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Old 03-01-2018, 11:44 PM
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Wow man if you need any help with your truck or anything whilst in recovery you let me know and I'll head over your way. Glad the surgery went well and you came out the other side.
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I was wondering why we hadn't heard (or actually read) much from you lately.

Glad it is behind you and hoping for a speedy and full recovery. I know you've been battling this for a long time now.

I'm sure you can keep wrenching, just maybe not as fast or efficient. Have to make some modifications etc. I'm sure it will be good therapy for you though.

I'd seriously look into yoga. Never tried it myself but always wanted to. I tried chigong several years ago to help ease into middle age. It was amazing how it healed my dislocated shoulder pain from a previous run in with a cow. Didn't do anything for the scars on my face though...

Good luck and hang in there (and don't push it!).
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:58 AM
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Wow man if you need any help with your truck or anything whilst in recovery you let me know and I'll head over your way. Glad the surgery went well and you came out the other side.
I wish I were closer so I could help out.
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Wow Augie that hardware is intense, best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:48 PM
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Holy moly that is some serious surgery. Praying for a quick recovery. Let me know if you need anything, I have lots of free time - LOL.
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Prayers to you Augie. I have a good idea what your going through because a very close friend and former co-worker went through the same a year or so ago. Being 70 and becoming a lightning rod (his words) hasn't slowed him down much.
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Be well, SOON!
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Gonna start calling you the Bionic Augie! From one broken back to another take care of yourself and let it heal. You know what I mean. I would doubt your days of light wrenching are over you just need to be more thoughtful on how you do things. I felt the same way. Prayers and thoughts for your successful recovery you Hero-On-A-Half-Shell (TMNT Cartoon Theme from the 90's).
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Thanks, all. Currently, I feel miserable as they are whining me off any injectible pain meds and strictly using orals at four hour intervals. Betewwn that, physical therapist making me talk walks up and down the hallway, and my stomach looking and feeling like Iím 9 months pregnant(serious constipation going on- last movement was 7 days ago!!!) the pain is miserable.

Canít really sleep well at nights, as I hear folks screaming ď I JUST WANNA DIE! KILL ME!!!Ē It makes it tough. I found out from other nurses that those same patients had spinal back fusions all by my Dr, also.

I have faith in him, as he is the top dog around here when it comes to curing folks with S shaped scoliosis backs. Thereís thank you cards all over his office, from his patients, thanking him for giving them a new back, basically.

I guess what they didnít write on their cards is how much itís all gonna hurt at the beginning, though. A lot of my stabbing pain is coming from that 3-3 1/2Ē bone lag that he inserted in the hips to secure the whole fusion cage.

Thanks, guys.
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Yeah I spotted those deep bolts into the hips....scary looking stuff but once the initial "discomfort"( and I use that term loosely.... ) is over I bet you'll feel like a new man again. That constant never ending pain was probably worse then the short term pain from the surgery.

Keep up the fight, and get well soon!
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HAng in there Augie! It gets better. The noise and the impossibility of sleeping is one of the reasons why the only way I'll ever go in HP is unconscious.

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Wow man, thanks for the update. I guess it can only get better from here out but geez you sound miserable. Guess it's time to practice some serious meditation huh?

Hang in there brother!
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I empathize. I've had back problems for 50 yrs. We've had vacations delayed/canceled due to mine.
I've never needed surgery thank goodness but have been off work for months some times after picking up a small package.
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