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[IP] Mark recouping



Hey Mark, glad to hear, your doing as well as you seem. Keep up the good
work!  Were all with ya.
Mag
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Capozzoli" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 3:51 PM
Subject: [IP] Always Thought Diabetes...Continued


> Hello Listers--
>
> I made it home!  Came home on Saturday afternoon.   Spent a mere 4 days
> in the hospital for a major surgery.  Its incredible how quickly they
> move you in and out of the hospital.  I actually do not feel all that
> bad either.  Yes my back, side and chest is sore and I am taking some
> medication for pain relief but I imagined before going into this I would
> be in some major pain. [ I've had lower back pain in the past worst than
> what I am experiencing now!]
>
> The surgical team did allow me to stay attached to my pump.  I gave them
> a set a directional instuctions on how to use my pump and how much to
> bolus if my BG's did rise. [Special note of thanks to Mary Jean Renstrom
> whom sent me a Word.doc.  I only had to make minor changes.]  I preset
> my basel 50% higher while in the prep room. They had a IV hooked up
> feeding 8 grams of dextrose per hour so I also calculated that over a 3
> hr period. Even after taking every possible step necessary to maintain
> normal BG's throughout the procedure [ 4hrs ] my BG upon waking was 240.
>
> For those of you you did not follow my previous threads, a short
> history.
>
> I was recently diaganosed with stage IV metastatic melamoma of the
> lung.   That's when skin cancer finds its way into the bloodstream
> therefore allowed to travel to any organ, bone and even brain.  Before
> surgery, all tests showed some tumors in my left lung which were removed
> in surgery last Tues.  In 2 months I'll have surgery for a few much
> smaller tumors on my right lung. A vaccine will be made from the tumors
> and hopefuly fight off any remaining seeds.
>
> Mark
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