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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 München, which Bayern won, 1:0.

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