Friday, December 28, 2012

Mom update

Just got off the phone with Dad.

Mom's been moved to the neurological ward, where she's going to stay at least another night.

Turns out surgery IS necessary, but it's not emergency, so there's the possibility it can be scheduled for sometime in January so she can come home, relax, and then make proper preparations for a hospital stay. Not sure what kind of restrictions she'll have on activity.

The surgery is disk replacement rather than spinal fusion, which is great news, because I haven't heard anything good being said about fusion. It's expected to be fairly outpatient if things go well -- surgery in the morning and back home by evening or the next day -- but I don't expect things to go well, because life.


  1. John "TXGunGeek" KochanDecember 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Is not so horrible news!  Glad to hear things are not as bad as they could have been. Still sending prayers and thoughts your way kiddo. And the Overnight food offer is still open just elt me know.

  2. Pick out some good books to help her in recovery.  

  3. Glad to hear this. My dad, way back in the sixties, had spinal fusion done in his lumbar area and had no real problems after that. Pulled too many electric fence posts with his back rather than his legs.

  4. I just had two disks fused a year ago (cervical spine), and have had no problems since. It is nice to have full use of my hands again, without the "stingers" running down my arms. Disk replacement wasn't covered by my insurance, and the surgeon said the tend to wear out in fifteen or twenty years (I hope to be around longer than that).
    Now the fact that he discovered severe osteoporosis while he was digging around in my neck has had some adverse effects, but the surgery itself has been a blessing.

  5. Glad to hear the news.

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery to your Mom!

  6. Great News! If there is anything I can do to help please call. 


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