Thanks SE and Charteaux,
SE...I enjoyed our 'ride' the other night on here..it was a lot of fun:) I will definitely come back as the Angels might really be upset about
my riding a Bavarian Motor Works...LOL....
Chartreaux...thanks for the well wishes...I find the brain a fascinating thing...(my brother's nickname which I love is my Cranium Housing Unit)...haha....and even though my actual pain is the same...being joyful, hopeful, and laughing a lot, truly does help me 'deal' with the pain better each day..
Walking with my pup in the AM when the sun is rising...being thankful for the day, and cranking up some really good tunes on my iPod while hiking through the woods really starts my day in a fantastic way! Music is such a motivator for me..
Another 'push' to move forward is that one of my dear friends is going through more rounds of Chemo since his cancer has returned..and he is out there everyday..hasn't missed a day of work, still plays golf, hangs with his kids, keeps a joyful spirit...he is an amazing person I admire and I was thinking..yes..I have daily pain..so I can either have this pain alone, sitting on my bed, not doing anything..or get out there and really enjoy each day...
I think that the negative emotions were feeding off themselves in my life and dragging me down..while now I can have a lot of pain at the end of the day but look back and smile on all that I did and had fun in the process...So now even a trip to the grocery store I try to make fun while chatting with people...
I know it all sounds so corny...but I really do believe that our thoughts and what we decide to focus on can make the world of difference in our life with pain...
(Am also doing a happy dance for the Patriots win today)...LOL..
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) Oct 2006