marksmoneymakers Posts:12406 Followers:137
10/04/2012 07:39 PM

Have to be at the hospital at 6:00 in the morning and surgery set for 7:30. Nerves really kicking in now. Twelve hours and counting. Going to bed early since I am not allowed to eat or drink anything.

finance Posts:8359 Followers:223
10/04/2012 07:42 PM

Good luck Mark...we'll all be thinking about you...

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marksmoneymakers Posts:12406 Followers:137
10/06/2012 12:11 AM

Hello everybody!! Surgery went well. I was at the hospital much longer than I thought I would be. This weekend is going to suck. I am up and walking. I have some pretty good pain going on right now. About 15 minutes is as much as I can take no matter what position I am sitting in. This really sucks. Loading up on pain pills to get caught up with the pain. I have been awake since 5:00 am Friday morning and have not slept yet. Not so sure I will even be able to fall asleep tonight. I have been trying but keep getting up to walk around. I have my alarm set in case I fall asleep every four hours so I don't miss any pills. I will be on here Saturday on and off. Missed all the baseball contests today and I liked St Louis and Baltimore and of course they won. I am more than likely going to be off work the rest of the year, so I will have lots of time to post.

Again I want to thank everybody for the good wishes and thoughts. It means a lot to me. You guys are my internet family.

bulldog Posts:894 Followers:9
10/06/2012 04:06 PM

glad to hear everything went well and you will have more pain after the anaesthesia wears off took me about a day and a half and was burning so bad in lower half of body could not even lay on bed. you got it made now just will take time.

marksmoneymakers Posts:12406 Followers:137
10/07/2012 10:24 AM

Doing better today. Slept half decent last night. Hopefully things will only get better from here on out.

sharpsquare Posts:2202 Followers:5
10/07/2012 10:45 AM



Good to hear mark , hope it keeps on improving !

marksmoneymakers Posts:12406 Followers:137
10/12/2012 08:25 AM

Had my surgery last Friday, so it has been almost a week. I am doing much better than I thought I would be. Bang The Book is helping with my recovery. I love this place.

marksmoneymakers Posts:12406 Followers:137
10/25/2012 04:31 PM

Updating my health. I had almost two weeks after surgery before therapy. I was doing really well while walking everyday. I started therapy last week and have had four so far. I think I am doing worse. I keep telling the therapy people and they tell me it is to be expected. I know there should be some soreness, but this feels different. I am a little worried.

My whole family is going to Disney the first week of November. I don't even know if I am going along or not yet. My flight has already been paid for. I am not so sure I can take the 2.5 drive the airport followed by the flight to Florida. Getting really stressed over it all. Not to mention I have not had a paycheck since Labor Day and will probably not have another until the middle of January. Luckily my wife has a good job, but it hurts. Have to really watch spending the rest of this year and that sucks with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner.