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    Well friends.......I seem to be ready to get back out there. It's been a long time, way too long!

    I've been off the forum for a while because I was doing the weaning off the pain meds thing. WOW! I didn't realize how much that was going to hurt or how hard it was going to be. But I did it. I'm now only on Tylenol. I still hurt a lot from the surgery and have about 8 more weeks of PT, but I figured I could start off with some very "EASY" short hikes. Hey........It's a start, right?

    Now don't laugh. (OK, you can laugh!) I have to start off very easy. I still can't pull or push with any real force yet with my shoulder, so I'm going to do these two hikes/walks to bring my body and legs back into some sort of shape. Dam, I've been sitting around the house just healing for the past month and a half!

    This week I'll do, The Silk Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Concord, NH
    (right down the road from my house)
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=HGN073-006




    And then next week I'll do, The John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, NH
    (very scenic off the shore of Lake Sunapee)
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=HGN073-023



    After these two little one's, I'll be able to know where I'm physically at,
    and then hopefully head up into the White Mountains for some REAL hiking.
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    Here's to you getting your hiking legs back! God bless and be safe!
    Steve
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    Thanks Steve.

    I gotta be honest with ya, I just got back from PT
    and I could REALLY use something stronger then Tylenol.
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    Well.....I still didn't get out yet. I'm having trouble getting off these meds. I can't believe it! They now have me on a 12 day schedule using a different medication to wean me off the Vicodin. This is so weird! I feel so sick!

    I might try and shoot for a short forest hike by the end of next week.

    I MISS THE WHITES!
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    Hey Guys,

    Sorry I haven't been around, but things are not going as planned with this dam operation!

    First of all, I can't get off this stupid Vicodin without getting sick as a dog! I told the doc's I don't mind sweating it out, but they said I could have a seizure if I do that. Nope.....don't want that! So this very slooooooow process of weaning me off the Vic is going on. I just don't have the energy to sit at my computer and post with all of you. I REALLY MISS IT! I just don't feel good.

    Then I get this letter on Friday stating that the anesthesiologist had problems putting the breathing tube in my windpipe before the operation, when I was out. The letter states that multiple attempts were made by the anesthesiologist and after many attempts, they were finally able to place the breathing tube in by using an intubating Fast Trach (LMA C- Trach) device. They also told me that this WILL be a problem if I have to have any other operations that requires general anesthia. What the surgeon will have to do in this event is perform a Tracheotomy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracheotomy

    I'm sorry to all of a sudden pop in on the site with such wonderful and fun news, but I just thought that you guys should know that I didn't forget all of you and the site. I'm just not feeling well. As soon as all this crap is over, I'll be back hiking and posting.

    Ya know, this whole operation thing really was and still is a bummer. I think we don't realize how good we have it when we're feeling OK, until something bad happens to you. We have to enjoy every moment of our lives, because there's gonna be that special time when your health will mess's with you.

    Hey....I do have some good advise for ya....there's a new Tylenol. Man this stuff is great on pain. It's called Rapid Release. This stuff works in like 5 mins! That's FAST!



    Again, thanks for being here guys. Be back soon.............

    Joey
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    Still can't hike yet. Man I'm diein' to get out there!!!
    I can smell the pine, rock and dirt! (and bug spray)

    This shoulder is not coperating with me. My PT says
    just hang in there.................soon.

    (cause for my lack of posting on the site)
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    Smell can be a powerful force.
    You need one of those little smelly pillows with the pine scent in them. I keep one by my bedside and when I'm not feeling well I roll over, close my eyes, and take a deep, lung-filling smell. I am instantly transported to the forests of the White Mountains and for one brief second I am at peace. It's only a second, mind you, but it's a powerful second, with long lasting repercussions!
    I highly recommend it!!

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    Maybe I should try to develop a "virtual forest". It could be a helmet with hiking movies you could play. It could come with a certain amount of trails and have the ability to download more trails. The inside of the helmet could be lined with the fresh pine smell of the northern forest. Of course, sound would be included as well.
    Steve
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    I think you're on to something there . . .
    And you'll need volunteers to go out and do the actual hiking - wearing a helmet with little cameras attached. I'm THERE . . .

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    How about a web camera with a smell button?
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