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By ObviousTroll (Thu Sep 24, 2020 at 04:15:55 PM EST) (all tags)
to listen to it because the truth is your head is stuck too far up your own ass?

(Also, when are you being smart and soliciting advice and when are you just engaging in exhibitionism?) 

The surgery is on Monday.

My back keeps feeling better, incrementally, and I keep thinking that it's too late to cancel the surgery, especially when SWHTL thinks I'm lying to myself about feeling better - but I really hate the idea of getting unnecessary surgery just because I went along with it. Sigh. I mean, I still ain't right, and I really, really, would like to resolve this so I stop having multi-month episodes of back pain.... Problem is, there's a little voice in my head that keeps saying, "Hoss, you're just getting old. Get used to it..."

(On other subjects: Just to satisfy your prurient interests in the gory details of other people’s lives... it’s been 4 years, almost 5, since the Little Lost Lamb grabbed my life and shook it like a maraca. Sadly, there’s no great denouement. At this point, we’re still playing games with “hey, aren’t we mature family members” versus “too much! step back! breathing room!” It breaks my heart but what can I do?)

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Get the work done by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Sep 25, 2020 at 06:56:39 AM EST
I don't know anyone who regretted getting back surgery, or any kind of joint surgery, when they were still active. I've known several people who regretted waiting too long.

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That’s what almost everyone tells me by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Sep 25, 2020 at 11:02:54 AM EST

Including TrollMom who waited till she was in her 70s. 

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Get it by kwsNI (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Sep 26, 2020 at 09:04:22 PM EST
I'm doing the same thing right now. I think part of it is that I'm not quite as bad as the first surgery. The second surgery, well, I arrive at the hospital in an ambulance and spent a night pushing a button every 6 minutes when the light turned green for another hit of Dilaudid just to keep the pain around a six. So I'm going to have the surgery and hope I can get it on the books before I went up at that level of pain. But I still doubt the pain a dozen times a day.

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