Finally some good news!
Gosh It has been a crazy week I even forgot to post this yesterday!! My kids are back in school, I’ve had a few doctor things going on…MAN I AM READY FOR THIS WEEKEND! I’m exhausted!
However, I got the best news today that I have received in a long time! My fusion is healed! I have bone growth! Those are words I though I would never hear from my surgeon! After 3 fusions on the same 2 segments, I finally have bone growth. The only thing that may cause issues down the road is my earlier bone infection. There is a very small chance that the infection could be lying dormant and rear its ugly head later on… this could cause the new bone to break down. But, hey, I have bone growth now and that makes me so happy! As a BONUS, I was approved for my spinal cord stimulator (SCS) yesterday! This is also great news because even though I have bone growth, I still have horrible pain that limits everything I do in my day-to-day life (the doctor calls it chronic neuropathic pain). So, here’s to still having hope that I may be able to get back some of the things I have lost due to my chronic pain, with the help of this SCS. Even if I can get up and move around a few hours a day, around the house and not have the nagging, aching pain, I will be one happy woman!
It is almost one of those things where I’m worried that this is just all too good to be true. My history is that I go in for a procedure that is supposed to help me feel better, which in turn causes more pain, then something goes wrong. I either don’t heal right, blood clots, infection…. what will it be this time? Is this too good to be true? So, later this month I will be heading into surgery yet again, my 6th back surgery, to have this Medtronic neurostimulator implanted. I am happy, scared, nervous, anxious, overall FREAKING out!
How do you handle the emotional roller coaster that is chronic pain?
I’m going to try to document my experience with this surgery. I can’t promise that it will be pretty, but I know the journals of others that I have read, that have met the same pain and torment that I have, really have given me hope. So, by doing this, just maybe, I will be able to help someone in return.
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