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   Posted 7/30/2011 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya my lovelies

Just wanted to let you all know how I have got on since I last posted. I have had my stitches out and been able to take a bath Woohoo. I have been building myself up each day by walking a little bit more each day. So yesterday I walked to the local pub with my son which I enjoyed, however I am feeling it today so am taking it easy now. My mum keeps telling me not to get disappointed and take it one day at a time, but I get fed up at times about it all. Its like I take one step forward and then two steps back. I am sure it will all come together soon enough though.

I only seem to manage to get on here when there is no one around, I know thats due to the time difference of me being here in the UK, so I hope I catch you all at some time again on chat.

I hope you are all ok and having low pain days, I send you all warm gentle (((((((hugs))))))) and will keep you in my prayers

much love


Disc degenerative disease, L3/4 board disc bulge, L4/5 board disc bulge with significant nerve root compression on right L5 nerve root and also DDD at L5/S1. I also have an enlarged uterus with fibroids and have been a sufferer of psoriasis now for about 8 years.

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   Posted 7/30/2011 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   


          Hello Suesueky!

              yes...that first bath or shower, can do wonders for the soul! Your mum is correct when she says to keep your spirt of hope up and don't get too disappointed, as the recovery can take a little more time than we feel like it should.

      The one step forward and two steps back, can be quite common, so don't let that bother you either.

        Keep you're chin up and and allow yourself plenty of time to heal, before pushing it too far.

      Thank's for the update!


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   Posted 7/31/2011 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue It's good to hear from you again. I'm happy that you've got your stitches out and are walking. Be careful. It hasn't been that long since the surgery. I've heard that when you have surgery, there is the one step forward and two steps back. Hang in there. Take care of yourself.

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   Posted 7/31/2011 3:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Sue, don't be so hard on yourself. It is really difficult recovering from surgery for sure. But, keep up with the walking, that is the best thing you can do to help build up your strength and stamina. Just don't try to do too much. Instead add a little more every other day that way the setbacks will not happen so often. Its real easy to overdo in the beginning because we think we can do more than we really can or should. The setbacks can really take a toll on a person too.

Just remember slow and steady for awhile. Take care.
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   Posted 7/31/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue...thanks so much for posting...I was thinking of you and wondering how things were coming along.

Dont get frustrated because this to shall pass..It will take time. keep up with short walks, dont overdue and eventually your strength will return.

Take care
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   Posted 7/31/2011 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue, everybody is right, time is something that either goes to slowly or to quickly.  If you try real hard not to overdue, it will get easier and easier.
I remember the feeling of impatience, but take it a little slower and you will soon be better than new.  I am so glad things are getting better.
Take care and give yourself some time (theres that word again), you will feel better soon, I will be praying for you.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

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   Posted 9/3/2011 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue, just wondering how you are getting along now since you had your surgery? I hope

you are having some better days with good pain relief. Give us an update when you have the chance.

We are all here to support you.

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