One down, thirty-nine to go.

@GardenGerty (157907)
United States
April 15, 2024 2:58pm CST
Forty hyperbaric treatments. Bob said it was mostly not too bad. It did make pressure in his ears, and they looked a little pink before the treatment. The APRN will have him use some allergy medicines to help protect his ears. I rescheduled his VA appointment for next month, as this month's appointment was taken care of by him going to the VA ER. I rescheduled my appointment because I did not want to rush. Bob and I had a nice lunch. He napped some during his treatment, and I napped some in the car. I did not have to stay in the car but I went out and made some phone calls. Bruno is napping, Bob is napping. I do not know where Bitty is, she would not come in. I may nap as well. I may have worried some about Bob. I did not feel as if I got good sleep. Basically I am just popping my head in here for now. I will catch up with you for a bit.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49285)
• United States
15 Apr
I hope that he gets good results from the treatments.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
We are anticipating that he will.
@shaggin (71678)
• United States
16 Apr
I’m glad you were able to have a nice lunch together. I’ll have to look up what those treatments are for.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
This treatment was originally developed to treat divers who went too deep and came back up too fast. Specifically Bob is being treated for radiation damage from his cancer treatment. Hyperbaric helps stroke symptoms, anemia,radiation damage, wounds that will not heal.
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@shaggin (71678)
• United States
17 Apr
@GardenGerty that’s amazing it can help with so much. I did look it up but it didn’t say all you told me.
@celticeagle (160025)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Apr
Forty?! I hope they aren't too hard on him and help him.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
They are inconvenient, but not invasive. We believe it may help him with a lot of things.
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@celticeagle (160025)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Apr
@GardenGerty ........Well, that's good.
@JudyEv (326727)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Apr
You're probably both very glad that that first treatment is over. Bob will have a better idea now what to expect.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
Day two and he is handling it like an old pro.
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@JudyEv (326727)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Apr
@GardenGerty Great news.
@LindaOHio (158688)
• United States
16 Apr
How long did the treatment take? I hope Bob gets some relief from the treatments. Have a good day.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
It takes about two hours, allowing for changing clothes and doing any pre op checks he needs.
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@LindaOHio (158688)
• United States
17 Apr
@GardenGerty Wow! That's quite a commitment. I hope Bob gets some good out of them.
@grenery8 (3088)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Apr
i hope you will get a good sleep and 40 treatments is a lot. i really hope each time he will feel better.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
Day two, it is too early to really tell, but I think he feels good from it.
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@grenery8 (3088)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
18 Apr
@GardenGerty nice to know
@AmbiePam (86002)
• United States
15 Apr
They moved faster than I thought they would; that is fantastic! I cannot wait to hear how this helps him.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
He did not even need a nap today. I think it is going to help in a lot of ways.
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@AmbiePam (86002)
• United States
17 Apr
@GardenGerty That is so great!
@RebeccasFarm (86976)
• United States
16 Apr
Oh dear I hope Bitty comes back. Glad you made calls and napped then. I hope Bob will be okay now Heather.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
When it was quiet Bitty came back. Mom is where she gets food.
@wolfgirl569 (96491)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
Glad it went well. Take a nap
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
It is hard for me to give up and nap.
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@Fleura (29276)
• United Kingdom
15 Apr
I'll be interested to hear how the treatment goes. What is it specifically hoping to improve? As a scuba diver I have a vested interest in the effects of hyperbaric oxygen!
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
He is treating internal damage from his radiation treatment for cancer he had eight years ago. He is not bothered by the process now that he has it started. It is said to help with bubbles in your blood stream, anemia, strokes, wounds that do not heal, radiation sickness, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
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@Fleura (29276)
• United Kingdom
17 Apr
@GardenGerty I hope it works well for him. I know it works for things like non-healing leg ulcers.
@Deepizzaguy (95429)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Apr
I am wishing Bob the best in having a speedy recovery.
@Dena91 (15934)
• United States
16 Apr
I understand your concern for Bob. It's hard watching our loved ones go through so much. I hope you are able to rest better tonight. Continued prayers for you both.
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@GardenGerty (157907)
• United States
17 Apr
I think this is going to be very positive for him. And if it makes him feel better it also makes me feel better.
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@MarieCoyle (29510)
17 Apr
I am glad it seems the first one went well with no issues. I hope they do what they are supposed to do and help Bob.