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10-19-2005 - 07:46 PM 10-19-2005 - 02:46 PM
I haven't written in here for 3 weeks. Things are alot better as far as my bladder goes. I should be discharged from my uro/gyn tomorrow.
I have my pre surgical testing done right before my uro/gyn appt tomorrow. I am having back surgery next Thursday. I am scared to death. More scared than with any of my prior surgeries. When it involves the spine it is touchy. I am having L4-5 and L5-S1 fused. The surgery will take 3-4 hours.I would like to have let this surgery go for a while, but the pain in my legs, feet and back are terrible. I saw the neuro surgeon for the first and only time last Fri. after checking me out and seeing the MRI slides he said this is my only option for treatment. I have DDD in the lumbar which lead to herniated discs and narrowing of the spinal canal.If I don't get it fixed I am afraid to talk about what can happen.I had x rays taken of my cervical spine to find out I have DDD in 2 disc and one is moderate with osteophytes. I had a EMG and thank God I have no nerve damage. I do have severe carpel tunnel in both hands that also need surgery.My dr. will not fix them until after we get my back problems under control. He said this is a significant surgery and hand surgery will have to wait. Right now I am off of work for 3 months(have been off 6 weeks already with the tvt and cystocele surgery). Sometimes I don't know if I can take anymore of this recovery business, but I know I have to. I am looking forward to the day of no more pain.

news said at 10-19-2005 - 07:02 PM
I will be praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. It is scary but the alternative is much scarier. You have been through a lot. I hope it all gets resolved for you soon.
Hugs, news


sweetleaf said at 05-12-2006 - 06:16 AM
what a coinky dink peggy my L5 S1 is herniated as well...I cannot imagine having it fused tho...it's not that bad I guess...not only that but yours and my brother michaels birthdays are on the same day..March the 3rd......Oh Peggy poor you. I had no idea how much you've been through sister friend. Glad things are better today for you and I hope that the worst is over sweetie....You will be in my prayers....
Christine aka sweetleaf





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