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  1. Welcome. I found revision surgery easier than the...

    Welcome. I found revision surgery easier than the first surgery but I am guessing they are going to extend your fusion to the pelvis. It will be sore but will probably help with your pain. But be...
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    Happy Birthday Ed. I hope it is great. When will...

    Happy Birthday Ed. I hope it is great. When will you be returning to the U.S.?
    It is really difficult to give up things you like to so. I am sure even with your close calls , there isn't anything...
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    Another update. The neurosurgeon's office called,...

    Another update. The neurosurgeon's office called, after reviewing the CT and the EOS xray the area by the wound may being caused by some hardware. I have to go back to discuss this further.
    He...
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    Thank you for the laugh. It's all we can do...

    Thank you for the laugh. It's all we can do sometimes. Sometimes I think I'm a little to crabby with people I really had a hard time convincing people not to touch my neck hardware. Until I lost it...
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    I had to wear a brace for the first spine...

    I had to wear a brace for the first spine surgery. The doctor said it was only to remind me not to bend or twist. It was easy to put on . I would say it was big snaps and velcro. It adjusted up the...
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    The wound is beginning to heal. There wasn't any...

    The wound is beginning to heal. There wasn't any infection just a light positive for the common staff . No antibiotics. It is still being treated 3 times a week. It is beginning to fill in. All of...
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    Hi Ed, oh those car rides. I avoid all that I...

    Hi Ed, oh those car rides. I avoid all that I can.
    Also the pain down the arm. That is my lasting pain from the broken neck. I think it is impossible to deal with. I will go Thursday for the year...
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    My spine surgeon was very strict about no...

    My spine surgeon was very strict about no treadmills. It leads to tripping and possibly falling. If you are just walking you can adjust your step better. Less risk. Of course once you are healed you...
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    Hi Tina, you can defently to go the gym but you...

    Hi Tina, you can defently to go the gym but you will have to work on the way you exercise. It will be different. Just like getting in or out of a car or bed will be different. Even getting dressed...
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    Great post Ed. Both about the car and what a...

    Great post Ed. Both about the car and what a beautiful church. I feel like you provided me something that I will never see. I have visited some of the California missions and they are specticular.
    I...
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    Just an update. I never would have thought what...

    Just an update. I never would have thought what seemed so minor would become such a problem. The wound has to have surgery. The surgeon has to remove all neurotic tissue. And at least it didn't...
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    Yes the surgery is postponed because of the open...

    Yes the surgery is postponed because of the open skin. The surgeon said anything that could not be surgically scrubbed was too risky. I begin wound care treatment tomorrow in the hope it will totally...
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    Hi Susan, thanks for the well wishes. I am on...

    Hi Susan, thanks for the well wishes. I am on hold with this surgery due to an abrasion on my back. It is healing very slowly. I am starting wound care next week. If it doesn't heal soon surgery will...
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    Thanks Ed. I need something for sure. It is a...

    Thanks Ed. I need something for sure. It is a great disappointment. The best I know is a few days before I discovered the abrasion ,I stepped into a depression on the grass. It jerked my whole right...
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    Well some disappointing news-- the surgery needs...

    Well some disappointing news-- the surgery needs to be postponed. I think maybe right before Thanksgiving. I got an abrasion on my back from the Velcro on the sling. It has to totally heal so I'll be...
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    I don't know how you can deal with the financial...

    I don't know how you can deal with the financial issues? Are you qualified for Medicare on the disability? I would think it would be covered.
    As far as that extensive fusion, you will be surprised...
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    I know they are going to use ketamine during the...

    I know they are going to use ketamine during the hospital stay. Pain management suggested it as I know the surgeon approved it. I guess it is a more expensive drug. But it is IV and only in a...
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    The orthopaedic reserved 3 days. We all know the...

    The orthopaedic reserved 3 days. We all know the insurance companies limit them. But, there is a real big chance of needing a chest tube. If that happens it will change things. They have to safely be...
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    [Well I found out the surgery date. It will be...

    [Well I found out the surgery date. It will be Oct 22 at Rush hospital. There is a lot to do before then.
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    Yes I can turn my neck but not well. I can look...

    Yes I can turn my neck but not well. I can look from side to side but I can't keep looking. It gets too sore yet.
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    Yes that happened with mine. In order to relieve...

    Yes that happened with mine. In order to relieve the problem I would get on the floor and do a plank on my forearms. Push up or down and something would move and feel better.
    Now because of my car...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DiCiV0qvr788 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DiCiV0qvr788
    here isDr. Adam Young taught us about the role of genetic in chronic pain
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    Good luck tomorrow

    Good luck tomorrow
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    So nice to hear that even with some problems you...

    So nice to hear that even with some problems you are doing well. Happy 10th anniversary
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    Thanks Linda. It has been rough. As you know this...

    Thanks Linda. It has been rough. As you know this posterior cervical fusion is one of the rough ones. I am sure it wouldn't have been except for the car accident.
    And Ed there is another video with...
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