Monday, November 10, 2008

Update

Today I went to the neurosurgeon for my 12 week check up. I had my x-rays reviewed and so far so good. He said that my disc space looks good and is starting to fuse! He also so said that my spine has a normal curvature now, something that was not there prior to surgery. On Monday next week I start "aggressive" physical therapy with a physiatrist right in his office. I will follow that plan for approximately 6 weeks and then return for another visit with the doctor. I am still having a considerable amount of pain with movement and sleeping, so this is a concern to me. It is the doctors hope that this will improve as I get moving again. We are optamistic that I will continue to progress without having another surgery to fuse my other bad disc. This is an option if things continue to be so painful. That being said, I am encouraged and ready to start the next phase of the healing process. I was able to celebrate the fact that I am fusing with a haircut tonight.
Lance and I have a wedding this weekend so I was excited to sit in the chair and get my haircut. Here are some photos of the new look. Please continue to pray for healing and patience. I am still unsure about what will happen with my nursing job; I don't know if I will be able to work the floor like I had hoped to. Pray that I can stop worrying about that for right now and focus on getting better.
Thanks for checking in on me......I appreciate my family and friends SO MUCH!!

7 comments:

VeRonda said...

OMG! It so sucks to not be feeling well, and to atop it with what you're going through... So sorry. Hope things work out... And, yes, it's great to have family and friends when you're down and out.

Adventures of Bruce and Chris...on and off the road said...

Hang in there Jenna! Try to focus on the little improvements day to day. There will be a rainbow at the end of all of this. Love you!

erin said...

love the new do and your jacket. stay positive, you are doing great! : )

Nathalie Brault said...

Oh god I sure know how you feel as I've had 2 back surgeries, my last one just 4 months ago. and I'M still in pain. Good healing and good luck. Blessings and thank you for visiting my blgo and entering the giveaway. Please keep checking in as I'm having one an artist feature every week.

The Kbelts said...

Jenna I am glad that your doctor had good things to say and that you are on your way. Know that Erik and I are always praying for you, you're doing great and looking AMAZING! I love your new cut, hot tamali (if that's how you spell it!)
Thanks for the bday wish and have fun at the wedding!

Dee said...

Well..You look great! I hope you can soon be pain free!!! I hope your recovery continues to speed up!

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