Pete, Thanks for the thought. It has been a tough several weeks. PAlandy and Skeye, your thoughts as well as others are received with grace. The good thing that I can share is the back pain level has been down. The nerve pain is continuing as normal and I have been using the SCS more than normal or at least at a higher level.
Yes I have been on the road some and those have been long days. The demand at work never seems to let up. I am working on some funding that will allow me to hire an assistant full time but it is possible the funds will not be available until after the first of the year. Several instructors have had to take time off and that means I am teaching their classes as well as mine.
To keep this short, we are also going through a difficult family issue. I won't go into detail but it has been draining on a personal level and with work and the whole CP thing, it has left me empty by the end of the day. My son has not left for Iraq yet, in fact, he is flying home for a couple days this week. They offered him more time as we (more him) deal with this issue but he has declined and will be heading back to get his gear after a quick trip home and then he has a flight to his new 10 month home in or near Iraq. He is having to deal with some major issues as he prepares to head out. I will spend some time with him later this week while he is home as we work though this difficult time.
The other stresser was my car was broken into and everything was taken. The joys of life.
I will try and stop in as I can. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
Post Edited (fatherjohn) : 8/10/2009 12:36:35 AM (GMT-6)