Monthly Archives: March 2011

Day 24 – Patients and Patience, What the Doctor Said

When we arrived at the doctor’s office yesterday for my follow up visit about 3 weeks after my back surgery, the parking lot was packed.  It was the same way in the waiting room.  My wife Marta had taken the day off … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Milestones; Checking in with the Physician

Last night I only woke up two times – yay!  When I did I was able to fall back to sleep within 20 minutes or so, unlike yesterday  when I had napped too much the evening before and as a … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Paying It Forward

Last night I was finally able to sleep in longer than 1 and 2 hour increments.  Even though I still woke up twice between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am it was the best night of sleep I have had since … Continue reading

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Day 18 – How to Relieve the Sciatic Pain following Surgery

Last night was a better night; I was able to rest!  I still woke up every 1.5 to 2 hours but at least I was not watching the clock waiting until I could take another pain pill.  I took some pain … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Sciatic Nerve hurts at night following my Spinal fusion

Last night was another one of those nights spent waking every hour and a half watching the clock, waiting for sleep and willing the time forward so that I could take another pain pill.  My sciatic nerve is inflamed due … Continue reading

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Day 15 – What are your goals?

Last night was a long night.  I ended up watching the clock waiting until I could take some medication to relieve the pain in my back and right leg.  I believe that the pain was caused by my tossing and … Continue reading

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Day 14 – The Power of Positive Thinking?

I know that my overall progress will come slow and incrementally.  I know that there will be periods of time when I take two steps forward and one step back.  I think that it is important to try and stay … Continue reading

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