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edt
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   Posted 5/5/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Are you back?  How is your pain?  How was your trip and your time with your son?
 
We MISS YOU!!
 
XXOO
Patti

Tony McGuire
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, where is Petey?

Too long gone, chase the doctor away.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 5/5/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete will probably be back tomorrow, but you've been missed Pete..
Can't wait to hear about your trip...
Hope it went good for you...
((((((((((((((Pete)))))))))))))))))))))
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skeye
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
We miss you Pete! I hope your trip went well & you aren't hurting too badly!

Skeye

Chartreux
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   Posted 5/6/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there Pete, How'd the weekend go? sure hope your not hurting much from it..
post back when you can....
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PAlady
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   Posted 5/6/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Hmmm....it's Wednesday. Maybe your trip was longer than I thought. I thought it was only the weekend, but I sure can't trust my memory. Anyway, I hope your absence from here is because you're having a wonderful time with your family!

Hugs,

PaLady

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 5/6/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   

I missed all Y'all so much! I tried to get on the Hotel compuror but couldn't figure it out. I missed my plane yesterday afternoon and couldn't get back to South Fla. untill today. I just waked in the door and came straight to the computor to say Hey and that I lived through my trip {barely!} We had a fantastic time even though the weather was awful. Those ships are not built for big fat old broken down guys like me! Every part fo my body hurts so I don't even know which part to cry about! But some things hurt way more than my neck so I guess thats a good think. My lower back is a mess as is my two knees and left hip but I'd do it all over again in a minute to be w/ my boy again! He's leaving Tuesday for parts unknown in the Middle East. The 2,000 Marines were showing up w/ their gear as we left yesterday. Right before I left I bought one of those little digital video cameras thats a little bigger than a cell phone, $150 and it records 2 hours of HD video you can download in your computor and stop and make pictures of anything on there. Very cool! I took 1 hour & 45 min's of the 2 hrs. The ship was packed w/ families, lots of little kids and everyone had a blast! They took us out into Chesapeak???Bay and were 1 1/2 hrs late coming in and then couldn't get the gang plank hooked up for 2 hrs while we stood in line. Thats what just killed my back after climbing stairs> more like ladders and climbing through scuddle holes for 2 days! My wife's horse was very sick and running a fever of 105 for 4 days prior to the trip so we didn't think she would come but the horse (Lilly) her mare got better on Sat. night so after all day Sunday keeping a regular temp. she flew up on Monday night and made it for the cruise yesterday! Pete Jr. was soooooo happy she came! I got to spend the better part of 4 days with Pete and we had the best time. He just turned 21 a week ago so I even went out and had a beer w/ him! I struggled but managed to finish it! I had the waitress video the event. I met all his buddies and am so happy he has so many of them. They act like brothers and now I know he's in good hands I won't worry about him as much. Those sailors were such nice polite young men, every thing is "yes Sir & No Mam." It was so nice to see the good in all of them. It really made me so proud of all of them. Even the big shots were very nice to everyone and you could tell they truely love their crew. I was never in the service but being there made me wish I had served my country way back when I could have. Boy, things were just so different back then! Well, gang, I have tons of laundry to do and have to get up early and go to work and face the music for being a day late, the bossman was not happy when I called him, not at all! I was actually working from my cell phone from both airports and even on the planes taxying today! There were emergency parts no one could find but me so I was calling all over looking for them to finish a job so the boss could get paid! I'll try to check back later to read some posts and see how everyone is doing!

Thanks for remembering me w/ this post everyone. It made me feel SO GOOD to check in and see my name there! Hope everyone is OK!!!!!

Luv Yuze Gize!

Pete  


56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Singapor and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. to be deployed to the Middle East in early May. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


White Beard
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   Posted 5/6/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you back OK Pete! The military is not a bad way of life for a young man ( or woman) dangerous most definitely, but richly rewarding. I spent 22 1/2 years and I don't regret it. Pete your boy is in good hands! I have a son inlaw that just got back the week before last from the middle east and Iraq, he's Air Force!
Anyway Glad your back with us!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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


skeye
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 5/6/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

I am so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with your son! I am sorry that you had to suffer through the trip, but it sounds like it was well worth it! And I am sure that your son really appreciated it & that you made him proud as well. We all missed you here!

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 5/6/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
WELCOME HOME, PETE!

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow Pete so glad you had a good time! and I'm glad the horse is better too...
Welcome Home, Ya waz missed...rest up tonight and try not to push yourself too hard at work tomorrow..
take it easy, my friend...
(((((((((((((((((((((Pete))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
I'm glad you got the time on video...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines

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edt
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   Posted 5/7/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Pete,

I wrote a post a few minutes ago.....hit submit and it isn't showing?  Go figure?

I'll try and recreate it:

Welcome back....we sure do miss you when you are gone!  I am so glad to hear you had a Wonderful time with your Son!  Sometimes, its worth the extra pain to spend some time doing something HAPPY!

So, back the grind with WACKO BOSS....don't let him ruin your HAPPY feeling and memory days spent with your family!  I hope you put in for pay (not vacation pay) for the time spent on the phone fixing his dilemma's!!

XXOO
Patti


PAlady
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   Posted 5/7/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Wacko Boss - love that name, Patti! Pete, do you think it's appropriate? LOL

PaLady

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 5/7/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
You hit the nail on the head w/ that one Patti! He's a wacko but I wouldn't even give him the capital letter "W"!! Yes, it was back to work today, dragging myself in at 6:00am I could hardly get out of the car after tjhe hour ride in. My knees were hurting so bad, I was limping on both sides. My neck which I stated yesterday wasn't hurt was killing me and still is shooting lightning bolts down my spine> ouch>ouch>ouch! The lower back might just be the worst of all, siatica hitting all the way down to my feet. I think over do it was quite an understatement! I flat beat the crap out of myself, just didn't take any of the hints my body was giving. I hobbled out of my car just as the wacko boss was opening the back door, he just looked at me and shook his head, not a word! The first person who came in was Uncle Jerry, a 64 year old Itallian guy who just might be the nicest guy I've ever met> he brings me in all this great Itallian leftovers his wife cooks and she is the real deal! OMG can she cook! Anyway, a tear rolled down his fase as he told me what had happened while I was gone. Poor Jerry had a pacemaker put in last winter and still has to get a transfusion every two weeks because he has such a low blood count, he's bleeding some where internally but the docs can't figure ot where. This causes him to nod out at his desk alot. Usually one of the good guys finds him and knocks on the door to wake him so the boss doesn't catch him. It's usually me since I pee about 100 times a day from the plumbing work they did on me w/ my prostatectomy but lately the boss has been trying to catch him so he can scream at poor old Jerry. While I was gone, it came to a head and he told Jerry he was docking his pay 2 hrs a day for sleeping on the job and will be firing him as soon as he finds a replacement! What a compassionet wacko, ain't he? The only reason Jerry is still working is because like many others his age his retirement took a dive from our wonderful economy. His accountant took too many chances and Jerry got burned big time. I'm sorry, I know this isn't about pain but it's so dam painfull to watch this happen to such a wonderful guy. I can't stand it! Jerry's 40 year old son and 37 year old daughter and her husband, all out of work are living w/ Jerry along w/ 4 grand children also. He asked me what he's gonna do and I started crying w/ him. Like so many of you here, this ressession might as well be a depression because it is depressing everyone!
I had an apt. w/ my pain Doc this pm. I rushed out of work way to late to get there on time and was late again! When I saw the dr's assistant and told her what was going on with me, she said I'm going to get the Doc! She wanted to up my methadone again but it scares me w/ my sleep apnea so she upped my oxy #15's to 150 instaed of the perc 10/325's which are doing nothing for me. Again she asked if I had enough perc's to last a couple of days while I search for the Oxy's. I said maybe a weeks worth even though I'm a week late for my apt which I missed last week. I explained like I have so many times that I don't take all 5 a day unless I'm in bad pain and I gennerally take 3 or 4 which let me save up. She knows me well and said thats fine and good luck finding them and if I don't to call in and come switch the script for perc's again. I' in some kind of pain tonight and I don't think I can write much more. It troubles me as I haven't written to anyone elses posts yet!!!!! It makes me feel so selfish just writing about myself! GRRRRRR!!!!! Maybe later if I'm not dead like last nite. I fell asleep shortly after posting and woke at 9:00 when my wife called to say goodnight. Of course then I couldn't get back to sleep till way after midnight! The curse of the CP'ers!!! Always sleepin at the wrong time! 4:00am came so soon w/ the painfull alarm. Now I'm dead again and in much more pain than last night. At least it's Friday and my spouse is coming down for our second marrage councelling session Sat. morning. Another cryfest for me I'm afraid. Well kids, Pete's out of gas now> I'll try my best to post later but who knows??
Big hugs for all my CP'ers, my prayers are with you!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Singapor and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. to be deployed to the Middle East in early May. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


PAlady
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 5/7/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Don't worry if you don't feel up to doing a lot of posting. It's great when you let us know what's happening with you, but if I was working there's no way I'd be posting much.

All your pain has me concerned, especially the neck pain radiating down. Have you talked with your surgeon? I just wonder if you overdid it and there's problems with the fusion hardware. Remember that fusion can take up to a year (and if you're still smoking, that's going to interfere with it), so all that's holding things in place are the screws and such.

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your son, but you did push yourself a lot. Please call your surgeon if that pain continues, ok?

And that boss...GRRRRRRRR...once again!

(((((((((((((((Pete))))))))))))))

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 5/7/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
&One of these days, that boss of yours is going to get his! Maybe you should create a "fanclub" of sorts of disgruntled employees & hold secret pow-wow's! I'm sure Uncle Jerry would join you smilewinkgrin.

I hope you are feeling better tonight get some rest! And hopefully, the increase in meds helps too!

Skeye

Chartreux
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   Posted 5/8/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
AWe Pete, you just rest up hun, we'll wait for you...
lots and lots of soft hugz...
((((((((((((((Pete)))))))))))))))))))))))
Hope you slept well last night
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines

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