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Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,530
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  Quote 
Photographer
MMR Digital
Posts: 1,655
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US


Best regards.

Mark
Jan 27 13 04:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
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  Quote 
Photographer
Frozen Moments Photo
Posts: 1,297
Monroe, Michigan, US


You will be in my Prayers. I hope everything goes well for you.
Jan 27 13 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Accidental Plateau
Posts: 7,715
Brooklyn, New York, US


Best wishes.
Jan 27 13 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
i c e c o l d
Posts: 8,610
Fort Myers, Florida, US


Stay strong Tim...
Jan 27 13 04:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,530
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  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,968
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Wishing the best outcome and quick recovery.

.
Jan 27 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lohkee
Posts: 11,926
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  Quote 
Photographer
lynden
Posts: 8,562
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


You'll be in my thoughts, Tim.  Wishing you the best possible recovery.
Jan 27 13 04:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
joeyk
Posts: 14,578
Seminole, Florida, US


Good luck Tim.
Jan 27 13 04:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
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  Quote 
Photographer
Gianantonio
Posts: 7,712
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  Quote 
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EdwardKristopher
Posts: 3,338
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  Quote 
Photographer
Tropic Light
Posts: 7,188
Kailua, Hawaii, US


Wishes for success and a speedy healing process.  smile
Jan 27 13 07:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,530
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  Quote 
Photographer
Rick Edwards
Posts: 6,153
Wilmington, Delaware, US


thoughts your way
Jan 27 13 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lisa Andresen
Posts: 8,664
Peoria, Illinois, US


Lifting you up in prayer.
Jan 27 13 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Virtual Studio
Posts: 5,474
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  Quote 
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BlueMoonPics
Posts: 3,924
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  Quote 
Photographer
ZingArts
Posts: 15,077
Westcliffe, Colorado, US


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

Zing
Jan 27 13 08:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wildcat Photography
Posts: 1,486
Valparaiso, Indiana, US


Best wishes!

Wildcat
Jan 27 13 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MoRina
Posts: 5,623
Fort Lauderdale, 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  Quote 
Photographer
SKPhoto
Posts: 25,779
Newark, California, US


Thoughts and prayers.
Jan 27 13 09:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Nemi
Posts: 27,411
Jamaica, New York, US


Are you a candidate for a skin cell gun?
Jan 27 13 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chris Rifkin
Posts: 24,412
Tampa, Florida, US


In my thoughts buddy.
Jan 27 13 10:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Light Writer
Posts: 18,387
Oakland, California, US


Good Luck, and Best Wishes!
Jan 27 13 10:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dannielle Levan
Posts: 12,857
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  Quote 
Photographer
rfordphotos
Posts: 4,613
Antioch, California, US


Sending my best wishes for a successful graft, and a smooth, speedy recovery smile
Jan 27 13 11:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Shandra Stark
Posts: 13,599
Los Angeles, California, US


Thoughts your way!
Jan 27 13 11:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kevin Fair
Posts: 2,478
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  Quote 
Photographer
London Fog
Posts: 6,614
London, England, United Kingdom


Best wishes from across the pond Tim!
Jan 28 13 12:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
kickfight
Posts: 26,451
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  Quote 
Photographer
Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,530
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  Quote 
Photographer
Photos 4 The Memories
Posts: 1,275
Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


Tim I sent you a message. Not sure if you got it or not.
Jan 28 13 02:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
ElisAbEtH
Posts: 2,142
Charleston, West Virginia, US


Prayers headed your way. I hope it's smooth sailing!
Jan 28 13 03:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paolo Diavolo
Posts: 8,162
Pleasant Hill, California, US


*sends good vibes*
Jan 28 13 03:06 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Russian Katarina
Posts: 1,413
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  Quote 
Model
Nemi
Posts: 27,411
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  Quote 
Model
Bella la Bell
Posts: 4,451
Kansas City, Missouri, US


Hugs and good luck!
Jan 28 13 11:42 am  Link  Quote 
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