Friday, March 12, 2010

Good Progress...

Yeah! The x-rays from yesterday's appointment showed that there is, in fact, bone growth. This is GREAT news! Of course, I'm nowhere near being completely fused but it is a good sign. Doctor says I can move a bit more, even twist a little, but to remember that I'm still healing. I can increase my activities but I'm still limited quite a bit. That's okay... I can show the car in 2010! I just have to be careful. I'm having to realize, and accept, that this may be how things are for the rest of my life. Even if it does heal completely there's still the chance of another level (disc) being injured or this one being re-injured since it is technically "weaker". The hardware is there to help support it but it can break. Next appointment is in 9 months...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Big Day

No, the Big Day isn't about a show or an event. This is the day that I go back to the doctor for a follow up and we see how/if the bone is fusing in my spine. Today is the day I've been waiting for since I woke up 6/8/09 in the recovery room following my surgery... Hopefully it be the end of the "recovery" period, time to relax a bit and begin to enjoy being pain free for the first time in YEARS (as in double digits here).

The appointment is at 4 PM, 3/11/10. PRAY and wish me luck!

- Reba