My Recent Surgery, Part 2

back_pain.jpgUPDATE 10/1/07

I’ve not taken a pain pill since Saturday. It would’ve been Friday, except I passed a kidney stone Saturday morning and grabbed the best stuff on my shelf fast! (That really shouldn’t count, you know.) I’ve not been off pain pills this long in years.

I had my stitches removed today. The back is much appreciative. The stitches were getting all kind of annoying!

Ate supper at O’Charleys. Not normally a big deal, but I’ve not had much of an appetite since the surgery, so this is a good sign.

Still get tired easily. Have to wear this brace for 9 more weeks. Otherwise, I have minimal restrictions on my activities, but mainly I’m supposed to walk.

I plan on spending some time at the office. The watch-daytime-TV / go-to-the-office choice is flipping strongly toward going to the office, but I doubt I’ll make it the entire day. It’s hard to watch daytime TV when not on narcotics! (Do people actually watch this stuff sober? What is WRONG with this world??)

As predicted, I did get bored and found myself typing away. The medicine left my emotions a bit raw, you know, so I just COULDN’T let go of the instrumental music issue. I really don’t care if anyone changes musical style, you know–but the really, really bad theology that underlies much of the argumentation just has to go!

And I’ve written a couple of other pieces I’ll post some other time. These aren’t on instrumental music, however. Well, they touch on it, but they’re not about it.

And so it’s time to figure out how to live with a better back. I’m still working on that. The rest of me is still arthritic. I’m waiting to find out how getting the back behind me (as it were) affects my other joints. Arguably, they’ll get better as the anti-arthritis medicine won’t be spread around so many joints. We’ll see …

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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0 Responses to My Recent Surgery, Part 2

  1. Ric Chambless says:


    Glad to hear you are getting up and about more. Gives the rest of us young whipper snappers hope for when we become as ancient as you. God Speed.

    Your Brother,

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