Mr Water of Life is not progressing like he wanted. He is experiencing some tingling and pain in his hands. We feel that it is a good sign from the neck surgery. The doctor says it may take 6 months or more to see improvement. I think it may be longer considering the length of time of no feelings in his hands. He makes himself accomplish projects with his hands. I don't know how he can do the precision work he does with completely numb hands and fingers. He has a small metal lathe that he uses in his bedroom. He works with coins and it is very detailed work.

He still is having pain in his lower back. It didn't help that he fell out of the bed in the rehab center 2 days after the operation. His follow-up x ray didn't show any visible damage. The scar from the incision and staples (28) is doing well. No infection ever and it is fading, just slightly pink now. It is flat to the skin also. The neck scar is almost gone. That's amazing for a older person.

2 weeks ago he was going down the stairs and slipped on the last step. He just fell straight down and hit his tailbone about a hands width lower from the surgery spot. He was so angry that he had fallen. Since then he was in more pain and could not hardly walk at all. Sitting is still very difficult. So he had to stay in bed on his side most of the time. Just when he was finally feeling like going places in the car. He has one final x-ray next week. Hopefully everything will be fine. The spot is not red or swollen. We think it just bruised the area. Using infared tools on the lower back.

He received a foot brace for his left leg, but finds it to make him off balance when walking. So can only wear it sometimes. But the encouraging thing is that with exercising the foot as much as possible, the up and down motion at the ankle has improved 300%. He no longer is tripping over the dragging foot. Also when the legs are massaged, he can feel it on the front of the legs. In cases like this even the smallest advancement is welcomed.

My problem is that all the work is on me. The wheelchair fits in the car, but is quite heavy to lift it in and out. I am not as fit as I should be and for months have had a lot of pain in my right shoulder and arm area. I can't afford to be down so finally am treating more seriously and trying to rest my arm. Today started the Master Cleanse and hope it helps my arm.

After the 10 or 20 days of the cleanse, then we will start a very serious and detailed eating plan. Mr Water of Life and I should be at least 50 pounds less. Now that the stress level is down, perhaps we will be able to sleep better also. The GABA is really helpful. It just pushes the stress back. We take daily a variety of supplements for the body and brain.

Every once in awhile his feet get swollen, so he drinks more water and does foot baths and it goes away. We keep a close watch on his feet.

With all the set backs, and no exercise, he has put weight back on. So now cutting out food that is not necessary. He also is experiencing wild dreams and still sees things that are not there. We have been told this is still side effects from the pain meds. . In 10 days we will start a very serious and detailed eating plan. Mr Water of Life and I should be at least 50 pounds less each. Now that the stress level is down, perhaps we will be able to sleep better also. The GABA is really helpful. It just pushes the stress back. We take daily a variety of supplements for the body, which I can see really make a difference. We do the salt water cleanse drink every morning also. No sodas, no liquor, no sweets and try to stay away from white foods (breads, rice and flour). 1/2 diet - raw foods. Going to try eating 6 times a day and smaller portions.

If he can just walk and perhaps drive again, he will lose his problems. Mr Water of Life is trying to be positive but it is not easy because he so wants to see some improvements. So we just keep trying our natural methods, staying away from drugs. His skin has better color now. Healthy pink instead of the greyish tone when he was on the drugs. His humor is also much better too. Only time will tell the results.

Thanks for reading all this.