Really bad morning

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  1. The Green Heron

    The Green Heron Chikn's alter ego Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    At least this love bite from the chair I got from @fieldgrade is healing up nicely.
    I can't recommend silver nitrate ointment and colloidal silver highly enough. If you don't have silver nitrate in your "bag" you need some.
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    Triple A or Neosporin don't work near this fast.
     
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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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    I don't know how in the heck you did this, but I had nuttin to do wit it.
     
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    The Green Heron Chikn's alter ego Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    Prayers sent up for you brother
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    Well said, Wallrus.

    Keep hanging in, Joe. Help is on the way.
     
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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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    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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    Whats the dosage? If you need to PM me, I have a lot of experience in these matters.
     
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    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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    keep your chin up Joe, and remember there are alot of people here praying for you!
     
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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.
     

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