Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Today is the day mom has surgery to address her spinal stenosis by having a disk replaced in the C7-T1 region of her neck. I'll be updating throughout the day with, erm, updates.

  • 9:00 am: Left the house in good spirits, being driving by my father. The "in good spirits" is important because her surgery is scheduled for 4pm and she wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything since midnight. The nurses are going to have their work cut out for them...
  • 10:45 am:  Got a call from my father indicating they safely arrived in Orlando. Dad likes being early, almost pathologically so. Mom didn't have to be at the hospital until 12 noon.  Now it's "hurry up and wait."  I already feel sorry for everyone working there. 
  • 3:30 pm:  The doctor begins surgery.  
  • 5:30 pm:  Mom is out of surgery and in the recovery room.  While the operation was originally planned in the C5-T1 region, the surgeon said that T1 did not need any work. This is great news, because less surgery means a shorter convalescence and a faster recovery time. 

Big thanks to everyone who sent prayers and well-wishes!


  1. I'm glad it went without complications.  I know the whole prep for it was hard on everyone.  You're still in my prayers, all of you.

  2. Excellent -- I'm glad they were able to do less surgery. I hope her recovery goes well!

  3.  Hope it works!  What replacement discs did they use?

  4. I dunno, but I was told that if she lost it, she would be subject to immediate de-resolution...


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