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Playing Catch Up

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It has been quite a while since the last time I made an update so I guess I have some catching up to do. Last I left off I was having back problems and going through physical therapy. Since then I have finished all of my treatments and my back is doing verry well now. I have included a picture below of the traction machine I was put on daily to help increase the spacing of my vertebrae to stop the nerve pinching and pains. Shortly after going through all that I started getting really sick and I was not getting any better. After many tests it was discovered that I have become diabetic. This came as a no real surprise since diabetes runs very strong in my extended family. The good new is that I do not need to take insulin and can control this by diet alone at this point. What I really like about this is that in the past 2 months alone by cutting out the carbs I have lost nearly 30 pounds. But just when I thought I was done with any possible problems I started having serious pains in my left leg. Over a short period of days I had a vein about the size of my pinky finger sticking out of my leg running its whole length. I had developed a very bad varicose vein. So after seeing a specialist and having many ultrasounds it was decided that I needed surgery. So last Tuesday I underwent a procedure called endovenous laser ablation. Besides being sore and having the typical after pains of surgery I am doing well now. Hopefully this will be that last of my medical issues for a long time. On the lighter side of things work is going well and I will be flying out to Denver tomorrow on business. I have also included below a picture someone made for me based on the last photograph of myself that I had posted. It feels good to be back on GDNet again.

The DRS traction machine:

My very own stamp:
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I'm glad you've come through all that with your sanity intact, it must've been a hell worse than I can imagine to go through all that in what seems a relatively short space of time.

I wish you the best of luck for the future, my indirect experience with surgery is that the majority end up living life much better after it than they ever could have foreseen before it, and I'm sure you'll be no exception.

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I'm SO happy your feeling better! I hope the trip to Denver was successful!

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Corman? What's with the psuedonym?

Say, interested in losing any more weight? Let me know and we'll hook you up with a membership at the Omni. It's good for what ails ya.


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