Hello Retiredmom! Well. it sounds like you have had a tuff time of it. So sorry to hear this, but it is wonderful that the pain is almost gone. I have heard of cases, where the hardware used for the fusion can cause infection. Privey had this, and they had to remove it, as it was the source of the infection.
I know quite well the feeling of getting worse to the point of alarming well into the recovery, and then out of the clear blue, one would swear that your healed all in one day. I too, am cautious about this, and wonder if it is temporary for myself.
Lets keep positive together, and hope that it last.
I see that you have many other health issues to deal with as well. When you have a good day like that, it kinda makes you forget about the other issues. You just want to share it with everyone, and can bring tears to your eyes as well.
We are wishing the best for you, but please be careful and do keep checking on the infection issue. We don't want any of those little buggers lurking around in you're body.
Please! Please! keep us updated on your progress, as this information is more important that you know to those who may be facing simular surgery's
I must have been stopped a million times while out and about. People would see my back brace, and stop me and ask about my back problems. There are alot of people suffering back problems, but too scared to have something done for it, or are dealing with a quack of a Dr who will not treat them for pain with correct med's
Take care! It was so nice to visit with you again!
Good morning *hugg* It is so good to hear from you. I hope today is shaping up to be a low pain day as well? You have been in very intense severe painf for a long time and it is high time you got a much deserved break!
I am sorry to hear about your toes. I hope the dmamage isnt permanant. It must be rather awfull from the sound of things. Hopefully, the antibiotic will help out with all the problems you have been experiencing. Please let us know when you hear back from the MRI results. You are always in our prayers here. Stay strong!
Oh! Retiredmom!...How could you! :)
......and I thought "they liked me! They really liked me!" (Sally Fields) :)
You are so right about asking all the questions, and really not careing about me!
Of course I saw right through it and said "Your going to die" ...NOT! :)
I always helped them understand what could take place and let them know they had options.
Always encouraged them, in a positive light! I hate to see anyone worry and in pain at the same time.
Take care my friend, and I hope it brought a giggle to your face! :)