I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Please be very careful how you use your arms, bend, lift etc. What you do now physically will show up later down the road....please take it from me, only do what the Physical Therapist and Dr. says you can do. I did permanent damage by lifting and bending too soon after surgery!!
I agree with PAlady...your Boss grrrrrr, he is a real prize. Kudo's to you for FINALLy telling him to stuff it.
Enjoy your RELAX time and do please take it easy!!
Post Edited (fatherjohn) : 3/28/2009 10:51:08 PM (GMT-6)
I was mean to you but won't say I am sorry. Its just you woke up and felt alot of that old roaring pain gone and I don't want it coming back for you. Getting my doll out right now!!! As for the boat, stay in the bay where its not rough. One good jolt in a boat can wreck your neck.
Now, a little history, I am an old fishing girl. Don't know a thing about fly fishing, but I sure know how to stand at the front of our ski boat and throw a mean cast. I have spent many years at the lake in the summer fishing. I did go down to the coast 3 yrs ago and went in our boat and fished. I caught a ribbon fish one day and that was it. I do love to catch sand bass and crappie. I am one that can sit for hours in one spot and sink a line, not my husband no bites, time to move. We use to chase the birds all over the lake. I have used the same rod & reel for 20 yrs. Husband always wanting to get me a new one-no, like this one just fine, keep fixing it please.
Well Hellow there my caring Friends!
Oh boy, what a beutiful day it was here today! Raging thunder storms last night, the first in this part of the state since before Christmas! We need it bad here! Then blue skys, breezy, low humidity in the high 70's OMG what a day!
Susie, I wore my horse collar on the whole drive up here, it wasn't to bad honest! I was being really careful, thats why I didn't follow my wife like we ussually do, releiving each other with driving the pets when we are in two cars! I didn't want any distractions while driving! Please put that little witch doll & pins away! I'm being super careful, honest! I haven't really done anything but watch my wife work on the yard & house since I've been here. The only thing I've done is cooked and she loves my cooking! I've done all the cooking for the last 20+ years and she's really missed my cooking since we've been living apart. I haven't made anything difficult just a few of my standard Italian & Cuban dishes. I didn't get over 300lbs on my wife's cookin, I'll tell you that and she's the first to admit it! I've lost 25lbs since my surgery already and thats a good thing especially while quitting cigs. Everytime I've quit before I've gained 30lbs and kept it on! I just can't do that this time! I've been trying real hard to eat healthy, it's not too hard to do while I'm not working. Someone is always bringing in fattening comfort food to the office and me being a purchasing guy who signs the PO's my vendors are always smoozing me and bringing in stuff for me. Bad news! There I go> off on a tangent again! So Susie the fishergal huh? Thats a good thing because I don't trust people who don't fish, I don't know why, I just don't! HMMMMMM??????
Tony, I'm glad to hear you fish too Brother! Cats & Salmond, both good eatin in my book! No salmon down here in Fla. but there's plenty of catfish both in salt & fresh water. Catfish Calbion? I know I didn't spell that right but My brother who is a musician and lives in N.Orleans is a gormet cook who can cook up some catfish like nobody's biz! I make him cook fish everytime he passes through these parts. He is actually playing at the Universal Studio's Madi Gras this weekend in Orlando but has too many gigs and no time to stop by and see us this trip. He'll be back, he always does! Sorry>There I go off in Peteworld again!
Oh Pam, I'm so sorry about that dang neck pain you have again! I don't mind questions at all! Heck if it would help I'd tell you what underpance size I wear! Just kidding there! No I am still taking my meds, I take 2 x 10mg of methadone a day, thats down from 4x 10mgs per day since about 6 months ago when I tried to taper down, no rush there! I also have been taking from 3 to 5 - 10/325mg percocets as needed throughout the day depending on the pain. It was 4 x 15mgs of oxicodone befor the shortage. The only other pain related med is Flexaril I think is the name, a muscle relaxer which I take one or two at bedtime. Other nonrelated meds are 240mgs of Verapamil and 5mgs of Lisinipril for high blood pressure. Then 150mgs of Effecsor 2 x 75mgs a day to keep me from killing anyone! I was a mean & nasty person before antidepression drugs! I also take Synthroid 1.30mcg per day since I don't have a thyroid anymore and one 400mgs shot of testosterone in the butt once a month now since my boys don't make their own anymore! They got too tramitized from my prostate cancer surgery just like some other parts we won't mention!! I'm probably missing something but I can't think of any other drugs right now. As for my anistesia, before my surgery in pre-op there were 3 Ani-ologists talking over how they were going to put me out safely being so large and w/ the smoking thing. Then I saw my Doc go over and join in and rip the curtains closed when he saw me watching them. The had to put some big tube down my throat, an oversized one! I think thats why I'm still having swallowing problems now. They must have mashed everything in my neck against that tube because it's still swollen and a problem. I haven't called my surgeon yet but I'm going to call him tomorrow morning for sure. I didn't want to bother him over the weekend! Pam, if you have the surgery like mine, you may have way less problems than I unless you weigh around 300lbs. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be funny or anything, I'm serious, they had problems w/ me because I'm a fat***!! As for the little Mrs. she's here w/ me or should I say I'm up here w/ her in our country double wide! Jerry Sprinnger here I come, YeHa! Sorry if I didn't reply to All of Y'all! I'm out of gas! I need to go take a rest again! I an one resting SOB!
Big HUGZ & Blessings and fish to the fisherpeople! Luv Yuze Gize!
Pooped out Pete!
PS>> Pam, I'm sorry I almost forgot! I was the same way w/ my pain as you are describing. Remember we are talking about nerves being crushed, I think some movements chrush them more than others and it could be while we sleep or shower or anytime. Who know's. Thats why sometimes it's really bad and other times it's undescribable pain! I know what you're feeling and it's no picknick! Please think about it if they mention surgery after all you're test? OK??
Your Brokeneck friend> pete!!