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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Getting My Back Back

It has been a long and very painful road, but thankfully the end is in sight.  Monday I had a long awaited operation on my back to correct the condition that had kept me down and out.  I'm home now with a six week recovery ahead to get back to full strength.  I have some serious restrictions on what I can do (not very much) and what I can't do (lots!).  But it is worth it all to be rid of the unbelievable debilitating pain I experienced.  I'm very grateful for modern medicine and an outstanding neurosurgeon that fixed me up.

So the Journey will have to wait a little bit longer to get its long overdue wash job, but when I can get to it, it'll be the best one it ever got.

Thanks to all my friends and readers for the encouraging comments and emails.  It sure helped me in a very dark time to know you were out there and concerned for me.  :c)


  1. Nice to have your back, back hope you recovery goes well and very quickly, More prayers here again for you.

  2. Glad the operation went well and that you are starting to feel better. Hope your recover time is quick, just don't push things!

  3. I just said to Bill that I sure hope we hear something from you soon!! We thought you were to go to the surgeon on the 13th. So glad you are on the road to recovery!!

    NOW...You need do what the doctor orders to the letter. That is the key to healing a back!! Not almost everything he order...EVERYTHING!!! You just can't rush it!! It will be worth it to get back to the life your love;o))

    1. I was but the surgery got pushed back to the 18th due to higher priority cases. It was quite a disappointment and made the painful additional wait seem endless. Glad it's over!

  4. Jim really behaved himself after his back surgery and because he did, he is doing really good now. So I agree with Nancy - obey that doctor. That's why you're paying him all that money so he can buy a new yacht.

  5. Glad to hear the surgery went well and you plan to follow the instructions for recovery:) I would recommend an RV detailer guy for that first cleanup. I have found it is fun to watch someone else do that.

  6. So good to read that all went well. Hopefully you'll have a full and quick recovery.

  7. So sorry you're having such a tough year. We summer in WY (from Houston, TX). Flooding got w/i 6" of our house there. On top of that, my wife had to have an aortic valve replacement up here in late May, with 3 months of complications. Also ready for these problems to be over!

  8. It's good to hear that something has been done that should help you out. Now for the hard part. Behave yourself and do what the Doctor and Marti tells so your back can properly heal.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  9. Paul we're hoping that this surgery heals your pain. Follow the re-habbing orders and get back out there. Sending only good thoughts your way!

  10. So glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Back surgery is not one of the kind that's easy to recover from. New technology must make it a bit easier. Prayers for you!

  11. Wow Paul I didn't know you'd had the surgery. Really hope it is totally successful in removing all your pain permanently. Like everyone else said, Be a good boy and do just what they say and don't do anything they don't say. I know that will be hard but you'll be glad in the end. Keeping you and Marti in our thoughts. I agree about the RV detailer. We are learning to let someone else do it. Seems to be a fact of getting older.

  12. Paul, wishing you a speedy recovery.

  13. So glad you have your back back!! I know you are glad it's over and now on to healing and complete recovery!!

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