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post #4981 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 01:49 PM
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My daughter had spinal decompression surgery on her neck yesterday. She is recovering very well. She has some pain, but is able to feel and use her hands now. She noticed the difference the moment she woke up.

I, on the other hand, feel about half dead. Between worrying myself sick and getting up in the night with her, I feel like crap.

Carpe Diem!
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post #4982 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 04:40 PM
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Wow, Elle, sure hope you improve faster and the dog gets well 100% too. That's really tough. Feel better soon!
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post #4983 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 05:18 PM
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Elle, I'm so sorry things are difficult right now. Scary about you poor dog. I hope he turns things around soon. And you should be "turning a corner" with your healing as well very soon.

Celeste, slow down and breathe
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post #4984 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 05:25 PM
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GAH! The first open house is Sunday and I am cleaning better than I have cleaned in a loooooooong time.....lololol.....rather work in the gardens.
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post #4985 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 07:16 PM
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sending good thoughts for your dog @elle1959 Hope that he pulls through ok, that's got to be scary.

@Change I think you need to slow down.
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post #4986 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bsms View Post
Mia had a baby. Filly. Told she and the foal are doing well. Our only picture:

Got to add text or the quote won't post.

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post #4987 of 8021 Old 06-24-2016, 09:11 PM
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Celeste, stressful but glad your DD's surgery is a success. She's young to go through such a surgery.

Elle, sending you good healing thoughts for your dog. If it's like humans, prednisone works fast. I had thoughts of remodeling my nose in the past, now you healed me of that wish for good.

Change, maybe when your doc said you could do your regular chores, he had in mind "dusting, cooking, crochet" Hope you are careful, but obviously staying still isn't an option.

BSMS, that is one very cute filly.

It's the "St-Jean-Baptiste" today, our National Holiday in Quebec. We are a very nationalist bunch and celebrate this day a lot more loudly than Canada Day next week. I live in a touristic area and we are invaded by truck-loads of tourists for the long week end.

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post #4988 of 8021 Old 06-25-2016, 12:03 AM
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Hope everyone heals up. Two and four legged!

I hauled my stuff down from Montana from "beach house." A neighbor spotted me carrying stuff in from the house trailer. The wife called me on my land line (I had to stare at the handset to figure out how to answer it!) and told me the area is having an advertised yard sale tomorrow morning.

So... I put reruns of "Hoarders" on and kicked it into high gear. I have a bunch of stuff I can put out. Oi!
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post #4989 of 8021 Old 06-25-2016, 07:29 AM
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@Elle - I'm sending good wishes for Leo. I sure hope all goes well with him, and that you start feeling better soon. {{HUGS}}

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post #4990 of 8021 Old 06-25-2016, 07:45 AM
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@bsms - that is a cute little girl. Mia should be very proud!
@Celeste - since your daughter is MUCH younger than I am, she should be feeling a lot better in 2 weeks or less (considering I just went through the same surgery and - as weedlady mentioned, I'm almost running at full speed already!
@weedlady - My doctor was told right up front that I have horses and that I wouldn't be happy stuck in the house too long. I actually feel pretty good as far as surgery recovery. Pushing myself to the edge on all the rest of the 'getting old' stuff is, well, that's what we do, isn't it? And I am being careful about my neck. No riding, minimal ground work with the horses. Driving a tractor isn't that much different from driving a car; it was the heat. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

Son's dog isn't doing too well - again. He recovered very well from losing his eyes and has learned to navigate his yard and my son's room (his world) with confidence. And now he's having issues with the arthritis in his spine pinching the nerves that allow him to relax his ureter and urinate. We've had to have him catheterized twice now to drain his bladder and he's on a medicine we're hoping will help, but as the vet told my son - based on his spinal x-ray, she's amazed he can even walk! He's also developed additional melanomas, but those are of pretty much non-issues now. The spinal thing and the ability to urinate will take him first. Son is dealing with the inevitability of having to say good-bye to his Best Friend soon.

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