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 From: homeroast-admin [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.
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
I sure hope the bulging disks are in the upper part of the spine if they go through the throat!
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
True - that would be a long dig to the tailbone... Get well soon Barry! Brett On 4/29/07, Ed Needham wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
We'll send up some prayers for you Barry! Get well soon. Eddie On 4/29/07, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip> -- Docendo Discimus Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
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 On 4/29/07, Aaron wrote: <Snip> -- Docendo Discimus Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
Yes, prayers & good thoughts for you, too, Aaron. Do you have a surgery date yet? Lynne On 4/29/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip> -- "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
Ooof! Doesn't sound like fun. All the best and in our prayers, both of you. Will caffeine help with the operation? DJ On a Programmable Hottop experiment with Idido Misty Valley
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. On 4/29/07, DJ Garcia wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there. - Mickey Friedman
Caffeine will help any condition.
Nope sound like you have it cervical mine is lumbar. Lower back
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
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
--Apple-Mail-8--104700434 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset -ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Barry, Aaron, Here's hoping the surgery goes well and successfully and recovery is as uneventful as possible. We're pulling for you. On Apr 29, 2007, at 9:08 AM, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip> Sandy Andina www.sandyandina.com www.myspace.com/sandyandina --Apple-Mail-8--104700434 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 Barry, Aaron, Here's = hoping the surgery goes well and successfully and recovery is as = uneventful as possible. We're pulling for you. On Apr 29, = 2007, at 9:08 AM, Eddie Dove wrote: