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    Welcome Marijo, glad you joined us and hope you'll stop in when you have time.

    Time spent with daughter/grandkids was great as always. 7 and 2 yrs old came along for ride as mom picked me up. She picked up a few groceries on way home, then we stopped for burgers/fries. Fries didn't make it home tho. Had fun with Sam doing the 'please/thank you thing.....even got "Grandma (last name) out of him. Kim had their yearly pics done, packaged, ready to go for me; adorable!!

    That was Sunday, had a little episode at their house, slept well that night and all day Monday. Haven't been able to 'talk' to SO as cells won't 'do' long distance. He called early this a.m.; everything going well, home tomorrow. Have secretary's email address where he is, sent a message via her to let him know I'm ok.

    Glad you finally got some sleep in Mark. It's been a bit 'fallish' here too. Looking for thunderboomers later today; temps cool, but very humid.

    Did I tell you that our hawk has not returned for a couple of weeks now? We see it fly over, screech, so this is part of its territory, but haven't seen it on the deck post. Hope it returns next yr to nest.

    SO gone, I should do some cleaning today/tomorrow before he gets home, at least a couple rooms, but can't get in the mood, no energy. I usually get more energy in late p.m., hoping that for today/tomorrow. I can never do anything when SO home as he eats and goes to sleep......perfect time to do it these two days.....so God, please give me that energy

    Anyone have problem when you take cursor away from what you're typing, like to get a icon, your writing moves up/down?

    Hope all are having a good day so far......

    Question for all..........one of the members of BT has a book he wrote regarding his neuro medical condition.
    Is it allowable to promote things like that here? And where would be best place to put it? Is there one site to do that? Thanks for the help.......he also has his own web page.

    Take care all, hugs, kat
    TMJ/shoulder/parotid tumor surgery, Scoliosis, Lumbar fusion for Spondylolithesis; now in entire spine. Herniated cervical disc, no surgery, high risk/Vascular Dementia (VaD), Breast Cancer survivor 12 yrs, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis. Rapid transit small bowel/no weight gain, IBS, 'cusp'/Crohns; Diviculosis; myoclonic dystonia. VaD, my 8th yr, causes tia's, seizures, strokes, Parkinson's, Lewy Body Dementia

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    Hi Brigitte, I completely understand and sympathise. I had disc replacement nine months ago. I have now had three big spine surgeries, and not really got much better. I wake up every night lots of times with numb hands. My left arm is really painful, elbow, shoulder, pins and needles etc, and numbness. Its a real pain. I've already had carpel tunnel stuff done. I've now given up on surgery as I've just about had it all, and am still a bit of a mess. HOWEVER, my big decision was not to let it ruin my life. There is a lot I can not do any more, which is sad, because my four children and husband are all very outdoorsy. But I do get on with stuff, and I do enjoy and make the most of my life. Also my husband has come to terms more with the way I am, which has made a great big difference.
    By the way your children look absolutely adorable. How old are they. My four are all grown up now, and I have two gorgeous little granddaughters, but unfortunately my son and his partner have recently parted as she found someone else to light her life.
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    cardiac ablation 1997. prolapsed disc 1992. L5S1 fusion 2003 (failed, bad screw in spinal canal) Lumpectomy 2005, Carpel tunnel bilateral 2005.Prolapses bowel, bladder, uterus, V. Vault rectocele,repaired.2005. Sacral implant failed 2006. further prolapsed bowel. Subsequent ileostomy, removal of colon, rectum,. 2009. removal of bad screw, more metal work L4/5/S1 to stabilise.2010 cervical ADR 2 levels. Hypothyroid. retired 2003, further cervical stenosis problems. on pension& disability

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    Mary, I understand getting of the surgical merry-go-round as I made the same decision back in 2000. Short of avoiding paralysis I won't go with another surgery. It is good to hear that your husband has come to accept your condition more than he did early on. It is too bad you can't always go with him and the family when they do their outdoor activities.

    Kat, glad you had such a good time with your daughter and the girls. I hope you get the energy you want so you can do the work that you want to get done. At least your hawk has still claimed your area as his and I hope he does come back for you. I know our ducks came back to our pond the next year much to our surprise.

    I stayed awake all day after not a lot of sleep last night but it was a drowsy day. I worked on get more of my stuff in the chop area. I am working on a rack to store my wood so it is easy to access and to see what I have available. Penny and I had Chinese carry out for dinner tonight. We wanted Emery and Darrin over for dinner but found out Megan wasn't at work due to the flu so we decided they should stay away for now. I hope we all get some sleep tonight.
    1979 spinal issues, 1993 lumbar microdisectomy L3-4, 1996 360 3 level lumbar fusion L2-5, 1999 open thoractomy fusion T8-9,
    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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    I got in a good day of sleep, at least 24 hours, and decided to check in. Things have been slow with the new BT site it seems. Not much new going on here other than emails back and forth with my son to make sure all his financing for college is in line. The heat has returned in our area after several days of Fall like weather. I hope everyone else is having a good time and will check in from time to time.
    1979 spinal issues, 1993 lumbar microdisectomy L3-4, 1996 360 3 level lumbar fusion L2-5, 1999 open thoractomy fusion T8-9,
    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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    Ok Mark, things changed here for you too? I hit reply to thread and get sent to 'quick reply.' Even 'reply to thread' down here, hit it I get 'quick reply. Still think in infancy as some days works, some days not. Since those last two strokes I'm very forgetful and I do mean 'very' it irritates me.....so must post this before I forget direct from youngest daughter, husband with Stage 3/4 colon cancer....[We met with Dr. Wiebe today and she really didn't have much to say because the cat scan and blood work were perfect. He is considered to be cancer free. He made his appt. today to have his port taken out on Tuesday of next week. His next appt. with Dr. Wiebe is Dec. 21. Next colonoscopy will be next March. Dr. Wiebe wants to see him every 4 months. He still can't believe it! What a miracle this is! God has answered prayers and thanks again for your support and well wishes! } YEHAA!!!! Our prayers were answered. When I saw Steve Sunday he was down in the dumps, had had his last chemo that week. Think he's perked up alot, don't you?<G>LOL

    SO got home from trip Wed pm,, stayed home Thurs to play catchup. First time guys saw what was all really wrong with him as he sorta kept it hidden muchas possible. Tween the schrimp and fish TV dinners I ate, hamburger last night, guts haven't adjusted well. Having bout of diviculitis (SP)? which haven't had for long time. Poor Steve, his guts, me/my guts.

    Looks like a gorgeous day today; temps just 70 so far, sun out, wind just starting. Next week looks same.....an....now I can't spell...........another? ...now can't remember what was going to say......crap<G>

    Must tell little joke; hopefully noone takes offense at my 2 yr old grandson. He's never seen African Americans before. He and mom in grocery store when he saw two people of that color. He hollers out as loud as could be and points......OBAMA!

    Hope you all have a great weekend end. Look out you that live on East coast!!! Praying for you, take cover too!! hugs, kat
    TMJ/shoulder/parotid tumor surgery, Scoliosis, Lumbar fusion for Spondylolithesis; now in entire spine. Herniated cervical disc, no surgery, high risk/Vascular Dementia (VaD), Breast Cancer survivor 12 yrs, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis. Rapid transit small bowel/no weight gain, IBS, 'cusp'/Crohns; Diviculosis; myoclonic dystonia. VaD, my 8th yr, causes tia's, seizures, strokes, Parkinson's, Lewy Body Dementia

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    Kat good to see you back in the room and especially with the great news about Steve. It is so good to see that he is cancer free and to give him hope my FIL went through the same back in 2000 and still is cancer free. I hope your stomach is feeling better but like you mine is in bad shape but a bad bug is going around town so I guess I may be going through it too.

    With this new site we always get put on the quick reply so don't sweat it and just type away as it will post okay. It takes time to get used to the quirks and I hope more of our friends get back in the room soon. I wanted to get some things done today but I am feeling bad so I guess I will rest all day. It is hard to know when I am sick because my pain often makes me feel ill just like when I have the flu so when I am sick is it the increased pain levels or sickness. Hopefully tomorrow I will be doing better as most people in town get over it in 24 hours but I will have to wait and see.

    I am ready for the college football season to start. I will have to check the schedules to see if it is this week or next week. If Peyton Manning misses games the Colts will have a poor year unless one of the backup QBs does much better than in pre-season. Kat the Packs look like they are ready to defend the title again although each year is a bit different for each team.
    1979 spinal issues, 1993 lumbar microdisectomy L3-4, 1996 360 3 level lumbar fusion L2-5, 1999 open thoractomy fusion T8-9,
    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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    SHEESH! Go away for a little bit and you guys just take off and move! I see how ya are! LOL!!! Luckily it didn't take long to find ya, and to see Mark got the room opened for us :) I'll have to let Guido know I'm back so he'll stop sulking. Maybe give him a new bikini as a treat, ROFLOL!!!

    Sorry for being MIA so long. I had a nice visit with the Marine & dil later July/early August, but then I got sick. Well first it was meds then I got sick. But I'm here now and have the new link bookmarked so I won't get lost.

    Things are going ok for now. Next month I see my NS to have new x-rays and hear the verdict. I'm hoping the rod isn't moving anymore but deep down I know it is, cuz I can feel it! sigh.... But right now my concern is Irene! My Marine is right in the bullseye :( But they have plenty of can goods, bottled water and candles & such so they should be ok. There is a group of them where he lives that are hanging together. I just hope old Irene peters out and just gives them some rain.

    Anyway, have a great day everyone!!
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    -4 Surgeries for infections, last one 2-15-11
    -T-spine 11-12 cyst, 7-8 deformity, DDD throughout, and stenosis at several levels

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    Melanie, it is great to see you found us again and are healthy once again. Yep, you know the verdict with the NS despite hoping and praying it isn't. Your Marine will be fine as the buildings are well established and far enough inland there shouldn't be a big threat.
    I am making a come back after fixing some homemade chicken noodle soup. Maybe this will be a short lived illness and I can have a good weekend. Right now I am watching an Indiana high school football game on ESP and there will be another one on tomorrow night. College games start this week so I will have some fun nights and Saturdays coming up.
    1979 spinal issues, 1993 lumbar microdisectomy L3-4, 1996 360 3 level lumbar fusion L2-5, 1999 open thoractomy fusion T8-9,
    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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    Hi Everyone!
    Its late here and just got time to get on. We got back from 3 eeeks in florida yesterday & hit the ground running! I havent even had a minute to unpack. I just wanted to let everyone know that im alive and will hopefully catch up soon. Today & tomorrow we are prepping for the hurricane! They are not supposed to be in NY!!! They usually hit florida or down south of us. I stopped at walmart tonight to get my scripts & the lines were like 20 deep!! That is just so nuts! Thank god we r stocked up, have generator, batteries, water & plenty of food! I was just so happy that i didnt need any groceries from there!!! LOL!!! I would have gone without. Going to get some sleep and try to pop on tomorrow to chat! Mel, praying your marine is safe too! Sleep well all!
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    Brigitte, s
    Sorry to hear you had to hit the ground running after the vacation. The good news is that Irene is weakening so it should just be a wind and rain storm for your area. People go nuts when a weather disaster is forecast. Around here it is a forecast of snow even just a few inches have people hitting the stores cleaning off the shelves:).

    I am tired and ready to sleep but I can't just drop off. I hope to hit dreamland soon though.
    1979 spinal issues, 1993 lumbar microdisectomy L3-4, 1996 360 3 level lumbar fusion L2-5, 1999 open thoractomy fusion T8-9,
    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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