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.