A New Project

Hello All! I promise there is a reason I have been slacking in the writing department lately. I have been working on some pretty exciting things and I’ll tell you more about that farther down. Lately, I have been trying to get back to work more, work on strengthening my core in physical therapy and […]

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Happy 6 month Spine-Iversary

Well, Hello again. I’m not one for celebrating half birthdays but today marks 6 months post-op. Today is a significant day for me as I look back on everything that has happened during these past months and all that I have accomplished since then. Before Christmas, I had my Nutcracker performances to deal with. It was an all day […]

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The Show must go on…

I swore I wouldn’t let too much time go by between posts. Yet, here I am, a month later working on a new post. I guess the good news about that is I have been so busy, I haven’t had too much time to write. I have slowly gotten back in the groove of things […]

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The Three P’s

Let’s talk about the three P’s, shall we? A quote that I’ve struggled to live by;  although I’m learning I really don’t have a choice at the moment. Each day is like a horrible version of Groundhog’s Day with Bill Murray. Well…..that’s at least how it felt up until now. Be positive, patient and persistent. […]

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When will this get easier?

Ugh……I am trying to figure out what to write about first. The last few days have been pretty rough. I am also suffering cabin fever big time being stuck in my bedroom 22 of the 24 hours in a day. Luckily, the Olympics are on and that has kept me busy between nurses checking in […]

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The Next Step, Literally

Yesterday was Emma’s birthday.  Unlike most little girls turning 7, she didn’t get to have a little party with her friends, or go to a movie or whatever else she would want to do, instead she came to the hospital.  On one hand, it was very sad for us that she didn’t get to have […]

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At Witts End

Hello All, This is Neil once again.  I feel April’s first post-operative blog post will be coming soon, but not yet.  You are all stuck with me for a little while longer. About a day after April’s initial surgery, the 11 hour scoliosis surgery that feels like a lifetime ago, April had excruciating headaches, dizzy […]

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Slow and Painful

Hello All, I left off in the last post with April just getting her PICC line.  After her PICC line, April’s NG tube was still producing a lot of bile and she was still extremely nauseous.  April, even with the NG tube in place and sucking out the contents of her stomach, was still having […]

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Set Back #…

Here we are again in the same familiar place with me hijacking April’s blog to give an update on what has happened since I left everyone last night.  So yesterday April was moved up to what they call a post surgical diet 2 which includes all liquids, some raw fruits, raw veggies, crackers, pudding, and […]

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The Unknown

April is sleeping and my mind is racing.  Now that April is well, as in she is alive and is in no current danger, what is next.  Next, obviously is healing.  The easy part will be her healing from her incisions, the disecting through muscle, the rods and screws being placed in her back, the […]

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