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  1. #1
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    Helpful hubby

    I didn't know whether to laugh or cry so i think i did a little of both...lol...

    YOU know what it's like to have to sit and look at a mess and not be able to get down and clean it up while you are recouperating. I've slowly been working on the messes that have accumulated around the house little by little. This weekend i got down on my hands and knees with my bottom stuck up in the air reaching under the sofa, pulling out lost socks and papers and empty plastic water bottles, etc... YUK!!

    Hubby walked by at that time and saw what i was doing.... he said, "Oh, hon, wait just a minute.... let me help you." I waited.... he returned .... and handed me my cane so i could reach under easier!!

    I just had to post this here where I know you all can identify with it.

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    I am laughing and crying (mostly crying) just reading this! I was thinking "my she has such a sweet man" then I get to the part about him handing you the cane and my eyes welled up. I know we are all coming from different places, I personally am going through a divorce and am not very man friendly at this time, but that just broke my heart. I know how hard it is to pick up the little things we drop in the course of the day. However at the same time I am cheering the fact that you were able to get down on your hands and knees to reach the clutter! Good for you!
    Geish
    47 years old, dx at 13
    +30* to the right, +60* to the left, +30* to the right
    Surgery 12-13-07 - fusion from T4 to sacrum.


    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...tachmentid=267 Pre surgery
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...tachmentid=268 Post surgery
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/DSC01091.jpg Xray from the side
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...1089-1-1-1.jpg Xray from the back

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    What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger!

    Or maybe it should be 'If we don't kill them, we'll be stronger!' I too applaud you for your strength, physical and emotional. I tend to be a rather independent person and don't like to ask for help, but I'm getting better at it. And I've noticed my husband is getting better at anticipating what I might need. Apparently they can't read our minds like I thought they could!
    Becky, 46 years old
    Diagnosed at 13 with mild scoliosis
    Ignored until 448/07
    Left thoracic 49* T5-T11
    Right thorocolumbar 60* T11-L4
    Surgery Monday, June 9, 2008 Oklahoma Spine Hospital
    Fused T-10 to L-5
    14 titanium pedicle screws
    Corrected to approx. 10* YEA!!!
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    Surprise ending!

    I too was fooled... and then laughed. My hubby would have a caniption fit if he found me on my hands and knees though. I'll have to check on that one at my next appt. In the meantime, if I can't get it with my grabber or reacher, it stays-- but my hubby is good at picking up things--and doing most of the housework. There are some cleaning jobs that he doesn't think need to get done, so I live with that... for the most part he has been wonderful. (Anyone have ideas on cleaning tubs???) Geish, sorry you are going through all that at such an already challenging time.
    67 and plugging along...
    2007 52 w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
    5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
    Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago

    Corrected to 15
    CMT (type 2) DX in 2014, progressing
    NEW 10/2018 x-rays show spondylolisthesis at L4/L5 - Dr. DeWald is monitoring

    Click to view my pics: pics of scoli x-rays digital x-rays, and pics of me

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