Met with Deb's regular doctor yesterday, and he says the lack of disc space between the levels L3-L4, and L4-L5, is so minimal, that fusion is the only real choice for her. So, we talked to the surgeon today, and he agrees that just removing disc material would not result in a meaningful fix. So, Deb will undergo about 4 hours of surgery on monday starting around 11:00 AM. She will remain in the hospital after surgery for between three and five days. I will do an email on tuesday letting everyone know her phone number in case anyone wants to say howdy. She will be in a back brace thru the end of the year, won't be able to drive, and will not be allowed to bend much or pick anything up for that period. Sure pray that it all goes well, and that in 2013 she will be able to travel and spend a few weeks in nevada and utah. I will call the ortho doc sometime next week about my leg.....and try to get in to see what goofy shit may be going on there.....Just gotta keep going forward on faith again!
After a psycho hot summer where Many things didn't grow that well, this second summer we're having is causing all kinds of new growth on almost everything, including what was a dormant rose bush......wonder when the party will end and the fall/winter will begin.....
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.