Post Edited (neon cactus) : 4/17/2008 11:04:09 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for the reply! My son is taking this pretty good; blaming it on his dad. LOL Luckily my husband doesn't have Crohn's. There were concerns about it long before my boys were born, but nothing ever came out of it. He does have Barrett's though. Now for an even stranger bit of information, my 82-year-old mother is being worked up for it! Strange huh? Thanks for the link!
Thanks for the good wishes. The way my hubby explained it was that during his fusing process, that was the worst part, and then it wasn't as bad. He continues to work but has started having shoulder pain that he needs to get checked out. He has lost the use of most of his fingers due to fusing and a couple of his toes are in the same condition. He of course can't bend over but has figured out creative ways to tie his shoes.
I remember when my husband was diagnosed with it that they gave him a bunch of different exercises to do. I'm assuming that they'll do the same for my son. I'm just having flashbacks to how bad it got with my husband when he was fusing, and I don't want our son to go through that. Whenever my husband has certain x-rays they always ask him when he had the 'back surgery'.