Sunday, August 31, 2014
My dear man and I had a consult with the neurosurgeon on Friday and the good doctor will be fixing my guy up almost good as new (nothing is ever guaranteed) on Monday, Sept. 8th.
The surgery will be a bit more complicated than we had thought, involving a laminectomy (removing some bone) and a discectomy ( removing some disc material) but it is still arthroscopic and should be same day surgery, barring any complications.
Right now my hubby is not in a lot of pain thanks to the two rounds of cortisone shots but aches all over and still is having some muscle spasms. He cannot walk without a cane, and sometimes needs a walker. He has to crawl up and down the stairs some days. We have had to modify our environment in many ways to accommodate his limitations. He cannot stand long enough to prepare his own foods but can manage a quick showere as there is a bar in there. He just feels miserable, has a hard time sleeping, has no appetite and has lost 20 lbs in two months, the hard way!
Through all of this I have hardly heard a single word of complaint.
Your life can change in an instant, my friends.
So if you got out of bed this morning and were able to walk around your house, make your own breakfast and plan a decent Sunday, count your lucky stars!
Here was my dear man less than two months ago: