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  • Post Thanksgiving Check-In

    Macey | November 25, 2017 - 6:53 PM Quality of Life

    Hi, my fellow Backers. Can you believe Thanksgiving is already over because I can’t. My thankful Thursday turned out to be one for the books. Even though I live several states away from my personal family, I still felt the love. 

    I live with my boyfriend and his grandfather so his side of family (cousins, uncles, aunts, moms, dads, etc) all came over. We ate A LOT, watched holiday movies and laughed. 

    But enough about me. What I really want to know is how your Thanksgiving went. Were you able to stay pain-free and enjoy yourself? Let me know anything that stands out in the comments below. Thanks guys!

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  • ChiefBacker
    November 26, 2017 - 1:42 PM

    Good times.  This year's Thanksgiving for me was much better than last year's.  Last year I had soooo much pain, but with the artificial disc surgery this past summer, I was pretty much pain free except for some leg achiness. If I'm on the go, I just roll on some Cryoderm and that takes care of it.  Barely noticeable.  Sometimes I look around at people though and try to think back about what it was like to just do things and NOT think about pain or what I'm going to do before I do it (like bending over for something) in case it could cause pain or other problems.  But in the spirit of Thanksgiving... thankful for my progress and what I can do now as opposed to what I couldn't do over the past couple of years.  

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    • Macey

      Thanks for your reply! You're Thanksgiving sounds like one for the books too. Love hearing ADR success stories. How remarkable you could actually enjoy yourself with your family.

      I certainly know what you mean when you say that you'll look around at people and think back to the things you can or can't do. I find myself doing the exact same thing. Life is funny in that way. A year can make all the difference. It seems like day and night between this Thanksgiving and lasts for you, which is the best case scenario.

      PS: I'm interested in hearing more about Cryoderm. Is it that good for pain relief?