September 20th, 2007 08:19 PM
Post-surgery recovery going well
As some of you know, I had back surgery at the end of August to repair a herniated disc in my lower back. I'm nearly three weeks into recovery, and at the two week visit, the doctor was very pleased with my progress.
I've been off the pain meds since then, and aside from a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep, am doing great.
I went with my wife and our two year old to Sam's today, and carried for the first time in a month (I went down for the count mid-August). Now that felt great!
I'll be back at the doctor's in about three weeks, and if all is looking good still I should be able to return to work around mid-October. Two months without working at all is a challenge, both mentally and financially. I've read every gun magazine I had on hand (about three dozen), plus a bunch of other magazines and part of a book my mom gave me. I think I'll definitely be ready to get back into the swing of things at work when the time comes. Meanwhile, we're surviving on savings.
September 20th, 2007 08:44 PM
Welcome back to the world! I hope you don't have to strain your savings too much. Glad it all came out well!
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September 20th, 2007 08:47 PM
September 20th, 2007 09:03 PM
Sounds like good progress - that surgery is pretty intense stuff.
You will no doubt have a list of no-no's to follow - heed those things. of course if you are carrying it's knees bend anyways
Look after it and hope all will pan out well and you can resume work.
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September 20th, 2007 09:21 PM
I'm glad you are off your back and on your feet
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September 20th, 2007 09:28 PM
Glad to hear that your back is healing and getting better!
Stay patient & hang in there!!!
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September 20th, 2007 11:12 PM
Glad to see the good report. I look forward to the message saying that you are back at work. Take care.
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September 21st, 2007 12:53 AM
Welcome back and glad to hear the surgery went well and you are recovering as expected....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
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