Well for those of you who remember me from the Feb. surgery list here's what happened.
Had level 2 spinal fusion on Feb. 9th as scheduled. Four days later instead of going home I was transfered to the ICU unit of another hospital, because of a dural tear and a piece of catheter that had "sheared" off. They were hoping the tear would heal on it's own, but no...I had 4 days of spinal headaches so bad...I can't even tell you how bad, but my husband could. FINALLY they did surgery again 9 days later. Repaired the tear and found the piece of catheter. I spent 6 more days in the ICU and then I went to a nursing home for 16 days. Came home and had Visiting Nurse Service for 2 weeks, got discharged from them last week and tomorrow I go to the hospital for my physical therapy appointment.
It was bad..my doctor even said he was sorry that "I had been to hell and back".
I actually am doing pretty good now. This past week has made me feel like I will get through this.
I'm not even telling you everything that happened, but it is such a long story and I don't want to scare anyone off from surgery...I think this just may work in the end. I had had 5 previous surgeries, so now I've had 7, lol!
I have to laugh, I'm alive and walking.
Take care and I hope the rest of you Feb's are doing good. I will look around the site tomorrow and anwer a couple of messeges I got, but I'm going to bed now!