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Surgery Tomorrow


Monday, May 14, 2012

I am going to be out of action for a while. Tomorrow morning, I have surgery on my right hand (yes - I'm right handed) to replace a bone that is rubbing against the one at the base of my thumb.
The surgery is at a hospital about 3 hours from home, so I will stay there until the following week. Then they are going to check things out and put the cast on my hand and forearm. Luckily, my sister and brother-in-law live there so I will stay with them. It will be nice to see them, and to do some visiting with mutual friends and family while I'm there.
Also, since she is left handed, she will teach me how to do things from the "other side" while I'm there!!! LOL
I won't be doing any biking out on the paths, but plan t0 ride the stationary bike and do a lot of walking while my hand is in the cast and recovering.
This will be my 3rd orthopedic surgery in 3 years due to arthritis, prior injuries, etc. Enough is enough, already!!!!!!!!!!
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IMEMINE1 11/24/2012 2:31PM

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FREEDOMSTAR 5/21/2012 7:55PM

    Good luck Gregg. wishing everything heals up quickly for you

Take care

John
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JIBBIE49 5/19/2012 8:11AM

    The documentary "The WEIGHT of the Nation" points out the arthritis is much much higher in those who are overweight or obese. The inflammation in the body is a huge factor. It is so important for us to get to and remain at a normal BMI.

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SUNNYWBL 5/18/2012 12:14AM

    Enough is enough, already!!!!!!!!!!

My sentiments exactly! Be well soon............

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DIDMIS 5/16/2012 5:23PM

    As soon as you can have someone let us know how it went Please.
Irene

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KCNEWF 5/15/2012 4:03PM

    Recover fast. Consider a recumbent tricycle. You can ride one handed on those expensive machines!

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TMW54812 5/14/2012 1:17PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 5/14/2012 12:22PM

    Good luck with your surgery and a speedy recovery.

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YJNANA 5/14/2012 11:22AM

    With todays technological advancements it should go very well :)
Good time for catching up with friends and family, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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DIDMIS 5/14/2012 11:08AM

    Groeder I hadn't seen you in quite a while. I pray the surgery will go well and it will be the Last.
I need two knee replacements. Right now PT is working with me though to strengthen my legs and core, etc.
God bless you
Irene

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GEMINI-SKY 5/14/2012 8:34AM

    Yes, I hope all goes Super Well for You.
You are So Determined and I So Admire that in You !!!!
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RAINBOWMF 5/14/2012 8:09AM

    Good luck Gregg.
I am wishing you a speedy recovery.
You will make the best of this situation, you always do.
Will, Otto be going with you?

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Mary

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