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My Creative Mind

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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...

14 Comments:

At Tuesday, July 25, 2006 7:30:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

I'll be thinking of you all. Hope your husband's surgery goes well.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:06:00 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Wishing you both the best, make sure to take care of yourself, too. You can't help either of them if you get run down.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:15:00 AM, Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

My thoughts are with you during this time. As gail said - be sure to take care of yourself too.

Cheers!

Evelyn

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:18:00 AM, Blogger Screen Door said...

Good luck, remember the Good Lord never gives you anything you can't handle. Make sure you eat right...the last thing you want is to be sick right now...You're a tough cookie!
Take care, you'll be in our prayers
Melanie

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:37:00 AM, Blogger EileenKNY said...

Good luck and good wishes coming your way.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:02:00 AM, Blogger Hanne said...

The best of luck for the sugery ! Take care of yourself too.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:08:00 AM, Blogger The Calico Cat said...

We'll be thinking about your family & especially your husband during his surgery. & The cats are sending purrs.

 
At Wednesday, July 26, 2006 6:09:00 PM, Blogger Linda_J said...

A speed bump on the road to life is right. You two are in my prayers today.

 
At Friday, July 28, 2006 6:11:00 PM, Blogger cher said...

ok, finally got to your site...you know I am at the ready to help in any way gf! big hugs

 
At Friday, July 28, 2006 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Sounds as if you are right where you need to be. Best of luck this week!

 
At Saturday, July 29, 2006 5:01:00 AM, Blogger Passionate Quilter said...

my thoughts and prayers to your hubby AND you that this surgery stops all those nasty things that are happening to him.

 
At Saturday, July 29, 2006 7:52:00 AM, Blogger Vicky said...

I'm late seeing this, but I wanted to add my prayers to those above for your husband's successful surgery. Please keep us updated on his progress.

((HUGS))

 
At Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:13:00 AM, Blogger Shelina said...

I'm so glad that the doctors have figured out what is wrong. I love it when it is a problem that can be fixed rather than another one of those "get used to it" problems. I wish him the best during the surgery. Take care of yourself and him.

 
At Saturday, July 29, 2006 4:55:00 PM, Blogger Dragon Lady said...

Good luck to your husband, it's nice that they actually are going to fix something, I have tons of bulging discs and spurs and doctors won't do a thing. I'm hoping for the best for him!!
DragonLady

 

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