Monday, August 24, 2009

2009 Season...

The surgery went well and I'm doing good but I am out of the rest of this season meaning I will *not* be showing my car in any shows. Right now my car is DIRTY. The emphasis on dirty is because I can't believe it! I am looking forward to being able to participate in next year's season and, as such, I have been limiting my activities. Today is the beginning of week 12 post-surgery. The incision sites (about 5 inches in front and 5 inches on my back) are healed and the muscle spasms are not as bad but the bone is still in a fragile state. We aren't talking a fracture or break here... we are growing new bone... fusing two parts of my spine together with new bone that my 43 year old body is trying to create. I have to remind myself of that often. I feel good, hell I feel great, but I know that I can screw it up if I am not careful. The bills are coming in now and I can tell you that I'm thanking the LORD that I have my job and my insurance!! We would never have been able to afford the hospital room alone without it. I have been very blessed to have Dr. Scott Wieser on both my surgeries but specifically on this one. Folks, there is no way to make anyone understand the pain of 4 pinched nerves for 3 years, the feeling of bone on bone when you moved and the sharp pain when a nerve got "caught" in the process. No way I could express the pain, frustration, tears, and heartache it took to get to the point where someone finally did the MRI. And during that time... 2006-2009 I've been showing my car because that car has a special connection to my Dad who died in 2006. It is for him that I show it. Next year I'll be able to continue showing the car with my Dad's memory close in heart. I look forward to seeing some of you at the shows next year! Especially Yellow Rose!

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