Day 9 - thankful for modern medicine

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As some of you might remember, about 1-1/2 years ago my husband had major spine surgery. After receiving amazing support from Facebook and other friends, I wrote a bit about his surgery and recovery in a post, "Adjusting one's sails, in business and in life."

He has recovered well, and while adjustments have been made, they are quite acceptable ones to us -- a long hike might be 8-10 miles now, pain medication is still needed, but it's over-the-counter ibuprofen and it's effective. In short, he is once again enjoying life; working, playing, exploring, and planning for the future.

I'm truly thankful for the medical and surgical advances that have been made, and extremely grateful to his surgeon, Dr. Dmitriy Kondrashov.

 

 

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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
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Lottie Kendall - This is something we can all be grateful for - modern medicine and all that it does for us today!

Nov 23, 2016 09:13 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall
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Indeed, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com - Gene can now enjoy hiking once again in your lovely Tahoe area!

 

Nov 23, 2016 09:35 AM #2
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Roy Kelley
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It is good to see that your husband is doing well.

We, too, are fortunate to have world class health care in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Nov 23, 2016 09:36 AM #3
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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 You are definitely blessed with the aid of modern medications and medical techniques. I hope both you and your husband have a happy Thanksgiving Lottie Kendall 

Nov 23, 2016 09:44 AM #4
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Joe Pryor
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I'm with you on that. I experienced the change in cancer treatment in 2008 at MD Anderson. I have fewer life changes today because of it. Glad your husband is ok.

Nov 23, 2016 12:21 PM #5
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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When I watch a TV show like Cinemax's The Knick, about early 1900s medicine practiced at The Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, it gives me a whole new appreciation for modern medicine.

Nov 23, 2016 12:34 PM #6
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Lottie, so glad your husband's surgery was a success. Wish I could walk 8-10 miles a day...I am lucky to do two.

Nov 23, 2016 01:11 PM #7
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Lottie,

 I forgot about that one and it is very important! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Gene!

Nov 23, 2016 03:33 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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The advancements in medicine have been phenomenal.  The type of cancer my mother died from in 1975, has a very high rate of survival in today's medical world.

Nov 23, 2016 06:12 PM #9
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Lou Ludwig
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Lottie

Your sure right about . . . . Modern medicine is amazing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 23, 2016 10:56 PM #10
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I would say he is in great health to be able to do an 8-10 mile hike. I would have to take a couple of ibu's for that too. 

Nov 24, 2016 04:48 PM #11
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great medical care is something we take for granted--until it's needed Roy Kelley 

My brother and I often acknowledge that without modern medicine neither of us would be here. A blessing indeed, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

 

Nov 25, 2016 08:10 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Thank you, Joe Pryor - my husband is doing well, and I'm glad you are, too.

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - I know, right? Even things like anesthesia are relatively new. Lucky us!

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® and Debbie Reynolds - we're heading out today instead of tomorrow for a good hike before the most welcome rains come. I'm afraid 8-10 miles won't undue the excesses of yesterday, though.

 

Nov 25, 2016 08:16 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - so many things for which to be thankful!

That's so true, Myrl Jeffcoat - I'm sorry that treatments weren't there in time for your mother.

Thanks for stopping by, Lou Ludwig - I hope you're enjoying this Thanksgiving weekend.

Nov 25, 2016 08:18 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall - That video is a keeper! Your husband is an example to others who have similar health issues. Often, people simply complain and they bring others down. With an amazing physician, modern medicine, a support system, the love of family & friends, and a positive attitude more health problems can be cured. What he does today, he couldn't do before or may never have been able to if he had given up. I am so happy for you and your hubby!

Nov 25, 2016 09:01 AM #15
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Patricia Feager - I used that little video of my husband hiking as a thank you note to Dr. Kondroshov. Thanks for your good wishes--they mean a lot.

Nov 28, 2016 07:48 AM #16
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