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For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

May 9, 2014

Today Was a Wonderful Day

Today I took two walks with Jack. I went to Target. I got a lot done in the house. I went to dinner with my daughter and daughter-in-law. I don't know how many times I went up and down the stairs, but a lot of times. I stood outside and fed my azaleas and roses. NO PAIN! Did you hear me? NO PAIN!

I hope it lasts. If it doesn't I want to remember this day.

10 comments:

  1. That's the best news I've heard all day. Good luck Nancy and I sure hope this works for you. DON'T OVERDO!!!

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    1. Donna, you have no idea how wonderful I feel. Everyone keeps telling me not to overdo, but you know...how am I going to tell if this isn't working unless I get up and test it. Good-bye couch forever, I hope!

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  2. Oh, that is wonderful news!! Answer to prayer! And those flowers are beautiful

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    1. Thank you, Betty. I appreciate your support. Yes, spring has certainly sprung around here. I hope summer waits her turn!

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  3. I would like to thank you for telling us /me about your issues with back pain. Something went wrong with my back last October..MRI's Catscans..3 injections..Still no relief..And the doctors say..Oh we'll see you next month and see how you are doing..They have forms and I've stated pain level goes from 3.5 to 11-12 on a scale of 1-10..Oh, we'll see you next month..Yeah right....
    I'm soooo glad your pain is gone, and I hope it lasts. Take this from someone who knows.
    Thanks,
    David

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    1. David, did they check your SI joints???? Before major back surgery I had physical therapy, an MRI a myelogram, epidermal shots, and exam after exam. I was in excruciating pain. Then, a year ago last December I had the surgery as a last resort The myleogram showed two fractures, the MRI showed blown disks and I'm not sure what else. But a year ago last December they fused, they screwed, and I came out with all kinds of metal in me facing at least a year of recovery which included narcotics and aqua therapy. I had the same pain that I went in with; I was told that was normal. After a year and one month, my surgeon sent me to a pain clinic. They were going to give me more epidurals except for this smart Doctor who really read what I said and listed to what I said and said, "I'd bet my life that it's not your back, it's your SI joints." She asked if I trusted her to change the procedure and asked me to sign more consent forms. Bingo. She had the answer. Now, can it be fixed? That's what I'm hoping for--a permanent fix otherwise I'll have to have SI Surgery. I wish I knew how to reach you--I can't think of any other way - hope you'll come back to see if I've responded or maybe put up a temporary post with my email address. At any rate, read this. This morning, for the second day in a row I feel wonderful. I'm on my way out to walk my dog--what a simple pleasure in life, but it means the world. My email is actionnewsat5@gmail.com Please do read this and there are also some very good videos on the web about this. 25% of all back surgeries are performed when they might be bad, but they are not the source of pain. http://tinyurl.com/57e8s9

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  4. This is the best title ever!! What a great day for you. Did the doctor say there was such a thing as "over do"?? You sure did a lot on one day.

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    1. They really don't tell you not to do things other than for the first couple of days. I think they know that pain will dictate what you do or you don't do. I must sound like an idiot, but I feel like I've been reborn!

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    1. Thanks, as always, Judy. A little disappointing not to see bison at the nature center. ;)

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