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    JOY (BJ1208)
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    davedsel posted:
    Joy,

    I just realized you have not been on the WebMD Back Pain Community for a few weeks.

    Hope you are doing OK. You are missed.
    Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave
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    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Dave -

    Yes I'm still around!! LOL

    My computer has been acting up whereas most times I cannot get it to start up - it finally started today!!! Hurray!!!

    My back has been hurting worst - I have 2nd opinion on the 17th and am excited to get that done with.

    Oh Dave, we have had bad problems with dad (Hubby's dad). His dementia has gotten worst and he has been displaying sundowners almost every nite around dinner time. Last thursday he lunged and hit hubby's niece and since hubby is out of state working his sister came over and took dad toher place - she is getting it set up so he goes into assisted living and I really think this will be the last stage as he is getting worst even at her place.

    anyway I'm still here - thanks for asking - hope you and your family are doing well~~take care~~
    ~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

    Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

    ~~ Joy ~~
     
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    davedsel replied to bj1208's response:
    Glad to see you, Joy.

    I moved my dad to a VA nursing home in early May. The Assisted Living Facility had to give him (and me, of course) notice because he could not control his bathroom functions. That was beyond their licensing. So, I had him tested and he scored at the bottom end of needing skilled nursing.

    The VA nursing home is taking excellent care of my dad. He has become aggresive there and actually pushed another man down. They say this is part of the disease as you are also learning the hard way. They gave my dad his own room and now all is OK. Only problem is it is a solid hour's drive each way but we are still visiting him a few times a month.

    My wife is waiting for the SSA to approve her SSD. She applied in May through her attorney. I don't think there will be any problem. Her pain management specialist has clearly documented her disability and restrictions and stated she can never work in retail again and could only work part-time in a sedentary position with lots of restrictions. Her pm is having her consider an SCS. She does not think it would be worth the effort as that still would not get her back to work. We do things around the house very carefully and it takes us forever, but it gets done.

    Hope you see more posts again from you soon.

    Have a blessed and salubrious Sunday, Joy and everyone!
    Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    trs1960 replied to bj1208's response:
    Good hearing from you!

    T


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