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PAlady
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   Posted 10/8/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Fatherjohn,
I saw your posts toward the end of Patti's thread and wondered how you were doing both with pain/your health and work issues. I wanted to start a thread for you to maybe update us now and then. I know you're going through a lot of stress. Plus there's your son - how's he doing?

Let us know how the PCP visit goes. It was nice to him to offer to come and meet with people at work, but it's very sad you have to go to those lengths (if you decide to).

Hugs,

PaLady

golitho
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   Posted 10/8/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel sick in my stomach thinking of the way they're treating you. No consideration of the years of service and dedication you've given them. It's got to be politically motivated, some one wants your job!
My heart goes out to you, golitho

edt
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   Posted 10/8/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Fatherjohn,

I'm so sorry your trip did not reap the opportunity to RELAX!  PLEASE take a few minutes to sit and do some deep breathing, studies have proven this technique does lower B/P.  With all the stress from work you've got to make an outlet if just for a few minutes.  How are you feeling after the fall?

You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

XXOO
Patti


fatherjohn
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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
First, Thanks PAlady for starting the thread. As with many of us, the issues with our CP intersect all areas of our life. Sometimes it would be nice if we could shelter areas so they don't have to be seasoned with the effects of CP. Oh well, enough for wishing. As I stated in Patti's thread, the time away was needed but with the stress, it did not deliver the results we were hoping for. I have shared before that one of the things I teach our students is unmet expectations equals conflict. It was not that the time was not pleasuarable, just so much going on that I felt like we never really got away. Then when I fell down the steps, only 4 but that was far enough. This to shall pass.
 
My son called me while I was on the coast and told me he was injured. I could tell by his voice it was not what it sounded like. They were racing humvees (since racing is probably not approved) they were driving fast, and he was in the top with the big gun. They hit a bump in the road and he went flying. His tail bone will not ever be the same. I told him most injured soldiers get purple hearts, he gets a purple rear end. Everything else is fine as he says it is slow and not much action. Good for moms but soldiers find it boring.
 
Work is, well work. My recent traveling is reaping rewards as it appears our student population will be up at least 35  percent starting with our winter quarter. I have talked to several retired pastors who are considering volunteering to come in to counsel with our students which will take that off my plate. I have not heard any more about med issues but have a big meeting coming up in a little over a month and expect to hear more then. In the mean time, I keep doing everything I can. I was to be off this weekend but had a presentation come up so will be out on Sunday. Then I have a 2 day seminar I am leading in two weeks and have to get that ready along with teaching and all the administration. My wife is coming in 1 1/2 days a week to help keep the office in shape which priceless. I keep hoping more funding comes in but the economy hits everyone. I had some lab work done today and probly will not hear anything untill next week. Enough for now, hope all our family is enjoying life.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
 
   Dear Father John,
 
     Good morning! *warm huggs* It is good to hear from you! I hope you are having a relaxing day today. I am having a nice morning and enjoying the good company *huggs*
 
    I am so sorry you fell! I hope you didnt damage anything too badly. Gosh! THAT you just don't need right now! And oh my goodness the news from your son! He is in our hearts and prayers. You must be worried to no end. I just cannot imagine *huggs*
 
     Though I am glad the stress at work isnt being tossed in you way, for the moment anyway.... I cring to think of what thier sudden silence means. When I read of what they have put you through, it seems so preditory. *huggs*
 
     I wont keep chatting endlessly, will end it here... You are in our hearts!
 
*huggs*
   dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


Chartreux
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Awe FatherJohn,
was sorry to hear that your son got hurt, I hope he has a speedy recovery,
Keep us posted on your test results and sure hope you get some low pain
days...
soft hugz and lots of them...
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kids one moment you wanna hugz them and the next you, well you know what I mean.....
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PAlady
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   Posted 10/9/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Fatherjohn,
Now Susie has made it official and this is the end of falls by HW members - at least for the rest of this year! (well, we can hope, right?)

I can't believe with all you do for your organization they are treating you this way. I think it's likely the hidden political agenda that you mentioned in previous posts about someone else possibly being placed in your post. I still hope you follow through with the attorney.

Hugs,

PaLady

bluejet2
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fatherjohn:

I am so sorry to hear of your fall. It immediately made me worry and wonder if your neurostimulator stayed intact. Does the stimulation feel the same? It hasn't been that long since it was put in, so I just worry about whether or not you have enough scar tissue built up to hold it in place with such a bad fall.

I had one of my leads slip out of place from a fall, and mine had been in for a couple of years. If anything feels different, please call your doctor.

Lorie

fatherjohn
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   Posted 10/9/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori, I am not sure what the status of the stimulator is. I am still getting swelling where the wire leads go from the generator to the spinal column. I also get sharp hot pains that come from the tissue around the generator. I know that the leads have not settled yet as the intensity still goes up and down as I move. A cough can blow my knees out. My PCP said that going back to teh quackologist is an option. I am waiting and if necessary will try to find another pms that will take me. That is very difficult. There are days that the area around the generator is so sore I can barely touch it. The tissue over the generator seems to have no feeling at all. Not sure all this is normal.

White Beard
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   Posted 10/9/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
fatherjohn

Even though I have not posted much, there are so many things that I would like to say! Please know that I support you! May Gods Peace and Blessings be forever with you fatherjohn. You do honor him with your works!

White Beard
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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


fatherjohn
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Lab Test results came back. I told my wife there was good news and bad news. Most everything was ok. The bad news, she should not count on collecting life insurance too soon. Hope you all have a great week, low pain, little stress, good dr visits and relaxing personal time. Pain has been up the last two days and I have a full week with having to be on the road again. Blessings HW family.
 
I added a couple pictures of a shed (on the gallery) that has taken me over a year to build. I had to wait at times for someone to come and help as I was not able to lift and hammer as much as I used to. I guess that made me more of the supervisor. It has been along process.

Post Edited (fatherjohn) : 10/11/2009 11:49:11 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 10/13/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
FatherJohn,
Good Luck on your road trip and rest and take it easy when you can...
I think you should try to find another pm doc in your area and well
keep us posted when you can...
soft hugz and prayers
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((FatherJohn))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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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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