Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy May 13th

Two years ago today, I had a tumor removed from my spine, a section of my spine rebuilt, and started the down the road to getting my life back.  May 13th is sort of my re-birthday. I will never be 100%, but I am so much better than I was, and so much better than I would have been if not for the care that I received when I received it. 

I am forever thankful for the talented health care providers who spent hours working on a few inches of my spine, the dedicated staff that kept me alive and pushed me onto recovery.  From time to time, I think how fortunate I am to have been where I was, when I was there, with good insurance.  I had access to the best people, and facilities, at a time when the science has advanced to the point that they were able to do a lot for me. 

If, I had waited a few weeks longer, the outcome would have been much different. A millimeter or so stood between me and a wheelchair.  As I mentioned last year on this day, I knew something was wrong for a long time before I went to see a doctor.  If I had put off seeing a doctor for a few more weeks, my level of recovery would have been much less, the permanent damage much more life changing.  

Please, if you, or someone you know, knows something is just not right, and you have been putting off seeing a doctor, call today and make an appointment.  Make a difference in your life and life of those who love you. 

Take a moment to thank the health care providers who have helped you along the way.  Miracle workers in scrubs.  


  1. Definitely a day worth celebrating every year. Happy Re-birthday!

  2. So good to see you continue doing so well! You have put an enormous amount of hard work into that.
    And as Mitch said, happy rebirthday!

  3. happy #2 second birthday! mine is june 21 - I will be 28 on that day.

    you are correct about going to the doctor and having access to the best care/facilities. many in our country don't have that option.

  4. Again it is good to hear of you progress, and to hear someone extolling their physician rather than remonstrating against him.

  5. Many happy returns!