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Topic: OT Back Surgery

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    Senior Member bigears's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Central Illinois

    OT Back Surgery

    Hello, Today I will be having some surgery on a herniated disc. I have had severe sciatica for the last month, and hopefully will get some relief from it today. The forum and the new Garritan Steinway have been a godsend for me through this. I have literally been awake 22 hours a day and can't stand or lie down for more than an hour or two. I want to thank everyone for their kind comments on my first few posts here, it really has meant a lot to me these last few weeks. I will be in hospital for a couple of days, and then "I'll be back." John (bigears)

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    Dec 2003
    Budleigh Salterton

    Re: OT Back Surgery

    John - I completely understand. I bet the sciatica is down your left side. At night, I guess you stick a pillow between your legs and do all the nightmare exercises - or maybe not. Surgery must mean it's pretty drastic.
    I first did a disk about 4 years ago and was unable to walk hardly at all for about 9 months. And then a year later I did two more with similar results. Physio was the only treatment and it's hard to explain to anyone about sciatic pain.

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    Apr 2004
    Decatur Illinois

    Re: OT Back Surgery

    Wishing you the best John. Let me know if I can help you at all. Are you having this done in town?

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    Senior Member Styxx's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    West Seneca, NY

    Re: OT Back Surgery

    Get well soon John! I didn't know that was related to disc problems. Hemingway, you'll be fine and back to the forum in no time!

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    Re: OT Back Surgery

    Be thinking about ya and wish you a speedy recovery.

    It's amazing what music can do to relieve pain or discomfort
    from ANYTHING.........

    Get back soon and produce some more great music for us.

    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: OT Back Surgery

    Best wishes to you and a quick recovery!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong


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    Re: OT Back Surgery

    I wish I knew what hospital you were in, I would come visit you.
    I trust you are in good hands.
    I sure have enjoyed your Schumann Traumerei.


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    Re: OT Back Surgery

    Best of luck with the surgery.

    A pain in the back/legs is a pain in the ... back/legs

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    Senior Member
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    Houston, TX

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    John, we'll be remembering your surgery and recovery in prayer - best wishes!

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    Re: OT Back Surgery

    John -

    I've known your pain. 'nuff said about that.

    My best thoughts are for a careful and successful surgery - a risky proposition at best, despite the countless hours of practice the surgeons have had.

    Be well, get better sooner.


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