Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 19, 2014

Good News!

Elaine and I took a drive into Edmonton to have my 8 week post surgery interview with the doctor. So far there has been very little pain and I have been able to increase my walking up to 5 km without any adverse effects other than being a little tired after having very little exercise over the last 4 months.

The good news is that he did not have to do a blood transfusion. He also had some Xrays taken to see how things were progressing. This was the first time I had seen what was done inside.  I was astonished to see that two vertebrae were essentially missing  and that they were replaced by two titanium rods and 4 large screws that held the rods to L3 and L6 , with L4 and L5 being the ones missing.

He was surprised to hear that I had only taken 5 pills for pain since I left the hospital, and that I was doing a few things that were on the  not -to-do- list.

There have been a whole bunch of people praying for my speedy recovery in the church and I am positive that that had a major influence. I also had a very strong belief that the Lord would assist me through this. Never underestimate the power of prayer!

The Doc seemed very satisfied and gave me a prescription for physiotherapy to get my back muscles tuned up. I am still under the directive of no heavy lifting and no twisting.

All in all, a very good day!

This is kind of what it looks like, but not the same.

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