Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jim Leaves the Bus

Last night and today have been difficult.  When we left the hospital, they wanted Jim to take the drugs every four hours, instead of every three as he had been doing.  So, we did that last night.  Today we are back on every three hours.  Last night was not good.  We also failed on getting drugs to him in the middle of the night.  We will not make that mistake again.  Seven hours was way too long of a gap.

Today has been painful.  We’re wondering if it’s made worse by the fact that he quit taking Prednisone Tuesday, and its anti-inflammatory properties are wearing off.  When a person has spinal fusion, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are also forbidden for three months.  NSAIDS interfere with bone production. 

Despite the discomfort, there have been two walks circling the RV park.  The good thing is that the walker is staying in the bus.


I promise that soon I will blog about something other than Jim and his back.  Our Fearless Leader has been providing so much material, but I know you’re all sick of it.


  1. No, we aren't sick of it, we're concerned and interested in how things are going. It could be one of us having the same thing one of these days. Hope the worst is over.

  2. Jim and Gayle are right. We want to know how Jim is progressing. We care and that's important to us.

  3. I also don't mind the Jim content at all. Of course, I am a bit of a geek re. all things medical. I originally wanted to be a doctor, then decided I really didn't care for chemistry in high school. Sorry about Jim's pain level but glad to see him getting out of the bus, and without the walker!
    Hope the pain will lessen day by day.