My back. It has been the focus lately. Back to normal? Not yet, but, at least my back is on its way back to its new normal!
The surgery this past week went really well. I was actually looking forward to having it done to remedy the discomfort in my left leg. The nerve there was being pressed on by the disk tissue in my spinal canal. Thankfully my spinal canal is super-sized, so the pain wasn't as bad as it would be for most. lucky me....I am grateful! But it was one of those problems that wouldn't remedy itself and would worsen over time and wear.
The nuerosurgeon had said it was a very "impressive"amount of disk tissue by the MRI's view. Turns out it really was. In fact, he said I am in his TOP 5 for the amount of disk tissue that was in there. Approximately 8 cm worth, which is huge. He said it was a more difficult surgery for him as a result. Glad I could give him a challenge.
So, now I am recuperating at home. We have had the help of amazing friends and family. People amaze me in how they reach out....texts, email, cupcakes, sleepovers for my kids, picking the kids up for playdates, dinner, flowers. Oh, the flowers are filling up my bedroom with their beauty and scent.
My sister drove over 6 hours to be here in awful traffic to take care of me, and all of us, with her 6 month old and being half way through her current pregnancy. Yes, she is amazing and loving. And did a great job taking care of the house and kids and me.
i love this photo of Krissy...
My parents also made the long trip and are now here doing the same. They are keeping everyone happy....making sure I don't do too much and rest, making sure I eat, get my fiber and take my meds. It is wonderful. wonderful, I tell you. I am so lucky to have this life. back to normal soon, but for now I rest, watch way too much reality t.v. on the OWN network and E!....read People magazine, blogs and of course, accomplish a little on-line shopping.
I did have one BIG outting 2 days after surgery to see Seinfeld. Yep, Seinfeld!!! I WAS. NOT. going to miss it. We have had tickets with friends to see Jerry for months. I almost rescheduled my surgery, but the Dr. and nurse both said I shouldn't and that a little outting like that would be just fine for me, especially since I wouldn't need to drive and would have my meds. So, we did it. Unfortunately, I got really woozy on the ride to Madison. Silly me, forgot to eat enough and the meds made my tummy ucky. Really ucky. So, I fought it and fought it. I was able to enjoy Seinfelf for a whole 40 minutes without the uckies and then it came back. Andy and I went to the family restroom and listened to Jerry overhead while I sat near the toilet. nothing happened. But we were able to listen to Seinfeld and laugh...both at him and the obsurdity of all of it. I was determined....and it was worth it, because the show was AWESOME and Andy was laughing so hard he was wiping tears away! good times.....
on my way back to normal.....and I am grateful. And yes, I am on some very nice "happy meds". ;)