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Progress Update - 10,10,10 - Homestretch

My newest script is two tens and a ten. The pain levels continue to stay low even with the gradual drop-down in controlled pain medicines. December is the target month for closure.

I have also regained all of my mobility and flexibility and have graduated from physical therapy. The range of motion measurements are identical on both sides. My family including myself will be doing the 5K Chicago foam glow this weekend.

The only things left are to regain strength and stamina and wind down to zero on the medications. ACDF, SLAP repair, and Opiates, it can be done.

Best wishes


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,806
    Great news. Proof that most people just want pain killers to help chronic pain and will get off on own when get better. The fear mongering about addiction isn't always true
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
  • We did, my wife, me and our two girls. It was a great time and I got waves of endorphins half way through. They are still superior to any pain medicine.

    Last year at the same event I watched my wife run, while she zig zagged through the course I stood in pain wearing a soft collar and was in the initial stages of finding a neurosurgeon.
  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 552
    This is great news! Your story will give hope to people who are facing surgery.
    You have given me so much great advice. I thank you for that!
    Great job on running the 5k!
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