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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Family forgive me for I have sinned, it has been 10 days since my last post! Back when I started posting here on HWCP in the middle of a horrable depression and I didn't post for a day or two with no one posting "Where is Pete?" I would get very upset and think that everyone had forgot about me and didn't give a hoot what had happened to me! Then I would write something really stupid like> "This is the last time I'll ever post here because no one gives a dam about me!!!!!


That was the full blown depressed Pete speaking long ago! Not to worry, I'm not like that anymore! I realize that everyone here has their own problems and pain to deal with and forgetting about old Pete for a short time ain't nothin but a small thang in the big picture, right?



I can't write much more even though I have sooo much to tell my family members here who care about me and want to hear what I've been up to and why I haven't been around. I had eye surgery yesterday and had that thing (now being called a tumor) removed from the surface and deep into my right eye. Oh what fun it's been! How does that saying go> Better than a sharp stick in your eye??? Skeye & Chart, I really feel for you!!!! Yes, it sucks big time!



It's early and I've been up all night with what feels like a sand spur in my eye with a big bandage / patch over it so I can't rub or scratch it. I have a follow up apt. this a.m. to hopefully get rid of this patch and will try to post later if I can.

Love Yuze Gize and miss all of you MUCHO!!!!

Your lost Buddy>

One Eyed Pete or Cyclopete!!!

bsjaguar
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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Pete, I didn't realize it had been that long since you had posted. With the SSDI denial, visiting the shrink & having a cold to boot I guess it was all about me.

I feel for you on the eye surgery. I got metal in mine once and that was the worst experience of my life. Did learn to never, never go to the ER for an eye injury again. They made it 10 times worse the opthamologist said afterwards.

So what are the doctors saying about the tumor? Was it cancerous and do they know why it appeared in the first place? Pretty weird how it just showed up. Let us know what the doc says today.

I love the name Cyclopete. I used to love watching the old Hercules movies on tv as a kid.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
 
I always miss you when you don't post.  I am sorry I didn't think to ask about you.  I don't post much here.  I love to read.  I am so worried about your eye!!!  I want to know what is going on there!  Eye stuff sorta freaks me out.
 
I lost all the vision in my eye in October.  It has slowly come back after nasty icky horrid solumedrol.  I would say it finally got to baseline about two weeks ago..........yay!!!!  Oh sorry.  Um ....back to you. 
 
Please know that I enjoy your posts.  Always know that I am looking for them.  I want to know about that eye!!!! 
 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


skeye
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete,

I was wondering how things were going with you, but I knew that you were spending time with your boys. I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well. I can relate to the itchy eye post-op. I would always sneak a finger under my patch to gently rub the corners of my eye (of course that is a nono, but I couldn't help it). I think a lot of the itchiness comes from the sutures. Hopefully once they start to dissolve in a few days you'll be feeling better. Boy, I hope the tumor isn't anything bad! I'm assuming they sent it off for pathology. Keep us posted.

hugs,
Skeye

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
     Hey Petey Buddy!....I hope everything is going well for you. I think all the members here have really been suffering pretty bad the last few months, so I don't think they really forgot you on purpose. It has been hard for me to keep up with you...as the last time I saw a post on you.....I was thinking you were visiting your son at a military ship yard or something. You know....something you might consider is to let one of the members know what is going on in your life, so that they can post if your not feeling up to it. I have a couple buddys here, that I talk to everyday, either by text or email. as we check on each other often. I will take you on for a daily conversation if you would like. Getting on here can be a chore at times, and Im sure depression can play a big role in ones ability to do so too. If the truth were known, I would venture to say that there are several of us depressed here. I have to admit that I don't think that I am, but I think I'm just in denile of it. Chronic Pain is tough to live with, and many of these members have lived with it for a decade or more....nothing fun about that!....and hope seems to get pretty dim too! Also, as we take those ever loving pain meds...it has a tendency to make us forget what is not in front of us at the time. Pete..you are very well thought of here...and I can see that many of the members respect and care for you....so you just have to keep telling yourself that...and may have to go back and reread some of the post..that assured your mind of it. I have to admit, it does make me feel good to hear my wife tell me that she loves me on a daily basis...cause if she dosn't I kinda get worried.....so it is natural to wonder why and if members have forgotten you. Hang in there,.....and again you can email me anytime to talk...I will do it every day for you. One othere thing that has helped me and a few others...is, some of us meet in the Chat room to visit everyonce in a while...even if it isn't chat night....I think we need it a little more often...kinda like a group of men that meet at the coffie shop every morining after they retire. Think about it, and let me know...we can coffie shop it everyday if you want.
 
   Your buddy, Michael 
 
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 1/14/2010 7:49:18 AM (GMT-7)


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 1/14/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 
   Dear Pete,
 
      Good morning! *huggs* It sure is good to hear from you! I must admitt I was worried. You hadnt posted in quite some time and I knew the eye surgery was getting closer. *pew* I am glad that part is all over. Did they send the tumor off to the lab for analysis? If so, when will you know results? I do not know about anyone else, but with your past history of cancer I am a little (alot) worried! I hope you find relief from your pain at some point. It cannot be easy for you to sit idle and heal smhair 
 
      Speaking of busyness! How is you mom doing? Is she all settled in and the last of the moving complete? I sure hope so. It would be nice to have everything done in time for sons to return home! And if all goes well, you will be feeling better by then too.
 
      I should probably end this here, I know its awfully hard to read right now. Please know your in our hearts and prayers!!
 
*warm huggs*
     dani
     

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
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Chartreux
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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I knew your boys we're coming in January and that you'd be visiting with them and I was going to ask, How the time was with your boys, but then I got really sick with pneumonia..so I'm sorry, I'm just now starting to get better, I actually slept for 6 hours last night.
Please keep us up to date on your eye and I hope it heals good and that it's not cancer.
Prayers to you my friend...
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Pete)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Lots of soft hugz.
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
     Chart! How are you doing now? Better? It was nice of your husband to keep us all updated...make sure he knows how much we all appreciated it!

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete;

Hey bud! I am so glad that you checked in, cause I was wondering where you were. It's kinda like "Where's Waldo" only throw Pete on the end instead!! LOL Anyway, I am glad to see you back. Keep us posted how things are going and I hope we hear from you soon. I too have much to tell you as its been a horrible year already!!!


Huuuuuuuuuuuugssss

Scarred
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P
 
Two level fusion on S1- L4 in 2000. One level fusion on L3-L4 in 2003 and revision on L3-L4 6 months later.  This led to a diagnose of failed back syndrome, nerve pain and Chronic Pain. Two bi-lateral patellar realignments on both knees last one in 1988.  Overall...I'm in great health. 


melliflious
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete!

I'm so sorry we didn't say anything! I took some time off of posting for awhile, or even reading for a bit, so I'm pretty behind. I hope you're doing alright, and I hope the follow-up gives you good news!

HUG!
Jenna
Pain Issue: Sub-scapular bursitis, scapular dyskinesia, nerve damage down left arm, shoulder and neck
Treatment: PT, Tens Unit, Tramadol, Flector Patches and a semester off of school!

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
My Goodness! Thanks so much for all your loving posts! Please don't think I was upset w/ anyone as it might have sounded that way this a.m. I wasn't and am not upset, I was only stating about how I used to be back when I was working long hours in horable pain every day living w/o my wife and having daily nervous break downs! Some of you who have been here a while surely remember what I'm talking about.


Yes, I had my follow up w/ the doc this a.m. at 9:00am. Actually, it wasn't the doc who did the surgery but one of his partners who was really nice. He took off the bandage/patch and said it looked great! Although my eye was blood red, the insision was hardly noticeable and I could bearly see the stitches> amazing!



The pathology report will be ready at my next apt. a week from tomorrow. I kinda wish they would call me and would have asked them to if my doc was there. Maybe I'll call next week and ask. Some of y'all surely know what it's like waiting for this kind of report> it's nerve-racking!



My pain went way down after he took off the patch which was covered in boggerage & blood. He told me not to touch or wipe it with a tissue but as soon as I got in the car, I cleaned out the inner corner that was just filled w/ yuck & stuff. What a difference!!! The pain went from a 8 to a 4!!! I'm not sure why he didn't clean it out but it sure needed cleaning!!!



Now just let me say that coming from you good friends> Jenna, Scarred, Mikeyboy, Chart, Dani, Skeye, Gretchen & Jag and thinking back over this past year and all Y'all have been through makes me feel pretty humble for making this little eyewart seem like a big deal!! You folks are my heros!!! God bless all of Y'all for taking the time to write me!



My boys left on Sunday! Joe flew back to Seattle and Pete Jr. who bought a car while here drove back to Virginia with a passenger/co-driver> Me!!! We left about 5:30am Sunday and got up there about 7:00pm tired as hell only to find all the hotels near the base full>YIKES!!! It took about an extra hour but we finally landed, jumped in bed and ordered a pizza! My eye was like a pool of blood and I know it wasn't the best of timing driving up there w/ him right before my surgery but there was good reasons. To save him mega amounts of cash, we bought the car and put it in my name so we could add him to our insurance saving him $1,500 for 6 months! Since he only had a temp plate and aplication for registration I didn't want him to have any problems getting a base pass! He had never driven that far by himself before and especially in one day, I just couldn't let him drive alone!! Poor kid, with his new car>(used) and lots of girls chasing him, he is leaving tonight for Hati!!!



He knows they are doing the right thing and is glad to go help all the suffering people there but those kids just got back from deployment and were supposed to have their ship in the yard being worked on for 6+months!!! Joe is also going out on manuvers for 2 months in the Pacific, Pete will be in Hati at least 3 months!



We had such a great time while they were here over New Years!!! Played bocci & horse shoes out back and they even talked old Dad into having a beer w/ them!!! After I kicked their butts of course! It was soooo cold that we didn't get to go fishing at all which was dissapointing but OK cause we did lots of other things together.



My Mom finally got her electric turned on after New Years which meant we all stayed in my little house together for a while. It was cozy for sure but nice. The boys went down to Palm Bch. County and stayed w/y friend jack in my other house for a couple days. I guess Jack didn't see much of them though as they hooked up w/ a couple old girlfriends and got hotel room a couple nights> DoubleYikes!!! They assured me, no babies coming yet!!!



Well Family, my eye is about to give out so I must say good night! Thanks again for being out there for me! Yuze Gize are Da Best!!!!! I promiss I will not disapear again any time soon! It was mostly because the boys were here and I was so busy w/ Mom's house and the holidays!



Hugz & Love from>

Old Red~Eye Pete!

Chutz
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey PETE!!

Great to hear from you again. We always will take you back if and when you wander...we're just like that, ya know???

Warm hugs,
Chtuzie
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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ekkorose
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   Posted 1/14/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
It is nice to see you post again! I always look forward to reading what you have going on. You have a touch of humor that makes even the worst things going on seem much less unpleasant

sarrah

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical Stenosis between C 2 and C6 and two bulging disks located C2/3 and C4/5

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mrsm123
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I'm glad that you got to spend time with your sons. I knew that you were doing that and that you were busy with your mom and helping her and the surgery. I am glad to read that you got it done, and whatever it is is gone now. I will keep good thoughts that the report comes back just fine. I do know how nerve wracking it is to have to wait for those things. I hate it........and even worse if when they make you come in for the report , even if things are fine........
Anyway, take care, don't mess with the eye too much or you might find yourself having a nasty infection on top of things.
Take care, rest some now and post when you can,
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


White Beard
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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete

I am glad you are alright! And your surgery went well! But darnit anyway why didn't you tell us, the last thing I remember you posting was that you were going to wait and have the surgery after your boys left! And I believe the last post I read from you is you were going fishing with your son out in the Gulf! So when pray tell did you actually have your surgery done? Here all this time I still assumed that you were doing stuff with your sons! I know! I know! that is what I get for assuming! But I am turning this back on you my friend, because I could have at least said a prayer for you, or sent you good vibes, or waved my magical make believe wand, or did something to give you good luck through it all! I feel cheated! I did not get to wish you well or say good luck or any of that stuff to you before you went under the knife! I am glad you are back and your OK! I will concede that maybe,..... just maybe I or someone should have posted a "where is Pete?" post! But with that begrudgingly said, You my friend should have let us "your family" here know when you were going to get your surgery done! We all care allot about you Pete! And now that I have spoken my mind! I have one more thing to say! God am I glad you are OK! I sure hope that report is OK too! I worry about that one! Pete you take care of yourself now!

I do wish YOU all the Best!

White Beard

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
WB forgive me for I have sinned! You are absolutely right my friend, I should have posted and let y'all know. I actually sat down here several times to post but something or someone needed my attention so I logged out with every intention of doing it later but I ran out of time. That is no excuse, I should have made time!!

I consider you my family and it was dead wrong to not let you know about my eye! I am truely sorry for being such a jerk, it WILL NOT happen again!!
Your humble brother,
Pete

White Beard
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete

We all Love you my friend! I am just glad that your OK! So your absoved go in pease! But take good care of yourself! We all worry about You!

White Beard

flower123
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   Posted 1/15/2010 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete! I always read your posts and I'm happy that you're back.

I do understand the waiting for path. results...waiting was very hard for me.

Reading your posts always cheer me up so I'm glad you're back!

Flower

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/15/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   

     Petey Boy!.....arn't we a wonderful bunch! Glad your back and doing better!

      yeah yeah yeah yeah


melliflious
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   Posted 1/15/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

I am so glad to hear that the surgery went well!!! Let us know when you find out about the pathology. And what a wonderfully nice thing you are doing for your son. And as much as its not fun to have him leave again so quickly, you must be so proud that he's able to go help the people of Haiti. I hope it all goes well for both of your boys!

HUG!
Jenna
Pain Issue: Sub-scapular bursitis, scapular dyskinesia, nerve damage down left arm, shoulder and neck
Treatment: PT, Tens Unit, Tramadol, Flector Patches and a semester off of school!

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong


Chartreux
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   Posted 1/16/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Sure hope that eye is getting better each day, sounds like you had a good time with your boys!
Hope your Mother is doing good now that her house is all set up. Rain is coming your ways from Texas, sorry.
sure is a wacky weather year. Keep us posted when you get your results from the biopsy.
Lots of soft hugz
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Pete))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
hugz
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 1/16/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Pete,
 
      Good morning! *warm huggs*  How are you doing today? Pain wise? I hope you can catch a few moments here and there to relax today. Youve been through the ringer and keep on chugging. I just dont know how you do it! Oh how I wish I had a bit of your strength!
 
      Your a hoot! ~~>"Y'all have been through makes me feel pretty humble for making this little eyewart seem like a big deal!" HA!
 
      "little" you say! No way my friend. The stuff you endure through would make cry endlessly. The worry over the pathology, with your history? I would be an absolute wreck if I were in your shoes. Were all really proud of how you handle everything that is tossed your way. You keep standing taller, and encouraging us all to do the same. *huggs!*
 
      I don't mean to pry. But! I saw in a replay to another thread that there is a problem with your achillies? What is going on with it? What needs to be done? Sounds bad, to say the least.
 
      Your sons, you MUST be ever so proud. I am glad you had a nice time. When do you think you can all get together again for some fishing?
 
       Oops! What am I thinking?!?! Your eye hurts like the dickens and here I am chatting away! Sorry! I hope you get a chance to relax today. Take care and be safe.
 
*huggs*
   dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 

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