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Old 06-22-2010, 03:44 AM   #1
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Friday's the day UPDATE

Well, friday is the day of my "final" surgery. Been waiting a few months for this to happen....been 2 years, 11 months since initial injury. Scrambling this week to get mods done,etc before the surgery. Trying not to get my hopes up...the trial period went o.k., so this permanent implant *should* do well. Historically, a high percentage of them lose effectiveness after about six months tho'....but I gotta do something, so we'll give it a shot. Under anethesia for the implanting and suturing it to my spine, then "twilight" anethesia for the coding. Modern medicine, eh? Wish me luck.
Bill
*Update*
Well, the surgery didn't go as expected, but not terrible I guess. The actual procedure was supposed to take a little over an hour...took over four hours. Supposed to be one implant, instead they did two. We won't know the full effectiveness for 4-6 weeks, so I'll have to be patient. Right now, I feel like someone took a baseball bat to my back....but hey, I actually have a remote control for my body, and isn't that every guy's dream ?
So, if you're at the GL rally and for no apparent reason your lights go on and your television gets fuzzy, look out the window..it's probably just me walking down the road.
Bill

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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Good luck and our prayers are with you! Keep a positive attitude and get well quick!
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Bill,
Best of luck with the surgery and long term success. Let us know if we can help in any way.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:13 AM   #4
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You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:19 PM   #5
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Good luck Wild Bill and prayers for sat recovery.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #6
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Best of luck Bill. Jodi and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:26 PM   #7
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Best of luck on Friday Bill. Keep us posted.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #8
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Good luck Bill, we'll be rootin for ya.
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You have Our prayers that things will go well.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:42 AM   #10
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Wishing you all best in your surgery and recovery....keep a positive attitude....we are all praying for you.

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I sure hope all goes well for you this time around.
Shooting balloons without you just wouldn't be the same .
I hope you'll be moving around well very soon.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:57 PM   #12
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:01 PM   #13
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If you come out of this with bolts in your neck and a green scarred face, I hope you don't mind being called "Frankie".

Take care and wish you the best.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:13 PM   #14
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Best of luck with the surgery and recovery Bill! Our prayers are with you and the family! Wishing you a speedy recovery and then you can sign up for the Fall Rally and we can all meet you in person. Take care and don't be to hard on those nurses!!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:53 PM   #15
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Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. Headed out in a few minutes to get this done.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:24 AM   #16
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Well, the surgery didn't go as expected, but not terrible I guess. The actual procedure was supposed to take a little over an hour...took over four hours. Supposed to be one implant, instead they did two. We won't know the full effectiveness for 4-6 weeks, so I'll have to be patient. Right now, I feel like someone took a baseball bat to my back....but hey, I actually have a remote control for my body, and isn't that every guy's dream ?
So, if you're at the GL rally and for no apparent reason your lights go on and your television gets fuzzy, look out the window..it's probably just me walking down the road.
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Bill,
Glad you are ok and hope the implants do their job. Looking forward to seeing you at the GL Rally.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:34 AM   #18
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Prayerss continues. Looking forward to meeting you at GL.
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We're hoping that the implants are a success. Time will tell.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:41 AM   #20
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Well Wild Bill, hope you have a good recovery. Sounds like you would be a great candidate walking the rally at night playing taps and reville in the AM if you're wired for sound as well. Seriously, hope you mend well.
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