Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Well This Kinda Sucks

I am going to keep this relatively short because I am a bit on the depressed side. We had the follow-up consult with the Neurosurgeon today and it looks like Chad will be have surgery in December to put a spacer in his cervical spine. He currently has zero spinal fluid protecting his spinal cord around the 5th and 6th vertebrae and very little around the 7th (I think). So in an effort to prevent further damage, including future paralysis - the surgeon recommended surgery. 

It will not necessarily help with the pain but will hopefully improve it somewhat. More than anything, it's to prevent further trouble in the future. This isn't something that needs to be done immediately, hence delaying it until Chad has time off this holiday season.

It will still be a long recovery. One night in the hospital but three weeks minimum out of work and a 3 month+ recovery. I am not looking forward to it. I can't lie. I hate this for him and I also hate this for me. 

In the mean time, he will be going for Physical Therapy and Pain Management. Both for his neck and his lower back. The surgeon doesn't think surgery for his lower back is a good option at this time. So hopefully therapy will improve that situation.

It's crazy to think this blog started about Cancer and morphed into a General Health blog. It's been a very difficult and challenging 1.5 years and God willing, we manage to get through these next hurdles as well.

One day at a time. 

Thank you all for your love and support.

6 comments:

  1. General Health issues do suck, but, they are almost a blessing compared to where you started this journey. Safe Travels!

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  2. Sending as much positivity your way as I can xxx

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about this, but if you look at the glass half full, he is Cancer Free. As far as the surgery, therapy and pain management, I will continue to pray. ♡

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about this, but if you look at the glass half full, he is Cancer Free. As far as the surgery, therapy and pain management, I will continue to pray. ♡

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  5. :( When are you guys gonna catch a break! Still praying hunny!

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