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: