It's always something . . .

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chunkyfrog
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It's always something . . .

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:49 pm

If it isn't one thing, it's something else.
I have been fighting lower back pain and unexplained leg pain for over two years now.
PT paused by covid; resumed after chemo--paused again. (Thanks, Medicare)
Finally convinced my PCP that I needed this damn thing FIXED.
A real diagnosis: spinal stenosis--looks nasty.
I have surgery finally scheduled--L5-S1Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.
(Rear end alignment?)
I am hoping to finally be able to walk again like an evolved biped.
The deed is to be done on August 24--and I am keeping my port for the time being.
No sense being sore on rear AND front concurrently.
My oncologist gave his blessing--pretty sure this cancer is gone.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Pugsy » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:03 pm

Good luck.
Hubby had that done on his cervical spine last year and it was a game changer for him.
Hope you get good results as well.
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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by zonker » Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:29 pm

fingers crossed, chunky!

but you ARE a fighter, so give 'em hell.
why folks don't like it when asked to clarify their statements?
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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by ozij » Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:01 pm

Good luck, Chunky!
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by kbh209 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:00 am

good luck chunky
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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Deborah K. » Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:59 am

I'm so sorry that you have been through so much physical affliction recently! I'll be praying for you and your upcoming surgery.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Iamstumped » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:36 pm

Going to keep you in our prayers.
Wishing you the best possible outcome for your upcoming surgery, and a speedy recovery.
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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by ChicagoGranny » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:44 pm

Here's praying the outcome is everything you hope for.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Jlfinkels » Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:34 pm

The frog has proven to be tougher than an Australian rules football club. Here’s hoping for a successful surgery and recovery. You are inspiring.
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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Okie bipap » Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:34 pm

Praying you get the relief you seek and have a quick recovery.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Dog Slobber » Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:25 pm

Let's bring this one out of storage.

And once again; You got this.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by chunkyfrog » Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:09 pm

I still feel more lucky than super.
The bullfrog is such a dear; and he has had it worse than I.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Dog Slobber » Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:38 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:09 pm
I still feel more lucky than super.
The bullfrog is such a dear; and he has had it worse than I.
That's why he's represented in the bottom right, cheering you on.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:06 pm

Not surprisingly, the hospital wants me to bring my own cpap machine.
Of course, I prefer to use my own.

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Re: It's always something . . .

Post by Wulfman... » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:38 pm

Prayers and best wishes to you and the bull frog, CF.
It definitely helps to have someone to go through these challenges with.

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