Really bad morning

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  1. Windini

    Windini Plank Charter Life Member

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    It was just separation anxiety on the part of the chair. Stay with it; be in it. Let the chair know y'all are pack. (A little "AAWOOOOOOO!" at the moon may be in order.)

    And enjoy a giggling wife! Glad you have found some relief. Mo' prays for healin' Heron.
     
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    fieldgrade Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I don't know how in the heck you did this, but I had nuttin to do wit it.
     
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  3. So today doesn't promise to be quite as good a day.

    I read my pill bottle yesterday as "1 tablet every 4 hours"
    Not what it said. I realized this morning in my sober state it says 1tablet 4 times a day.
    Probably won't be quite as happy today.
     
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  4. trcubed

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    So you went from 6 to 4 doses per day. That's still better than what you had two days ago.

    Hang in there. I hear from a Good Authority that relief is coming.
     
  5. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman Nazi, SJW, Geek. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Prayers sent up for you brother
     
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  6. Got a lot on my mind tonight. Went through a spell of depression this afternoon.
    Mind is pretty heavy about my job and how I'm gonna be able to work in this condition.
     
  7. After talking to our personnel lady Thursday about precert to go to the ER she sent me a text telling me if there was anything they could do let her know. She went through the same thing with stenosis so she knows what I'm going through.

    My problem is between C6 and C7 I believe. The folks at the ER knew the doctor I'm supposed to see on Tuesday. They read my paper work from MRI and pretty much indicated I'm looking at surgery. That is the big reason I guess that I'm a bit depressed. It'll be 3rd surgery in just over 2 years.
    I'm falling apart and less and less able to do my job. They aren't complaining at work. I want to be able to do my job like I used to, but I can't. My boss is really good guy but I dont want to put him in a bad spot either. It's just a mess. Feeling pretty useless.
     
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  8. TheWallrus

    TheWallrus Fathers Demand Reason Charter Member

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    Joe, I don't offer these words to try to minimize your immediate situation and suffering. I am also not trying to dissuade your doubts and fears. What you are experiencing is real, painful, and scary. The immediate future is filled with pitfalls and worries. (Jesus said these words right before his arrest, torture and crucifixion.)

    I am offering them to hopefully help the perspective a little. Sometimes the only way to survive the short-game is to remember the long-game. While Jesus's short-term experience was awful, his long-term view allowed him to declare himself already an overcomer. In him, you also are already an overcomer.

    As you continue down this path, try to remind yourself as often as you are able that the ending is already written and you are already redeemed.

    May God bless you, keep you and strengthen you until your tribulation is over.
     
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  9. trcubed

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    Well said, Wallrus.

    Keep hanging in, Joe. Help is on the way.
     
  10. Hammer21b

    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry Charter Member

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    Brother, if there's anything I can do, call me! I can be up that way in a couple hours. I'm serious! Hope you get some peace and rest soon!
     
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  11. 11B CIB

    11B CIB Low-Reg Low-Life Staff Member Charter Member

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    I feel you on this one. I've been to so many doctors who just DO NOT care about trying to diagnose something; it's not jumping off the page slapping them in the face so they don't want to touch it. They can't cut it out or sew it back together immediately so it's not worth the effort.
     
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    11B CIB Low-Reg Low-Life Staff Member Charter Member

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    Whats the dosage? If you need to PM me, I have a lot of experience in these matters.
     
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  13. Surgeon visit today. Of course I need surgery, no surprise there. Gonna have to go in through my neck. I'm a little apprehensive, no chance for going out with your boots on in an operating room. I ain't worried though.

    He showed me on the MRI how my spinal cord is constricted at the juncture of the nerve that goes to my left arm. Looks pretty nasty. Mild stenosis on c4 and C5 but he didn't say anything about doing anything there.

    I'm waiting for a call on surgery scheduling. I talked to my boss and he isn't going to let me work with Valium and oxy in my system, no surprise there, it's a huge liability. If I have to have a ride to work don't make sense to let me run tens of millions of dollars in equipment.
    Only thing concerning me now is having paid time to cover all this mess before and after surgery.
    I missed work last week cause I just couldn't grit my teeth and white knuckle the pain without narcotics.

    So there it is. End in sight but how soon I don't know.
     
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    hope you feel better soon buddy
     
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    That's good news, Joe.

    Now you have a light at the end of the tunnel. Get thru the surgery and recovery and you're as good as new.
     
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    FWIW, I had a buddy go through that surgery a little over a year ago. He could hardly move by the time he went in; he said he felt better as soon as he woke up. He said it was an immediate turnaround and was wishing they'd done it much earlier. He's back to his normally abnormal self these days. Come to think of it, he had car trouble for a while and was limited to his motorcycle for months. Pretty good testimony as to the efficacy of the procedure.

    So, I hate it that you're going through this right now, but there's a good chance this will be a good fix and a huge relief. Prayers up that it gets done soon, goes well, and that the other worries resolve themselves or disappear. You know I and lots of others on board here would do whatever we can to assist in the meantime.

    And remember: Humor will get you through times of ill health better than health will get you through times of ill humor, so:

    He'll have to; they're going in through his neck! :D

    See you soon.
     
  17. God has always been good to me, I have not however been good to him. He loved me when I was unlovable.
    Yes, he hung on a cross so I wouldn't have to suffer a lake of fire for eternity. He walked the bowels of the earth, through hell to demand the keys of death, hell and the grave, from Lucifer, the serpent, liar, the devil(oh yes he exists, and the greatest lie he ever sold, is that he doesn't exist)
    He emptied paradise, of those waiting on the Promise to be delivered. He rose from the dead on the 3rd and appointed day, he ascended into heaven witnessed by over 500 living breathing humans.
    He does sit on the right hand of the father, and he has heard your prayers on my behalf.

    I have honestly wished for death and have said things to Trudi I won't repeat here. When this started I was told July 20th for surgery. I told the doctor to do what they could and y'all to pray.
    A few days they said how bout July 6th? I thought that was the best one could hope for, an answer to prayer.
    My pain been getting worse every day, and just no relief in a pill bottle anymore. Everyone I talked to I ask to pray. Told Trudi I don't know how I'm gonna make 9 more days.

    Just got a call from my doctor. They just had a cancellation out of the blue, how would I like surgery Friday?

    Eh.....probably just a coincidence.....

    Thank you Jesus.
    Thank you to all of you who have been to the Lord on my behalf.
     
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  18. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek Sarcastic title pending Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Interesting... :)
     
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  19. trcubed

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    Expected.


    People want to say that God doesn't exist, prayer doesn't matter, whatever. This is proof otherwise.
     
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  20. Amps 13

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    Prayers sent and I hope you get relief fast....
     
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  21. Idn't it just.
     
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  22. Friday morning at Mission surgery center, it's all set. Gotta run around and get all my paperwork done till then.

    They told me to plan to stay overnight but being it's gonna be first surgery of day, she said he might let me go home.
     
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    Wow! This is outstanding news in the face of such darkness.
     
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    Glad to hear you got bumped up for surgery! Still praying for a quick and complete healing.
     
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    Ok guys, I know where that is and he'll be 'asleep' for hours! Grab your Sharpies and follow me!!

    Seriously, though--that's awesome news! I'm thankful you'll be getting relief sooner.
     
  26. I shared this with Steve the other day when he came over.
    So my doctor is Dr Silver. I told Trudi "Haha! Wouldn't it be funny if his first name was Jon!"..........
    If y'all go by recovery....and told him how funny I thought that was....he would probably provide you guys a case of sharpies and about 30 minutes for pirate graffiti. You could make him an honorary member of Tortuga.
    It is Dr. Jon Silver.
     
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    This is great to hear.:)
     
  28. beamernc

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    Glad you are getting it earlier. Hope you wake up in recovery pain free like I did.
     
  29. xtp308

    xtp308 Bought and Paid For...

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    God is giving you "favor" among men. Don't sweat the surgery, He's already handled it !
     
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  30. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Got you in my prayers. It's not too bad. The first day is rough, but it gets better quick. They will keep you overnight. I know 4 people that have had this surgery where I work, and they all stayed overnight. Its for the best...gotta keep those intravenous antibiotics flowing because of where the incision is. But I know exactly what you're going thru.
     
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    Make sure you shave before you go in...pulling medical tape off of exposed hair...well lets just say it isn't optimal.
     
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    And go ahead and get you some pudding and jello in your fridge. It will be hard to eat for a few days.

    Edited to add that you'll need a rectangular shaped ice pack when you get home. The disks below the fusion will be sore from adjusting to their new position and you'll need to keep icing them. If the nurse doesn't offer to let you take one home...demand it. And have extra's at home. The faster you get the swelling down the better.
     
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  33. I bought a bunch of hot/cold packs a few weeks ago.

    The jello/ pudding suggestion made me think about the Cosby Tonsils skit.
    ICE cream! I'm gonna eat ICE cream!....


    I finally had a bad reaction last night. I got nauseous, I believe due to the amount of opiates I've been on.
    I laid off the oxy and Valium for about 10 hours, it was pain or nausea, my choice. I was up about 0230 laying on the couch pouring tears in pain. I passed out, I must have went back to bed at some point.
    I was dreaming hearing the song,"your cries, have awoken, the master" when I woke up. I literally woke up in tears.
    Trudi finally made me eat something and take a pill. Haven't been nauseous since either.
    The song is the wierdest thing, I know a lot of music, of all kinds, never heard it a half dozen times, and not really a favorite of mine in the past.
     
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    Hope all goes well friday Joe, I'm keeping you at the top of my prayer list.
     
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  35. Starkherz199

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    I know exactly what you're going thru. I can not tolerate Oxy for the most part...it does strange things to my body. I used Tramadol instead...a big step down, but it got me by. I used the Flexeril instead of Valium...it seemed to work better for me. Valium did basically nothing for me. I don't believe you want to mix Tramadol and Valium however. For me, as long as I could stay up an moving I could tolerate it. The terrible part was sitting or laying down. I know I tweaked my diet from a low carb diet to a pure Keto diet...but I've lost 30 pounds since March...when my neck went out. It has to be related. I don't believe I got more than 4 hours of sleep a day for a few months. I also went to the Chiropractor twice a week, and physical therapy twice a week since my unfortunate event. I picked up a power yoga routine whenever I was hurting the most. It seemed to helped. I'll probably keep it up after I'm better from the surgery. As long as I could move...which is what my job is...I could tolerate it. I went to a couple competitions...at H2O, and CGGR...it hurt the whole time, but i was ok until I sat down in my truck to drive home.
    The one thing I will tell you is that if you have that surgery this week...as soon as you wake up you will feel better. Even though you're cut up, tapped, bandaged, strung up, and disabled...you will feel better. Hang on my friend.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Oh yeah...go ahead and get yourself a haircut. You're gonna want to avoid the barber for a while.
     
  37. So....manscaping before Friday. Got it.
     
  38. What about my head and face? Leave it ragged or????
     
  39. trcubed

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    I need the name of your barber! Mine only does head and eyebrows.
     
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    Glad to hear that hope and reality are finally together.

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