Bassman's going under the Knife!

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Bassman's going under the Knife!

Post by BASSMAN » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:58 am

Well today is the day.
I will be having back surgery on my L-5 disc to remove/ fix the herniation that has my sciatica nerve blocked off on my right leg.

I guess I will have to stay dry for the next few or ten weeks ](*,)
I had to cancle some awsome diving since I hurt my back, but I'm sure to be back in the water as soon as my doc(Who happens to be a diver) gives me the "Go"!
I'm looking fwd to getting rid of this pain, so please pray :prayer: that "All goes well, with a speedy recovery."

Thanks NWDC!
I'll be reading the forums and looking at all the incredible pictures. As I recover.



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Post by Sounder » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:22 am

That sucks bud! #-o Hope you get better quickly. :-({|= Ahem... if you need someone to keep your tanks wet while you're recovering... \:D/ :bounce:

I'm sure there will be no lack of stuff to read and enjoy here on the sight... we'll have to be sure to keep you posted on the sixgill, lumpsucker, and mola mola sightings that are SURE to be coming soon... oh yeah, and that 80-100' vis... we'll keep you posted on that too!
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Post by GillyWeed » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:40 am

Hey Bassman..

Here's hopeing you a speedy recovery.. Has your doc, who happens to be a diver, explained how to help your back through the diving withdrawl symptoms that are sure to be happening soon? You might want to check on that..

Take care and best wishes!!

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Post by Ken G » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:59 am

Good luck and get well soon

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Post by Tangfish » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:05 am

Good lucky buddy.... and here's to a speedy recovery! :occasion5:

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Post by jackieg » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:06 am

Best wishes for a speedy return to diving!

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Post by thelawgoddess » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:15 am

that sucks, bassman ... but i hope your surgery goes well and you heal up quickly!!!
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Post by WylerBear » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:54 pm

Hope all goes well. I'm sure it will. I've had to recover from knee surgeries 3 times since I started diving and it really sucks. But then it's that much better when you get in the water again.
Speedy recovery.
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Post by Seth T. » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:24 pm

Good luck! And here's for a speedy recovery! :partyman:
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Post by divernick » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:05 pm

Hope all goes well Bassman, I'm sure you'll be back in the water in no time.

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Post by Tom Nic » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:23 pm

Just got back from the St. Joe's... Bassman is out of surgery and in recovery, and apparently everything went well, although it was a much tougher & longer surgery than first anticipated with lots of scar tissue bonded to the nerves. Good news is that the relief should be even greater, and there is no question that this surgery was not optional.

Thanks for all your good wishes and for your prayers. I know that Keith and his family appreciate it.

And now the real question, does watching diving DVD's help or hinder the process of enduring the time of recovery before you are able to dive again?!?!?
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Post by Tom Nic » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:27 pm

Sounder wrote: Ahem... if you need someone to keep your tanks wet while you're recovering... \:D/ :bounce:


Hey now, I've already offered to babysit there...

Although I must admit it's been weird. Haven't dove since my 200th dive over a week ago, and you've been getting medical procedures, and starting new jobs, Bassman's had surgery and I'm buddyless... (Can you hear the whine?!) :-({|= It feels vaguely sleazy but I'm ready to start trolling the internet for dive buddy's! Help! ](*,) :toimonster:
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Post by cardiver » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:48 pm

I'll have my new BC back from scubatoys on Friday, Tom. Maybe we can dive Sat or Sun evening. I can also get your fin back to you.
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Post by bnboly » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:52 pm

Get well soon Keith! There are lots of places that need divers!

I know how great it feels to wake up without pain! I had 2 discs replaced in my neck and the first thing I noticed was the absence of pain! What a wonderful feeling! :partyman:
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Post by Tom Nic » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:13 pm

cardiver wrote:I'll have my new BC back from scubatoys on Friday, Tom. Maybe we can dive Sat or Sun evening. I can also get your fin back to you.


Thanks Ron! If it's not too late Saturday that would be great. This Sunday won't work at all... Give me a call...

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Post by thelawgoddess » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:22 pm

glad to hear the surgery went well!!!
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Post by DiverDown » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:24 pm

Get well soon, youll be back in the water before you know it..
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Post by BbbleMkr » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:18 pm

We all missed you on the Bandito boat dive Saturday, but now it makes sense why you weren't there.

Take care of yourself! Good healing energy coming your way from my heart to yours!

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Post by Sounder » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:06 pm

Tom Nic wrote:
Sounder wrote: Ahem... if you need someone to keep your tanks wet while you're recovering... \:D/ :bounce:


Hey now, I've already offered to babysit there...

Although I must admit it's been weird. Haven't dove since my 200th dive over a week ago, and you've been getting medical procedures, and starting new jobs, Bassman's had surgery and I'm buddyless... (Can you hear the whine?!) :-({|= It feels vaguely sleazy but I'm ready to start trolling the internet for dive buddy's! Help! ](*,) :toimonster:


Yeah, between the new gig and MY disc issues it's been a while since I've been wet too - almost 10 days!!! I'll be at DFTC on Sunday though - it'll be refreshing to splash again.

We'll get together again soon, I'm sure.
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Post by Cold_H2O » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:59 pm

Heal quickly.
I have a buddy who had similar surgery.
His only comment was why did he wait so long to be pain free.
He was back diving in no time....
Take it slow and listen to your Doc....

We can come over after our dives and let you smell and touch our salty wet gear if you think it would help. :supz:

Sounds like your tanks are being taken care of...
Do you have any other cool gear that needs to get wet while your mending??

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Post by Tangfish » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:42 pm

Bassman, how did it go? Your silence is giving me the creepies! :pale:

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Post by BASSMAN » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:17 pm

Surgery went great! No more leg pain! Yahoo!
Feels like I got stabbed in the back with a knife!
Can't sit too long at the computer right now. will post more when I feel better.
Thanks guys!

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Post by cardiver » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:32 pm

I'm glad you're doing okay, Keith. Get well soon!
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Post by Seth T. » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:37 pm

Ah Ha! He lives!
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Post by BASSMAN » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:39 pm

Thanks!
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