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Showing posts from December, 2014

Twas the Night Before Xmas

Twas the Night before Christmas... and we are tucked in watching the classics and hoping tonight's snowstorm delivers. Terry is flipping between National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story, and we have Elf ready to go. For the third year in a row, we are staying home for the holidays. It wasn't our original plan, but we are making the most of it.

Since Thanksgiving, Terry's back has deteriorated and surgery is planned for next week. He is looking forward to immediate pain relief once the extruded disc is removed and stops pinching his nerves. He's been battling back issues on-and-off for over two years, but the last six weeks have been the worse.

The initial injury happened during our trip to Priest Lake. Once we got home, the MRI showed damage but there were signs it was starting to heal. It eventually healed, as did a couple other major episodes, including one last Labor Day that delayed our Italy trip from last Fall to this Summer.

This last epis…