Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Husband's going under the knife
After lower back pain for years, getting progressively worse, we discovered this year that Vince has 3 discs degenerating. He's tried physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and pain pills. He was awaiting insurance approval for surgery to implant a Spinal Cord Stimulator, but new developments are here. He has had numbness on and off, but a wee or so ago it worsened. Numbness, weakness--so numb he could not feel his leg or foot at all, and he started falling as a result. Bought a cane, fell some more. Mind you, he's 31 yrs old. Went back to his neurosurgeon, and he is scheduled for a laminectomy next week. Doc wanted to do it right away but hubby wants to wait to make sure his schedule was covered at work. I pray that this helps. Apparently it will help with the numbness in the leg, but not the pain from bad discs...it's a start. right?