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Old 10-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #181
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #182
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Update, the good, the bad, and PEMF therapy

So, Alan was allowed to go back to work light duty, approx, a month ago,
His employer assigned him to work in the parts room, writing a policies and procedure manual for the parts dept. not exciting work but work just the same, Alan walks in approx. a 1/4 to the building and a 1/4 mile out he is limited to a 1/2 walking per day. He walks with a very pronounced limp and uses a cane when is not working or in the house. We saw the Dr. Monday the 16th and two of the three screws holding the rod running through the femur have broken. The Dr. indicated his leg is healing slower than expected so he is now enjoying Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Therapy at home.

This is what the device looks like:



For maximum results he is supposed to wear the device around his leg for 10 hours per day, today is the first day of treatment, he plans to wear it to bed to complete the 10 hours. The PEMF therapy will be a daily event now.

Once again I am asking our ADV Family to include my sweetheart in your prayers, & thoughts. Thank you for all your past, present, and future support.

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Old 12-19-2013, 08:22 PM   #183
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Ok

I can add a sentence to my prayers. What is 5 more seconds after a half hour of trying to take care of all of my problems.. He'll probably look at Alan and say piece of cake compared to the work I have with you!
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #184
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Sorry to hear of the slow progress. I hope the gizmo does some good.

Looking forward to seeing you guys at Mark's gig.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:23 AM   #185
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The two of you are in my thoughts and prayer. Hope the healing process gets better.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:01 AM   #186
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From someone who's been in the same boat, broken screws are not necessarily at bad thing. Part of what make new bone grow is stress. I had a very slow healing break and one of my screw broke from weight bearing too. I think it was one of the best things that happened as it allowed the fracture to compress just a little and healing sped up significantly afterwards.

Glad to hear things are progressing for you.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:18 AM   #187
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During Alan's follow up appt this Monday the Dr. finally decided to order a cat scan of his leg, yesterday we discussed the results and a proper course of treatment.

Alan will be having surgery today to remove the rod removed from his leg, since the leg is not healing and it is believed the rod is moving around causing the pain (remember the 2 lower screws are broken), and the healing is progressing so slow. The rod will be removed and the inside of the bone will be reamed loosening up bone material that will create a slurry that should stimulate healing, a larger rod will go in the leg. He will spend tonight in the hospital.

Alan feels this is a good course of action as he feels the last three months have been a waste of time. The Ortho has consulted with Alan's primary care physician to thwart off clotting (Alan has been off the blood thinners for 3 months), he will be taking a blood thinner after the surgery. Of course I have concerns but I know all your thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes will be with us and have faith this will course of treatment will be successful.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:39 AM   #188
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I hope the new treatment goes well. Get well so we can ride together again.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:47 AM   #189
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Not the kind of news I had been hoping for, but at least they have a plan to make it right.

Here's hoping that this finally does the trick.



Alan, I am really looking forward to getting another chance to fail to keep up with you.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:47 AM   #190
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Like an old dirtbike, he just needs a little more TLC in the suspension area. Keep us updated!

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Old 02-27-2014, 12:18 PM   #191
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Hi Katy, prayers sent for both of you.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #192
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Thoughts sent to both of you!
A ray of sunshine and some warmth to get you going in the right direction.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #193
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A prayer going your way for this to get Alan going in the right direction.

Hugs, to both of you.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:51 PM   #194
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I am at least alive and well enough to get on Katys laptop while she is out to get something to eat. The following is what she wrote to send out to family via email.

Alan is in the room and he is doing well, I spoke to the ortho, he indicated the procedure went well; Alan is in good spirits and is expected to come home tomorrow afternoon. Yesterday Alan's cousins Richard and John came for a planned visit, while we were at the Dr. they were driving from Vancouver and they had driven most of the way to our house before we had finished at the Dr. Office. So the surgery shortened their visit, but it was a welcome distraction. We will keep all of you informed.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:43 AM   #195
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I'm glad you are feeling good enough to get on the laptop and post an update. Keep working on that healing process.
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