Hey, Guys! Be sure to check out the poll to the right - it's time to vote for your favorite name for my car (Green Toyota Camry). I can't wait to see what you choose!!
Well, friends, you have all been so wonderful and supportive. Your comments on my "Surgical Consult" post have given me hope, comfort, and solace. I can't say that I am looking forward to surgery, but, at least, I am not as scared.
The surgeon has decided that, yes, it is indeed time for surgery. I will be undergoing Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Fusion. Sounds exciting and exotic, yes? No matter what, I just want to feel better - wouldn't that be AMAZING????
My surgery is scheduled for December 20. Since I can blog remotely, I hope to be able to update you all directly from the hospital. Cool concept, right? And, you'll have to take the posts with a grain of salt, because who knows WHAT drugs I will be on at the time :) Thank goodness for modern technology.
Then, I was told to expect 4-6 weeks of recovery at home. This actually winds up being perfect timing - it's winter break time, so the synagogue is really quiet. There is very little that I have to reschedule or cover.
My mom is going to come into town for the first few weeks, and then my sister will be helping out. I am sure that friends and congregants will be around, as well.
My mom had a neat idea - she suggested that I journal as much as possible about my experience. It could make a great book one day. She's right - so much of the material available is written by DOCTORS, not patients. Hmmmm..... who knows!
So, I hope you don't mind that I process some of the myriad feelings going on inside of me on these pages. There will be plenty of other posts (of course!!), but this is the major theme in my life now.
Hope all is well in YOUR world!!! Have a great weekend!