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Author Topic: I made it out! Surgery  (Read 4575 times)

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2016, 05:33:27 am »
Glad you are Home. You said in another thread that you will be sawing very soon while taking pain meds . Someone else said don't let a temporary recovery become a permanent result. If you need to move your sawmill to someone else's property , please do it . Do not go near that sawmill . Remember your taking some strong pain meds now. Keep us posted , get healthy. Slowly
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2016, 06:01:04 am »
Glad you are Home. You said in another thread that you will be sawing very soon while taking pain meds . Someone else said don't let a temporary recovery become a permanent result. If you need to move your sawmill to someone else's property , please do it . Do not go near that sawmill . Remember your taking some strong pain meds now. Keep us posted , get healthy. Slowly




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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2016, 10:24:28 pm »
Glad your feeling better.  don't overdo it.
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2016, 07:36:57 am »
We'll keep the prayers going.  But, please, follow what the doc orders, do rehab/PT and stay away from things that don't help the healing.   
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2016, 09:31:16 am »
Well I need to clarify right now, the mention of sawing under meds or not was a poor joke, I meant I would be sleeping sawing logs in the recliner, right now its a struggle to clean up a no. 2,, but thanks again to you guys for your thoughts and prayers and great advice! This just proves you all have the sawdust bug too!!! Lol hard to quit ain't it , you all know I'm thinking about it, but the mill has to go,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2016, 06:37:53 am »
Glad your healing. Be real careful of the pain meds.
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2016, 07:17:36 am »
hate to hear your gonna have to quit  :(   maybe you can still do a little wood working or something :) far as the pain meds when i had my hand fixed the doc told me not to use them to prevent pain use them to stop the pain  so wait till your hurting before taking the next dose . he told me if you did it that way you would be surprised how soon you would be cutting back and no matter how strong of  pill they gave you it would cause no trouble if done that way where if you just took the max dose every 4 hrs you would think you needed it whether you did or not  :)  he also said dont sit there hurting because it slows the healing process good luck and hope you heal quickly :)
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2016, 07:21:38 am »
Your still in your first week . It's a long recovery so just concentrate on Walking . I mean walking around the house . Do you have any favorite Authors ?  Keep your mind busy . One day at a time .
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2016, 07:27:23 am »
Maybe you can explain exactly what was done during surgery. We know the first surgery /fusion had to be done again . This was major back surgery . You will not be moving around very much . Getting out of bed is a major chore.
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2016, 07:34:59 am »
Glad to hear all is well. Keep up the hard work in rehab and recovering.  Me and Angie will be praying

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2016, 09:12:08 am »
 sandsawmill14 is right on, when I had my back surgery it took me a long time to understand this. That was the reason for getting hooked on the pain meds. because as soon as I felt the pain coming on I'd go right to the max dose. I thought the pain was going to be the same as before the surgery. I have also found that prune juice works better than pills for #2 problems.
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2016, 09:43:13 am »
Saw the lights go out at 10:00 this morning, asked Christy when was I going in at 6:10 this evening! Wow! Walked at 10:30 this evening no walker but hands on the nurse's shoulders. Praise to the Lord! And many thanks to you all for the prayers, thoughts and encouraging comments!! Thanks!
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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2016, 10:01:41 am »
Czech made, I am eating those words now, in the fith day out, the pain is worse, but thanks to a dose of olive oil/ splash of lemon juice, got engine no.2 back on the tracks☺ 
I think the worse part is the tension, all over, my glutes and ham strings followed by the incesion , you guys really are great, it seems that this forum has the perfect blend of folks that's been there in so many situations that there will always  be some form of constructive advice, to plain ole down to earth encouragement!  I still can smell the last saw job☺ its just beautiful here this morning! I hope you all have a great day and week ahead!
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2016, 11:09:27 am »
Great news!!

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2016, 07:08:22 pm »
Do they offer massage at the hospital? That was the one thing German hospitals offered that I wasn't acquainted with and it was a tremendous help with that tension pain (which they called distraction pain). Not a deep tissue massage but more of a brisk relaxing massage.

Be real careful not to overdo things but make sure you do a little everyday.

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2016, 08:30:56 am »
No, did not here or get a massage til I got home, it helps for sure, dang glutes and hams are really tight, and I have orders not to bend yet,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2016, 12:47:00 pm »
Had the ten day follow up yesterday.  All on track, the spasms are the culprit now, but nothing unexpected they said. For now easy peasy and it stinks! Never realised it would be this hard to sell the mill.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2016, 01:01:01 pm »
Good! Remember to take muscle relaxants so that you can just kick back and veg out without that pain. Take care.

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Re: I made it out! Surgery
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2016, 05:45:32 pm »
Just keep to the plan, and it will work out.  We are pulling for you.
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« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2016, 05:53:05 pm »
It's a marathon not a Sprint.
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