Monday, July 21, 2008

I had an appointment with the neurosurgeon today and....after much thought and prayer I have decided to have surgery. The doctor seems to be a smart guy..ha he better be....and he recommends I have a spinal fusion. We did not schedule a date yet, but we are shooting for sometime next week. Meanwhile I have a few pre-surgery items I need to take care of. Today I was fitted for a special, not so stylish, hard back brace that I will have to wear for 8 - 12 weeks after surgery...yippie...NOT! I also have to go get xrays tomorrow and at some point I need to have some blood work done. I am nervous, but excited to get this over with and start recovering. I am praying that this is what needs to be done and that I will be back to new by Christmas. I spoke with my work today and hopefully after recovering I will still have a position available for me at the hospital. Anyway just a quick update I am sure I will speak to everyone at some point over the phone. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!


Jayme said...

I am so glad that they want to go ahead with the surgery and hopefully this will be the end of it. The recovery will seem long and I'm sure very painful but stay strong and you can get through it! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Lindsey said...

Hi Jenna, I'm an old friend of Jayme's (Lindsey Hoogland) who married an old boyfriend of Emily (Brad Iverson). Anyway, why I'm telling you this is that Brad had spinal fusion done by Dr. Keller back in 2001 and it is a decision he is thankful every day that he made! We kept that lovely brace as a reminder of how far he's come and every now and then haul it out for a laugh. WE'll pray that your surgery goes well and recovery time flies by and it gives you the relief you need!