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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's a start. right?


Nancy said...

Praying for your husband. Mine has something similar that looks like it may lead to surgery. It is VERY stressful!

beth said...

Thanks, Nancy..he needs all the prayers he can get! This has been a very trying time for our marriage, too. I will be so glad when his pain is alleviated a little so that he can not be on edge all the time. He gets an attitude because of the constant pain, and he feels inadequate because he can't do normal daddy and husband stuff right now..I am just so ready for him to get back to normal, or close to it!