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#396014 - 02/14/17 07:06 AM [Off-Topic] Health Update
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Greetings, forumites -

I just wanted to let folks know that if I don't post here for awhile, it's not that I've left, but that I am having surgery tomorrow afternoon.

My C3/4 disc is herniated and bulging into my spinal cord, so I will be receiving my 4th discectomy. I guess I won't be looking up at the sky as much anymore, as my cervical spine from C3 through C7 will be one solid mass of bone (I have previously had my C6/7, C5/6, and C4/5 discs fused).

I've done it before, so I know what to expect, both in surgery and recovery. But this should fix the problem with numbness and tingling in my fingers and arms for the past four months (it's hard to play piano when you can't really feel the keys). The greatest risk, unfortunately, is that sometimes the vocal cords get affected with this surgery, which is not good for me as a choir director. But given the choice of eventual paralysis (left untreated), I'll take the surgery.

I do covet all prayer.

Peace!
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#396016 - 02/14/17 07:22 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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"I do covet all prayer."



Done. Get well soon!


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#396019 - 02/14/17 07:40 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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"I do covet all prayer."







Yes. Have you in thought and prayer.

Wishing you a speedy recovery soon.


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#396021 - 02/14/17 08:01 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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You are in our prayers my friend.

Have a safe operation and a speedy recovery.
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#396022 - 02/14/17 08:02 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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John, believe me, we'll be thinking of you from Down Under.
Best wishes for a successful operation, full recovery and a very speedy return.
We don't want to miss you for too long now wink

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#396025 - 02/14/17 08:10 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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John,

All the best. I hope that everything runs smoothly for you and that recovery is speedy and as comfortable as possible.

My thoughts are with you.
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#396026 - 02/14/17 08:11 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Prayers for a speedy and healthy recovery!
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#396054 - 02/14/17 11:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Thinking of you over here in Ireland John, hope you make a very speedy recovery.

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#396055 - 02/14/17 12:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Heal quickly John. Wish we could have met when you lived up here in NOVA.
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#396059 - 02/14/17 12:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Hang in there John, and thanks for the update. I'm sure you'll be flooded with prayers and well-wishes... and part of them will be mine

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#396065 - 02/14/17 01:31 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Thanks, everyone. The well-wishes are very comforting.

The good news is that my wife will be with me and she is one of the best care givers I know. She just knows how to get stuff from hospital staff and make them happy to do it. Not a skill I have.
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#396077 - 02/14/17 02:31 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Best to you and here's to a fast recovery! As someone with disc issues you have my heartfelt sympathy.

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#396078 - 02/14/17 02:35 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Thanks, Bud (and Janice)!
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#396080 - 02/14/17 03:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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All the best, John.

Wishing you a speedy recovery and hoping to see you back here before too long.

Take care, ROG.

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#396081 - 02/14/17 03:08 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Best wishes, John!
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#396083 - 02/14/17 03:20 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a good and thorough recovery.

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#396116 - 02/14/17 08:34 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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All the best John. I will be thinking of you.

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#396119 - 02/14/17 09:36 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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John,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#396125 - 02/14/17 10:32 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Best wishes from here, John, for successful operation and a speedy recovery. Cheers.
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#396127 - 02/14/17 11:04 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Health Update [Re: jford]
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Wow! You've really had an ordeal with your back.

Absolutely John, you're in my prayers. So is your wife.

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