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  • Brenda,

    I too am very happy and blessed to have you as a friend, or better yet (using some of your words) spiney sister!

    Most times my hubby (20+ years) puts on airs like "nothing" is going on that shows he is worried! I've caught him looking at me more than usual when he thinks I don't see it. Being even more attentive etc. It is rainy and crappy down here so we've been playing Wii and XBox games which is fun.

    I've been pre-admitted for surgery and as such have 2 wrist bands on already. I can't get them wet, so can't hit the pool even if the weather agreed! (G) Yeah, these are the ones with those little stickers they use as you process in pre-op.

    Hubby is going to call Metalneck to update since I'll probably be out of it for a while. I figure then Dave can update on here.

    The surgical nurse told me that visiting hours are 9am-9pm, but of course my hubby can stay regardless. :) Works for me!! We are hoping I get released by Saturday. It will be what will be right? Thanks sis!!! *HUGZ*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Howdy Jellyhall,

    My hubby says my stubbornness alone will get me through surgery & recovery! Lol!! Yeah, I don't give up or in easily!!!

    I filled in the papers and printed them. All that's needed now is the signatures and submit for the file. He is a bit better today, so I guess much of this sunk in, and he is adjusting.

    He cooked dinner tonight, and is making my favorite "lamb chops" tomorrow! Can't get better than that! I told him I'll make spaghetti sauce if he wants on Monday. Tonight he asked if I was restricted on what I could eat the day before surgery. I told him, "Think of me like a Gremlin, just don't feed or water after midnight!" That my DH is my only restriction! (G)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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  • Howdy Bonnie,

    I think that is what opened me more about his side. I got fussy as he was being too quiet, so I told him "Tell me what your thinking and feeling, no macho man bulls**t!" He then admitted to feeling anxious this go around. In an odd way, I'm glad I pigeon holed him, as we've had some great conversations since. :)

    He's funny too. If he is sick, he is a big big baby, but if I am sick, he is like there every inch helping me and keeping me comfy! Love it.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Thanks for your support in my blue days and for that support you give to others! I know this will come back to you and your husband as you have embrace life with dignity and courage I pray that you will be soon next to your husband celebrating your progress and recuperation. Enjoy your xbox games! Whose winning???

    Enjoy your meals.

    When I read some of you I realize how important is attitude from the beginning but also I realize how important is to have a love one that offers you support.

    Sleep well!

  • Stefany,

    Thanks very much for such wonderful and supportive words. I think part of my positive side is due to the fact this mess could have been a whole lot worse, and too really worse in 1985, so not much I can complain about. (G) Plus I've always been stubborn. I've told fellow women going into aviation or law enforcement for example; "Never let the bastards win!"

    Or another way of thinking, be the best you can, and don't let others or things (spines/pain etc) keep you down. Life's too short to begin with. I'm glad to see you are still working with controlling your pain, and still able to stay off the table. I see it this way, the longer you can hold off, the better techniques and technologies.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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  • Thanks very much, happy to help where I can. :)

    We looked at the XBox last year around Christmas, but decided to just stay on the Wii side... Well, since I don't know how my hands will be, I opted to get the XBox since their sensor doesn't need controllers in your hand. The other being they have some games that aren't on Wii. We have tons of activities for our Wii system, and bought maybe 10 for the XBox presently.

    As for who is winning, pretty much a push. (G) I hope you're having a very low pain day sir Z!! *HUG*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Sometimes it seems even harder on the spouse, I know my wife just freaks out when I have to have surgery, even minor stuff like my carpal tunnel. I know with such a loving partner to help with the recovery that you will improve so much more quickly. I know with all of the friends you have on SH praying for you that all will go well!! Try to relax for a couple days until surgery time. Do something fun to occupy the time until then. Gentle >:D<
  • Howdy Gary,

    Yeah, I have to agree. Our "other halves" don't always convey what they are feeling, they do the macho thing... We women do it too. Maybe it's a human protective thing or something? ☻

    The weather (uncustomary for Florida) has stunk, and that is thanks to a sub-tropical low giving us tons of rain to end the rainy season! (G) If this rate continues, flooding will start - we flood about every 5 years, so we're due!!! I think we are going to luck out though, and the bigger mess of rain is done. Thanks again Gary. *HUGZ*

    Oh, and being stuck inside, it is 'Wii and XBox game' time! :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Aviatrix sorry for my ignorance, I try to look it up. No experience with this games... How you control the games without using your hands? The sensor respond to what? I will continue looking up.

    Hope both of you are playing the games, sleeping well and eating well, relaxing and relaxing!


    Sylmarie (Z):-)
  • Z,

    No, not ignorance at all!! Lol! It is called "XBox 360" Like Wii or Playstation, it has games specific to it. Some of the games are things like Tetris, bowling, or deep action like Wolfenstien etc.

    My hubby has fully settled down now. I guess until we get to the hospital, he will stay on the calmer side now. (G)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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