Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Last Tuesday Oct 22, went to my first dental appointment. He did a crown, and did fillings under the crowns on my front teeth and one other. Right side done.  Go back Nov 5 and he will do 2 crowns and fill under another crown.  Hope it goes as well, and will have top teeth saved for awhile.  Then he will work on bottom front. Fill under 2 crowns, small filling in others, one is iffy. If he cannot save it, it can become part of my lower partial.  Will hope for the best.

Monday Oct 27 , Jim went for his first post op check from back surgery.  Incision is healing as expected, and he is progressing on schedule. He will have lots of soreness til completely healed. Got script to begin therapy next week for awhile. Then just walking should get his leg strength back to normal. 

Have had some great almost springlike weather, but cooler is coming tonight, so Fall will really be here.  Got my Halloween candy ready for Friday night.  Life is good.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Friday, October 10, Jim had back surgery...Lumbar Laminectomy. He has limped around in pain in his legs, one worse than the other for years now. Has had all the injections that did not work, and has been living on pain pills for several years now. He just kept getting worse til he had more days down than when he could do anything.  He finally decided to have the surgery.  I was not really sure he would go through with it until they wheeled him away.

Went in to see him Saturday, and he was standing up. Therapy had been having him walk around.  He said his incision site hurt a lot, but he had no pain in his legs.  I was so happy.  Hope now that he will have a lot of good days and can walk all he wants.

Recovery will take awhile, and he will have to make sure and follow the instructions until it heals.  It is so amazing to see him just walking around the house already and not limp.

His beloved dogs were so missing him, and glad to see him home.  Dallas just seems to relax and quit looking out the window.  Charlie stays right with him and will not let him out of his sight.  They are some happy doggies now.

This is really the time to do the Happy Dance.