Thank you Gramps! You are always so faithful in helping us all by your thoughtful replies and warm-hearted wishes!
I appreciate your support as I work towards recovery---"one SLOW day at a time"....
Enjoy the sunshine, if it's out for you! Sure is here---time for an AM walk along the beach!
:) Thanks again! ~ Lake
I just wanted to voice my opinions on fusions. I've had three all L3 and down. Some of them included rods and wire and screws and cages. bottom line a fusion is exactly what it says a fusion of bone, that means it is solid. It never again will act like your normal healthy spine and discs. I've never been able to tolerate hardware on my spine and have always had it to have it surgically removed. While fusions are a neccesary evil sometimes if there is any way around it, take it. My two cents and I'm out. Have a tolerable day and try something I do always, find something to smile about. A new flower in your garden a beautiful sunset or sunrise, anything that makes you smile.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/4/2008 5:01:05 PM (GMT-6)
Hi from the Lakeshore!
What a great threat---made my LOL to read about all the odd things people do around water! Gotta have one's "smile a day" & it sure helps!
PAlady: Today is beautiful here! Sunny, 50's, just gorgeous! We will send it East to you by Mon/Tues! The cold, damp, rainy & foggy weather you had was what WE had Mon/Tues, when everyone felt so lousy...takes a few days to blow East! Sorry! Meant to send you TODAY! You'll like it! :)
Hope everyone has a pretty good day...yesterday on my beach walk a HUGE flock of either Tundra Swans or Whistling Swans flew over my head as I walked---must have been about 100 of them, headed west to a marsh inland from us. Just spectaular! Made me realize there are many lovely things about life, yet...and sometimes they literally fly right over you, allowing you to be caught up, for one pain-free moment, in the joy of their beauty. Maybe I'll see some more today! Will report back...!
Note to Toritoo: If it's not too much trouble, could you explain a bit more on why the iliac crest bone harvest area(where my pain has been this week) is such a painful spot to harvest from? It seems you said you, also, had a graft from this site. All my doc said is that I'd have some "discomfort" but this has been BAAAAD! Thank you, if you care to delve into that, however brief. And at 11 weeks out now, why should it 1st start to really hurt NOW?! Ugh! Thanks!