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Old 11-26-2006, 06:37 AM
chasswen chasswen is offline
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welcome home david. now remember to take it easy and no motor bikes for 6 months
and keep in mind things do go up and down in the recovery process.
i am so pleased things have worked out you had the best man in the world fix you up. you will have the best possble outcome!!
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:31 PM
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Hi David,

I am so glad you are home safe and sownd. I have been enjoying your posts on you blog and so glad you are doing well. Take it easy so soon you can be riding that bike.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:24 AM
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Congrats David! Take things one day at a time.

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Old 11-27-2006, 05:19 PM
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Thanks.

My parents and I have been back for a couple of days now, and my mother is staying with me, at least for two weeks (possibly more).

For the most part, I am doing great. My incision pain is all but gone now, and my back pain is just distraction pain as well.

As I am finding out (and already knew), the toughest part is trying to take it easy for a couple of months, and really listen to my body for cues when I may be over-doing it.

As per instructions, I will continue my normal medication schedule for 3 months, and then begin a gentle ramp-down of everything.

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:03 AM
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Welcome home David and congratulations on your new start on life. Sounds like you are getting around real good considering how early it is. Take it easy.
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