Hello my dear friends.
I'm soooo sorry to have left you hanging out there in blog land.
I've been a tad busy.
Actually let the pictures tell the story.
63 DEGREE CURVE
So I decided it was time to get this taken care of. I underwent a 10 hr. operation with
2 Titanium Rods bolted to the length of my spine. I'm also fused in my lower lumbar.
On my way in. With a positive attitude and prayers I was ready. I was never scared.
I knew I was in good hands.
My sweet GA peach CC sent me a box full of smiles.
I had my first drink when I woke up. I was away from Randy for over 13 hrs.
I was in the recovery room... I do not remember a thing : (
I was on my stomach the whole time, therefore chance of blindness, yup...
Not sure how I got one of the nicest rooms in the ward. Look at my view.
Blue sky everyday I was there.
OCTOBER 11th, the day I will NEVER forget.
71 staples in this new back of mine.. OUCH!!!
My back looks like a football player's back.
Look at those broad shoulders WOW.
Funny when I see this pics. They truly blow me away.
Here is my nice curve. See the rods? Pretty cool huh?
From my sweet friend Jeanne. So me, she knows.
I had all my PINK blankets with me, and with all the morphine I wanted ahhh.
MY SURGEON DR. WAI.
Poor Randy. He and Colt were, and still are, the BEST caretakers EVER.
When one has this operation, 24 hr. help has to happen.
It was sooo nice to be home with all the pups. They totally missed me.
I was in the hospital only 7 days. No physio needed.
Of course my sweet SISTER LOLOTTE has been with me through it all.
She is my constant angel.
I have the BEST group of friends in the whole wide world.
Without their love and endless get-well wishes and support, I'm not sure I could have made
it through. I also belong to a group of ladies that I call my TWISTED SISTERS.
They helped me every step of the way. We have become great friends, and will try
to all get together next year. Some from Australia, UK, and all over the USA, and Canada.
Doctors appointments are sometimes a challenge, but I love getting ready, dressing up, and stepping out
with my new back. I'm 2 inches taller also. BONUS!!!!!
I'm not a fan of pills, and I'm taking more than I can swallow. Randy is my pain
management doctor. He's been tweaking them for 8 weeks now. He's great, better than
my other doctors, that's for sure. I'm hoping to be drug free by Jan. 30th.
I've been in my P.J.'s for 8 weeks, not counting the week in the hospital.
I have an endless supply, mostly PINK as you know.
HOME with 2 out of 7 pups.
So there you have it. I'm a long way from finished.
6 months to a year to a full recovery.
Can't drive for 4 months, no bending, no twisting, no lifting.
I'm doing very light chores. Keeping it simple.
I'll be good to go soon.
In the meantime I'm enjoying fb, my music, endless telephone calls to my girls
and most of all spending time with Randy.
I've fallen in love with him all over again.
So see, I'm here, alive and well.
And MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you my dear friends.
Love from my cottage always.