Tuesday, January 6, 2009
For those of you who know me you also know that I have suffered from back pain for many a year. Well THAT is all going to be in the past. Jan. 19 I will have a "Lumbar four-five laminectomy & fusion, internal fixation, iliac crest bone graft". Now I thought that sounded kind of scary until my friend Jackie asks "What are they removing?" "Removing" I say, "they aren't taking anything out they are just fixing it." She laughed and informed me that any time you have anything with the ending in ectomy it means they are removing something! Ok, I'm an idiot I just thought it was a bone graft over a couple of screws. I don't think they are removing to much just the broken parts, however I am excited to see if this helps. The Dr. gave me a choice to have MOST of my pain gone or I could just go home and live with the pain. Now I don't know about you but that sounded pretty good - I have a 90% chance of the surgery working and even a little higher since I am not a smoker soooooooooooo here I go!. Just say a little prayer for me ok? Also you might add in your prayers that while under anethisa I don't ask my dr. something stupid like "What kind of nationallity are you?" His name is Rand Schleusener!! My 2009 bucket list has now included painting the living room, bedroom, kitchen (new theme too), mudding the hallway, tearing out the old bedroom downstairs, setting up my cottage garden studio, revamping the yard.........can't wait for a healthy back!!
Posted by Debbie at 8:15 AM