Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bring on the Knife

Well the time has come to go under the knife. To find out how I got to this...read my post stuck-leg-itis. I fell in 2006 and dislocated my knee, and in doing so I herniated three discs in my back. That has compounded over the years and has gotten to the point where it is compromising my daily going-ons in life.

I have an appointment with a top notch neurosurgeon down in Miami on Monday the 23rd. I have an MRI, CT, X-ray and then a doctors appointment...all in the same day. Needless to say I will physically, but more mentally exhausted than anything. I will know then, after seeing the doctor, when my surgery will be happening.

I will be in the hospital, most likely, for approximately 4-6 days, then home to re-cooperate for 4-8 weeks, depending on how I heal. I have had a previous elective surgery, and I healed pretty darned good, but one never knows. I am darned tootin' healthy...go ahead ask Permission blogger. But this has knocked me down to my knees. I need some releif. No one should be going through the pain I am going through.

When I was young, I used to here older people say, "You learn to live with the pain." I now know what they mean.

So keep me in your thoughts, and send any good vibes my way, so I can have a speedy recovery. As soon as I know something, you folks will know something.

7 comments:

Freakmom said...

(((hugs))) Take care of yourself and do send us updates when you can!!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Sending good thoughts your way! I'm sorry you've been in so much pain----I truly hope this will bring you the relief you need.

thislittlepiggy said...

Keeping you in my prayers. :o)

The Purloined Letter said...

We'll be thinking about you.

Orlando Realtor said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and happy days!

Hospital food is encouragement for a quick recovery.

I just printed up your recipee for Cous-Cous salad.....and can't wait to make it. I love to use "Marrakesh Expess" CousCous Grande.

Thanks............

besaroboy said...

I'll be thinking of you, good luck. Be sure to ask the doctor if you can get on your bike for re-cooperation. Maybe even a stationary bike if you have the room. I have been thinking of getting one of those devices to convert your regular bike into a stationary bike. My friend has one, and I was thinking of asking if I can borrow it. Might be a good thing to try after your surgery (once your knee can handle it). Good luck!

Jody said...

Your story is very interesting to me. My sister had back surgery in 2004, they removed part of a herniated disk? She has had tingling in her legs, leg pain and of course back pain. For over a year she has Dr'd at the Mayo clinic. On Mother's day she was transported via ambulance because her back locked up and she could not move. More of the same for the next three months, off work and heavily medicated. She finally was refered to a surgeon that is going to do a fusion surgery on Oct 10th. It is a 7 hour surgery 2 hours from home and they will graft bone out of her hip. I hope that you recover soon. I see the pain she is in and how debilitating it has been on her everyday life. I wish you the best.