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    • November 9, 2017 5:16 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      Hey Buddy.....I just caught this post about your upcoming surgery. Looks like you will be joining the "Brotherhood of the Shunt". I was 68 when I had this surgery. You WILL do well, your young age will be a big help. Apparently your catheter location in your brain will be a little different than mine. Along with the shunt, you will get a nice new titanium disk (inch or so in diameter) covering the new hole in your skull. My surgeon used a programmable shunt on me made by Codman. Here is a link to my system: 

      http://www.lifenph.com/treatment/prog_shunts.

      About a 3-4 hour surgery and a couple of days in the hospital for recovery and then they send you home. You will feel 1000% better after this procedure!!  :) I'll be praying for a swift recovery for you. You'll be back to railroading in no time.....no excuses now.

       

      Gary

       

      This post was edited by Gary Armitstead at November 13, 2017 10:34 AM EST
    • November 9, 2017 6:24 PM EST
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      Gary Armitstead said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      Hey Buddy.....I just caught this post about your upcoming surgery. Looks like you will be joining the "Brotherhood of the Shunt". I was 68 when I had this surgery. You WILL do well, your young age will be a big help. Apparently your catheter location in your brain will be a little different than mine. Along with the shunt, you will get a nice new titanium disk (inch or so in diameter) covering the new hole in your skull. My surgeon used a programmable shunt on me made by Codman. Here is a link to my system: 

      http://www.lifenph.com/treatment/prog_shunts.

      About a 3-4 surgery and a couple of days in the hospital for recovery and then they send you home. You will feel 1000% better after this procedure!!  :) I'll be praying for a swift recovery for you. You'll be back to railroading in no time.....no excuses now.

       

      Gary

       

      Thats the crazy part Gary. I actually go home the next day and am back to work in two weeks. Mine will also be programmable. And the surgery is only supposed to take about an hour. I don't even finish my first cup of coffee in an hour.

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    • November 9, 2017 7:13 PM EST
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      Tis amazing what can be dine these days. Here's to success and healing.

    • November 9, 2017 7:15 PM EST
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      Devon,

      All my best wishes for your upcoming surgery. I will be thinking of you and waiting for the progress report from you the next day. Stay strong and fight! Semper Fi!

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    • November 9, 2017 8:40 PM EST
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      Good luck with the surgery. I really hope this cures your headaches. Certainly no fun to go through life that way.

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    • November 9, 2017 10:03 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Gary Armitstead said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      Hey Buddy.....I just caught this post about your upcoming surgery. Looks like you will be joining the "Brotherhood of the Shunt". I was 68 when I had this surgery. You WILL do well, your young age will be a big help. Apparently your catheter location in your brain will be a little different than mine. Along with the shunt, you will get a nice new titanium disk (inch or so in diameter) covering the new hole in your skull. My surgeon used a programmable shunt on me made by Codman. Here is a link to my system: 

      http://www.lifenph.com/treatment/prog_shunts.

      About a 3-4 surgery and a couple of days in the hospital for recovery and then they send you home. You will feel 1000% better after this procedure!!  :) I'll be praying for a swift recovery for you. You'll be back to railroading in no time.....no excuses now.

       

      Gary

       

      Thats the crazy part Gary. I actually go home the next day and am back to work in two weeks. Mine will also be programmable. And the surgery is only supposed to take about an hour. I don't even finish my first cup of coffee in an hour.

       

      Much has changed with this procedure since I had it done in May 2011!

       

    • November 9, 2017 10:03 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Gary Armitstead said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      Hey Buddy.....I just caught this post about your upcoming surgery. Looks like you will be joining the "Brotherhood of the Shunt". I was 68 when I had this surgery. You WILL do well, your young age will be a big help. Apparently your catheter location in your brain will be a little different than mine. Along with the shunt, you will get a nice new titanium disk (inch or so in diameter) covering the new hole in your skull. My surgeon used a programmable shunt on me made by Codman. Here is a link to my system: 

      http://www.lifenph.com/treatment/prog_shunts.

      About a 3-4 surgery and a couple of days in the hospital for recovery and then they send you home. You will feel 1000% better after this procedure!!  :) I'll be praying for a swift recovery for you. You'll be back to railroading in no time.....no excuses now.

       

      Gary

       

      Thats the crazy part Gary. I actually go home the next day and am back to work in two weeks. Mine will also be programmable. And the surgery is only supposed to take about an hour. I don't even finish my first cup of coffee in an hour.

       

      Much has changed with this procedure since I had it done in May 2011!

       

    • November 9, 2017 11:32 PM EST

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      Good luck with the surgery, Devon! 

       

      These days they really like to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Still, it's pretty amazing that even a minor brain surgery can be done, and recovered from, so quickly.

       

       

    • November 10, 2017 2:20 PM EST
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      Hope this works out, Dev, then you can finish your railroad.  

       

      BTW, I penciled you in to host in May 2018.

       

      JK.  

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    • November 10, 2017 6:06 PM EST
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      We here on the C.J.and M. are praying for you Devon . Hope your recovery is swift so you can get back to building rail roady things.

    • November 10, 2017 8:43 PM EST
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      well, Devon, all the best!

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    • November 10, 2017 9:02 PM EST
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      Devon,

      Thinking of you.  Your in our prayers.

       

    • November 10, 2017 9:16 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      If they can add HEP cabling and ditch lights on the 15th I will gladly pay the extra costs!

      I got your back bro ...hope all goes well (which it will) !

    • November 14, 2017 2:27 PM EST
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      Hope this works out, Dev, then you can finish your railroad.  

       

      BTW, I penciled you in to host in May 2018.

       

      JK.  

      Thats probably an excellent month for my house. Won't be so hot yet.

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    • November 14, 2017 2:28 PM EST
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      " Rooster " said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      If they can add HEP cabling and ditch lights on the 15th I will gladly pay the extra costs!

      I got your back bro ...hope all goes well (which it will) !

      I want a MU cable and FRED light.

       

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    • November 14, 2017 2:37 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      " Rooster " said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      If they can add HEP cabling and ditch lights on the 15th I will gladly pay the extra costs!

      I got your back bro ...hope all goes well (which it will) !

      I want a MU cable and FRED light.

       

      It's good to see you are in good spirits!

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    • November 14, 2017 7:21 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      " Rooster " said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well I get my head replumbed on the 15th. A VP shunt which runs from the center of my brain out the top down my head and spine and into my abdomen with a pop off valve. 

      If they can add HEP cabling and ditch lights on the 15th I will gladly pay the extra costs!

      I got your back bro ...hope all goes well (which it will) !

      I want a MU cable and FRED light.

       

      Good luck tomorrow!

    • November 14, 2017 11:35 PM EST
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      Here's to successful surgery tomorrow!

    • November 15, 2017 12:17 AM EST
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      Good luck tomorrow.

    • November 15, 2017 3:24 AM EST
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      It's 12::30 am. I have to be at the hospital in 5 hours. For some reason  I am wide awake. Thanks all for the well wishes.

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