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    Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    In my case, the bad news is that at 5:30 AM tomorrow (Monday, April 5). I have to be at the hospital for a five-hour (!) surgery to address my Spinal Stenosis. The three surgery procedures will be Laminectomy, Foraminotomy, & Spinal Fusion.

    About two years ago, I started having balance problems, which have steadily increased.

    Recently, I was referred to a Neurosurgeon who ran several MRIs. Turns out that the reason I was having balance issues was that the vertebrae in my neck were pinching the spinal cord (fortunately, no pain). This action was delaying the communication between my brain & the muscles that were supposed to be getting corrective messages, but too late if at all.

    Wow - I had never heard of this condition (Spinal Stenosis), but apparently it isn't all that uncommon.

    The medical team cautions me to not lift anything over 10 lbs. after the surgery, and to stay away from any physical activity for at least three months, if not longer. The actual complete healing time period is projected to be about a year.

    Naturally - my office & RoomPlay Reference demo room are in another building…

    Enough of the bad news!!!

    In 2008 I was in a bad car accident. Among the many issues, my back was broken. I was confined to a lengthy healing time period after the surgery.

    Some of my clients contacted me and said – in general – "Hey Jim, why don't you write that book you said was needed so badly?" And so I did – Get Better Sound. There was really little else that I could do.

    I am actually a bit excited about seeing Through the Sound Barrier jump ahead during this time period, at least the earlier part of the time period, as it should be enough to to get this unbelievably delayed project completed.

    Today, I spent time getting my laptop up to speed since I can't work on my desktop – can't even walk over here (the office/demo room) for some time.

    And that is how Bad News may even be Good News in some instances!!!
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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Best of luck on a speedy recovery Jim.
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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Good luck tomorrow!!


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    Jim,

    Best of luck with the operation and healing. It’s amazing what can be done medically today. Speedy recovery.
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    Of course we are all hoping for only the best results. Maybe you will have time to write a few more chapters!?
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    Good luck and wish you a speedy recovery!


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    Yes Jim, I’m sure this is difficult but the best news is there are skilled surgeons who can help!

    Praying for your speedy recovery.
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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Hope everything goes well tomorrow Jim. Spinal stenosis is extremely common and I’m sure something your spine surgeon deals with regularly.


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    Wishing you a successful procedure and a speedy recovery Jim!!
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    Dear Jim,
    Joanne and I wish you a successful surgery and a good recovery. We'll be thinking about you.
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    Best wishes for you.

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    I wish you all the best!
    Health is much more important than audio.

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    Re: Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    Jim - I’m just down here in Atlanta and am glad to run up there and help out with anything you need. Just let me know (and, no, I won’t run off with any of that great gear that you have because I wouldn’t know how to set it up as well). When you’re healthy, we’ll have you back down and move the R-1s around again (they’re only 330 pounds each).

    Best wishes for the surgery and don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything.

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    Hope everything goes well tomorrow. Back surgery is always difficult.
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    All the best for the surgery and with your recovery!
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Jim.

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    Hope you are having a smooth procedure tomorrow, and wish you a swift recovery.


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    Best wishes. Hope everything goes well and have a quick recovery.
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    Hi Jim , best wishes and hope for a speedy recovery.
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    Hope everything goes well and you are back on your feet and moving big speakers around again very soon!
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    Best of luck Jim. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Good luck Jim and speedy recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Can Bad News conceal Good News?

    In my case, the bad news is that at 5:30 AM tomorrow (Monday, April 5). I have to be at the hospital for a five-hour (!) surgery to address my Spinal Stenosis. The three surgery procedures will be Laminectomy, Foraminotomy, & Spinal Fusion.

    About two years ago, I started having balance problems, which have steadily increased.

    Recently, I was referred to a Neurosurgeon who ran several MRIs. Turns out that the reason I was having balance issues was that the vertebrae in my neck were pinching the spinal cord (fortunately, no pain). This action was delaying the communication between my brain & the muscles that were supposed to be getting corrective messages, but too late if at all.

    Wow - I had never heard of this condition (Spinal Stenosis), but apparently it isn't all that uncommon.

    The medical team cautions me to not lift anything over 10 lbs. after the surgery, and to stay away from any physical activity for at least three months, if not longer. The actual complete healing time period is projected to be about a year.
    ....
    Good luck with the surgery!
    My wife was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis (via MRI). Doctors said it could have been a result of previous car accident. But unlike you, she was having excruciating pain as a result.

    Fortunately (despite being told that she needed surgery), she managed to keep the pain away doing flexibility exercises (yoga), diet changes (eliminated gluten which can cause internal inflammation of the spinal cord), and change of sports (switched from running to swimming).

    Of course every situation is different, and I am certain that what worked for her will not work for everyone. But I thought of mentioning it in case someone else is suffering from the same ailment and may want to consider possible treatment shy of surgery.

    Again, good luck today!!!

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    Best wishes for a painless, effortless, and speedy recovery!
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    Good luck Jim! BTW, everyone over 50 has some degree of spinal stenosis in their lumbar spine and most do (often to a lesser degree) in their cervical spine as well. The good news is that, as scary as it sounds, surgery for cervical spine problems like yours has a very high success and satisfaction rate (especially compared to lower back surgery)
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    Good luck!
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    Good luck with recovery Jim. We will keep you in our prayers.
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    Jim you got this !
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    Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery Jim!

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    From a fellow spine surgery recipient, you’ll be fine! Best of luck and having a positive attitude like you do is more than half of the battle!

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    Best of luck With the procedure Jim and wishing you a speedy recovery.
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    Here’s hoping surgery went well Jim. Wishing for your speedy recovery.
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    All good thoughts and a speedy recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDSChicago View Post
    From a fellow spine surgery recipient, you’ll be fine! Best of luck and having a positive attitude like you do is more than half of the battle!
    Positive Attitude is the best thing one can do with surgery. Meditation and Visualization before and after also help. I have had 5 Orthopedic Surgeries including an L5-S1 Discectomy. I blew it out from various stupid things like picking up and carrying heavy Amplifiers and Speakers. Recovery went great and no Sciatic issues since, but that first day was a doozie.

    Let us know how you are doing when you can Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Positive Attitude is the best thing one can do with surgery. Meditation and Visualization before and after also help. I have had 5 Orthopedic Surgeries including an L5-S1 Discectomy. I blew it out from various stupid things like picking up and carrying heavy Amplifiers and Speakers. Recovery went great and no Sciatic issues since, but that first day was a doozie.

    Let us know how you are doing when you can Jim.
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    Hoping you're on the road to recovery!

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    WOW!!!

    Thanks to everyone for all of the positive & constructive comments!

    Although I still have a long way to go, a good deal of the most intense pain has subsided.

    RoomPlay Reference sessions can probably start again in 6-8 weeks or so, depending on how much progress has been made with the Through the Sound Barrier project
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Jim,

    Best of luck with the operation and healing. It’s amazing what can be done medically today. Speedy recovery.
    Good luck on your operation. I whole heartily agree with Joe's statement.
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