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    Old 02-16-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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    Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

    You can tell I have too much time on my hands, can't you? Anyway, here are some hidden benefits I've found to my surgery over the past 9 days. Chip in and add more!

    1. Lose weight -- even though I am not getting exercise, my early days diet of soup, jello, etc. has been great for weight reduction. (The ice cream not so much, but . . . )

    2. Quit smoking -- tried and tried to quit many times before. Put 'em down before the surgery and have not had serious cravings since. No patch, no pills, nada. Amazing what pain and no ability to drive can do.

    3. Save $$$$ -- no gas for my car, no lunches out at work, no Starbucks on the way to work.

    4. Home Organization -- now that I am reasonably lucid (reasonable minds can differ), I am able to get some stuff done that we never have time to get around to -- correspondence, taxes, etc.

    5. Reduced laundry -- pretty much one uniform -- sweat suit and long sleeve t-shirt -- saves lots of time and labor.

    I'm sure there are plenty more -- anxious to see what others can come up with.

    Jeff

     
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    Old 02-16-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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    Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery


    1 I too lost weight...........
    2 finished a 1000 piece puzzle
    3 finished a good bood and started on another
    4 finished a quilt that was over due to my daughter
    5 started a quilt
    6 got taxes done
    7 saved on $$$, no shopping , no driving
    8 GREAT NAPS
    9 better aquainted with the dog
    10 Supper being fixed for you for a while !!!!!!!

     
    Old 02-16-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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    Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

    - helped the world - conserved water from not as many showers
    - saved electricity from not having to dry my hair
    - saved money for having lower water and electric bill
    - re-established deeper relationships with friends and relatives by talking on the phone for hours while resting
    - Re-cycled pain pill bottles for other uses instead of putting them into the trash

     
    Old 02-17-2007, 07:51 PM   #4
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    Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

    I am up to date on the weather around the country, current events around the world, can tell you the latest Oprah Book Club offering, and have caught up on all of Victor Newman's antics on Y & R - oh, yeah, WAY to much TV!!

     
    Old 02-20-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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    Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

    Finally mastering the internet
    Became best buddy with my 2 year old grandson
    No 4:15am alarm
    Watched all seven seasons of The West Wing
    NO SNOW SHOVELING!!!

     
    Old 02-20-2007, 09:57 PM   #6
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    Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

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    Finally mastering the internet
    Became best buddy with my 2 year old grandson
    No 4:15am alarm
    Watched all seven seasons of The West Wing
    NO SNOW SHOVELING!!!
    PS- Good Drugs!

     
    Old 02-22-2007, 12:57 PM   #7
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    Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

    Made sure Amazone stayed in the black! Dvd's, cd's, treats!
    Bought printer ink! Became a bigger fount of trivial information. Printed it out to share with very bored friends!
    Found out who my real friends were!
    Discovered that laptop companies lie about battery length!
    Ran every possible FREE check on my laptop!
    My mortality became an issue, lined out my will!
    Remembered how cranky an 18 year old cockatiel could be!
    Remembered how to calm him down!
    Bad thing. I sit here and remember how badly I miss Antarctica!
    Oh yeah the good DRUGS!
    Ice

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