Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WOYWW and back surgery

Sorry I haven't been around or posted the past couple has not been a good time for me at all!  I had surgery on my spine last Monday week and I think I am getting better and something comes along to knock me down again.  Haven't been able to do much in the way of crafting and really haven't been on the computer much!
Here I am all decked out in the surgery garb prep...guess all the color coordination is on purpose to make you cheerful for the up coming event!

   My Cheering Squad whilst I was in the back...they tell me they actually had a good talk with the real Santa while I was under the knife...hmmm...wonder if they shared the drugs out there!

This next picture is post op...OMG!  Had I known that a MIDLIFF surgery was so painful I might not have had it done!  In layman terms it was a spinal fusion and laminectomy with screws and plates.  Evidently they had something go south with the drilling of the first screw and broke out the anterior portion of the vertebrae and had to drill another hole to put a screw and plate into...OMG!  I am not for sure if I ended up with 2 or 3 screws but according to the doctor he wasn't real happy with it all.  The nurses evidently screwed up and didn't give me the meds I was suppose to have gotten or the ice pack machine to my back or I really bruised something horribly.  The bed I am in here was faulty and the mattress ended up trashed after they took me out of it!!
The laminectomy and spinal fusion ended up encompassing the L3-4-5 Lumbar vertebrae!  OUCH!  Want to see the OP site  Not pretty...
 Could have been worse but...with ice packs and meds it might have been less!

I didn't get the swap ATC done before this happened so hopefully they will be done and in the mail this next week.  Take care and see you again soon with pictures of my desk!


  1. oh my goodness, what a terrible way for things to have gone - I hope you recover quickly and the bruising and pain settles. Helen #1

  2. Oh Wow! not expecting that but glad to see you smiling. Get well soon. Angela x16x

  3. So sorry it didn't all go according to plan, just concentrate on getting better now. ANickoana #3

  4. Oh my goodness, you look so happy and cheery, but it sure doesn't sound like it was. Mistakes seems to be made more often these days, I'm so sorry there seemed to be so many with you, but you seem to be taking it well, which means you will probably recover quicker than someone who was miserable and complained all the time. Heal fast, heal well! Thanks for sharing (sorry I'm late!) Lindart #37

  5. Oh heck, what a thing to go through...your bruising is spectacular. I really hope that your pain is under control now and you'll be up running around your craft room before long 💖💖💖
    Hugs LLJ 5 xx

  6. Goodness me what an ordeal. Hope you recover quickly and are soon crafting again. Anne x #13

  7. OUCH...OUCH... My goodness it all sounds and looks so painful... Don't you worry about us lot you will need to take it easy and recover well...Take care... May #4


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