel a thing...except for the stupid pee tube.

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