April 2, 2009

Surgery...

Update: I'm still here!!! Yeah! Lots of pain for now but the doctors expect a full recovery within just a few months. The procedure is called a Lumbar Laminectomy (my 3rd). My pain is caused by the sciatic nerve in my right leg. To remove the "chunk" of disk that had broken off at L4-L5, Dr. Ghavam had to move that nerve over and then put it back where it belonged. This "disruption of the nerve" is the cause of the pain. For now, I have to take pain pills to sleep, as this is when the pain is the most intense. Thanks so much for thinking of us and praying!


Just wanted to give you all on my surgery schedule. My blood work will be done at the Medical Mall in Huntsville, Friday at 2:15. Back surgery at The Surgery Center, Huntsville, early on Monday morning. This will be the third surgery on the same location so I guess you could say I have a messed up back. At this point, the pain is just almost unbearable so I am more than ready for this to be done and overwith! On a happy note...I'm getting my hair cut today and picking up updated wills from our attorneys office cause you just never know?! Nothing exciting to report on the adoption front ~ still just waiting, waiting and waiting.

4 comments:

Michelle & Mike said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everything goes well and you have a quick and speedy recovery.

((HUGS))

Michelle
KY

Wendy said...

Sending you our thoughts and prayers that everything went well. Take good care.

Joy said...

Hoping the surgery went well. Let's us know you are ok.

Joy said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well. I will be praying that the pain subsides soon, and you will be better than ever.