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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Six Months

Today I had an appointment with my neurosurgeon.  It has been a little over six months since my spinal laminectomy and fusion surgery.

I had an x-ray and then a few minutes with Dr. Gala, who pronounced me good to go!

Except for the early digestive issues that come along with anesthesia and pain drugs, I have had an easy time with my recovery, and I am completely satisfied with the results of my surgery.

Tom took such good care of me during those first weeks when I couldn't put on my socks or tie my shoes.  But that stage passed quickly.  

I itched to get out and garden before I could, but that too was gradually resolved.  I was walking distances and moving freely in a relatively short time.

Now I am back to completely normal activity,  but without the pain and tingling and nerve damage.  

Yay, me!  Yay, medical advances!  Yay, good doctors! Yay, good health insurance.

17 comments:

  1. Wow! has it really been 6 months already? I'm so glad that your surgery was successful and that you're feeling good.

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  2. Good to see that you can be your old self again!

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  3. Good for you Linda! I'm so happy that you're recovery went fairly well and that you feel better again! Yea!

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  4. Good job, Linda!! Congratulations.

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  5. Absolutely! Three cheers to your recovery and all the help along the way.

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  6. I'm so glad it was successful and that you are back to normal. Good to go, indeed! :-)

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  7. I am glad Tom was there to help you.

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  8. Linda, I have one of the neuro-guys from my back surgery in 2012. It was the best thing I've done for myself, and my recovery, like yours was fabulous. And for exercise, my Dr. says walk, walk, walk....it's the best. Glad you are recovering so well!

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  9. what a blessing, not all surgeries have happy endings! enjoy each day....

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  10. Wonderful news. The docs did wonderfully but you were a great patient and Tom was a superior caregiver. Keep up the great work.

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  11. So happy it all worked out for you. I can't think of you being inactive for the past 6 months though - it seems like you are always so busy! I enjoy all the blog updates.

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  12. You are a lucky woman. Congratulations!

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  13. Oh, I missed all of this! I am so glad that you are feeling better now. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit, Linda.

    Kathy M.

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  14. Congrats on passing your exam---sounds like school. LOL
    great pics of the Raindrops on everything.
    Scrolled through all i missed. Excellent pics all. MB

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