I got a phone call from my pension company today and my medical retirement was approved!!!! I couldn't help but cry when I called my wife to tell her. It's hard for some people to understand the magnitude of something like this unless they've been through it as well. Who would have known back in 2007 when I had back surgery that my future would work out like this.
I should be able to also keep my job since I'm now administrative and not response oriented. The retirement will be based on the fact I cannot practice in the field any longer due to the continuing problems I am having plus the medication I'm taking.
Then, the 2nd wave of good news came through. My oldest son scored a 25 on his ACT test! Since he is an Eagle Scout and got a 25 (plus has a 3.5 GPA) he is eligible for a full ride scholarship at the University of Louisville!
Let's just hope all this doesn't come crashing down for some reason!!
Thanks for listening!
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2