I know it's been a long time but I promise it's only because I've been SO busy with Dr appts, Social Security screw ups, massive dental work, & of course beach time (hey, I moved to FL, might as well enjoy it, right? LOL). I do tend to check in on FB most every day, but as far as other internet stuff I just don't often feel like sitting here at the computer.
I did want to stop by to let you know that after 5 years, I'm FINALLY scheduled to have my fusion which will take place on August 11th. Tomorrow I have to go do the pre-op labs & chest xray, then all I need is the EKG & the pre-registration at the hospital, and I'm all set.
I'll admit that I'm scared out of my mind now that it's finally here-but since I'm up to 8 herniations now (5 lumbar; 3 of which are torn & 3 cervical; which I'm doing nothing with until I absolutely have to), it's time to take the plunge & try the fusion. The odds the surgeon gave me aren't as great as I'd hoped, but having been around here as long as I have I kinda knew not to expect too much (he said about 50/50 that I'll have relief of pain & numbness in my left leg and he feels that I'll always have back pain because of the severe degeneration of my discs & joints). But it's like I told him-if he can get rid of the lightening bolt nerve pain, stop the falling from my 'jello leg', I can live with "backaches". As you're all well aware, it's the nerve pain that's the worst-so God willing, I'll get relief from that at the very least.
Well-pizza guy just arrived so I'm going to go eat now. I have all of my boys here in FL for the summer so it's been pretty hectic, but I'm enjoying every moment of it :-)
Take care everyone...know that you're all in my prayers all the time!