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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all my good friends,
As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't been around for a few days until today. I was up in the country with my son Pete Jr. who is home on leave from the Navy. It's been the best medicine ever having time with him. I have stopped wearing my neck brace 24/7 and only wear it part of the day and not at night. My neck still hurts inside around my spine but I guess thats normal. As far as the symtoms I was having which led me to have the surgery, they are gone!!! The shoulder, arm, chest pains have totally stopped and I am thrilled with the outcome so far! Of course we never know what the future holds but so far so good! As I posted after the surgery, my other problems (pains) have intensified tenfold since the 9's & 10's from my neck problems have faded. So you will not get rid of me that easy! You will be stuck with me through at least 9 or 10 more hot spots in this old beat up body of mine! But I think I'm on the right track! I have my 2 week follow up w/ my surgeon tomorrow and will let Y'all know what he says. I'm planning on going back to work soon as I've used up all my vacation time for recuping! All for now, I'll catch all of Y'all later!
Your Good Ole Boy Friend from S.Fla.
PS> Pete and I lived through a great fishing trip in beutiful weather unfortunatly, the fish don't seem to bite when it's a BlueBird Sky 80 degree day but we had a blast anyway!
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 every 2weeks . 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 Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 

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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back!! And yes, we missed you, but I also thought you were with your wife and had limited computer access. Sorry about my memory! That's great news about the surgery! Just be sure to follow all your doc's orders, and don't let your boss push you any faster than your doc says you should go!! You don't want to mess up these wonderful results!

Great news! And so glad you had a wonderful, healing time with your son!


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Uhuh. yep Pete. I knew you were back.

It's interesting that the shoulder, arm, and chest pains are gone.

I'm thinking that the shoulder pains I have come from my neck. Unfortunately,
My neck is "inoperable." I think I've said that before. It's an age thing.d

You're looking good. You've got your color back.

Pamela sees through the little holes in the front of the computer. tongue

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   Posted 4/7/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   

You sound absolutely wonderful!! Sounds like Pete Jr was the best medicine after all. Please, please go slowly and don't hurt yourself and DO NOT go back to work too soon and when you do, keep a reasonable pace, my friend.

Great to hear your symptoms have improved in the neck and adjacent areas. Now about the other pains.................

We love you, Pete, Keep on keepin on.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete:

I left you a short note on another thread, but in case you didn't see it, I wanted to say that I am so happy that you are back and that you are doing so well! Please don't do too much, too soon and risk your wonderful results.

Take care!

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   Posted 4/7/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It is so wonderful to hear that you are doing so well! I hope the good feelings keep on going!
Thirteen surgeries from motorcycle wreck. Reconstructed right pelvis, DJD left hip, trochanteric bursitis left hip, screws in knee, metal plates on right pelvis, spinal fusion to reattach right pelvis, metal plates right tibia and fibula, metal plates needs replaced on tibia, cannot walk without crutches, drop foot, nerve damage and pain, HTN, tachycardia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, PTSD, chronic atelactesis
Wonderful husband, 3 awesome children that are grown but still take care of me. Two dogs, Buddy- Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Borner Collie mic, Crash- Yorkie, 1 psychotic cat, Precious, 1 anti-social cat, Prissy.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete!!!

I'm so thrilled I have goose bumps up and down my arms to hear your surgery was successful. And most of all about the time you spent with your son. As a parent of adult children, I totally understand your joy!

Be well my Florida friend!
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   Posted 4/8/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete!

I am ecstatic for you, ecstatic! What wonderful news about both your surgery & time you were able to spend with your son. Of course you still have all these other pains to deal with, but at least you have beaten one of them! Congratulations! Okay, it's still probably too early to celebrate. But, it's not too early to say congratulations on making it through these last couple weeks. Hopefully the worst part of the recovery from surgery is over, and only better days are to come! We're cheering you on! Keep it up!

I've been scarce too, but even so, your presence was missed!

Oh, how's the quitting smoking going? Or should I not ask?


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   Posted 4/8/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pete, this is such awesome news to hear that old pain from the neck is gone. That is exactly how it should be if a surgeon did his job right. I have seen so many necks done and it was always great when a client said "you know when I woke up from surgery that old neck pain was gone" because you know the difference of that pain versus surgery pain totally different." A good surgeon is worth his weight in gold. You are so right, Pete Jr was your best medicine. Now, are you suppose to be weaning yourself from the brace? Just remembe regardless of how good you feel that neck is not healed on the inside, it will take some time for the "innards" to heal up lol. Be very careful and behave yourself. Just cause you got your neck fixed doesn't mean you leave HW-when you come here and hang out you are a "lifer". We need inspirational stories like yours. As for work you know where we all stand on that. Listen to your dr and make sure he knows you do some lifting at your job...Keep us posted on whats going on...>Susie

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