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Lots of hardware in FIL back

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Thought you all might enjoy seeing all the hardware that was put into my FIL's back. I am thinking that when he goes through security now that he will set off alarms so we might need to carry this photo with us.

He is sitting up now several times per day in a wheelchair for like a half hour at a time. Still remaining positive. They removed all but 4 stiches which will come out on Monday. He is doing fine without headaches, nausea or light headedness. So we are hopeful that he might be able to walk a bit this week.

We have another cloudy day here in Ajijic. Unusual for us to have so many days in the row without the sun. It did come out a little yesterday and that was nice. It might still clear up yet today. No matter will get out and walk the dogs and visit FIL.

DH and I watched some more of Breaking Bad. It is okay but nothing like House of Cards, Downton Abbey or even Homeland. Maybe it will get better.

Hope all of you are doing great. I woke up after eating out yesterday and couldn't believe I was down a pound...105. We met friends for a late lunch and I had 3 fish taco with yummy grilled fish on corn tortillas.

Anyway...hope you all are having a great week end and making good choices.
Have a terrific day
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    He will need a card to tell them that he has that in him or they will be nasty with him and no telling what they will do. Just look up what the airport security do to the people that have to have bags on the outside of the skin because they had their colon removed.,
    1590 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Yes Sallie, that is a lot of hardware. Glad to hear that your FIL is doing better.

    Sounds great with the fish tacos and more fish. emoticon
    1591 days ago
    wow glad he is doing good and you enjoyed your dinner out
    1591 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Great news about your FIL! I know all about setting off security, they have to do a head to foot personal pat down on me every time because they have never seen someone so young with so many artificial joints. I wish they would do it like I have seen in the states -a full body X-Ray with a surgeon's signature on it in a laminated card that you show to them as proof. I was given one thing a poor Xerox copy of the brand of replacement in my knee, but no signature.
    Congrats on keeping the weight down in spite of eating out!
    1591 days ago
    Modern medicine is amazing! Can't image such a positive outcome 100 years ago.
    1592 days ago
    Wow, isn't modern medicine wonderful!!!! I pray your FIL is feeling like himself in a couple of weeks!!!! Congrats on staying at a good weight for you!!!!
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    1592 days ago
    Well security will definitely be an adventure - glad he is doing bette!
    1592 days ago
    Yes, he might need a letter from the Dr. with the picture. Generally those screws, plates, etc. used in the body are titanium, and that does set the buzzers off. So glad to hear he is progressing.

    HUGS and prayers for continued good progress.
    1592 days ago
    Your poor FIL! His spine is now home to sooo much hardware, but his recovery thus far sounds really outstanding. Glad they've taken such excellent care of him! And the fish tacos sounded heavenly! What a tiny weight, Sallie! You sound like you're feeling well, too... emoticon
    1592 days ago
    Wow, I guess he has some hardware in his back!! I'm glad to hear he's doing as well as he is.

    I love fish tacos! Oh, I can just imagine how great they are in Mexico!!

    Hang in there with the weight and up your calories a bit. (I have up mine, too.)
    1592 days ago
  • LIS193
    Fun and games at security :(
    Glad he is doing well!!
    1592 days ago
    The sun is out here bright and 88 degrees. Of course we will have our afternoon rain showers.

    Great FIL is able to sit up so much and amazing he is not having pain. That is a lot of hardware in his back.

    Enjoy your day!
    1592 days ago
    Pretty amazing photo - glad your FIL is better! Can't wait to hear that he's taken that first step. It is so sunny here today that I wore sunglasses on my walk and still had to shade my eyes with my hand from time to time. I'll trade you some sun for a few clouds! Have a great day!
    1592 days ago
    Glad your FIL is progressing so well Sallie, I reckon he'll need a note from the surgeon LOL... I have one with me all the time!
    Have a great day hun emoticon
    1592 days ago
    You may need more than the xray to get through security. I'm guessing that they will make him strip down, remove his skin and then maybe they will believe him. LOL
    1592 days ago
    Great news about FIL being able to sit up in a chair. Woke up in Portland to heavy fog. Enjoy your day Salli!
    1592 days ago
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