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Topic: GWS Barry (15 msgs / 401 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Barry,
Take care of yourself and follow doctor's orders. We'll miss and be thinking
of you PNWG and will see you spry and chipper in the Fall! 
Good luck with that Grizzly match you have planned:-)
miKe
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman
	Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:34 PM
	
	Sorry it looks like Barry is having surgery on May 30 and will have
to miss spending Father's day with his two daughters and grandson as well as
PNWGV. But I certainly wont miss my 2 bulging spinal disks and bone spurs
which have invaded the lamina of my spine. Will have to delay my trip to
Portland until the fall. The surgeon has promised me that after 30 days I
will be able to take long walks. After 60 days I will be able to play golf
(I have never been able to that before) guess that's an added perk. He did
give me enough narcotics for my cruise to Alaska though. I figure I have
enough to swim alongside the ship from Vancouver to Anchorage and when I get
there still enough to wrestle a Grizzly Bear.

2) From: Aaron
Barry I am getting ready to go through the same thing here.  From what I 
hear the operation is nowhere near as serious as it used to be, they 
will go in through your throat to do the work.
Stock up on soups and liquid foods to drink for the first few days 
afterwards and you'll be fine.
Aaron

3) From: Ed Needham
I sure hope the bulging disks are in the upper part of the spine if they go 
through the throat!

4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Yes, Barry, you'll be in our thoughts & prayers. Surgery is never any fun (I
know I might have a couple in the future - again - and, of course, I'm
trying to hold off as long as possible). But it is amazing what medicine
does nowadays... my philosophy is to keep thoughts positive & bolster up
with lots of humorous stuff to watch. Humor heals, IMO.
Oh, and good coffee... of course... after the initial jello & chicken broth
period.
Lynne
"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you
can live as if everything is a miracle."
Albert Einstein

5) From: Brett Mason
True - that would be a long dig to the tailbone...
Get well soon Barry!
Brett
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6) From: Eddie Dove
We'll send up some prayers for you Barry!
Get well soon.
Eddie
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Hey Aaron,
We''ll be sending up some prayers for you, too.  I know you been
dealing with that for quite a while and I hope this solves the problem
for you.
Eddie
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8) From: Lynne Biziewski
Yes, prayers & good thoughts for you, too, Aaron. Do you have a surgery date
yet?
Lynne
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can live as if everything is a miracle."
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9) From: DJ Garcia
Ooof! Doesn't sound like fun. All the best and in our prayers, both of you.
Will caffeine help with the operation?
DJ
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10) From: Larry Johnson
Just want to add my good wishes for you both. We'll all be anxious to hear
from you as soon as you are able.
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11) From: Barry Luterman
Caffeine will help any condition.

12) From: Barry Luterman
Nope sound like you have it cervical mine is  lumbar. Lower back

13) From: Aaron
Lynne, no i dont, I just recently got the approval from my insurance to 
go ahead and see the surgeon, and probably after the visit and look at 
my MRI's he'll schedule the surgery...
im hoping it isn't months out but we will see when.
Aaron

14) From: Aaron
Actually, im at the point now that I am losing muscle mass and some 
feeling in my left arm because the spinal cord is getting compressed and 
displaced in my spinal column.  Its been going on for a little bit, but 
ive kind of been putting it off because I was thinking it's carpal 
tunnel setting in, given my line of work and all, but when the tingly 
/numb turned into a burning sensation in my fingers I figured it was 
time to go in and have the doctor look at it. 
Again I am not sure entirely what all they are going to do but the 
neurologist said ill probably have a disk / vertebrea or two  removed 
and my spine fused.  One of my friends recently went through this and 
said that the procedure has really come a long way and it's not that 
terrible anymore and i should be pretty good afterwards, just won't be 
able to eat solid foods for a few days because of the gag reflex.  Oh 
well, at least im still alive and able to enjoy coffee....
Barry, umm yah, given yours is lower back, the doc's more likely to tell 
you to bend over, rather than open and say Ahhh. :)   either way if he 
offers a root canal... RUN!!
Aaron

15) From: Sandy Andina
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Barry, Aaron,
	Here's hoping the surgery goes well and successfully and recovery is  
as uneventful as possible. We're pulling for you.
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