Dear Future Centenarian,

Before we review the side effects I experienced, mostly from the general anesthesia for my spinal decompression, I’d like to point that I never regretted having the surgery. It was necessary and deemed a success by the surgeon.

In addition to improvement in my pain level the past 5 days, my scoliosis was instantly reversed by about 75%. Pain was the reason for the surgery… scoliosis reversal was a happy surprise.

My torso no longer leans to the side, and a huge bulge on my left flank corrected itself by 75% or so right after the surgery.

Over the past 10 years, it got progressively worse. In fact, my navel gradually shifted left, until it was at least 1.5” inches off center. It’s still off – but closer.

Otherwise, it’s been rough going since the March 31 procedure. Doctors suspected sepsis and pneumonia. It got so bad that I had to go to the emergency room on Friday by ambulance.

I tested negative for pneumonia last week, and they ruled out sepsis (big relief). I should get lab results on another possible infection any time now.

But I still have the same issues that landed me in the ER and expect to correct them after my labs are finished. Meanwhile, I’ll have to ride it out.

I don’t mean to turn a longevity newsletter into “It’s all about me” essays. What I do aim to do is drive home how important it is for you to avoid most of the life shortening diseases that could land YOU in an operating room.

I covered that last week too and the info at the end of this essay makes it easier for you.

Following are the side effects from last week’s letter. I deleted the narrative after each and added current status.

Chills – Still have them.

Sweating – I still have 24 hour cold sweats. Probably caused by an infection.

Persistent dry cough – Somewhat better. My primary physician thinks it’s caused by a sinus infection. He prescribed nasal sprays a few days ago.

Gas – Much improved.

Nausea – Very slight but no longer an issue.

Appetite – It’s getting better and I’m working to gain back the weight I lost.

Hiccups – No longer an issue.

Sore throat – Now normal.

Cramping – It got worse last week but it seems like I’m almost normal now.

Constipation – I thought it was better but is more complicated now.

Diarrhea – Replaced by that other troublesome bowel issue. I expect to resolve this soon.

Brain fog – Much better, but I still have lapses.

Pain – Nice improvement the past 5 days.

Infection – Once we identify exactly what it is… maybe we will by the time you read this… I should turn the corner quickly.


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More Life,
David Kekich



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