I'm pretty new to the boards...but have read a lot of posts by Pete and Fatherjohn....and you guys have gone through so much!...
Totally understand about having a bad spell with pain and just not feeling up to very much...
Pete...I don't know all of your history...so not sure if you see a therapist or not...I have a Pastoral Counselor...who doesn't charge me a dime since I'm without health insurance right now...and over the years..he is always just a phone call/visit away when I am having some difficult times..
It's just so helpful to go and spill everything...all my tears, anger, frustration, etc. dealing with chronic pain...as much as family and friends love me..I just feel that I don't want to complain to them or talk about my pain...so with my counselor...I can do it all, guilt free...haha...And he usually has me laughing by the end of the visit..
Anyway..just hate to see ya having a down time...and will keep you in my prayers...
Hugs to you (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006