July 13th 2010 9:52 am
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Just to try to make a long story short most of you know my human mom has had spinal issues and finally in Oct/09 when I could no longer walk at work i had surgery a week later with a collapsed spine,from the thoratic to lumbar.
It was so scary I did not have time to think,all I remember is my spine doc and others saying I may not walk again...meaning not able to walk my dog???or work.
I had my surgery it went on for 10 hrs as they built it back up with rods and screws and used donated bone to fuse it,I had 7 levels done,and mt scolisois fixed,where they had to break my vertabraes,as doc said they sawed me in half...shivers..
I woke up in ICU with the worse pain ever it felt like someone put swords in my spine,I screamed for 2 days..
Anyway I recovered at home with VNA visiting me and Physical Therapy helping to walk again.I did not want to go to a rehab place for 6 weeks missing my family and my doggies..especially dale who was at my side every second..loving me,licking me and trying to get in bed with me,which he has never done.
He was my Inspiration to go on and get better...then in Febuary getting out of my lift chair,I heard a pop it felt like I was shot,and it felt painfull.
Of coarse my own spine doc was out of town so paged his assc.who said if it got worse to go to ER...well i was not going back to the hosp unless I was dying..LOL
When I had my appt with my spine doc they did there usual xray and doc came in with a somber look..I knew something was wrong...but never thought my titatium rod broke!!
He said I need to have surgery all over again..I felt like it was a bad nightmare..but it wasnt.
So this past March i had the surgey to remove the rod and redone the fusion..in ICU and screaming with pain all over again.
The good news now is I am recovering..not allowed to do anything this time except walk,walk walk..Not Physicall therapy,no bending,lifting,twisting,and DRIVNG!!!!
I have not drove or worked since last Oct 7th 09...I hate not having my dependence.
I would be lost without my hubby and family,but who is here 24/7 my dog..my lovable angel dog,who listens to me cry,laugh at bouncing around with my wheel walker,each of getting caught in door ways..its quite comical..
No one can ever tell me a dog is not good for the soul when your sick or disabled..that I am now cant go back to work ever,i have learned after working 30 yrs to adjust,especially feeling better..
Ok thats my book or Diary for the day.
Thank you all for our WELCOME BACK..
yOUR SO encouraging u will never know how much.
Much love to all.
Never take life for granted..I know many here have been thru worse,so I too commend you.
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So glad to see you back again & to know you are recovering. We are saying lots of special prayers for your mom & you!
Love & Hugs,
Rainy & Family
Yay you're back and your mom is getting better.
Anyone who truely loves their pets know that the are good for you.