CONNIELYNN11's SparkPeople Blog CONNIELYNN11's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BEING POSITIVE W/ SETBACKS I HAD SURGERY DEC. 9-09. I HAD A SMASHED SPINAL CORD & THEY FUSED 4 OR 5 OF MY VERTEBRA. I'M RIGHT HANDED. BEFORE SURGERY I HAD FULL USE OF MY RIGHT ARM & WHEN I WOKE UP I HAD LOSE USE OF IT. I STILL HAVE USE OF MY RIGHT HAND. A THERAPIST COMES INTO MY HOME 3 TIMES A WEEK. I'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS IN 4 MONTHS. SHE THINKS I HAVE GOTTEN MY TRICEPS & PARTIALLY MY BICEPS BACK. I'M NOT REALLY GETTING MY DELTOIDS. HER BOSS HAS OKED FOR OSF CHARITY TO PAY FOR ME TO GET A NERVE CONDUCTION... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:29:02 EST I did it! 2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed w/ COPD. I went for a month gasping for every breath. I sat up all night every night just gasping. I did'nt go to the emergency room because I couldn't afford the bill. It was a Sun. & my family dressed me & rushed me to the emergency room. It was the fastest I had ever been taken care of. I had quit breathing & my guys thought they had lost me. I was in for 5 days. I had seen my doctor & he should have done more & I might not have had to go to the... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:02:58 EST need help! My man loves my cooking & does'nt want me to cook anything with the word healthy. He loves all my big meals I've cooked for years. I have COPD & It's hard to exercise. Wish me luck. <em>247</em> <img src=""> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 15:53:23 EST