I just found this great website last night, Christmas Eve! I hope all have had a Merry Christmas! Mine was very quiet, as I am spending it at my mom's in east TN, where she lives in a resort area. I live in upper Detroit Metro, and I WAS an MRI Tech! I had my L5-S1 minimally invasive surgery, with 4 pedicle screws, 2 rods, and a 'basket' they put in to adhere the bone grafts to in order to start the fusion, and they removed my torn and diseased L5 disc, on Sept 20, at my work place. I had the top neurosurgeon doing my surgery. He is the head of the spinal sciences academic institution, and the head of the spinal neurosurgery dept. Anyway, I have found out that the recovery is going to be lengthy, with many up and down days.
I feel like I am in such a state of limbo. I live alone now, as my 2nd wife left me in Sept of 2009, and we were divorced late in Mar. '10. I still really haven't recovered from being abandoned..and over an a disagreement about finances...of all things! Anyway, long story there, but 2 months after my divorce, my back problem began. I have had a problem with this since about the 2nd year into my career as an xray tech. All in all, I had 4 episodes, where my lumbar spine was injured, first 2 on the job, and the last 2(including this final insult that led to my surgery)were not on the job.
I hope to be on here and have the chance to meet you all. I have been sitting for too long now, and I just got a spasm in my back...been back in my brace for a day or two, and the physical therapy has been brutal! I will continue my therapy when I return back to MI on Jan 17, after I have my visit to my reg internist, so she can rewrite another physical therapy script, which I hope will include some water therapy. Until next time, everyone keep positive, and I know that's tough, as I have had many days of tears and frustration where I just think I can't go on another day! It's a very long and difficult process! I turned this all over to God when I was on the stretcher in the surgical pre-op,and faith is my stronghold now! Until next post...