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The day Ive been waiting for for 3 years, thanks everyone!

Old 01-09-2004, 02:39 PM
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Default The day Ive been waiting for for 3 years, thanks everyone!

Today I had my last Dr's appointment. Almost three years ago I injured my spine and following a fusion surgery last year, a bone graft came loose and caused a serious spinal cord injury. I couldn't walk for three months and feared I might never recover. I still have problems but am able to do things that I thought I may never do again. I was forced into retirement from my career with the police dept. and have undergone a major change in lifestyle but..I can walk. My wife has been incredible and spent every day at the hospital and by my side when I couldn't care for myself. 6 surgeries total and months in the hospital. I don't think I could have handled it as well as her.
You guys have kept me entertained over the last few years. Ive spent a lot of time here as I haven't had much else to do. Sometimes I had a bad attitude and it was usually when I was having a bad day/week/year
Some of you have become friends and I hope that continues. As you might have guessed, I have a pretty good New Years resolution. To get on with my life. Thanks to everyone and stay healthy!

PS. Vagrant, if your reading this don't freak out. My case was a lot more complicated than I could describe here. You'll be healed up soon.
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Old 01-09-2004, 03:32 PM
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Wow...sounds like a long tough road. Congradulations and keep making progess
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Old 01-09-2004, 03:43 PM
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That's good news. Congrats on your progress and keep on truckin'

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Old 01-09-2004, 04:00 PM
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Good to hear about your health. Sorry to hear about the career. But I am a firm believer in things happen for a reason. You may not know yet, but there is one. Take care brother.
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:08 PM
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Thats great news ! Beleive in yourself ! The mind is powerful medicine ! BEst wishes for a full recovery ! Joe
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Old 01-09-2004, 04:13 PM
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Anyone who has ever been thru significant health issues can have some understanding of what you have been dealing with. Hats off for making it thru, I have been following your posts and you have been thru the ringer something aweful.

I think your New Year's Resolution is perfect....

Good luck and God Speed on your new venture, welcome back to life

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Old 01-09-2004, 05:02 PM
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That is great news! Good luck and I hope to see you out on the water this summer.
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Old 01-09-2004, 05:45 PM
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Default Great news!

Keep pushing on. New medical discoveries every day.

My wife beat cancer and my daughter is the "product" of an in vitro egg donor (chemo killed my wife's eggs).
15 years ago, neither would be here.

Attitude is everything.
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Stay Healthy, Good Luck
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Old 01-09-2004, 06:14 PM
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Glad to hear that things are going better for you.
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