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Did testing today, Everything good but the Nitrates. I will be doing a water change tomorrow as i will be in hospital Weds. Thinking 50% again. Fish and tank looks really good. Just need to figure out how i am going to take care of the tank if this surgery goes south. Not sure how strong if it goes right. Have to figure this one out...
 

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Did testing today, Everything good but the Nitrates. I will be doing a water change tomorrow as i will be in hospital Weds. Thinking 50% again. Fish and tank looks really good. Just need to figure out how i am going to take care of the tank if this surgery goes south. Not sure how strong if it goes right. Have to figure this one out...
The surgery won’t go South. It’ll go great!
 
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From your mouth to Gods ears!!:oops:
 
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I think it went good. Have some pain and doped up pretty good. Sleepy and am going to do that. Later, WD67
 

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I think it went good. Have some pain and doped up pretty good. Sleepy and am going to do that. Later, WD67
Oh! I thought it was going to be on Wednesday. I guess you just meant that you would still be in the hospital on Wednesday? Anyways I’m so happy everything went well. Take care of yourself.
 
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Oh! I thought it was going to be on Wednesday. I guess you just meant that you would still be in the hospital on Wednesday? Anyways I’m so happy everything went well. Take care of yourself.
Should have been out Wednesday. They are keeping me till tomorrow for the draining still showing some bloody discharge. They want to remove the tube before letting me go. Getting the catheter out today. Some pt. Be glad when I am home. Let you know when i am back to the house. Wd67
 
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Am home. Fish fed. None seem to be in any harm so all's good. Laying down for now. Neck hurts waiting for pills to kick in. See you around, wd67
 

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Am home. Fish fed. None seem to be in any harm so all's good. Laying down for now. Neck hurts waiting for pills to kick in. See you around, wd67
Yay! I’m glad you are back home. Heal up, friend and keep on top of that pain medicine. Better to prevent pain than reactively treat it.
 
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Yeah, i know. Am having a bit of issue with figuring the amount of turn from left to right and up and down. Also finding that my arms hurt my neck area when i am trying to pull myself up front a reclined position. I do have enough turn that i can see out both rear mirrors on the truck. Note: didn't drive it just checked it out. I won't be able to drive till i am pretty much off the pain meds. I am getting tired and just took a pain pill so i am going to get off and go lay down for a nap. Latter, Sheldon13
 

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Yeah, i know. Am having a bit of issue with figuring the amount of turn from left to right and up and down. Also finding that my arms hurt my neck area when i am trying to pull myself up front a reclined position. I do have enough turn that i can see out both rear mirrors on the truck. Note: didn't drive it just checked it out. I won't be able to drive till i am pretty much off the pain meds. I am getting tired and just took a pain pill so i am going to get off and go lay down for a nap. Latter, Sheldon13
Lol definitely no driving for you! It’s good to know you can though, In case of an emergency. Are you alternating pain medicine? I assume you have some version of hydrocodone/acetaminophen combination. If you weren’t advised against it, you should be alternating with ibuprofen. Like if your prescription is every 6 hours, then give ibuprofen on the alternating 6 hours. (Ex prescription at noon, ibuprofen at 3pm, prescription at 6pm, ibuprofen at 9pm and so on). By the way I’m a perianesthesia nurse ;)
 
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Well, I can't take ibuprofen. Don't ask why but something to do with drugs i take i think. Had a bad reaction a few years ago. Also they did not want to give me anything but hydrocodone. Also antibiotics. And a steroid of some kind. Deb takes care of the meds I try and keep from hurting myself. I am finding it very hard to lay down in bed and use my tablet so i am in my office or man cave whatever using my computer. I am finding that i am getting a stiff neck. I hope i will get some of my movement back when the swelling goes down. I almost wish they had done this back in 1993 when i had the first surgery's done. I go back in a few weeks for another surgery on my lower back. I just hope this is really worth it.
Tested the water last night late, Nitrates are a bit high at 40ppm but everything else is good so i am going to try and leave it till Saturday. Have a friend who can help me do a water change. Just this bit up and i am getting more pain so i am back out of here for now, Back later, Dan
 
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Tested water. nitrates high at 80pmm and ph drop to about 7.2. Tomorrow is waterchange day. Wife is going to help with this. Should be fun.... :;bananawater
 

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Tested water. nitrates high at 80pmm and ph drop to about 7.2. Tomorrow is waterchange day. Wife is going to help with this. Should be fun.... :;bananawater
Aww. Take it SLOOOOW
 
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I will, but it needs to be done. This is gonna be fun...
 

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I will, but it needs to be done. This is gonna be fun...
Yep. Just don’t want you lugging around buckets of water or something ;)
 
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That won't happen. I am limited to 10 pds max. Deb don't want me lifting even that, so I won't be doing that. I have 2 drinking water hoses from the rv that I can use for the water change. I can gravel wash with one of the 5 gallon buckets. I am thinking about getting a python to do my changes with. Anyway, I have this for now and will get the filters done and water clean. Later, wd67
 

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I got a phython about 2 months ago and don’t know how I ever lived without it.
 
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This will be my first. A 25 footer will work for me.
 
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Wow, i really need to do a major water change!! I have a .50 ppm of Ammonia and 40 ppm of nitrate. Ph 7.5 and no nitrites. Thats the highest i have seen in my tank since i started this tank!! I added prime to help till i can change this evening. need help with this one! I think about 75% change should do it.
 
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One 75% waterchange done. Be glad when i get the Python!! This thing of using water hoses from outside to the tank inside is getting old fast. Got the prefilters cleaned and tank back up and fish swimming again. yey!!
 
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