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2017-05-25 Recovery Day 80

Today’s good news is that I am going home tomorrow (Friday)! My spine surgery location is healing very well. My daily occupational, physical and neuro-psycho sessions are all completed. Last, but not least, neuro-psycho, What is that?. Neuropsychoanalysis (previously neuro-psychoanalysis) is a movement within neuroscience and psychoanalysis to combine the insights of both disciplines for a better understanding of mind and brain.

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2017-05-20 Recovery Day 75

There is a lot of good news to report for today. For starters I had a good night of sleep. The good news started with the great omelette I had to start my day. As part of my OT exercises I had a shower. My shoulder pain seems to be under control using a water heating pad. I should also not forget that Dianne was here since she stayed overnight. Her present was more than welcome since she helped with everything that she has been doing for me since my diagnoses.

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2017-05-19 Recovery Day 74

Today’s good news, is foremost the fact that Dianne spend most of the day and night with me here at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Medically speaking the good news for today is that we determine that the right shoulder pain is caused by muscle spasm and muscle tension. The goal now is to use heat and cold compresses to eliminate the pain so that we can work to complete the Physical and Occupational Therapy.

As to the bad news for today, with so much going it was hard to remember if there was anything bad that we needed to point out.

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2017-05-09 Recovery Day 64 – Short Version

Quick update more to come tomorrow.

First the good news, the surgery went well, I can move my feet and toes, move my arms, fingers and thumbs, in summery everything that moved before still does, and which did not does not. The report from the assistant surgeon was that they fixed twice the number of compressions that they had identified needed to be fixed. My spine was in a mess, no wonder all that pain.

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2017-05-08 Recovery Day 63

This morning is a repeat of Day 60, Friday. I had a good night, like all those nights during last week, nothing different to report. There was no pain when I woke up. I decided, like last Friday, to stay in bed until it is time to get ready to go to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. The main reason for staying in bed is that since I am not allowed to eat and drink anything starting this morning, I am limiting my activities that would only increase the demand for water and food.

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2017-05-07 Recovery Day 62

Deja vu – same as always, woke up around 5:00, took my meds, and since it is the weekend, went back to snooze until 6:00, at which time Dianne got up to prepare breakfast. We had together breakfast in bed and watched some TV. Dianne got up around 7:30 and I decided to stayed in bed watching again some Bundesliga Soccer, Hamburg SV against 1. FSV Mainz 05 which ended in a 0:0 draw. I finally got up around 9:00 and get ready for the day.

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2017-05-06 Recovery Day 61

Nothing to report about the night, same as always, woke up around 5:00, took my meds, and since it is the weekend, went back to snooze until 6:00, at which time Dianne got up to prepare breakfast. We had together breakfast in bed and watched some TV. Around 7:00 Dianne and Denise left to go to the local garden center for some flower shopping. I decided to stayed in bed until their return, watching some Bundesliga Soccer, SV Darmstadt against FC Bayern M√ľnchen, which Bayern won, 1:0.

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2017-05-05 Recovery Day 60 (Update 2)

As to the night, a good night, nothing different to report. As to the pain when getting up, the leg pain was right there in the upper part and lasted throughout the shower I took getting ready to go later this afternoon to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. Since I am not allowed to eat and drink anything starting this morning, I went back to bed, limiting my activities that would only increase the demand for water and food.

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2017-05-04 Recovery Day 59

As to the night, a good night, nothing different to report. As to the pain when getting up, the leg pain was right there in the upper part and lasted for about 30 minutes. The T4 pain showed up about 45 minutes after getting up. Last but not least, the right breast pain surfaced 1 hour after getting up. The breakthrough meds did little to lower the pain. The T4 pain went quickly out of control and since the next time slot for more breakthrough is still an hour away, all I could do is rest in a horizontal position in the recliner.

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2017-05-03 Recovery Day 58

As to the night, a good night, nothing different to report. As to the pain when getting up, the leg pain was almost not notable and gone within 5 minutes. The T4 pain is still shows up, about an hour after getting up. The level slowly increases. We changed on Monday the dosage and timing to increase the coverage time and hopefully lower the pain level to 5 and below.

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