The Journey's Blog

One month tomorrow...

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 156
My surgery was October 5th, so today marks the end of 1 full month in recovery! The time has passed in a blur - I can hardly believe it. Of course, the first week was in the hospital. I remember many fine people who worked with me -- nurses, doctors, therapists -- but the time seems like a...

Ready for some help and company

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 159
I am better, to the point I am realizing more of my limitations! Wow - who knew resting was so hard! Today is a good example... We (nephew Ethan, Dad and I) have been planning a trip to Costco to order Dad an updated prescription glasses. Dad's illness last week exhausted both of us,...

When you are supposed to do nothing...

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 154
...do you really need a day off? YES Thursday did, in fact, end in a trip to the Auburn E.R. for Dad. His legs "weakness" got the doctor so worried she called me up special to encourage us to bring him in. I was SO GREATFUL that she smoothed the way by calling our case in to the...

Week of transitions

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 157
Remember back to grade school when we saw that cartoon about the evolution from ape through various stages to Homo Sapien? (See pic) That's been my life this week - walking all hunched over and gradually getting more upright with the help of rest and ice-packs. My tweaked back is about 90%...

Stupid Setbacks

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 175
Friday was my best day yet, containing a energetic walk and a no-prob trip to the doctor with a stop at Taco Tree for supper. Sitting, standing and reclining (and transitions) were easy peasy. But sometime during the night I "pulled" my lower back getting off the throne. We've...

Home Safely

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 152

I know, I'm trying to be e-free today, but I just wanted to thank my cousin Ron and Randy for getting mi into and out of the City and safely, comfortably home. Changed the header pic for location.

Now local docs take over the details, starting with an appt at 4pm today.

Headed home

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 145
Tomorrow is a big day for me - FIRST I have to make a round trip from my East Bay retreat into the "City" for my first follow-up appointment with the surgery team. This is not as easy as it sounds. It's only 40 miles or less but will take well over an hour each way for what is...

A Wonderful Day Today

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 156
Checking in with a great day!  During my 2nd walk today, the afternoon sun warmed my limbs while the cool breeze refreshes my face and breath. I had this wonderful sense of how HEALTHY I felt in that moment. I felt clean, inside and out, and I felt relaxed and confident in my healing...

Not that voice, the *other* voice

(from CaringBridge 2018)

David Loofbourrow 0 161
Last night, in the wee hours, I slowly got back in bed ("carefully! you know how must not bend or twist") and just rolled over on my left side - boom! - like nobody's business. My traffic-controller mini-doctor voice screamed "NO!" because heretofore I've had big...
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