What to say when you’re asked about your back…

Many people do not understand Cauda Equina Syndrome.  People ask me all the time, “How’s your back surgery doing?”  To be fair, all they remember is that I had back surgery.  I understand that.  It’s not like they are family or close friends.  I don’t remember the details of acquaintances’ medical problems.  So, for all of the folks in our lives (those of us with CES), I offer up this illustration as to what happened to us.  What to say when you're asked this...

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Overheating, The Final Chapter (we hope…)

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Cadillac water pump inside its housing - NorthStar V8 engine.

Sooner or later it would come down to the water pump.  First overheating episode was determined to be due to a faulty radiator header tank cap.  That was replaced and no more overheats for several weeks.  Then, in Overheating - The Sequel , we had to stop on the side of the road and call for a AAA tow.

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