Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What A Royal Pain In The Neck



Howdy Blogger friends, I just wanted to say I’m here but have been busy with family.

Pic From Nebraska Spine Center


Bulldog Man had a surgical procedure to his lower neck this past Thursday.  He’s been dealing with severe Stenosis, herniated and compressed discs, along with impingement of the spinal column from C3 through C7.  The doctor has him scheduled for one more surgical procedure the 1st of October.  By doing this, it is supposed to help lighten some of his neck and back pain, until he has his neck totally rebuilt by a neurosurgeon.   



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I’ve also been collecting gallon and half gallon water and milk jugs for several reasons.  I fill cleaned out milk jugs with water, and add them to my chest freezer when we remove meat or vegetables to prevent it from constantly running.  



I also cut the bottom of these water and milk containers out to make containers for seedlings in my greenhouse.  The container bottoms are the perfect size for when transplanting.  



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Here’s a picture of our green-eyed Zombie……he’s ready for Halloween.



25 comments:

  1. I hope the surgery helps and gets rid of the discomfort.

    That's a mean looking zombie dog :)

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    1. PP,

      These surgical procedures are pretty much a band aid until he goes in and has the total rebuild.

      Oh Beans is a sweetie......the camera makes him look so zombie like.

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  2. What Preppy said, on both counts.

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  3. Oh Sweet Sandy,

    Prayers for BDM, I hope this helps the pain. Having that is no fun. Hope he gets well soon.

    Thanks for the idea of the milk jugs and seed starters, that is a smart idea. I guess you could use soda bottles as well.
    Your zombie dog looks creepy, My camera does the same thing, and our animals look possessed. I want to try it with the chickens, bet they would look cool. ha ha ha.

    Hugs for you guys! Love
    ME

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    1. Sweet JUGM,
      Thank you, this is just a band aid to hold him over until he goes for the total rebuild.

      You're welcome, sure you could use soda bottles or anything that has a good base with a large opening.

      Possessed is correct, he even gets those golden glow eye balls if you set the camera just right. I can't wait to see what the camera does with chicken eyes, lol......
      Hugs and love to you and yours.
      Sandy

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  4. That does sound like a pain in the neck! Ouch! Hope it all goes well for Bulldog Man.

    I like your milk jug ideas.

    I bet there are times when Beans is a bit possessed! I know ours can be...

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    1. Izzy,

      It's a royal pain in the neck, lol.....
      Yes, Beans can be some what possessed.....especially if comes time to clip his nails.

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  5. I hope the surgery works out and he feels better.

    That's a nice dog you got there!

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    1. Hey Harry,

      These procedures are just a band aid until he can have the major surgery.

      Thanks, we like Beans....he is a good rescue dog.

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  6. I hope all goes perfectly for Bulldog Man. Myself having a spine injury I understand the pain that goes with it.

    I don't understand the gallon water jugs for the freezer (maybe I'm having a senior moment) . It sounds like you remove some frozen meat then put the gallon jug in its place. Is the water in the jug room temperature? If so how does that help keep the freezer from running?

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    1. Mike,

      You do understand the pain one goes through then from spinal injuries.

      We fill the milk cartons with regular water, and place the carton in the freezer in place of food being taken out. This way the freezer stays full which means it doesn't have to constantly run because it's a partially full freezer. When a freezer isn't full it works harder to freeze the area's without food. Doing this will also help a little with the electric bill because the freezer doesn't have to keep running.

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  7. oh Sweet Sandy - i hope this helps relieve at least some of BDMan's pain until he gets the full surgery - poor guy - give him a big kiss from me.

    the water jug idea is what we use to grow our mesclun greens in - they work awesomely. we also use water bottles as cloches. works great!

    as for little zombie beans - you should get him a part in the tv show "The Walking Dead' - bahahahahahah! heck, put that little bugger to work, make him work for his keep! he could become famous and you guys could buy a mansion in the redoubt with 250 acres.

    holy moly! imagine if that worked!!!!!

    much love to you and all of yours as always. i love you girl! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      I will give BDM a big kiss for you. So far the first procedure has helped, I'm hoping the next procedure will give him relief for many months before having the major surgery. He is suffering though from the reaction to the steroids they gave him.

      Milk cartons, along with yogurt containers, and any other container works really good for starting any type of seeds. I like using these items because I'm recycling instead of throwing out the containers.

      I should get Beans on the Walking Dead show, lol......

      Love to you and yours.......love you too!!!!
      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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  8. Oh gosh, sounds as though your man has a ways to go before getting his back and neck to where he's not in pain anymore. What an ordeal to have to suffer through. I hope relief comes soon for him.

    I use plastic milk jugs with the bottoms cut off for mini greenhouses over started plants in the garden, too.

    Our freezers during the summer months get a little barren and I should do a better job of using your jugs of water method to help them run more efficiently. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Mama Pea,
      Yes Ma'am, my husband has a long way to go until his neck is totally rebuilt. These procedures he's enduring are relieving some of the pain.

      Using the jugs full of water in the empty places in your freezer will make it run more efficiently.

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  9. Last photo is a hoot. +1 for freezing water in those jugs! Besides the reason you mention about efficiency, I figure it's a good way to store emergency water too.

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    1. Leigh,
      Doesn't he looked possessed? Thank you on the water jugs. Of course it's a great way to store emergency water. Need to make sure to put a little Clorox in the water.

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  10. Great idea!
    Glad to hear the surgery is giving him relief. Praying!

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    1. M.E.,

      Thank you for your prayers. Yes this procedure has given him some relief. We have another larger procedure this Wednesday.

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  11. Hope things are continuing to improve.

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    1. Gail,

      Thank you, this procedure has helped a bit with his pain.

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  12. Oh gosh. That kind of pain sounds awful. I hope the procedures aren't too risky. Thanks for the tip about keeping the freezers full. I too save the jugs for seedlings.

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    1. Michaele,

      This kind of pain is terrible. You can never get comfortable.
      My pleasure!

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