Tomorrow I will be going in for cervical spine surgery as a result of the auto accident I was in last year. They will be removing/replacing 3 cervical discs and also putting in a titanium plate to hold it all together. I should have done this last year but was too chicken for a variety of reasons. However, the nerve damage from postponing the surgery is extensive and this needs to happen now. Basically, I'll be out of commission for a bit - don't know how long - hence my asking Reinhard to step in as Admin to help out.
As some of you may or may not know Mercurial has not logged in since last January, nor has he responded to repeated emails that I've sent to him. Unfortunately, I lost his telephone number when moving the office and can only contact him via email, which he hasn't responded to in months. Hence, I ask my husband, Reinhard, to take on the task of Admin just in case there is a problem where I can't do the job. Reinhard is a hospice and home health nurse so is very easy to get along with if you need to contact him for a problem on the forum. However, Mercurial was our tech computer expert so we're out of luck if something along those lines should arise.
Meanwhile, someone else is there to take over the reigns should the need arise. You're a great group and I appreciate each and everyone of you, along with your various and most excellent posts.
Thank you so much for everything during all of this time.
After surgery Reinhard "may" post an update to let you know how things went. Given this surgeon's reputation we expect an excellent outcome.
I've talked to one of his past patients who had a similar surgery with him and she was very impressed with his work and her results. Hopefully, I'll be back home by this Saturday with a very sore throat.
Meanwhile, I'm happy to have moved beyond the fear factor and am looking forward to being out of pain from the spinal stenosis.
As Reinhard is an RN he'll be with me the entire time while in the hospital and at home with the hospital post care. I'm in excellent hands.
Take care and be blessed.