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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 07:29:39 pm »
Good luck with it, hope they have a plan and resolve it for you!
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2011, 07:34:51 pm »
Chet, you can count on prayers from Arkansas. I hope for you to have a speedy recovery with little discomfort, good luck sir.

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 08:54:58 pm »
The very best of luck with your treatment Chet. Sorry to hear you need any treatment at all but I guess the good news is that treatment is avaliable. Let us know how it goes.

Brian

So, tomorow is the big day to find out which procedure I will have.  I have been struggling with a degenerative back problem (L4, 5) for the last few years, did all the PT, shots, and nerve cauterization, treatments aint working and I hate pain pills, robs me of the ability to do the things I love.
The surgery by itself isn't a pleasant thought, but the added responsibility of caring for my Alzheimers diagnosed father (Pappy) makes everything far worse.
I am not a biblically religious man, but I do believe in the power of prayer.  Say a word or two for strength.  I'm going to need it.  I am financialy sound and I ask that I hear no pity, life is good.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 11:32:42 am »
Good luck with your treatment Chet, I truly hope it is successful.
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 12:47:49 pm »
Just returned from the office, the surgeon will be performing a lumbar lateral microdisectomy.  Amounts to a small incision, scope inserted, dremel inserted in scope, and ginding things to fit.  Not unlike working on a bike ;)  Recovery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks, havent had that much time off work since I was in High School, gonna be weird.  If I start posting up things about Jerry Springer or Oprah it's the drugs, honest ;)  I just hope he doesn't have a KiPASS activation switch failure mid grind ;D
The procedure will be either next week or the following week.  Guess I'll be the camp cookie this Elk season :'( 

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2011, 01:39:13 pm »
Just returned from the office, the surgeon will be performing a lumbar lateral microdisectomy.  Amounts to a small incision, scope inserted, dremel inserted in scope, and ginding things to fit.  Not unlike working on a bike ;)  Recovery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks, havent had that much time off work since I was in High School, gonna be weird. If I start posting up things about Jerry Springer or Oprah it's the drugs, honest ;)  I just hope he doesn't have a KiPASS activation switch failure mid grind ;D
The procedure will be either next week or the following week.  Guess I'll be the camp cookie this Elk season :'(

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2011, 02:17:17 pm »
Remember... anything you say to hot nurses can be blamed on meds.  ;D
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2011, 02:40:36 pm »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2011, 07:41:16 pm »
You're covered from N.Ga, brother.

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2011, 08:38:07 pm »
Again, and regardless of the particular procedure, the very best of luck with the surgery, the recovery (from the surgery) and mostly, getting your back straightened out.

Brian

Just returned from the office, the surgeon will be performing a lumbar lateral microdisectomy.  Amounts to a small incision, scope inserted, dremel inserted in scope, and ginding things to fit.  Not unlike working on a bike ;)  Recovery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks, havent had that much time off work since I was in High School, gonna be weird.  If I start posting up things about Jerry Springer or Oprah it's the drugs, honest ;)  I just hope he doesn't have a KiPASS activation switch failure mid grind ;D
The procedure will be either next week or the following week.  Guess I'll be the camp cookie this Elk season :'(
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2011, 09:35:31 pm »
Best wishes.  Heal quickly.
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2011, 09:59:43 pm »
Late reading your thread, Chet.. Prayers sent your way, God speed with the procedure and recovery. Pain-free is the focus, don't loose sight
of that throughout the following weeks.. And your brothers are here for you to accuse, abuse and amuse..
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2011, 01:52:36 pm »
Good luck Chet, may your recovery time be short and your healing complete!
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2011, 08:59:31 am »
Date with the Doc is set for next Wednesday the 12th.  Life really sucks right know, totally off all arthritus meds.  I can feel all my old injuries and I'm walking like a broken man. 
Thanks to all and keep them prayers and well wishes a comin!!

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2011, 09:09:07 am »
Will big guy... had my dance with Doc yesterday afternoon... did discogram of S1 thru L2 and CT scan of them as well... that was an experience.  I only have to get my L5/S1 fused, going off of the discogram, so far.  That was the only level they couldn't get a needle in, totally collapsed.

Now I get to met with the main knife guy to get it scheduled.

Good luck... happy thoughts and prayers still being sent your way.
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