Hubby has a bad back. Was airmobile infantry for 9 years and has his Master Jump Wings. Needs a new knee, which he doesn't want to deal with until it simply doesn't work any more (terrified of the operation). He goes in tomorrow for back surgery, which will take 8 - 12 weeks before he's fully back on his feet. He already has two fused discs, and now has a herneated disc, a slipped disc, and a cracked vertebrae. From the many people we've met who've had similar surgery, it sounds about 50/50 as to whether it helps or not. One friend's father-in-law is now a paraplegic (God Forbid!) - but was walking before the surgery. But Gary's been living with intense pain for many months now, and his (our) fear of the surgery took second place to his desire to wake up and get out of bed (or trap feral cats to get spayed or neutered!) without intense pain again. If possible. Besides, our Doctors were getting ready to disown him. I'm usually full of faith and solid as a rock about these things, but we've just heard such scary stories. We'd really appreciate and could use some TCS magic!
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8/29/02 at 1:10pm