Dani, PAlady, Anice, & Tony, it does feel good to know I have options at last. My PCP started by making sure I had pain meds. He knows me and trusts me and asked what I wanted because he knows that I have tried about everything at one time or another. I made my suggestion and he stated he could go along with it and if I had problems or if it was not working, I coulod return and we would re-address it. The white thing hanging out is part of the material they used to stitch up the inside. It should be gone by now but that shows it has not healed properly. He feels it will and will continue to watch it.
Crohnspatient, There was a post that in on the next page or two that is titled Quackologist strikes again. This whole episode started after a SCS implant. You can see more there. Blessings!
Susie & PAlady, Stop and smell the roses or coffee. I started a project last year after surgery and when the surgeon had me in PT. I tried to be careful and build a shedd. I had some students come over when I needed things lifted. At the same time I wanted flowers so I bought some and had students dig the holes. Now I need to level the yard, reset the auto sprinkers, the shed has never been finished, but I go out side every morning and water my flowers, tomatoes, peppers, gr. beans and herb garden. They are all in pots that are raised so i don't have to benmd over. I have my coffee while I water. My son wanted to help finish the shed while he was home but his girlfriend to priority. I guess I know where I stand. I will take most the day off but have to be in later tomorrow.
Lorie, it is bittersweet. He is our oldest but also the one that we feel needs to grow up the most. I tell him that he needs to grow up fast and stay out of trouble. I told my boys a long time ago that when they thought they could whip me it was time for them to move out. He talks about how many push up, sit ups and how many miles he can run but says that there is no way he could whip me. Physically he could but the respect he has would not allow it. He is a pretty good son. I don't show to much emotion when we talk about him leaving because his mom is not dealing with it well. I'll show mine when it is just him and me. I took him with me (he was in uniform)to run some errands and it was great to see the number of people who kept coming up to thank him for serving. We are proud of him. He is trained to go out an look for the enemy. The moto of the group he is with is "first in and last out".
It's sure great to hear the news about your Dr's! Sounds like the light at the end of the tunnel is finally shining on you. Today will be very important to your son and your little rider too! I hope your wife can enjoy the day and not get too emotional, I know it's very hard on her.
We got back to Fla. last night and are fighting the jet-lag this A.M. I'll post later about my trip and my pains. I'll also try to upload the photo of us in Seattle and figure a way to get it online somewhere where everyone can see our handsomeness!
Have a GREAT day>>Love You Man!!