Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Tuesday at 1pm Eastern I'm scheduled for surgery

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Tim Little Photography

Posts: 11681

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Would those of you who believe in good karma or positive vibes or God or just good thoughts favor me with a kind thought around that time of day please.

It is easy peezy surgery. I'm having skin grafts on  a pretty large area of my lower right leg. The skin will be harvested from my right thigh.

I have had this done before several times to say the least. They always fail due to blood flow (venous stasis being the medical term).

The tough part is the area where they take the skin, the donor harvest site will be a 2nd degree burn. I have a large mess on my leg so the donor site will be big and extremely painful for a couple of weeks.

I've had this done lots of times. I have to confess I am getting worn out by it all. So, prayers and kind thoughts will really help me deal right now and during the recovery.

Thank you so much!

Tim

P.S.  I know there are some people have the opinion "pictures or it isn't real". I have some pictures from when the leg was a little better than it is now in my Flickr account. They are gross so I won't post a direct link. But anyone who feels they need to see what I'm dealing with can message me and I will PM the link.

Thank you all for your emotional support, I love you guys!

Jan 27 13 04:15 pm Link

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MMR Digital

Posts: 1807

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US

Best regards.

Mark

Jan 27 13 04:18 pm Link

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E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

I wish you good luck. I just had surgery on my shoulder, and it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. You've said you had this surgery many times, but I hope this particular one is a little easier for you then the one's in your past.

I'll keep you in my thoughts though.

Jan 27 13 04:21 pm Link

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Frozen Moments Photo

Posts: 1590

Monroe, Michigan, US

You will be in my Prayers. I hope everything goes well for you.

Jan 27 13 04:25 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

Best wishes.

Jan 27 13 04:27 pm Link

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i c e c o l d

Posts: 8610

Fort Myers, Florida, US

Stay strong Tim...

Jan 27 13 04:30 pm Link

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Tim Little Photography

Posts: 11681

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Thank you all very much. This community has always been very kind to me, and to others as well. Thank you!

Jan 27 13 04:31 pm Link

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Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Wishing the best outcome and quick recovery.

.

Jan 27 13 04:32 pm Link

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Lohkee

Posts: 13468

Maricopa, Arizona, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
P.S.  I know there are some people have the opinion "pictures or it isn't real". I have some pictures from when the leg was a little better than it is now in my Flickr account. They are gross so I won't post a direct link. But anyone who feels they need to see what I'm dealing with can message me and I will PM the link.

Thank you all for your emotional support, I love you guys!

Unless you like looking at really horrific images, save your time. Tim is the real deal, and that's a fact, jack!

Tim - good luck and may all the good vibes available in the universe be directed your way. Assumes lotus position and hums  Oooooooommmmmmmmm! Get well soon!

Jan 27 13 04:36 pm Link

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lynden

Posts: 8562

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

You'll be in my thoughts, Tim.  Wishing you the best possible recovery.

Jan 27 13 04:37 pm Link

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joeyk

Posts: 14882

Seminole, Florida, US

Good luck Tim.

Jan 27 13 04:51 pm Link

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Misty R H

Posts: 471

Anaheim, California, US

Good luck Tim.  That does sound painful.  Take it easy during recovery and let other people take care of you so you can concentrate on recovery.

Jan 27 13 04:54 pm Link

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Gianantonio

Posts: 8151

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
Would those of you who believe in good karma or positive vibes or God or just good thoughts favor me with a kind thought around that time of day please.

It is easy peezy surgery. I'm having skin grafts on  a pretty large area of my lower right leg. The skin will be harvested from my right thigh.

I have had this done before several times to say the least. They always fail due to blood flow (venous stasis being the medical term).

The tough part is the area where they take the skin, the donor harvest site will be a 2nd degree burn. I have a large mess on my leg so the donor site will be big and extremely painful for a couple of weeks.

I've had this done lots of times. I have to confess I am getting worn out by it all. So, prayers and kind thoughts will really help me deal right now and during the recovery.

Thank you so much!

Tim

P.S.  I know there are some people have the opinion "pictures or it isn't real". I have some pictures from when the leg was a little better than it is now in my Flickr account. They are gross so I won't post a direct link. But anyone who feels they need to see what I'm dealing with can message me and I will PM the link.

Thank you all for your emotional support, I love you guys!

Good luck, Tim.

Jan 27 13 06:49 pm Link

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EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
Would those of you who believe in good karma or positive vibes or God or just good thoughts favor me with a kind thought around that time of day please.

It is easy peezy surgery. I'm having skin grafts on  a pretty large area of my lower right leg. The skin will be harvested from my right thigh.

I have had this done before several times to say the least. They always fail due to blood flow (venous stasis being the medical term).

The tough part is the area where they take the skin, the donor harvest site will be a 2nd degree burn. I have a large mess on my leg so the donor site will be big and extremely painful for a couple of weeks.

I've had this done lots of times. I have to confess I am getting worn out by it all. So, prayers and kind thoughts will really help me deal right now and during the recovery.

Thank you so much!

Tim

P.S.  I know there are some people have the opinion "pictures or it isn't real". I have some pictures from when the leg was a little better than it is now in my Flickr account. They are gross so I won't post a direct link. But anyone who feels they need to see what I'm dealing with can message me and I will PM the link.

Thank you all for your emotional support, I love you guys!

Tim,

A few years back My Wife went down on her bike and had to have skin grafts done and spent about a month in the burn ward, so I truly don't envy what you are going through!

I wish you All the Best and hope this is the last time you'll have to go through this!

Kindest regards,
Edward

Jan 27 13 07:00 pm Link

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Tropic Light

Posts: 7368

Kailua, Hawaii, US

Wishes for success and a speedy healing process.  smile

Jan 27 13 07:07 pm Link

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Tim Little Photography

Posts: 11681

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I don't know how to say thank you big enough for what you all mean to me. I got blown up at age 12. So skin grafts and hospitals have always been a part of my life. Still, a person gets tired. Gets scared sometimes. These are the kind of things that make "real world" family and friends get compassion fatigue. Soon you find yourself dealing with it all pretty much alone.

Thank you for caring. I get so lonely sometimes but you guys have always cared and held my hand.  With you guys this is going to be a cake walk. I'll be back home by Friday and I'll be one step closer to fine.

Thank you. A million times over, thank you.

Jan 27 13 07:33 pm Link

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Rick Edwards

Posts: 6166

Wilmington, Delaware, US

thoughts your way

Jan 27 13 07:35 pm Link

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Lisa Andresen

Posts: 8664

Abingdon, Illinois, US

Lifting you up in prayer.

Jan 27 13 07:56 pm Link

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Virtual Studio

Posts: 6368

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The very best of luck to you.

I really hope it goes well for you!

Much love.

Jan 27 13 07:59 pm Link

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BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4591

New York, New York, US

I heard a statistic once that those who go into hospitals with people praying for them do worse than those who don't have people praying for them.

Sooo...
I won't be praying for you. wink

I just hope you get better.  We're all rooting for you!

Jan 27 13 08:06 pm Link

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ZingArts

Posts: 15102

Westcliffe, Colorado, US

OUCH! I so want you to get and be healthy. God Bless.

Zing

Jan 27 13 08:12 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography

Posts: 1486

Valparaiso, Indiana, US

Best wishes!

Wildcat

Jan 27 13 08:14 pm Link

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MoRina

Posts: 6058

Destin, Florida, US

You're a trooper.  Good luck to you and I hope this goes well for you!

Jan 27 13 09:02 pm Link

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SKPhoto

Posts: 25784

Newark, California, US

Thoughts and prayers.

Jan 27 13 09:14 pm Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27413

Jamaica, New York, US

Are you a candidate for a skin cell gun?

Jan 27 13 10:03 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 25187

Tampa, Florida, US

In my thoughts buddy.

Jan 27 13 10:53 pm Link

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Light Writer

Posts: 18387

Oakland, California, US

Good Luck, and Best Wishes!

Jan 27 13 10:54 pm Link

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Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Tim Little Photography wrote:
Would those of you who believe in good karma or positive vibes or God or just good thoughts favor me with a kind thought around that time of day please.

It is easy peezy surgery. I'm having skin grafts on  a pretty large area of my lower right leg. The skin will be harvested from my right thigh.

I have had this done before several times to say the least. They always fail due to blood flow (venous stasis being the medical term).

The tough part is the area where they take the skin, the donor harvest site will be a 2nd degree burn. I have a large mess on my leg so the donor site will be big and extremely painful for a couple of weeks.

I've had this done lots of times. I have to confess I am getting worn out by it all. So, prayers and kind thoughts will really help me deal right now and during the recovery.

Thank you so much!

Tim

P.S.  I know there are some people have the opinion "pictures or it isn't real". I have some pictures from when the leg was a little better than it is now in my Flickr account. They are gross so I won't post a direct link. But anyone who feels they need to see what I'm dealing with can message me and I will PM the link.

Thank you all for your emotional support, I love you guys!

I wish ye a speedy recovery.

Jan 27 13 11:43 pm Link

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rfordphotos

Posts: 5100

Antioch, California, US

Sending my best wishes for a successful graft, and a smooth, speedy recovery smile

Jan 27 13 11:54 pm Link

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Shandra Stark

Posts: 13614

Los Angeles, California, US

Thoughts your way!

Jan 27 13 11:58 pm Link

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Kevin Fair

Posts: 2555

Palm Coast, Florida, US

Hope things work out well for you.

Good thought in your general direction Tim.

Jan 28 13 12:02 am Link

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L o n d o n F o g

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Best wishes from across the pond Tim!

Jan 28 13 12:23 am Link

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kickfight

Posts: 29697

Portland, Oregon, US

Kinda overcast tonight in Portland, Tim, but as I was looking up at the sky a few minutes ago, a sudden clearing allowed a single star to peek through the clouds for a few seconds.

I made a wish upon it for ya.

Hang in there, and hope all goes well for you.

Jan 28 13 12:39 am Link

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Tim Little Photography

Posts: 11681

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Nemi wrote:
Are you a candidate for a skin cell gun?

Hi Nemi. Thanks for your interests. No, the skin cell gun is awesome for fresh burns. In my case I have very poor blood flow causing the skin that is there to rot and die. There is no blood flow at the superficial, top layer level. So, what we do is go though various programs at the Advanced Wound Care center to enhance oxygen supply and then do a graft to take advantage of that. After the graft is stable, about a week, I'll do hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy to max out oxygen saturation at the capillary level!

Jan 28 13 01:56 am Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

Posts: 1296

Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US

Tim I sent you a message. Not sure if you got it or not.

Jan 28 13 02:34 am Link

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ElisAbEtH

Posts: 2142

Charleston, West Virginia, US

Prayers headed your way. I hope it's smooth sailing!

Jan 28 13 03:03 am Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8962

Martinez, California, US

*sends good vibes*

Jan 28 13 03:06 am Link

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Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

I wanted to wish you best of luck for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!

A good friend of mine has a severely burnt hand, it's a very slow and painful process to repair the damage and regain mobility, one skin graft at a time.

Jan 28 13 06:45 am Link

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Nemi

Posts: 27413

Jamaica, New York, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:

Hi Nemi. Thanks for your interests. No, the skin cell gun is awesome for fresh burns. In my case I have very poor blood flow causing the skin that is there to rot and die. There is no blood flow at the superficial, top layer level. So, what we do is go though various programs at the Advanced Wound Care center to enhance oxygen supply and then do a graft to take advantage of that. After the graft is stable, about a week, I'll do hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy to max out oxygen saturation at the capillary level!

Thanks for your thorough answer. smile Best of luck to you on your next procedure.

Jan 28 13 10:45 am Link

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Bella la Bell

Posts: 4451

Kansas City, Missouri, US

Hugs and good luck!

Jan 28 13 11:42 am Link