I hope this is not a double posting because just as I hit the 'submit' button, my laptop crashed.
I just had my third back surgery in eight months, this time on L5 (laminotomy, foraminotomy, and facetotomy) . I was supposed to have it last Monday, but as I was ready to be wheeled into the O.R. we had to reschedule due to the fact that my anesthetist had a family emergency and she had to leave. But the purpose Of this posting is to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for their prayers, and a special shout out to two wonderful woman on this forum who have given me ongoing support and encouragement, Gwennie17 and Jlrfreye. These two women, who I have never met, gave me ten times more support and encouragement than some of my own relatives (some of whom ignored the whole thing and I have not heard from at all). Gwennie even so far as to submit a posting on the day of my surgery asking for people to pray for me as I was horribly anxious. (I have panic disorder and it gets out of hand when I am stressed, which I was, needless to say). So again, thank you to everyone who sent prayers my way. If I had not found this forum, I would NEVER have gotten through these last six months.