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Offline RAB

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Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« on: March 11, 2007, 08:36:11 PM »
Hello Everyone:   ;D

I was going to title this thread--"I'll probably be dead by tomorrow"  but decided that might be interpreted as a wee bit of drama!   ::)

Many of you probably remember that I've been dealing with some significant problems with my back.  My decision to deal with that problem is that surgery is the best way to go.

I have opted for the simplest choice I was given.  We will not be fusing any of my vertebrae or replacing the disc which is nearly gone.  That surgery would have been more extensive and invasive.  From what I understand, it's quite likely the degenerative disc disease will eventually resolve itself.  In the event it doesn't then I can think about a more aggressive treatment.

The surgery I am having will be focused specifically on the neurological issue.  The surgeon will ream out around the nerve under the facet thereby "freeing" the nerve to travel through it's opening unimpeded. 

No amount of acupuncture, massage therapy, or physical manipulation (chiropractor) was going to fix this problem.  As I understand it, I've got bone where it isn't supposed to be.  If this were a "soft tissue" issue then I would have been more open to other treatment options.  This is a "hard tissue" situation.

I check into the hospital at 1:00 p.m.  My surgery is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.  They estimate I should come out of recovery at 6:00 p.m.

I'll be in the hospital for 2 - 3 days (although I was originally told it would be a "day or two"  >:(  [lying bastards])  Whatever.

Then approximately 6 weeks of recuperation before I can begin all normal activities.

I've tried to do my homework on this.  I've asked every question I could think of.  I have one of the (if not the) best neurosurgeons in the city. 

I feel I made the right choice.

Wish me luck and I'll be back in the blink of an eye.   ;)

Finally, let me say one other thing.  To those who I have previously shared this decision with, I can't thank you enough for your love and support.  You don't know what it has meant to me.  But to a certain NAG who is already giving me orders, bite me lady!  :P :-*

RAB

(Who, uhum,  prefers to be called RAB  ;))

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 08:43:02 PM »
My dad had this done about a year ago, its worked for him! Not much help I know, But I hope it relieves your pain and your recovery is as swift and hassle free as possible.
Good luck,and hope I can give you a big hug that won't hurt very soon
Will be thinking of you
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 08:46:15 PM »
Hey RAB, good luck, I hope it all goes as better than planned! See you in a few days!

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Offline Robert

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 08:51:26 PM »
well, good luck RAB!  Knowing you've done all your homework, I'm not going to sit home and fret all day.  I know you'll do just fine.  No nagging from me!.

My own personal experience shows that more people die in hospitals than anywhere else.  So the less time you spend there, the better.  Don't let them keep you longer than necessary.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 08:54:28 PM »
Hello Rab,

Wishing you the best. Sending every bit of energy your way !!


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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 09:12:11 PM »
RAB,

I wish you the best of luck with your surgery tomorrow. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Big Hugs
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007, 09:20:54 PM »
((((((RAB))))))

I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and sending plenty of love, light and positive healing energy your way. I hope this is successful beyond your wildest hopes. Hang in there sweetie. Please update us as soon as you can.

Gentle back surgery hugs,
Ann
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007, 09:34:41 PM »
Good luck with your surgery, RAB! 
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007, 09:38:46 PM »
My prayers are with u.
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007, 10:14:21 PM »
You're always in my prayers, but especially so tomorrow!   Best of luck, I hope it all goes well, and gives you some much needed relief from pain.

Hugs,

Alan  :-*
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2007, 11:18:20 PM »
Hey RAB

I'll be sending you healing vibes all the way from Australia. Good luck, I'm sure all will be well. I'll look forward to hearing how it went.

Big (gentle) Hugs

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2007, 12:54:33 AM »
Dearest Rab

You know you are in my thoughts, get well soon and get lots of rest.

Just a few things to remember..(I forgot to mention them earlier today)

1..The IV is for saline..not Manhattens.

2..You cannot lock the Nurse/Orderly/Doctor in your room simply because you think they are cute.

And last but not least

3.. You do not throw a tantrum when the cute Nurse/Orderly/Doctor refuses you a bedbath..all you have to do is flash that smile and they will be putty in your hands, then you can lie back and enjoy those bedbaths... :D

Get better and take care.

Hugs and love
Jan :-*
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Offline northernguy

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2007, 01:30:07 AM »
Best of luck..focus on how good it will feel to be rid of that pain.
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Offline joemutt

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2007, 01:44:33 AM »
Good Luck with the surgery, I wish all be well

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2007, 02:07:08 AM »
RAB:

Long time no see (my fault). Best wishes.

Mike
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2007, 02:13:34 AM »
Good luck RAB,

Once your back is all fixed, you'll have no excuse for your constant whining  ;) ;D.

The best thing about such surgery, free morpheine. Yippey.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2007, 02:45:55 AM »
You be a good boy, and come on home as quick as you can.
NO pinching the staff!  ::)
I'll be thinking of you.....my little buttercup.  :-*
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2007, 03:18:14 AM »
Rab, I honestly hope that you recover quickly and completely. PLEASE do what the docs tell you insofar as recovery goes. Even if you feel like getting up and going through a normal routine.

Please let your body heal.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2007, 03:58:33 AM »
RAB, I sit with fingers, toes and eyes crossed that your op is successful and you have a speedy recovery.

Gentle hugs & healing thoughts
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2007, 04:02:03 AM »
Best of Britsh Young RAB. :-*

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2007, 04:35:01 AM »
RAB,
Be brave my friend, be brave. Wishing you a speedy and painless recovery.
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2007, 05:01:53 AM »
Best of luck.

In the short term stock up on the happy pain pills. In the long run, I'm betting you'll be glad you took the plunge and had the surgery.

Good luck...
Mike :)
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2007, 05:33:40 AM »
Wishing you the best RAB  I pray that this surgery gives you some much needed releif.

You behave yourself, ya hear?  ;)

See ya soon!

Hugs,
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2007, 06:14:27 AM »
RAB,

Will be thinking of you tomorrow (today?) for your surgery.  You'll come thru it like a champ i'm sure.  I'd come up and give you a bedbath myself, but i'm under strict doctor's orders to drink heavily and pop pain pills, um, i mean not to travel great distances.

Will send all the healing energy i can muster up in your direction.

Hugs,
John

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2007, 09:31:02 AM »
Best wishes RAB and keep us posted mister!!!!

 ;D

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2007, 09:45:13 AM »
Get Well Soon!

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2007, 10:30:00 AM »
Hey RAB,

I hope the surgery is a breeze and you are back on your feet being your old cantankerous self soon.

In the meantime, remember, sponge baths can be fun!  :o

HUGS,

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2007, 01:19:51 PM »
WOW

Thanks everyone for sending your best wishes, it was exactly what I needed this morning as my anxiety level is about through the roof.

My partner will call Alan when it's over, so he'll probably be able to give you an update.


It's the members who make this site so great--truly is.

Thanks again everyone.

With respect and appreciation (and lots of anxiety   :'()
RAB

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2007, 04:43:12 PM »
Best of luck to you, Rab, for a successful op and a great recovery. Oh yes, and "comforting" eye candy for you while you're in hospital.

We'll be looking forward to hearing from you as soon as you can be back at the keyboard. 
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2007, 05:52:55 PM »
Dear RAB...You will be first and foremost in my thoughts over the next few days and I know everything will be just fine for you...Think of the future when you will be pain free !!!

Keep us posted buddy and best wishes for a speedy recovery to one of our website's truly finest people.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2007, 07:10:50 PM »
RAB,

I hope everything went well with your surgery. If they kept on schedule, you should be out of recovery by now. I don't know what the recuperation from this surgery is like, but I hope it's going to be comfortable and that you'll be climbing the steepest hills in San Francisco this September with zero pain.

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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2007, 07:16:08 PM »
Hope everything went ok rab and looking forward to getting an update on how you are doing soon!

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2007, 07:50:56 PM »
RAB (aka Rocky)

I would have a Manhattan in your honor, but I am laying off the sauce this week because of the colonscopy next week.... so water with lemon is as good as I can do.  I sure hope this procedure is going to bring you the relief you are looking for.  It will be such a blessing to be rid of back pain.  I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and will be waiting for the good news of your recovery.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2007, 09:26:38 PM »
RAB,

I hope that your recovery is swift, and your back pain is gone.

Henry
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2007, 10:50:43 PM »
I just spoke with R's partner:   the surgery, which was to begin at 3pm, did not begin until 6pm !  It should be over between 8 and 8:30pm, so if I get another report tonight I'll post....

11:45pm Mon night:
Surgery went well!  R is feeling no pain at this time, and the doctor is pleased with how well everything went during the procedure.

Alan
« Last Edit: March 13, 2007, 12:45:00 AM by AlanBama »
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2007, 11:38:38 PM »
Hey RAB

here's a post-slice Valentine
for you and your complicated spine

keep your nurses all in line
so your treatment's more than fine

enjoy this time spent lying down
letting others flit around

allowing them to wait on you
and do for you what you cannot do

we'll look forward to seeing you post
and hope for your pain relief the most!
« Last Edit: March 12, 2007, 11:40:36 PM by emeraldize »

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2007, 02:52:46 PM »
Thank you for the update Alan.  :-*

RAB, I'm happy the surgery went well! I wish you a speedy and uneventful recovery. I can't tell you how relieved I was to see Alan's update - you have been on my mind since I first saw this thread. I'm still sending plenty of love, light and positive healing energy your way.

Gentle post-op hugs,
Ann
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2007, 05:14:35 PM »
Good news! Glad it went well, and hope you recover quickly!  ;D
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5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
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9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Nadine

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2007, 05:27:52 PM »
Thanks for the updates Alan

I'm happy to hear things went well!
You get yourself some rest and heal up!
As soon as you're up to it, I'll give you a call and check on you!

((((HUGS))))

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2007, 05:38:41 PM »
Great to hear that the surgery went well, Rab. Here's to a speedy and happy recovery.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2007, 07:27:51 PM »
11:45pm Mon night:
Surgery went well!  R is feeling no pain at this time, and the doctor is pleased with how well everything went during the procedure.

Alan


Thanks for the update Alan.   Rab, wishing you a speedt recovery !!


Ray
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2007, 07:49:36 PM »
I'm so pleased for him, long may it continue
All my best wishes for a good recovery
x
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2007, 08:32:01 PM »
I just spoke to RAB, he's doing very well.   His doctor actually sent him home today!  This is a surprise, we thought he would be in a bit longer.....but he is strong, he is doing well, and you can pick up some nasty bugs in the hospital, so it's best he's at home.

I told him we all send love and well wishes for a speedy recovery, and hope that he is up and about very soon and begins to enjoy his 'new life' being pain-free.

Alan
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2007, 08:34:34 PM »


Thanks again Alan !!


Ray
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2007, 08:36:41 PM »
Yay...All is well in Rockville !!!

Here's to a pain-free life for our dear Rab and that when I see him in San Francisco this summer I can run at him from 50 feet and jump up on his back, no problem.

Jody  :)
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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2007, 09:13:24 PM »
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I just spoke to RAB, he's doing very well.   His doctor actually sent him home today!

This is great news!  Thanks again Alan!

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2007, 09:17:21 PM »
Thanks for the update Alan. I wonder how many phone numbers he managed to get in the short time he was in there? ;)

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2007, 09:25:59 PM »
Hi Rab,

Good to hear you had a great surgery and are on your way to a fast recovery!

Best,
Drew

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Offline Robert

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Re: Back Surgery < 24 Hours--wish me luck
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2007, 12:21:04 AM »
rocky....

I'm glad you're home.  That's where you belong and I'm glad the Dr has the skills to do a good job and the sense to send you home, Damn Fool be damned!

now get better, please.....

robert
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