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Saying So Long by mrsthing on 19 March 2008 3:36pm
I just found out I have degenerative arthritis in my spine (L4, L5, S1, for those who understand these things), and I'm going to be spending a lot of time getting physical therapy, exercising, and attempting to lose weight. Doc says at least 40 pounds, preferably 60, and it's very hard for me to lose weight, so it's going to take a lot of effort. So I won't have much time for recreational computing anymore.

I love it here, and I'll miss you all. Your humor and intelligence have make a lot of dark days brighter for me. I hope I'll be back at some point, so I'm saying So Long and not Goodbye.

Re: Saying So Long by Lady April on 19 March 2008 3:47pm
I know I am rather new here but I understand what you are talking about. Good luck to you, I'll send good thoughts your way. Just want to say that I've enjoyed reading your posts and wish you to come back soon to hear how you are doing. :)
Lady A.
Re: Saying So Long by johnnythemonkey on 19 March 2008 3:56pm
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis Judy and I wish you well.
As you seem to enjoy the site so much I think popping in when you can will only help you. They say laughter is the best medicine.
Since you 'only' have to lose 40-60 lbs, you are positively slim by American standards ! ;)

John xxx.
Re: Saying So Long by elina on 19 March 2008 3:59pm
Oh dear. Good luck, Judy! We will miss you!

-Elina *hugs*
Re: Saying So Long by tucsonmike on 19 March 2008 4:18pm
Good luck with all that Judy.
Re: Saying So Long by bashful heart on 19 March 2008 4:45pm
Miss you much. Get well soon.
Re: Saying So Long by Lounge Trekker on 19 March 2008 4:53pm
I am so sorry to hear of your health issues, Judy. I'll miss you. I give you all the encouragement I can.

I hope that once you get into a new routine, you will grace this forum with your great cheer...the sooner the better.

Re: Saying So Long by geordiegirl on 19 March 2008 5:04pm
Oh, Judy, I AM so sorry to hear about what you will have to do.
Just to say I will really miss your vigorous, entertaining, thoughtful & kindred-spiritcontributions here. Get well, and COME BACK SOON!
Re: Saying So Long by canaveralgumby on 19 March 2008 5:40pm
I had an extrusion between L4 and L5. If they offer you a KENELOG epidural, TAKE IT! If they didn't offer it, ask if you're a candidate for it. I asked the P.T., "How did people get through p.t. before the shots?" and she said, "Drugs. Lots of drugs."

Good luck, missjudy! Please come back soon and BE WELL.
Re: Saying So Long by Katia on 19 March 2008 6:08pm
Very sad to hear, Judy. Please recover quick and come back. Best of luck, Katia XX
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