Two years ago today, I laid in a hospital bed in a large Rehab Hospital in Boston wondering if my life was over. After going through emergency spine surgery a year before to remove a large spinal absyss and a recent 360, 5 level fusion, I believed I'd never be anything close to what I was. I was an active, successful educator that had to give it all up.
Today, I celebrated. With my son, I played 9 holes of golf. I "walked" the entire 9 holes, carrying my own golf bag. And to top it all off, I shot a 45 with two pars. And when I got home, I gave my two large Black Labs a bath and sat outside in the beautiful weather and read a novel. I no longer take any pain meds or most of the other prescription meds I came home with from my hospital stays.
I am 60 years old and I think I'll start living again.
Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.