Thank you Hound. I was old enough to remember how it was when my brother became ill and then he died and it horrified me to learn that she had the same cancer. It is not supposed to happen to adults and when it does, it does not usually turn out well. She had several very, very close calls, where her platelets dropped down to below 6 and we were scared beyond reason.
Thankfully, she happened to find a great oncologist who happens to specialize in this particular form of leukemia, and thankfully, she has pulled her through. And my sister's husband is an angel here on this earth. He has been her rock since their son was diagnosed with Angelman's syndrome, never letting her or their son be told that he would never do this or that. Instead he said, that may not always be the case you know.....their son didn't learn to walk until he was 8 years old, but walk he does and that was just the beginning.
I am truly grateful for him, for her doctors , for her health.....and for all of those who pulled those little miracles out of their sleeves, each time she needed them.....
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.