Saturday, August 1, 2009
Hello all. So sorry for lack of updates. All my energy has pretty much gone to recovering the past couple weeks. My surgery on July 15 went very well and the doctor was pleased. I spent the night in the hospital and was able to come home the next day. The pain after surgery was pretty bad...not only in my neck, but in my hip. To replace the disk that were removed, they chiseled bone off my left hip. I have about a 2 inch incision on my hip and about a 3 inch incision on my neck where my previous incision was. The doctor did find that I had not healed correctly from my first surgery so he did redo those levels as well. My mom was in Nashville for the days after my surgery and on the sunday following surgery, I went home to Knoxville with her to recover. Harrison had to get back to work and with him needing to be gone all day for work, it was better for me to be in knoxville where my mom could take care of me. I spent 11 days in Knoxville with my parents and just got back to Nashville Thursday night. Its good to be home and definitely good to be back with my wonderful husband who i missed terribly. I seem to be recovering pretty well, although I still am having some pain. I can't drive for another 2 weeks till I go back to the doctor and I also have to wear a soft collar neck brace till then as well. All in all, things are going well. After i see the doctor in a couple weeks, I will get back into physical therapy. My recovery time is supposed to be about 8 weeks so hopefully I can go back to work around the middle of September....thats the hope and the goal at least so we'll see what happens. I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes and prayers. I have definitely felt so much support and love during this time. I'll try to update sooner next time!