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Old 04-23-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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Down for the year!!

Well, due to impending back surgery, looks like the little blue coach will be a very expensive driveway ornament for the rest of the year. I am going to have to have a spinal fusion surgery and I don't think I am going to be climbing in and out of the coach anytime soon. Husband will use the time doing his remodeling inside and taking care of me while I recover. I can't wait to get back out, but can't enjoy it with the back the way it is. So I will be patient and work hard to get back in my navigator chair!
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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Good luck with the surgery. Follow the re-hab orders and you may heal faster than projected.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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Good luck on your surgery, we haven't been able to use our MH yet this year as I had a major shoulder surgery the first week of February, so I know how you feel. I go out and look at the MH everyday, and think of better places we could be. We were hoping to be able to travel by June, but the DR is talking about a second surgery in May to remove some scar tissue. Try to be patient, it will be hard, go to your PT and hope for a quick recovery.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:37 PM   #5
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Good Luck with the surgery and get back out there soon!
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When my wife had her spinal fusion she was down for about 2 months before she felt comfortable enough to travel. She had to wear a bob brace I think if was called. For her right after the surgery the back pain was gone and just the pain from surgery remained for a while she had anterior surgery on the L5/S1. I bet by end end of July you will feel comfortable enough to travel, smooth roads of course. Lol. Good luck with surgery. Wife goes back tomorrow for an MRI reading, she has another area causing compression now. The first surgery was in 2000 so she got about 13 years out of it with very little pain. Last couple of years has been wearing on her.
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One year ago tomorrow I went in for lower back spinal fusion. I now have 8 screws, one plate, and two beams and a set of small bone baskets holding me together. I was slowed way down for the first month, doing some farm work and maintenance on the coach the second month, and we left for a 3 month cross country trip the day my 3rd month was up. My doctor said I could toss the back brace and made me promise that I would walk/hike as many hours as we drove. We did almost 95 miles of hiking on that trip.

Hang in there, and do what they all tell you to do. You will be ready to tackle the world sooner rather than later. Good Luck and God Bless.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:19 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the well wishes. I am actually looking forward to waking up with no sciatic pain!! So the surgery is welcome. and I will do what the doctor orders, I promise. I love to walk and hike and not being able to even manage grocery store trips without pain is really too much. I want my life back!
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There is never a 'good' time for any kind of surgery. I sure hope that things go well, just remember to follow the doctors orders and you will heal faster/better and be on the road again soon!
Keep us posted on how your surgery goes as well as recovery.
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I'd like to wish you the very best with your recovery.
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With the new minimally invasive techniques which I hope your Dr. is doing, you're going to be surprised how quickly you'll be feeling better. I didn't have a fusion, but a laminectomy to relieve pressure on the nerves. I had pain shooting down my right leg pretty bad. And a funny thing, I couldn't walk on my heels, but I could on my toes. The surgery was a piece of cake. I was walking 2 miles starting the very next day, and all I had was a bandaid to cover the incision. And it wasn't Laser Spine Institute who did the surgery. A good board certified neurosurgeon can do it. But I wouldn't want anyone who would use a large incision. My surgeon said even a fusion can be done minimally invasive.
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Well, due to impending back surgery, looks like the little blue coach will be a very expensive driveway ornament for the rest of the year. I am going to have to have a spinal fusion surgery and I don't think I am going to be climbing in and out of the coach anytime soon. Husband will use the time doing his remodeling inside and taking care of me while I recover. I can't wait to get back out, but can't enjoy it with the back the way it is. So I will be patient and work hard to get back in my navigator chair!
Wishing you a speedy recovery. We lived in AZ for a few years,( good medical services there) and I can't think of a nicer place to recoup !
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Good luck, I just had mine in Dec of last year and am doing well. The first month sucks, felt like I was sleeping on a TV remote. I was mostly off pain meds within a week of getting home, and only took them as needed with is not often. I had mine done up in Phx, they have gone through the stomach and the back, the back is much easier. Listen to your doc and you will be back on the road in no time.
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AZGypise good luck on the surgery. You have the positive attitude, so you will be back on the road. Don't worry about the ornament thing. My rig was a backyard ornament for 5 years, because of the wife's health issue. She passed away almost 2 years ago. The rig is now on the road often. Hang in there.
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