Posted by dgill on Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I have not been around as much as I would like to be lately and here is why. It has been hard to surf the site with as much banjo hunger as I have had.
Most of you may know that I had surgery on my right wrist back in January, the 18th to be exact. I have had nothing but bad luck since then. Second surgery in February to clean up the infection and start basically over with the entire process. Sometimes I thought it was getting better and would pick some and other times was in so much pain, I could hardly move my fingers.
Today I had a 3rd surgery for the same infection. Diptheroid is what the culture showed the infection to be and they place a picc line in my left arm and I will be taking IV antibotics from home twice daily. I am staying strong and positive with my thoughts and just want to get back to doing what I love so, and that is picking banjo and visiting with all my great friends here on the hangout.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @6:17:18 PM
Donnie, I'm pulling for you and praying that you will rise above this round of bad luck. When the FlyBoy talks to the big guy good things happen. I just put in a good word for you. Help is on the way!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @6:20:31 PM
Donnie will be praying for you that God would clear up that infection and heal you quickly so you will be back in the saddle in no time!!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @8:31:05 PM
Donnie: Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck. Will be praying for your speedy recovery and look forward to your BanjoHangout entries soon. The picking will return in no time. Keep the faith. Barry
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @9:23:36 PM
WOW DG... had no idea... and did wonder where the heck you've been. Didn't know u injured yer wrist... or had multiple surgeries. That is stinky luck indeed my friend.
Well... let's hope the "peripherally inserted central" line and antibiotic regimen sends them bacteria boot-scootin'... and ya heal up pronto... and get back to pickin' and enjoying life.
All the Best... Ken.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @10:13:23 PM
Keep pumpin' the antibiotics, Donnie...will be prayin' for you.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @10:13:51 PM
Chin up me ol Mucca!
It will come good
Hang in there buddy
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @10:46:54 PM
donnie look after yourself my friend and get well soon
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @12:01:12 AM
Hope you get well soon Donnie. In the posts you've made I do note that you also still have some infectous humor left. - GRIN - Stay strong friend.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @12:24:37 AM
That's rough Donnie, hope it improves soon and you can get back to the full dexterity. Best wishes from the other side of the pond.............Peter V.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @1:36:19 AM
we are here when you need us Donnie, friends never go away, just you get better, now i know how things are i will have the odd chat with the big man upstairs!!.............your friend, joe.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @2:40:17 AM
Get well soon Donnie !
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @2:56:15 AM
Been wondering what you were up to and hope you heal up soon, June is just around the corner and you need to be ready for lots of picking
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @4:38:07 AM
Sending prayers now!
How is your wife enduring? This is alot of handholding1 (3 surgeries)
She should have signed a prenup (no more than 2). You owe her BIG!
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @4:57:03 AM
Hey Donnie, here's to a speedy recovery. You've been missed, the site isn't the same without you :)
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @5:48:35 AM
Donnie, I'm thinking about you and hoping you get well and back to pickin soon.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @9:09:08 AM
Donnie sorry to here about your hand I hope it gets better son will be praying for just that
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @10:07:41 AM
Prayers sent from California Donnie, get well soon.
Jane C Says:
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @12:03:37 PM
Hang on in there Donnie love.
sam fugate Says:
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @1:24:12 PM
Best of Luck !! Take care of that hand by doing exactly what the Doc. says.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 @8:38:01 PM
Wow, poor guy, so sorry about your medical woes, best wishes to you & the family & get well soon!
Wills Creek Says:
Friday, April 6, 2012 @7:30:06 AM
Praying for the best for you Donnie. Keep up your spirits! Better days a head .
Saturday, April 7, 2012 @9:18:48 AM
Thats not so good. Hope you get well soon.
Saturday, April 7, 2012 @10:09:30 AM
Thanks everyone. I miss my extended family.
Mimosa Banjo Says:
Sunday, April 8, 2012 @2:42:15 PM
I am sorry to hear about that Donnie and hope that all the bad is behind you and it is a good recovery so that you can get back to what you want to do. Prayers are with you for your healing.
Monday, April 9, 2012 @1:14:52 AM
You'll get there Donnie. Keep going.
Monday, April 9, 2012 @7:41:27 AM
Hang in there Donnie! Still praying for you!
Monday, April 9, 2012 @5:52:42 PM
Hope your doing better soon Donnie place just ain't the same without you
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @2:24:44 AM
Thanks everyone. I really miss you all. I am going to see an infectious dieses contral specialist this week. Hope to get the upper hand on this problem real soon.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @5:14:58 AM
I'm praying for you. We miss you!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @8:09:02 AM
Everyone is rooting for you Donnie mate. Chin up & GWS from Old Grumps.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @9:13:34 AM
Oscar told me in the Chatroom what was going on with you lately. Im so sorry to hear this man! I will be praying for you hard. Try to keep positive and eat really healthy. Keep us posted as to your progress.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @1:10:35 PM
Praying for ya buddy!
I've heard of two other people having follow-up surgeries to clear up infections from the first. Not pretty! One guy had a knee replacement that got infected. They had to remove the artificial knee and pack the cavity with antibiotic stuff for two weeks then re-install the artificial knee. Its hard to grasp how this even happens with modern medical technologies.
Though I don't know you, I pray you get through this with no more surgeries.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @2:04:45 PM
Sorry to hear about that Donnie. Have'nt been here in a while myself so I had no idea. All the best to you man and we'll be hoping for your speedy recovery.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @3:34:50 PM
Donnie, you know we are sending you all our good thoughts and prayers. All the best my friend.
Tom Paglia Says:
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @5:01:59 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep your hopes up...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @7:23:51 PM
Thank you all. Your support has been over whelming and I appreciate each and everyone one of you greatly.
From Greylock to Bean Blossom Says:
Friday, April 13, 2012 @4:29:46 AM
I had no idea this was going on with you and that you were going through all this. I am glad you will be seeing more doctors. Know that you will be in our prayers. Please keep us updated. Hope to hear some good news from you soon.
Friday, April 13, 2012 @9:14:08 AM
Real tough Donnie. Sending best wishes from Inverness xx
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @1:27:48 PM
Sorry to hear this Donnie, FWIW - i have a PICC line and it makes life a lot easier, stay strong ... you will soon be back on the horse!
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @1:58:05 PM
Donnie, our prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless and hold you in His Grace and heal you.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @8:10:25 PM
Sorry to hear about all this..... I am wondering though, what started all these problems?
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @3:47:06 PM
I was having problems with reoccurring tendonitis in my thumb. I had been getting cortizone shots for about two years, 3 to 4 times yearly. I had a Dr. tell me that this was easily repaired with minor surgery and here I am today. What a mistake I made hey????
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @7:14:01 PM
4th surgery for debridement and irrigation on Monday 4/30. Dr. says he may keep me 3 to 5 days in the hospital to get a jump on the infection. Not sure when this nigtmare will be over. I am lucky though because I am married to a wonderful woman that is taking great care of me and I have many of you keep watch over me as well. Thanks to you all.
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @12:27:08 AM
Good Luck Donnie,your Pals on here will be thinking of you and sending prayers or whatever else is needed to help you through this, keep strong in mind You will beat this thing.
All the best. MB.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @1:12:12 AM
Sorry to hear this Donnie. Try hard as you can to stay positive mate! I hope things improve for you. Kindest regards Paul
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