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#1 grnspot110 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2015 - 06:55 PM

I've going back & forth to St Joe for the last few days! Last Thursday morning, the wife didn't feel good, tried to talk her into going to St Joe ER, but no. She had to go to our regular Dr first, ended up being 3 in the afternoon before the Dr could see her. Checked her over & told her she needed more tests done! We've given up on our local ER unless it's a dire emergency, so we headed for St Joe. She got into the ER at 6 pm, ER Dr told her she had a urinary tract infection & was going to send her home. We insisted on more tests, so he had her in for a CT scan, intestinal blockage! I got home & hit the recliner at 3 am Friday, woke up at 5 am & headed back to SJ. She was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon without having to have surgery & is OK with it now!

 

Left home at 4:20 this morning for the 1-1/2 hour trip to St Joe! Wife had neck surgery at 8 am, needed to be there by 6. Surgery went well & she was doing well when I left around 2 pm. Three vertebra fused together, discs were pinching the spinal fluids off. She wasn't in any pain, but a "preventive" surgery!

This "neurosurgeon" & his crew were one of the best we've seen at explanations & told us this was the most common surgery they do!


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Posted June 09, 2015 - 07:20 PM

Yes, neck surgery to them is like having morning coffee to us.  Being hers was fusion, it was likely from the front, and nearly painless afterwards.  Unfortunately from the rear like mine, it is no cup of tea, but neither is becoming paralyzed down the road.  I sure hope hers is void of real pain. Glad you guys pushed your point & found the blockage.  That could have lead to some real dangerous stuff!


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Posted June 09, 2015 - 07:55 PM

My wife had back surgery in 2007, her's was from an accident where she was hit turning into work. They then noticed bulging discs and spurs, however they will not operate on them. She still has problems and suffers from severe migraines off and on. My neighbor just told us yesterday he has to have the same surgery on the 25th. His problem stems from bulging discs and spurs. He has no feeling in his hands, arms, legs and feet. He is 76 and we are praying all goes well for him. Glad your wife's surgery went well and she recovers well.  Prayers.                                                                                                                                Roger


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Posted June 09, 2015 - 08:18 PM

Yes, it was in from the front, took just over two hours.  Doesn't sound like it will be too bad for her, not sure about me, she may get crabby when she can't drive for a month!   :wallbanging:    :D   We saw the MRI pics, it was pinching off the spinal fluids, Dr said a fall or accident could easily paralyze her, or worse!


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Posted June 09, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Yes, it was in from the front, took just over two hours.  Doesn't sound like it will be too bad for her, not sure about me, she may get crabby when she can't drive for a month!   :wallbanging:    :D   We saw the MRI pics, it was pinching off the spinal fluids, Dr said a fall or accident could easily paralyze her, or worse!

 

Yep same for me, BAD MRI.  A simple slip or fall could have ended in a bad way or completely.  I haven't driven for 3 weeks now, but it really isn't bothering me. I should start driving this weekend.


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Posted June 09, 2015 - 09:44 PM

I'll push her wheelchair around Lathrop as kind of a payback from when you had to push my MRS. around in her wheelchair.  :poke:

 

Glad she is on the mend.  Give her our best. 


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 12:35 AM

All my best to you and your Mrs. and I hope she'll have a quick recovery.


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 04:04 AM

Glad to hear the Mrs. is on the mend, Lowell! Neck surgery is happening rather often around here!


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 05:05 AM

I'll push her wheelchair around Lathrop as kind of a payback from when you had to push my MRS. around in her wheelchair.  :poke:

 

Glad she is on the mend.  Give her our best. 

Thanks for the offer, but I don't plan on leaving her in the middle of the street (in a wheel chair with one arm in a sling)!!!   :D   :D   :D


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:51 AM

Good news that they found blockage and all went well with surgery.
Hope the mending is easy for her.
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:01 AM

Thanks for the offer, but I don't plan on leaving her in the middle of the street (in a wheel chair with one arm in a sling)!!!   :D   :D   :D

 

I smell a story there!  :smilewink:


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 01:46 PM

I smell a story there!  :smilewink:

I'll let Kris tell it, see if he tells it like it happened!   :rolling:

 

Got home with the wife around 1:15 this afternoon, seems to be doing well!  Not too cranky --- yet, since she's going to have to depend on me for a while!   :D


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 04:23 PM

I'll let Kris tell it, see if he tells it like it happened!   :rolling:

 

Got home with the wife around 1:15 this afternoon, seems to be doing well!  Not too cranky --- yet, since she's going to have to depend on me for a while!   :D

 

You just remind her how much an Angel my wife has been to me following my surgery, and how much I appreciated it......then try to be an Angel yourself.  I know you can do it!   :smilewink:


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:26 PM

I'm sure she has taken care of you many times, Lowell! You can return the favor now! We're behind you all the way, maybe at a safe distance, though!


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