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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/27/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Mikel!

How are you doing? Are your days getting brighter now? We all hope so! wink

If you could please, write a little report and let us know.

Take care,

SE wink

skeye
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   Posted 9/27/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mikel,

Hope the recovery is going smoothly & you're not in too much pain!

hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 9/27/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mikel, hope everthing is progressing well and you're getting more movement in your new hip. It must feel wierd to have a mechanical hip, but good to know its not going to let you down.
Best wishes, hope your pain is under control, golitho

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   Posted 9/27/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Mikel,
Hope your feeling better each day...keep us posted, miss ya...
Is the hip any better???
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MIKEL99
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   Posted 9/27/2010 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
   Oh thanks SE for asking , I am doing pretty great , its really a miracle the way they can put a piece of metal/plastic/ceramic in where your hip was and give you your life back , I'm still healing on the inside , with a nasty looking scar on my hip , but I can stand without pain , exceppt healing pain and walk with a cane . I still have to walk up and down stairs one at a time , physical therapy says another 4-6 weeks and I can get rid of the cane too !! Its awesome , I go to the corner store , the movies , the bank and I don't need that darn Rolator (its like a walker with wheels) pain is minimal I went from 6 , 80mg oxycontin a day to 2, 40 mg per day , also used to take 8 percocet a day and now none !!! I'm lookin' forward to the day I don't need any of it , I really feel blessed . Thanks again SE , Chartreux , Golitho and Skeye , your thoughtful and caring beyond belief , I hope your all well and by the way Michael how about an update on you Bro ? Mikel 
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery done !!! Staples out , saw the surgeon he says I'm healing really well , I go back in 2 months . Until then its physical therapy galore !!

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   Posted 9/28/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Mikel...That is wonderful news!! I am so happy to hear that you are healing and getting better day by day..You are such an inspiration with all that you are/have gone through and keep an upbeat and positive spirit..

Thanks for giving us an update and I pray that you continue moving forward and keep enjoying the new mobility:)

SB
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solar powered
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   Posted 9/28/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news Mikel. Keep up the good work and positive attitude. Lisa
If I can laugh at it, I can live with it.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/28/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   

 

    Hello Mikel!

       We are thrilled to hear the good news about you. I can imagine, how you must feel, since you are experiencing success and healing. We all encourage you, to keep up the good work, with PT, and getting out and about in the world again.

       You're light will shine brighter and brighter each day as time goes by. Just don't over do it! wink

     As for me, I still suffer some pain, but as my wife and I took a small walk last night, along the same route I used to walk when I was recovering, I told her that there was a major difference from how I used to feel, when walking the same route.

     I still feel like Im cycling, between good days and bad, but that, it is starting to even out. I have my hopes that I will get better, and do feel that I am, but it is a very slow, slow process. My meds seem to be working well, and I get relief from the pain on much less than I used to take, so I think that is a good sign. Anyone with a lumbar fusion, will tell you that sitting is the hardest on a person, and that holds true for me as well.

     Mikel, it is important, as you well, know to keep moving forward, and not to let yourself lay around too much. Our bodys are made in such a way, that we need to exercise it. Not easily done, when suffering pain! wink    

   Take care, and we always enjoy hearing from you.

    SE wink

 (I fired up the Harley last night, and it was so good to hear that rumble again. Nope! I did not ride it, and will put it off untill my 1yr anniversary of the surgery)

 

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 9/28/2010 7:43:10 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 9/28/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Mikel, I am so thrilled to hear that you are doing so well. I can't imagine how it must feel to have your life back but I bet you thank God every day!! It must feel so great to go outside and walk to the store, etc., as you mention. I can see you smiling from ear to ear. Keep up the good work my friend. We'll have to get a chat in soon again.
 
Hugs and Love
SUZANE

One day at a time!!

MIKEL99
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   Posted 9/28/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hey Michael , stay with it man , I know its hard to be patient, especially when your suffering , I had 2 years of it , But stick with progress is progress even if its slow , you'll get there I'm sure of it . Thanks Lisa you are a sweetheart , always caring , always supporting , one great lady !  Hey Suzane , great to hear from you always , yeah its pretty great for me right now , I really don't have chronic pain anymore , haven't even taken the little pain meds I'm on the last 2 days , I just love eveyone here so very much , i don't think I could ever not come back to this great family , everyone helped me thru the worst of my time , I'm happy to share the sucess I've been lucky enough to have , it can happen to anyone here , they work miracles these days . Don't stop beleivin' !!  Love Mikel 

MIKEL99
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   Posted 9/29/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
 Sorry Sweet Snowbunny , didn't mean to leave you out in my thanks , its really sweet of you to check in and to care , your a wonderful person !!!! Mikel

tmjpain
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   Posted 9/29/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Aw Mikel I couldn't be happier for you buddy. It must be so hard for you to find the right words to express exactly how you feel!! I know I can't tell you how happy and thrilled I am for you!! I can feel it in your posts!! Keep on going my friend cause you are on the right path to enjoy life again!! A rebirth you could say!!
SUZANE

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