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Recovery time
Monday, May 13, 2019      10 comments

I’m 6 days post surgery. And I can tell you from experience that having back surgery is not for the faint of heart. I currently feel like I’ve been run over by a Mack Truck. But I’m hoping each day will get a little easier. I keep telling mys... Read more
Today is the day
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      12 comments

Its finally “B’ day. My back surgery is scheduled today at 10:30am so of course we have to be there @ 7am. ☹️ I’ll follow up when I can. ❤️ To all of you. Liz... Read more
One week till “S” day
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      7 comments

One week from today I will finally be having my back surgery. I am a little scared but when I feel more than a little fear I just remind myself that I can’t continue on with my back pain at the level it is currently at and it will improve follo... Read more
I’ve been stuck in a funk
Saturday, March 30, 2019      13 comments

I’ve struggled with progressively worsening back pain since late August. This has severely limited my ability to walk, bend or stand for more than a few minutes at a time. I’ve seen my PCP, chiropractor, done two months of physical therapy, ha... Read more
Surgery a success
Saturday, March 09, 2019      10 comments

My sister’s back surgery was successful. It was a minimally invasive procedure which relieved her leg pain. Because she lives alone she was transferred to a rehab facility to build her strength back up. She has several other medical problems ... Read more
Sister update
Sunday, March 03, 2019      9 comments

We found out today she will be having back surgery on Wednesday. Today they finally got her pain under control & they are keeping her in the hospital until the surgery. I was worried they would send her home until Wednesday cuz she was feeling... Read more
Sister in hospital
Saturday, March 02, 2019      9 comments

Sister had severe back pain during the night. Drove herself to the hospital. She will be having surgery later next week. She will probably stay there for pain control until the surgery. She is very medically compromised. We are on our way t... Read more
Busy day
Thursday, February 28, 2019      8 comments

Early this morning I had my yearly GYN appointment. All went well there. But what was I thinking? Since retiring I’ve become a night owl & a late sleeper in-er. 😴 Found it difficult to get up at 7am when I went to sleep at 1:30 am. Aft... Read more
Doctor appointment went well
Friday, February 15, 2019      10 comments

My appointment yesterday for the spine injection went very well. It took no longer than 5 minutes to actually do it. The prep in the sterile area took longer than that. I did have some relief for about 3 hours before I felt an uptick in pain... Read more
Just waiting around
Thursday, February 14, 2019      5 comments

Till I leave for my spinal injection. The instructions stated I couldn’t eat anything after 9:30am this morning. I’m not a big breakfast eater but I set my alarm for 8am & got up to give myself enough time to actually feel hungry. Knowing tha... Read more
Saw a new pain doctor
Wednesday, February 13, 2019      7 comments

yesterday. I was very impressed. This office was a well oiled machine. From the receptionist who was great (this is very important to me cuz I was a receptionist for too many years to count), to the assistant who was thorough, to the PA who t... Read more
2018-2019 so far
Thursday, January 17, 2019      13 comments

My EGD & colonoscopy came out fine. I had a few polyps but I’m good to go with those for 3-5 years. I ended 2018 on a sour note though. In mid to end of August I started having a backache. Not too bad so I did what many of us do, I ignored it... Read more
Just finished prep for colonoscopy & EGD
Thursday, December 20, 2018      12 comments

I feel like I’ve been dragged through a key hole backwards. Exhausted from starting prep last night & then doing it all over again this morning. But on the up side, this is a necessary evil to ensure our good health. This like blood pres... Read more
Doctor appointments galore
Monday, August 13, 2018      10 comments

Today I saw my GP as a follow up to my hospital stay. She’s terrific and spent a long time with me going over everything that happened. I had a few questions that she said I needed to ask my cardiologist at tomorrow’s appointment. Speak... Read more
Sleeping in my own bed, what a feeling!
Sunday, August 12, 2018      10 comments

I was released from hospital on Friday and can tell you of the best feelings in the world is taking a shower then sleeping in your own bed after a hospital stay. I was there a day longer than expected much to my dismay but it was for the best. ... Read more

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