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Post by kat on Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:59 pm

this will be quick. i'm typing on itouch at UT hospital.
biggest thingz
.ican't work the fair. majorly depressed a bout that.

herniated/ruptured disc on L5
removed that portion. nerve damage.

Ihopd ya'llare well. i'll be back ASAp.

heh.. drugs make typing hard. sorry.

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8/1/11


As you can see from the above, I'm not to be trusted whilst on drugs.
Mark was trying to (silence my drug driven mouth).... er.... CARE for me, and thought that handing me the iTouch (audiobooks) would grant him a few minutes of peace.

Who knew they had free WIFI? (Go U.T.!!!)
I was terribly upset at not being able to fulfill my contract with the Fair.. I still am... But, Mark assures me that if he finds me propped up on the tent post, painting faces when he comes home to check on me, he *will* chain me to the bed.
he could have been more creative than that.... I've already done that to him.... once... oddly enough, he didn't seem to find it nearly as funny as I did
.. Men!
It just makes me SICK that I'm unable to follow through on project that I promised some one.. yanno?
Anyway...

So, here I am, day one at being home.
Poor Mark is tearing down camp (an hour away), and dealing with our son.

I had mentioned in a prior post that I had back problems. The fall the other day acerbated those problems.
Mark had to battle to get me seen.. kudos for him.

Prayer/positive thoughts/etc... does work, people! (for those that believe in prayer - not wishing to offend anyone or their beliefs)

editing myself out of a few paragraphs.... to save you from my boring, drugged ramblings.. *g*

It seems that I had serious spinal cord issues... nerve damage... etc...
Great surgeon fixed me as best he could... even now, I'm WALKING!!! (with a walker, but, hey! I'll take it! )
I've nerve damage on my right side... it sort of feels like I've had a skin transplant of the flesh of my right leg/foot... I keep looking to make sure I've got toes... *laughing*

I'm not certain why I came here the night after surgery... I suppose that in part it was because I was so upset at not being able to work (face painting)... and ya'll understand where other's might not have...

Thank you all very much for the kind words and thoughts....


Best wishes to everyone this week!
kat


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Post by Stacia on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:02 pm

Oh my! I hope you're feeling better soon...rest up!
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Post by Taradoodles on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:11 pm

goodness! feel better soon! I am so sorry!
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Post by helena on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:13 pm

oh wow Kat,

I do hope you're feeling much better soon! No
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Post by Manabanana on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:27 pm

thinking of you. praying for a speedy recovery
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Post by Tash on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:40 pm

Stay strong and/or drugged drunken Hope you are feeling yourself again really soon.
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Post by Rae on Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:31 am

Now that's dedication to the forum!! on an itouch from your hospital bed!!
Wishing you a speedy recovery. flower flower <------ closest I could get to bringing you flowers. : )
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Post by Peachymango on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:43 am

Get better soon, but don't rush things take it steady.
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Post by Geekophile on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:45 am

Oh no! feel better. I'll miss your wacky posts in the mean time.
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Post by Pilareta on Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:10 pm

Thanks for thinking about us! You're the one! I hope you get better soon. Meanwhile, drugs make typing hard.. but they help. Best wishes from Spain Smile
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Post by nancy! on Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:42 pm

wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Post by kat on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:57 pm


8/1/11


As you can see from the above, I'm not to be trusted whilst on drugs.
Mark was trying to (silence my drug driven mouth).... er.... CARE for me, and thought that handing me the iTouch (audiobooks) would grant him a few minutes of peace.

Who knew they had free WIFI? (Go U.T.!!!)
I was terribly upset at not being able to fulfill my contract with the Fair.. I still am... But, Mark assures me that if he finds me propped up on the tent post, painting faces when he comes home to check on me, he *will* chain me to the bed.
he could have been more creative than that.... I've already done that to him.... once... oddly enough, he didn't seem to find it nearly as funny as I did
.. Men!
It just makes me SICK that I'm unable to follow through on project that I promised some one.. yanno?
Anyway...

So, here I am, day one at being home.
Poor Mark is tearing down camp (an hour away), and dealing with our son.

I had mentioned in a prior post that I had back problems. The fall the other day acerbated those problems.
Mark had to battle to get me seen.. kudos for him.

Prayer/positive thoughts/etc... does work, people! (for those that believe in prayer - not wishing to offend anyone or their beliefs)

editing myself out of a few paragraphs.... to save you from my boring, drugged ramblings.. *g*

It seems that I had serious spinal cord issues... nerve damage... etc...
Great surgeon fixed me as best he could... even now, I'm WALKING!!! (with a walker, but, hey! I'll take it! )
I've nerve damage on my right side... it sort of feels like I've had a skin transplant of the flesh of my right leg/foot... I keep looking to make sure I've got toes... *laughing*

I'm not certain why I came here the night after surgery... I suppose that in part it was because I was so upset at not being able to work (face painting)... and ya'll understand where other's might not have...

Thank you all very much for the kind words and thoughts....


Best wishes to everyone this week!
kat
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Post by Pilareta on Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:17 pm

Oh, Kat, I admire your sense of humor! I'm glad you're back home and I hope you recovered as soon as possible. But carefully and without haste. Hugs from Spain.

PILAR. Smile


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Post by helena on Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:29 pm

Best wishes for a FULL and speedy recovery!

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Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:09 pm

Thinking anti-inflammatory thoughts your way!
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Post by HappyVickery on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:29 am

I hope you get feeling better soon! flower
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Post by Kristal on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:37 am

Tash wrote:Stay strong and/or drugged drunken Hope you are feeling yourself again really soon.

Ditto all of that! Recover speedily!
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Post by Skidzz on Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:27 am

Sending healing thoughts your way!!

I am very happy you are doing much better!!! And Walking!!!! Awesome!!!!!

Heres to your speedy recovery!!! At least you will have time to relax now!! Take it easy and let your body recover from everything, I know you are probably the kind of person that wants to get things done all the time, but the more you let your body take care of just this boo boo, the better off you will be!!!

I am glad you have a very caring hubby!!! I would hate to think of where you would be physically if he didn't push you to get checked out!!

Oh and here are my flowers for you .... Smile
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Post by 1HappyNut on Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:45 am

Hugs from Canada.

Back pain sucks!! But it sounds like you got a great surgeon and an outstanding husband to kick your patooty into getting seen by said surgeon. Well done.

Best wishes for the fastest recovery possible!

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Post by Jody Rife on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:48 am

Praying for a speedy recovery! Hang in there. flower
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:19 pm

Wow! Praying for you to have a full & quick recovery!!!
Drugs do make us say the weirdest things!
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Post by kat on Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:57 pm

8/5/11 UPDATE:

What a great way to get a smile !
reading and rereading the posts from ya'll

I went to the Dr today... still having serious Sciatic-like pain and nerve pain from the other day.

The back (pre fall injury) pain is mostly gone!!!!! *yeah*
Now, to get the nerve pain under control.

He gave me some more super-drugs, and to come back Wed if no better to have another MRI. Depending upon what the MRI shows, I may have another surgery on Thur/Fri.
crossing my fingers for the former

I'm in a serious funk about this... out of bed time is severely limited. I can't drive, and I think my husband is enjoying this more than he should.

Me - "Mark I need to...."
Mark - "No."

Me - "what if I...?"
Mark - "No."

Me - "but, but..."
Mark - "Would you like me to call the Dr?"

Me - "uh..... "
Mark - "here, have another pill."
said as he confirms the excel chart that he made of the meds/times/doses for me...

I really SHOULD have a second look at that thing.. *L*


I've scanned the cork while eating meals.... responded as I could.
The pain isn't controlled very well by the meds (nerve pain is hard to treat).. but, they do seem to help some.
I feel a bit snarky - so, I try not to say to much here... there... everywhere. remember - Mark has the drugs & the keys to the car...... *whine*

The Dr. laughingly told me today that as I was being rolled into surgery (before my last light dimmed) that I was worried about what I might say during surgery. (I have a tendency to talk - surprising, eh? *L*)
He said that I told him that although I hoped to sound profound, I was fairly certain that it might come out a bit profane.
I'm sure glad they don't tape those things.... *whew*

Painting is out just now... but, I am trying to find ways to modify my inspire files to better express *me*... *s*

Again, my sincere thanks for all the well wishes.... they are cherished.

Blessings -
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Post by a face painting mom on Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:10 pm

Hope you are feeling better. I will light a candle for you!
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Post by nancy! on Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:46 pm

Kat, so glad your humor stays the same. Hope you get well soon.
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Post by Skidzz on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:35 am

You are so funny sweetie!!! I know how hard it is to be on bed rest. My first pregnancy I had twins, had preterm labor from 4 months, and severe nausea and vomiting (I literally lived on Kool-aid, it was the only thing I could keep down). My ob thought I was faking it, never could figure out why, I even threw up in her office...lol.... when they did the diabetic test... I had to do it 3 times cuz I couldn't keep that sugary crap down. The third time I just kept swallowing, it was disgusting, but that's the only way I got through it... Anyway, I was on bed rest for 4 months, I had to be laying on my sides and couldn't sit up past a 45 degree angle, and she said that would be pushing it. The only time I could get up was for potty, and to go to the doctor, I LOVED GOING only because it was the only time I got to leave the house. I spent a lot of time (almost ever other weekend) in the hospital for preterm labor, and dehydration. My second pregnancy was better but I still ended up on bed rest, for 2 months, same with my third pregnancy, for 3 months, and 1 month of it in the hospital, due to my asthma. But I got 4 beautiful children out of it.

The whole thing is just a matter of mind. I did a lot of reading, playing games, and tv...... and talk about cabin fever.... ugh... so I know!!! I am hoping you get off of bed rest soon, and have a quicker recovery/healing than is expected!!! Sending good thoughts everytime I think of you!!!
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