I will be MIA for a while
Tomorrow morning my dear hubby will be having a rod implanted in his spine.
You might remember that he has been having some issues with numbness in his legs, pain in his back and neck. After many tests and several trips to a variety of specialists the diagnosis is a broken disk, with a piece that has chipped off and is rubbing his syatic (??) nerve.
We are thankful to have answers as to why things have been happening, now we need to get it fixed. After a few days in the hospital he will spend a month doing a whole lot of nuthin'. Then 3 more months to complete the healing.
A little background for those who are unaware, my husband has had repeated health issues that forced him to retire 6 years ago at an early age and has continued to have health related issues. He has limited use of his right leg and it continues to deteriorate. The spine specialist told us that if left untreated he could completely lose use of his foot/leg sooner than we are prepared for (who can prepare for that?). We took his advice and scheduled this surgery as soon as we could.
This has been our life for over 6 years, it is something we live with and do so without complaining. We are looking at this latest complication as just another necessary thing to deal with and not put off, and so we shall. We are doing all we can to postpone what we know we will have to deal with at some point.
Between working full time, caring for dear hubby and my momma there will not be much time to be online. One good thing, the hospital where my hubby will be and the nursing home where my momma lives are in the same town, less than a half mile away from each other. A 25 minute drive from our teeny tiny little town. I usually spend Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday after church with momma as well as one other evening. This week she will be totally confused by the scheduling changes, but I will still manage to get a few visits in.
So...there you go...a speed bump in life...I'll be back...