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AcadieLibre
11-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Just wanted to thank Mad Aussie for inquiring how I was doing in a PM so I thought I would post here what is going on as far as my being broken goes lol. Well I thought it would be much better than it is, not healing as fast as I like, and I am stuck in bed a lot days. I do get out when I can and stay out as long as I can tolerate the pain.

I will have a better idea what is going on next week when I go back to see the surgeon, surgery is in the cards for crushed vertebrae sometime down the road, could be a year, 5, 10 years but they want to hold off as long as possible, I told them just screw that and just give me more pain killers lmaoooo. It is the bloody brace I need to wear that drives me crazy which I only need to wear when I sit or walk but laying in bed gives me a reprieve from the torture device lol, and no one told how hard it was to get used to walking with a cane.

I have been through something similar before so I know it will take a long time to get even close to normal, last time I broke my neck and its never been the same but you get used to it, twice I walked away not paralyzed so all things consider I can live with the pain considering the alternative. And again thanks MA for asking. And plus I got a free helicopter ride :)

PS: I guess my Mosh Pit days are over hahahaha

tomorrowstreasures
11-13-2009, 03:34 PM
AL - so glad you updated how you are doing. I cannot begin to imagine what it is like for you!!!! I am so glad that you are maintaining a sense of humor through your trials! It makes your situation more tolerable to be sure!

I do hope for a speedy recovery for you! Chin up -

Susan

Bambi
11-13-2009, 03:41 PM
Oh my goodness AL I had no idea that you were going through all that!! I am glad that you are able to keep your sense of humour as well. I am not sure how I would do.

sending good vibes your way: :goodvibes

Mad Aussie
11-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Ah man AL ... I was hoping for better news. Sorry to hear all is not going as well as you (and we) might have liked. I spent two years semi functional due to a bad issue so I have a tiny idea what you are going through, but can't really know of course.
Lets hope the surgeon has some good news.
And if you can't do the Mosh Pit anymore then I'm positive you'll be able to transfer your photographic skills into a different area of interest or you'll reinvent the wheel and find a way to shoot bands from a whole new perspective :) You have great talent with portraits of light and shadow from the little I've seen ... maybe some cool band shots of that nature will be your thing.
Either way ... keep fighting (as you obviously are) and we'll keep hoping you come good sooner than later! ;)

JAS_Photo
11-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Best wishes on your recovery, Acadie.

kat
11-13-2009, 06:35 PM
As mom would say Rome wasn't built in a day. Keep hanging in there, do what you are to do and you'll be back! If I got anything out of you..it's your a strong person.

Do take care of yourself!
kat

jjeling
11-13-2009, 07:01 PM
AL, good to hear you are still is good spirits. Maybe its the combination of spirits and pain killers. Either way, you are right, its better to be where you are at now than the alternative. It sounds like you understand that with one day at a time, it is possible to overcome anything. To this day, I have never broken a bone. One day, this will not be true and hopefully it does not come back to bite me. Good luck, getting through this. Sounds like you will be here a little more often.

AcadieLibre
01-04-2010, 11:49 AM
Tomorrowtreasures asked in another thread how it is going and thanks for the interest, rather than hijack the thread I just thought I would look up this old one.

Well I am much more mobile, I did all the Christmas present shopping, but for every 3 hours of being out walking I am laid up for a day or two. So at least I am moving about. I have done two 13 hour drives with this back but I had no choice family emergency and those two runs took me out for almost a week but nice to know I can tolerate the pain, well with some painkiller help which I cut back on substantially a couple of days before I had to drive. I have heated leather seats so it felt good on my back although it did not relieve the pain still felt good. I was told 4 months before I would be mobile but I cannot be that restrained I am very hyper so sitting around it like being tortured so I have pushed myself until I know I should stop. Having to use a cane bites and may end up needing one for life, only time will tell.

Starting on my two projects in the next week or two, I have an assistant that will be working with me on these until I can do more. She drives so I can take extra meds those days and be somewhat more mobile. I try and see how they go, if it is too hard I will have to postpone the book, but the portfolio for the drummer needs to get done, could use the money. The two broken vertebrate are starting to improve slowly, the big concern is the vertebrate that I crushed that is going be the difficult one, but what happens, happens it is out of my hands.

JAS_Photo
01-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Well, here's hoping all goes well for you. Constant pain can drag a person's spirits down so it's good to hear you arekeeping positive! Best wishes Acadie and thanks for the updates too!

Mad Aussie
01-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Any improvement is good improvement. An iron will like yours will surely beat this AL.

Bambi
01-04-2010, 03:02 PM
thank you for the update AL. I am glad that things are progressing-albeit slower then you might have wished! I agree with MA's comment about an iron will. We're also sending healing vibes your way :goodvibes

Rinkdaddy
01-04-2010, 03:54 PM
I have some experience with what you are going through. I was in a leg cast from my toes to my hip and on crutches for 8 months years ago and everything worked out OK with time and I am sure it will for you to Al.

tomorrowstreasures
01-04-2010, 05:11 PM
Wow. I cannot begin to imagine what it is like for you... I applaud you for a great attitude and fortitude to carry on!!!

Thanks for the update... hang in there! We are thinking of you!

Hugs- but not too tight.:goodvibes

Foots
01-04-2010, 08:45 PM
AL - I am sorry to hear you dealing with a back injury and severe pain. I hope you keep getting progressively better.

Fortytwo
01-05-2010, 06:55 AM
Wishing you a speedy recovery. :)

Marko
01-06-2010, 12:46 PM
Thinking positive thoughts for you A.L. :goodvibes
Hope you heal all nice and straight.