Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving....the long drive to southeast Wisconsin will get started in the early morning...actually not that long a drive for someone who drives RVs across the country, however the trip through Chicago makes every drive that way seem long.....especially with the back acting up. 340 miles from Celina to Oconomowoc...used to take 6 hours, now between 7 and 8...would be worse if we left tonight....but these days Thanksgiving Day travel is not much quicker....




As far as the back? After the trips to Akron and Columbus last week, it is at it's worse since 1993....the first couple of hours in the morning are bad, although I have been able to sleep, pillow between the knees, for most of the night without excessive pain. Anyway, today I go to the Chiropractor and pick up my X-Rays....Monday when I return from Wisconsin, I head to Fort Wayne Orthopedics and get them looked at....




I'm hoping for a steroid/cortisone shot epidural at the least....that worked 14 years ago and I did not have problems again until this year. We will see what shakes out, I will avoid open back surgery except as a last resort, and only then with a couple of opinions. Being 58 rather than 44 probably makes the options less.


My goal is to lose the 20 pounds(that I've gained this summer and fall) that I've packed on since the back flared up, I stopped lifting weights, and football officiating has ended....never easy during the Christmas season.....I also want to be ready for high school baseball season....my first regular season game is March 31st.....


Those are the goals......time and the exact back problem will tell.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.....BE SAFE....BACK ON SUNDAY..........

5 comments:

GUYK said...

I'm glad it is you and not me making the drive..Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day my friend and stay safe.

Buck Pennington said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Pat. Be safe out on the road and go as easy on your back as you can.

FWIW...I was 53 when I had my back surgery. I realize that back surgery isn't always successful, but the odds are generally pretty good.

Mushy said...

Same to you my friend!

BRUNO said...

We'll be waitin'! And, of course---take pictures.....!!!

BRUNO said...

Arkansas vs. LSU---that was actually a pretty good game!(Even if I did sleep through all but the last quarter, and triple-OT!)

Of course, when Mizzou plays Kansas tomorrow(11/24), I'll have to root in their favor, just by proxy...!

Hope you're havin' a good, SAFE T-Day break!!!