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October 7, 2009

Oct 07, 2009 - 0 comments
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Pain

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Work

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Weight

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Liver

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surgery

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spine

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meds

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walking



I've been reading through you, journals, and I sure can see the emotional rollercoaster I'm on. One is happy, the next frustrated. Blah blah. And so on.

Let me think about what's new since I last wrote...Ummm,...Ok, I've inquired about laser spine surgery in Tampa. I feel like I'm going behind my Dr's back on this one. They'll review my last 2 MRIs (if, that is, they don't deem me too young straight out of hand), and discuss with me my options, if any. I'm still waiting to hear a reply. I've been gaining weight since I stopped going to Curves, and it hurts too much to get out and walk. I can barely make it through grocery shopping, but I refuse to use one of those electric carts they have. I'd rather hobble along on my own. The pain meds my PCP prescribed aren't working anymore...did I mention I finally convinced him to switch me from Vicodin to Vicoprofen? I feel it's better for my liver to not be taking 1,000Mg of tylenol a day, but he didn't seem at all concerned about it, and relented to the switch because it was better for my peace of mind. Now I'm taking (in the Vicoprofen) only 400Mg/day of Ibuprofen (vs, like I said, the tylenol in Vicoden). I just want to feel like myself again..able to hunt through the woods for good prospects for walking stick material, able to get down on the ground and use a saw, haul the saplings out of the woods, sit long enough to strip the bark off them...  Iknow, I know, if any of you Voyeur Readers out there have the same hobby but use dead-fall, you're tsk-tsking me for using live saplings. Well, I make mine not only as works of art...smooth and shiny as pool cues with 6 layers of buffed polyurethane, but so people can use them forever and hand them down, and they need to be good strong wood. Not diseased or rotten--what made them deadfall in the firstplace? Hhhmmmm?

Yeah, ok, I've been sitting too long now..by back is screaming at me to stand up and walk around a lil bit. So bye for now, journal. Maybe I'll catch you again soon. BFN

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