Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/5/2010 6:42:55 PM (GMT-6)
Good evening *hugg* It is so nice to catch up with you. I must say that I have often thought about you.. its just that I didnt want to intrude or push my way into your business. I knew you were having a hard time when you told us you would be away from the forums for a while. It was hard to not see your posts for such a long time. It felt like something was missing each week you were gone.
It is so good you have been able to make such wonderful improvments these last few months. I have no doubt though, that you worked hard to achieve it. You have always worked hard at anything you set your mind to. I wish at times I had your drive and dedication. I hope most of all that you are able to enjoy the fusion benefits many, many years. I have a thousand questions, but I see you plan on putting together a post about your recovery, so I will try to hold them off.
It is so good to see you back. You are in our hearts of course.
Hello Dani! What a wondefrul job you have been doing here on the forum! It will be good to be back, but I feel so far behind on many of the members lives. I did keep in touch with a few, and have watched from the sidelines on others.
Retiredmom! I just read your post and will reply there for you in a few. Sorry to hear of your problems, but it is awfully good to see you again.
Stray, I'm a listening to you and agree with all you say. I'm not out of the woods, but the wind has seemed to changed direction for me, and I can tell you it is refreshing. My wife and I have a couple of friends that play in a band once a month, at a Senior Center. We went on a day that I felt good, and I met a 70yr young woman there and she taught me to two step.
She was all smiles, and begged us to come back. My wife charmed the pantz off the men there as well, and we had a blast. We will make an effort to go back every month if we get a chance. It was more fun than a barrel of Monkeys!
Pete! I just love to read your post and you're writting style. It makes a Redneck like me blush! :)
Save a spot for me down there in Florida, because we plan on visiting sometime as well. I promised my wife a trip to Tahiti first though! :) We were married 4yrs ago, and spent our honeymoon in Mexico, but I was in pain the whole time while down there. I will never forget it, and hated the fact that I was suffering.
My company has me working 7 days a week now, and this will be my 7th week in a row without a day off, except for the funeral of my father-inlaw. I hit the bed as soon as I get home in the evenings, and we are so greatful that we bought a Tempur-Pedic bed before the surgery. It has been wonderful to say the least. I paid the extra for the motorized lift, but wouldn't give you a plug nickel for the vibrator built into it.
OK!...time to get to work here...will post more when I get a chance.
Thank you, for the warm welcome back! You all are awsome!
LOL! I forgot all about your nick/name Bunky Booh! :)
It really is good to be back and feeling good again after all these years. A new man is an under/statement for me at the moment.
Good to hear from you, and hope you are doing well too! :)
Thanks Mikel! You were missed as well by me!
I have all of my fingers and toes crossed for you! We all will be watching closley for your recovery.
Are you still juicing?
So much to catch up on, I feel like an idiot here!
Chartreux! Very good to hear from you as well my friend!
Please tell me that your going to the Dr for this coughing! We don't want to see you get that creeping crud again!
My pain is almost gone, and at times it is zero. Quite the relief for me! I'm sore in the mornings, but do quite well during the day at work.
This is wonderful to see so many familuar faces again :)
You take care, and don't let this get out of hand before you do something about it.
WOW! The names keep coming up, and all of them bring a smile to me!
Thank you so much Flowery! I'm not going so far to say that I'm healed, but I sure do feel better.
SE soooo Glad to see you back!! I was actually thinking about you today!!
Very happy to hear that you are on your way to recovering. I know personally that it is such a long road...physically and emotionally. Please take it easy and let your body heal. The doctors all say that each persons recovery is so different. It is so easy for them to say, but so difficult for us to live it. Each day I know is so hard dealing with pain everyday, day in and day out. Everyday is so different when we live in pain. One day is better and then the next day we are down again. What is so discouraging is that we thought we would be living a more painless life when we decided to have surgery.
I have also been having quite a few problems. I have been hit with major pain four month post opt. I went in for a milogram (long story about that..... spinal headache and had two blood patches) The surgeon said that the disc above my fusion is herniated but also has severe stenosis. He did say before surgery tht that level looked bad but thought it would hold out for several years. We decided on a one level due to the recovery time difference. (also fracturd my foot and have been in a walking cast for four weeks.....UGH
Well now I am faced with the decision of epidural injections, or surgery. As you know injections will only put a band aid on it for a while. i am having the first injection this Monday. My hope is to have some relief from the debilitating leg and foot pain for a while. My leg gives out and my foot drops at times. Long term goal is to enjoy life again with out pain meds.
No only is this difficult for me, but for my family as well....I Had a birthday last month, and our youngest son gave me a homemade card that read; Dear mom, you are the best mom, happy birthday! it really makes me sad to see you in such pain everyday. (he is 10). So it really does effect the whole family. I was in bed all day due to the fact that I decided to go on a kayake trip with my husband two days prior.
Well that was way to long....sorry. Please keep me posted on your recovery.
I am sorry sorry for the loss of your father in law, As you know I also last my dad back in October, you never get over a loss of your dad. I will keep you both in my thoughts!!