Got home yesterday afternoon from my back surgery, so I figured I’d check in and give a quick update.
Firstly: I want to say “thank you” to all of you who voiced support and sent best wishes my way prior to the surgery.
It really meant a great deal to me to have so many members of our little “community” wishing me luck, lending a calming thought, and including me, a total stranger, in their prayers. I am consistently amazed at just how thoughtful and personal people who have never met each other can be toward one another, and feel very humbled by your expressions of support and insight.
We truly have the most wonderful readership of any blog on the net.
You all have my sincere gratitude.
As per the surgery, my doctor said it was a complete success. He said it was one of the worst, most massive herniations he has seen, and that my nerve showed signs of severe damage and aggravation.
I was very nervous pre-op, as I have never had any surgery done before. I don’t remember going to “sleep”, but the anesthesiologist said it took alot of “stuff” to get me completely under.
I was not prepared for the post-operative pain.
It was terrible. I have never felt pain like that before. ANYTHING I tried to do, any position I attempted to lie down in, any movement I made was excruciating. I just can’t even explain in words how badly it felt.
Had to stay overnight, which I never want to have to do again. In addition to not getting any sleep due to the pain, my “roommate” was the loudest snorer on the planet. Animalistic bodily sounds emanated from him the entire night. He was also an angry fellow, complaining about his wife to any and all visitors and callers. He has been married for 2 weeks, and has a huge tattoo of her on his chest. He said it was over between them.
Thank God I just had a one night stay.
Getting home was the best medicine. I felt terrible all day, but at least it was in my own house, and not a crappy hospital atmosphere.
Anyway, I do feel better today. I had a full night’s sleep, and can walk a bit without feeling like collapsing. I am hoping every day that goes by will be better then the last.
Going to try to catch up on the news today. Don’t really know what’s happened recently. Just glad I didn’t have this done under Obamacare.
Thank you all again for your support. I very much appreciate it.
Your humble right-wing correspondent,