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Ortho Apppointment
Thursday, October 27, 2011      13 comments

Today was the followup with the orthopedic spine surgeon. It went well. Incision looks good-no more depth but still a sore spot. Wound vaccuum has been stopped. Home health just came and packed it up for return. Home health will continue an... Read more
Back incision
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      6 comments

I had to update my page to include the mooning picture. IT is how I feel every time the home health nurses come to change my bandage since my scar starts at the butt crack and goes up! ... Read more
Office Visit
Thursday, October 13, 2011      8 comments

Today was time for another trek to the surgeon's office. They did X-rays but he didn't make any comment on them. He took off my wound vac bandage and looked at my incision. Still have 2 large spots, but they are looking better according to hi... Read more
Reflections
Saturday, October 08, 2011      5 comments

This past Thursday, I opened the paper and in the obituaries noticed that the wife of one of my tax co-workers had passed away. She was 59 and sometimes worked in the office with us on the weekend answering phones-their daughter also did this p... Read more
This week's surgeon appointment
Thursday, September 29, 2011      7 comments

Another trek to the surgeon's office. He's not letting me see the PA anymore, so I guess he wants to keep an eye on the incision. I think I have 3 holes still - one is an inch or so deep and wide and does tend to hurt. The wound vac is appare... Read more
So that's what I've been doing wrong!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      11 comments

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Follow up with Surgeon
Friday, September 23, 2011      14 comments

A long week. The wound vacuum didn't show up on my door until Wednesday morning. Since I had a checkup with the Surgeon, I went to the appointment and then Home health came out later to put it on. The appointment was chatty-my wound sep... Read more
The up and down of recovery
Thursday, September 15, 2011      8 comments

Hi all, Well this week has been more of a challenge. I feel well and things are for the most part going well. My incision has decided to try to separate in a couple of places, and the doctor is worried. He first mentioned surgery, and s... Read more
Another week of progress
Monday, September 12, 2011      10 comments

Hi all, Still doing well after surgery. My internet modem decided to die right after my laptop died, so I haven't been on the internet much. Comcast made it out on Saturday to swap out my modem and I am now back online with my new laptop. S... Read more
Home Sweet Home
Saturday, September 03, 2011      8 comments

Hi All, First off, thanks for all the prayers and well wishes-they did well. This surgery ended up being easier than the knee replacement. A big surprise to me. Still surgery-but all in all, I feel pretty well. My incision is stil... Read more
Thursday Sept 1
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      11 comments

Discharge is scheduled for 11 am and I have a 1 pm appointment at the orthopedic surgeon's office. Hopefully we can pick up prescriptions and lunch in between and do ok. Not sure what orders I'll have after tomarrow. Stay tuned! Dian... Read more
Post Surgery
Saturday, August 27, 2011      16 comments

Hi all Surgery is over and I have now been moved to inpatient rehab two days after surgery. I am sore, but moving-Very slowly. Back area is stiff and sore-as expected. The surgery site is seeping a little so they are worried ... Read more
Surgery on Tuesday
Sunday, August 21, 2011      10 comments

Well it's almost here. I think I am ready. For those who care to know, I am having a 3-level spinal fusion L3, L4, L5, S1. My first back surgery and hopefully last. I will be in the hospital 3-5 days and then hopefully rehab unit 1-... Read more
Another Melanoma Treatment Approved
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      6 comments

There was suprising news today. While everyone expected the drug to be approved, it was done early. This announcement brings joy to a melanoma survivor, but I also can't help remembering my friend Amy who lost her fight earlier this year. ... Read more
Happy Birthday....
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      7 comments

Today is my bionic knee's 1st birthday. emoticon A year ago today I had my left knee replacement. It does a ... Read more

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