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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Back surgery

Hi all, I thought I had better post an update to my blog for the few of you who visit me letting you know what is going on. I went last week to Tampa Florida to the Laser Spine Institute to have back surgery. It is an amazing place. I have spinal stenosis and a bulging disc as well as many bone spurs. I read about this laser center and phoned many folks who had surgery there and then opted to have it done. It is a 5 day process and my friend, Cindy, went with me to be my nurse. We stayed in a hotel near the center so could walk back and forth. The surgery was last Tues. and we flew home on Thurs. I am doing pretty good but not able to bend and still have stitches (they will be taken out on Tues). My incision is small--just an inch and a half. Compared to traditional open back surgery, this recovery period is 8 weeks versus the 9 months with open back. I was walking an hour after the surgery. AMAZING. Anyhow, I am not able to make any cards right now so have nothing to post, but wanted to let you know about my absence. If you are interested in this LSI, let me know and I will tell you all about it.
Thanks for checking in.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Any problems with Google Reader?

Hi, I have been away for a week having some back surgery in FL and now when I try to access my Google Reader to try to get caught up, all I get is an error message. I was wondering if anyone else is having problems with it. I never realized how much I depend on Reader. This is horrible.
I feel so out of touch without it and could never begin to recreate the list of blogs that I read.
Thanks.
Cheryl