It's probably been a year or so since I've been here. I've been fused from L3-L5 and am getting an SI fusion on June 5th. Life kinda sucks right now and I'm going to miss another summer recovering. The fusions didn't reduce the pain I was having but they did stop it from increasing so I reluctantly call them successes. I'm hoping for more for the SI fusion since, to me at least, it's a more simple thing. I look at it like screwing two pieces of wood together. Simple! While the lumbar fusions were like screwing wood together while dealing with wires everywhere. Not simple!
Anyway about the gift. If you like the outdoors I discovered something that might help. It's called the Access Pass and it's good for 50% off of pretty much everything offered by the U.S. Park service, Fish and Wildlife, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation along with the Army Corps. of Engineers. So basicallt camping is 50% off, park entry is free, some permits have discounts, stuff like that. Since I live in Chicago I love any chance I can get to get out of the city and into the quiet. My fiancee and I wanted to go camping this year but once we added things up things would be too much. Especially if we wanted a cabin with bunks. Now maybe we have a shot when I'm all healed! It's also a lifetime pass so who said being gimpy didn't have benefits? :P
Sorry for blabbing, I'm just really happy. This made my day after a massive headache and screwing my back up scooping poops from litter.