Monday, January 28, 2008

Re: Having a not so good month

Sorry I have not been around much. I have really been having a rough time
with my back lately. I had a major reconstructive surgery done in January 2007and
was doing well under October when I got a cough. Well....coughing and a back
full of titanium don't like each other. I also got shin splints and couldn't go to
physical therapy. So.....I have spent much time in bed of late.

I saw my neurosurgeon today for my 1 year post-op. He says the everything looks
to be healing, He said that with my rotoscoliosis,is another story though. I have
an extra half wedge shaped bone between T10 and T11.
The only way to get any relief for that is to fuse the rest of my back. NO WAY!!!!!! I have had 2 spinal surgeryalready and that is enough for any lifetime.
There are no guarentees it will work anyway. I'm unique he's never seen another me.
So.....DH will just have to listen to me whine at night when the
pills and ice pack don't give relief.
Needless to say I have had a not good day. T10 1/2 as I not so affectionately
call it had been out of it "normal" position today and I feel like I have a rib
sticking through my liver. :(
I took a picture of the x-rays to show the girls. I'll post it here so you can see the
new me. Gotta go. Here is my thorn in the flesh. When I was young you could
see the wedge shaped bone very clearly. Now is just looks like a jumbled up mess.
Feels worse than it looks, since they jacked the botton lumbar levels up.

I need to get to bed and hopefully get a kit finished for the store tomorrow.


Angela said...

hope you feel better soon Jan

clc said...

Hope you get some relief from the pain soon, Jan. I'm so sorry that you have been feeling so rough.