The news is that I will be having spinal surgery, there is no alternative. The condition is very severe and the only way I will walk again is with fusion and the addition of a rod and pins to stabilize the spine. Anything else would be temporary and fleeting and not do much and I can't go on like this. The nerves are impinged in all the worst of places.
The surgeon said then I have a 70% chance of walking and standing normally.
So, that's not too bad. He can't say that I will ever be pain free since I have developed arthritis in the spine that is severe and of course surgery can't help that. But I just want to be able to walk again, and stand again.
It is hard not being able to do so many things anymore.
So in 3 weeks I go back for more evaluation and then surgery will after that but I don't have a date yet. Then I guess a stay in rehab. Ugh.
Not the greatest news but, I hope they can fix me. I just wish there was another way.
My doctor is great though and has a good reputation including with his patients who give him thumbs up. That's always good to know.
So that is my news of the day.
Poor Garfield will be beside himself since he is joined to the hip with me. I hope my family will care for him and spend time with him and I will leave him some clothing to cuddle with. He has lost so much of his family and its hard for him to be alone.
Talk to you later!
Have a special and peaceful weekend......