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Any updates from the doctor?

I know it's not racing but you are a huge part of this site and I'm hoping that they are figuring out the problem. 

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This shit sucks. I don't know what I did to deserve it, but it's the most painful thing I've ever had to endure.

Cellulitis is definitely present, but there is also a tissue virus going on that they haven't figured out yet. I was admitted to the heart ward because they were thinking that maybe I candidate for a heart attack. My blood history says I've had no heart attack or stroke. My cholesterol numbers and sugar numbers are almost perfect and always have been.

They can't properly treat me as an in patient because that kind of extensive scheduling doesn't exist in this hospital. What they are trying to do is get me to a point where they are comfortable sending me home and continue treatments through specialist as an out patient.

Back to the cellulitis a minute. That's my neglect and I own up to it. But it isn't the root of everything either.

I can not sleep laying down. When I try to, the fluid weight in my body pushes my stomach over my lungs and I start to suffocate. That's been going on for almost 6 months. Instead, I need to sleep upright in a chair. That restricts blood circulation in my lower legs and adds to the leg problem. Sleep Apnea could be contributing to it and I will be seeing a sleep specialist once I get released. And finally, none of these issues existed 6 to 8 months ago. I have put on 70 pounds of fluid weight in that time frame which suggests kidney failure, but my kidneys function

Wednesday morning and afternoon was the worst day of my life as far as pain goes. The nurses here keep asking me what my pain number is - 1 being tolerable and 10 being the worst I've ever felt. I sat here bawling like a baby, unable to eat my lunch and the nurse was watching from a distance. Finally she walks in and asks what number I was feeling. I told her I know what level 10 pain is from breaking bones my whole life. I told her break a leg and then set it on fire... this is uncharted territory.

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Bob -- Sorry, didn't know you were going through this. I wish you all the best. That sucks. 

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36 minutes ago, BobMiller said:

This shit sucks. I don't know what I did to deserve it, but it's the most painful thing I've ever had to endure.

Cellulitis is definitely present, but there is also a tissue virus going on that they haven't figured out yet. I was admitted to the heart ward because they were thinking that maybe I candidate for a heart attack. My blood history says I've had no heart attack or stroke. My cholesterol numbers and sugar numbers are almost perfect and always have been.

They can't properly treat me as an in patient because that kind of extensive scheduling doesn't exist in this hospital. What they are trying to do is get me to a point where they are comfortable sending me home and continue treatments through specialist as an out patient.

Back to the cellulitis a minute. That's my neglect and I own up to it. But it isn't the root of everything either.

I can not sleep laying down. When I try to, the fluid weight in my body pushes my stomach over my lungs and I start to suffocate. That's been going on for almost 6 months. Instead, I need to sleep upright in a chair. That restricts blood circulation in my lower legs and adds to the leg problem. Sleep Apnea could be contributing to it and I will be seeing a sleep specialist once I get released. And finally, none of these issues existed 6 to 8 months ago. I have put on 70 pounds of fluid weight in that time frame which suggests kidney failure, but my kidneys function

Wednesday morning and afternoon was the worst day of my life as far as pain goes. The nurses here keep asking me what my pain number is - 1 being tolerable and 10 being the worst I've ever felt. I sat here bawling like a baby, unable to eat my lunch and the nurse was watching from a distance. Finally she walks in and asks what number I was feeling. I told her I know what level 10 pain is from breaking bones my whole life. I told her break a leg and then set it on fire... this is uncharted territory.

I am sorry that you are going through a tough time and hope that you are able to make a complete and painless recovery asap..

 

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Hope you are feeling better soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stay strong and get better. Us here at dtd don't want a new sheriff in town, we want sheriff bob!

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I wish I had the answers to fix this. I know all the bodies systems are interconnected and I hope they find which one is causing the problem. I don't understand the fluid gain when you're kidneys are working well. But that fluid buildup, if it's around the heart I think is why they are worried about a heart attack. 

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I had fluid build up a year and half ago. It was called Congestive Heart Failure. They had to put me under to pump it out from my heart and lungs. Then had to work on the legs. It is something i'll have to fight the rest of my life. Have to watch my feet and legs all the time. If they start to swell i have to take some extra pills. I have been sleeping in a reclinder for years. Can't sleep laying down. GOOD LUCK, do what the Dr. say. Get ready to go with out salt. watching every thing you eat for sodium

 

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I'll keep this brief as possible, but here is the latest.

When my brother was diagnosed as Stage 4, it meant there is no hope. They can try to buy time, but it won't be much. Then they found a nodule on one of my lungs during on of my high blood pressure tests. I was scare shitless. The Miller Family traditionally doesn't fare well in the good luck category, so in my mind, I was convinced that I was going to die from cancer too.

Last night they came and got me for the followup CT scan. When I saw the floor doctor, I really didn't want to know the results.. He said I see you had that followup scan last night. Want to know the results? I said let me guess, it's turned into a full blown tumor and this will make the recovery from my legs a secondary process? No... the nodule is gone. There are no signs of cancer. I started bawling like a baby.

A feel good story happened today. Some guy walks into my room and wanted to know if I was Bob Miller. I told him I was. He went on to say that I probably didn't know him, but he knew who I was through DTD and the nostalgia stuff I post on the internet. When he said who he was, it nearly knocked me out of my chair.

As it turns out, he was a pioneer in late 1970s Canandaigua Street Stocks with Many feature wins. When the Sportsman class was added to the Canandaigua card, he moved up a class and holds numerous victories there. He also advanced to Modifieds and holds a single Modified victory there. Steve Schultz from Naples. And until yesterday, I had never met him. That visit moved to the top of my visitors.  

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That's great news on no cancer. At least now they can concentrate on the legs and get you back to the track. And I bet it felt pretty damn good to get a visit from someone you didn't even know but is obviously a fan of yours. Some people don't often get to find out that they make a difference in people's lives without even knowing it.

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12 hours ago, lenster24 said:

Get better soon Bob!!! Foster needs you

 

well, i do wish bob  a speedy recovery , we all need bob to make DTD a better place for sure..

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I think it is really cool that something good came out of this awful ordeal. Now, I hope you are back up and kicking ass right away. Best of luck on a speedy recovery.

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Get well soon Bob wishing a speedy recovery.

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Great news about no cancer. That will be the first of good news for you. I hope you get more good news soon and the pain subsides so you can begin heling your body. Stay strong Big Guy!

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Bob, I see you've been able to keep getting some posts on the board the last few days, hopefully this means you're making some progress with your health.  We're all pulling for you to get this in the rearview mirror, so we'll see you back up on the roof at Outlaw and Canandaigua soon.  Also, do you ever read your DM's? ;)

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Bob, or does anyone else have any word on how he is doing?

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21 minutes ago, dan dan said:

Bob, or does anyone else have any word on how he is doing?

According to his Facebook post, some of those close to him talked him into checking himself back in.  Sounded like he wasn't necessary getting worse, just not improving like he had hoped.  I'm sure he'll update us before too long. 

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