Straydog!!! Thank you so much for that wonderful post!...Yes...it's great to be back here...
I am still going back and forth with deciding on working full time or going for disability...I am so torn...So I've been doing some part time work for now...good memory:)..
I also just got out of a 6 month relationship from a man I met while walking my dog:)...We both decided that it wasn't meant to go forward...but we truly adore one another...and he is a wonderful man where we stay close friends...
It was my first try at a relationship after my divorce almost 5 years ago...and obviously while being a chronic pain girl...LOL...He was very loving and caring and always showed great empathy for me...So he has set the new GOLD standard for what I am looking for in a partner next time around!...
Thank goodness we are friends since he has a motorcycle and that is just one thing that I cannot give up doing with my neck once in awhile, no matter what!!
So..I'm in limbo right now with what to do financially...My PM Dr. wants me to go on full disability...I just don't know if I can give everything up that way...so we shall see..
I know I have you and some others on here that are experts in helping me through that and the legalities...
I have been popping in to look from time to time to see how everyone is doing...Welcome SE to his new 'title'..:)..
Thanks again for welcoming me back...it's such a loving community here and I look forward to meeting more of the newbies as well!!
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