Monday, November 19, 2012

4 Months Post Op!!

I was just looking at my calendar, and saw that Kaylie was 4 months post op this past Friday!!! I can't believe how the time has gone by fast, and how well she has been doing! Before you know it, a whole year will have gone by!

Once again, it has been a busy week for us! I had our second ASAP Support Group Meeting this past Sat. We had a discussion topic on pain/chronic pain. We had a great turn out, 16 of us again... but 9 were new! At every meeting I have an agenda, then a sheet about our topic. I usually try to add in some great links or videos on the subject. Below you will find some that I had for my group.

Great References:

How to Describe Your Pain to Your Doctor -,,20187961,00.html

Managing Chronic and Recurring Pain: Pain Types and Classifications -

Resource Guide for Chronic Pain…. Overview of medications and their usuages.
Great Videos:

“Pain Management in Patients with Chiari 1 and Syringomyelia” By: Ann Berger, MD, MSN, Chief of Pain and Palliative Care, national Institutes of Health

Our next meeting is Dec. 29th, and our discussion topic will be on Medical Bills/Financial Asst./Disability. 
If you would ever like more information on my support group or possibly an ASAP one in the state you live in, please email me at

Kaylie had a fall party last Friday, too. I went to help out, they were asked to dress up like scarecrows. They were all so cute, and she had a great time! 

Along with our week, Ben came down with Bronchitis, and of course the rest of our family caught a bad cold from it. I had an ear infection too! Yuck! Hopefully we will all start to be on the minds soon! Ben's brother & family are coming in for Thanksgiving. We are supper excited to have them. We of course have so much to be Thankful for this year!!! 

From our family to yours we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!! 

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