Prayers for Pat's Dh
Dorian
Posted 2009-02-01 8:41 AM (#20415)
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Please keep Charlie in your prayers All. He has been having back pain lately and it got to the point yesterday where he just couldn't walk.

Pat took him to the hospital and he stayed overnight to get some tests done.

Prayers to you Pat and Charlie. And prayers the Drs can figure it out. ((((hugs))))

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Posted 2009-02-01 9:11 AM (#20423 - in reply to #20415)
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Thanks, Dorian! Will keep them in my thoughs.
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Posted 2009-02-01 10:17 AM (#20426 - in reply to #20423)
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Prayers for Pat and Charlie going up.
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Posted 2009-02-01 10:27 AM (#20427 - in reply to #20426)
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Oh Pat of course I shall add you both to my prayers. I hope you find out what ishappening soon.

Love and hugs

Jacqui

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Posted 2009-02-01 10:32 AM (#20428 - in reply to #20415)
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Oh Pat, Hugs coming for you. I've been through this. Prayers that your dh's back heals quickly. My dh went to the chiropractor when his did this. He could only walk a few steps and then would collapse, very scary. It took a couple weeks before he was completely healed. I hope and pray your case is similar.
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Jami
Posted 2009-02-01 11:50 AM (#20430 - in reply to #20415)
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(((((Pats & DH))))) Prayers going up from Iowa! Keep us posted on what's happening.

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Posted 2009-02-01 12:18 PM (#20433 - in reply to #20430)
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Pat, I'm so sorry to hear that Charlie is down in his back. I'm glad to hear he is at the hospital though where they can find out exactly what is going on. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Connie

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Posted 2009-02-01 1:00 PM (#20436 - in reply to #20415)
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You're both added to my prayer list, too, Pat (and Charlie) - ouch, that's not fun! Thankfully you are in the best place right now. I look forward to hearing you're home and well again. Hugs, Pat!

Gerda
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Posted 2009-02-01 1:29 PM (#20438 - in reply to #20415)
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Thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and Pat! That sounds really painful. I hope they can figure out what's wrong and make him better quickly!

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Posted 2009-02-01 2:09 PM (#20439 - in reply to #20438)
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I'm keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!  Please keep us posted.
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Posted 2009-02-01 3:35 PM (#20440 - in reply to #20415)
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Pat, so sorry to hear that Charlie is in pain. Really glad you guys are getting it checked out. I know you will let us know as soon as you can. Just know Charlie and you are in my prayers. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Pat}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}.
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Posted 2009-02-01 6:43 PM (#20443 - in reply to #20440)
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Prayers for healing and for a helpful healthcare team.  Hoping Charlie gets back up on his feet soon and the hurting goes away.           ((((((((((((((((((Pat & Charlie)))))))))))))))))          Sandy
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Posted 2009-02-01 9:04 PM (#20447 - in reply to #20443)
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{{{{{{{ ms pat & (gently) mr. charlie }}}}}}}}

hope the tests let y'all know what is going on soon!!  prayers going up for quick relief from the pain!

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Posted 2009-02-01 11:05 PM (#20454 - in reply to #20415)
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Pat you and Charlie are both in my prayers. Hope he has a quick recovery. Backs are so difficult to heal, especially when our guys won't listen and try to do too much too quickly.
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Posted 2009-02-02 8:45 AM (#20462 - in reply to #20415)
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I can feel all the gentle hugs from here ...

Charlie is still in the hospital.  He is up and walking better but he is still in a lot of pain.  Today he will see another orthopedic back specialist and then we will know more.

Thank you all for your healing prayers ... <3 Pat

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Dorian
Posted 2009-02-02 9:01 AM (#20465 - in reply to #20415)
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((hugs)) good morning Pat, thank you for updating us.

Continued prayers going out...

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Jess
Posted 2009-02-02 2:36 PM (#20478 - in reply to #20465)
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Goodness Pat! I hope the Docs find some relief for Charlie soon.
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Posted 2009-02-03 9:45 AM (#20513 - in reply to #20415)
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Thank you, my friends, for your kind wishes and prayers ...

Charlie is home now, but still in a lot of pain and is having difficulty walking.  He will be out of work for at least a week. Right now they are just treating this with a vast array of medications.  He will see the back doctor next week.  He is already starting to get cabin-fever from the lack of activity.

So when you have a quiet moment to send us out a prayer or two,  please do and we will just soak those healing vibes right up  ...

:-) Pat

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SallyC
Posted 2009-02-03 9:52 AM (#20516 - in reply to #20415)
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I'm keeping you and Chrlie in my thoughts and prayers. Hope they discover what the problem is and get it fixed ASAP. Poor thing
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Jess
Posted 2009-02-03 3:47 PM (#20544 - in reply to #20516)
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Done Pat!
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nawma
Posted 2009-02-03 3:52 PM (#20547 - in reply to #20544)
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Pat so glad to hear that Charlie is home now. I know you must both be exhausted. Will continue to pray for some relief for Charlie's pain and some answers as to what is going on.

Connie

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delia
Posted 2009-02-03 9:16 PM (#20580 - in reply to #20415)
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Oh my goodness! So sorry I missed this! ((((((((((HUGS to you both)))))))))) and prayers on the way!
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Posted 2009-02-03 11:41 PM (#20589 - in reply to #20415)
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Prayers are being said in both your names.... all you need to do is ask. Charlie is going to need to be able to lean on you for so many things while sorting this out. Make sure to get someone else to shovel all that snow.... Hope the specialist has some answers when you see him.
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Dorian
Posted 2009-02-04 9:27 AM (#20611 - in reply to #20415)
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(((Pat))) I'm glad Charlie is home, so sorry he is still in a lot of pain though. Continued prayers. I hope the specialist finds the problem, and can fix it without surgery!
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scrapatches
Posted 2009-02-04 10:31 AM (#20619 - in reply to #20415)
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Good Morning ...

Thank you all ..

We do know what the problem is ... a herniated disc in his lumbar with a bone spur that is hitting a nerve coming out of his spine ... we are just waiting to see if this will be heal or will require surgery. If it is the latter, it will not happen for a month or so, most likely.  We are hoping for no invasive procedures and he is being treated with anti-inflamatories and is home and allowed to move about on a limited basis but is out of work on short term disability.  It is very much a wait and see thing. Both of us want it over with yesterday but that is not an option.

This is all a result of too much snow and ice this winter and the fact that he just goes and over-does it instead of waiting for the kiddos to be able to get here to help. The emergency room nurse took one look at him and said ... "so he has been doing too much with the snow-blower, has he?" .. so it is that and hauling 50 lb bags of rock-salt around ...

Good thing we do have the kiddos to help with some of the things that need doing around here ... and we need to get the Matt here after he gets out of work today to clear the walks and driveway again after yesterday's storm ... we did not get too much more, though, ... only a few inches of white fluffy stuff.

so please keep the good healing wishes coming ...

thanks, friends ...   Pat

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Jami
Posted 2009-02-04 11:51 AM (#20633 - in reply to #20415)
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{{{{{{{{Pat & Charlie}}}}}}}}

I know that back pain is no fun...Just make sure he takes it easy like the Doc says. That is the biggest thing. I didn't follow his orders very well either when I hurt my back last fall until I was totally down with it. Don't let Charlie be dumb like me! Tie him in his chair if you have to...helps to keep him down!

Jami
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Short Not Sassy
Posted 2009-02-04 12:35 PM (#20637 - in reply to #20633)
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Sorry I missed this the other day. Prayers going up for you and yours, Pat!

Tell Charlie that the pain meds are there for a reason! I know most men don't like to take them but it will keep him from having other problems! When you hurt, your blood pressure goes up! You can cause muscle strains or even pull a muscle due to the tension and stress!

Tell him I know what I am talking about! My DH, Robby has been throught this twice. His problems were in his neck and he is now disabled and only 46.

Make him take it easy and take the meds the doctors gave him.

They did it for a very good reason!



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Posted 2009-02-04 10:01 PM (#20671 - in reply to #20415)
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Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted 2009-02-05 4:29 AM (#20678 - in reply to #20671)
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Pat

I agree with everyone else, tell Charlie it is important for him to take his medication - it is prescribed for a reason.  Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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delia
Posted 2009-02-05 9:45 AM (#20687 - in reply to #20415)
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Pat, I hope they can take care of the problem without surgery.  Though, I will say, my DH has had 2 back surgeries himself and they're getting so much better and easier.  Even the difference between his first and his second was phenomenal, and they were only 3 years apart.  After the 2nd one, he was walking the next day!  I know they've come out with a few more options since then, too, so make sure your doctor keeps you informed.  I know surgery is the least attractive option, but really, they are getting SO much better.  So try not to freak out if it comes to that.  We're all praying for you.  (((hugs!)))

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Posted 2009-02-05 4:17 PM (#20713 - in reply to #20633)
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Jami - 2009-02-04 8:51 AM

{{{{{{{{Pat & Charlie}}}}}}}}

Tie him in his chair if you have to...helps to keep him down!

Jami


Isn't that what the pain meds are for? slip him a 1/2 of one in his coffee if you have to..... If you can't manage the pain, you can't heal correctly. I spent enough time down with my wrist and shoulder, I know. the Dr. knows best. If nothing else, he needs to be able to sleep.
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Emma
Posted 2009-02-06 9:49 AM (#20747 - in reply to #20415)
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{{{{{{ {{{{{{{{Pat & Charlie}}}}}}}}}} }}}}}}}}}}

              

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Posted 2009-02-06 1:03 PM (#20761 - in reply to #20415)
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Still keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers!

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Posted 2009-02-06 2:28 PM (#20770 - in reply to #20415)
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We do thank all of you for your continuing concern and support.

Charlie is feeling a little better ... he tried the stairs yesterday okay ... he still is having trouble standing or walking for longer than a few minutes, though. He has appointments next week with his regular doctor on Monday and with the back specialist on Thursday. Until then he will be continuing to take it easy. He is taking some pain meds ... just not the heavy duty one that they said was "in case you need something stronger." This is typical for him and he has recovered from a burst spinal disc (not the same one) and a broken/dislocated shoulder another time and also a heart attack so we are no strangers to the healing process.

This too shall pass ...   Pat

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Posted 2009-02-06 4:43 PM (#20784 - in reply to #20415)
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My goodness, he has had some problems! Hope it passes soon! Keeping you all in our prayers!

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Posted 2009-02-12 4:26 PM (#21114 - in reply to #20415)
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Thanks you to all of you for your prayers and healing wishes ... they were a help ...

We are blessed.

Charlie has been okayed to return to work on Monday. He saw the back specialist today who recommended a series of physical therapy sessions and is continuing some of the anit-inflamatory meds, but all the pain meds have been discontinued for the daytime. He has one to take at night, if needed. 

So you know what this means ...

  Tomball, here I come!!!!

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Jami
Posted 2009-02-12 5:17 PM (#21120 - in reply to #20415)
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Yeah, Pat's DH!!! I'm so happy to hear that your back is better...and that Pat gets to come to Tomball!! Now, just make sure you don't over do it and end up back where you started.

Jami
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Emma
Posted 2009-02-12 5:22 PM (#21121 - in reply to #20415)
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wonderful news Pat, so glad Charlies is doing better.   And yaahoo for you.   to "Texas" or bust here you come.

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Dorian
Posted 2009-02-12 6:25 PM (#21124 - in reply to #20415)
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YAH!!!    that's fantastic Pat. I'm so glad to hear it. Now Charlie, don't overdo it! LOL
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Posted 2009-02-12 8:49 PM (#21135 - in reply to #20415)
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Pat, fantastic news!!!
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Posted 2009-02-12 10:44 PM (#21137 - in reply to #20415)
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YAY!!  So happy for you both!

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Posted 2009-02-12 11:52 PM (#21138 - in reply to #21137)
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PAt that is amazing news :) I am so thrilled for you both :):)

Now you can enjoy Tomball :)

Jacqui

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