My lovely wife Bronwen of 42 years had her very big operation on her spine.Yout prayers would be app

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02-14-2014 05:25 PM

At the beginning of the week tuesday we took My wife of 42 years Bronwen in for her scheduled operation to her spine.The surgeons removed quite a bit of bone structure that was pinching on her nerves, causing her years of very bad pain. She lost three inches in height over the last decade she was actually given two operations in two areas and had a cyst removed she actually higher up has two cysts but they could only remove one, without compromising her spine and ability to walk in the future, as she aould have had to have a load of rods fitted.She actually was told they would do only the smaller of the operations as the one higher up was too much for her at 66 years of age but becuse she had scarring and lung function of around only 55% while she was anaesthatised they went for the two ops.So she, apart from obvious pain is doing very well considering all she has been through .I appreciate your kind words and thoughts and anyones prayers.I have a lot of time for you guys and am very aware of the camaraderie here and long term frienship I have been fortunate enough to have received over a long number of years here God bless and I am one very happy husband today. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 05:36 PM

I’m very happy to hear it went well, Alistair. My thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with her.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 05:38 PM

glad to hear it went well, and hope she has quick recovery.

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 05:50 PM

Good to hear buddy. Take good care of her while she recovers.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 05:59 PM

prayers for you both alistair

heres to many more years together
pain and worry free

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 06:11 PM

Alistair your both in our prayers
Hope Bronwen has a good recovery and a reduction in her back pain.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 06:13 PM

You an Bronwen are being ‘held in the Light’ as we Quakers say :-) prayers and good wishes are on their way to you. —S.

-- SteveL

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 06:31 PM

Sorry that anyone has to endure these types of things. I know a little about back pain and surgery myself as I had a spinal fusion years ago.
The good news is that the procedures have become better and good outcomes are possible.
Hoping for a speedy recovery and praying for you both.

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 06:33 PM

Glad to hear everything went well with the surgery and will keep her in my prayers for a full recovery. Take good care of her Alistair!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 06:49 PM

Glad to hear that it went well. I hope she has a speedy recovery and the two of you have many more good years together.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 02-14-2014 06:54 PM

Anyone who has cared for someone with a long-term debilitating condition knows how very difficult that is.

Good for you, Alistair

Speaks volumes as to you both.


-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 07:05 PM

Hoping this is the end of her chronic pain and praying for a quick recovery..

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 11:46 PM


Our prayers are with you & your wife…

Glad everything went well.. Hope she heals fast and good1

God Bless you both.

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#13 posted 02-14-2014 11:49 PM

Hi Alistair ... I add my best wishes for your wife’s speedy recovery!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#14 posted 02-15-2014 12:13 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your wife.

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#15 posted 02-15-2014 12:34 AM

I pray for healing and blessing for you both. God bless.

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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