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I wrote this post back in October 2015. It’s hard to believe that my back surgery was over 3 years ago! I’m so thankful that it was successful and things still seem to be working just fine. I learned a lot about what to expect for surgery after this back surgery and a hernia & muscle repair surgery(plus mommy make over bonus). Scroll to the bottom of this post for the Preparing for Surgery binder that was born out of my health scares.
What? You don’t know that cheer from the 1980s? Yep, it ended on the note of something like, “Uh Ungola(?) Thunderbirds got that soul power.” (Correct me if I’m wrong sisters. My oldest probably knew this cheer best.)
Yep, my back does ache – kinda. Turns out it is surprising to my doctor that I can walk without weeping. For as long as I can remember my hip has hurt here and there. Nothing unbearable, just annoying. Sometimes I am unable to sleep good, but lately, it’s tough to bend over and pick something up. All the muscles on the back of my left leg have be seizing up. So annoying.
Doesn’t hurt so much though. Or maybe it does and for some reason my brain doesn’t process pain normally. I just chalked up these feelings to just that – another feeling that my body has. A couple years ago I fell down a ladder(don’t ever ask me to put up Christmas decorations) and broke a couple ribs. I cried like a baby when I was strapped to the stretcher with a neck brace, but not because it hurt as much as because it scared me and I was afraid of what was to come(like would I be in a wheelchair etc, luckily just some broken ribs). Most people talk about their pain from breaking ribs like from just breathing too hard or coughing or laughing. I don’t remember feeling pain. I only remember being able to feel my bones move around when I would breath too hard, cough, or laugh.
So imagine my surprise this past Monday literally just after moving a dresser out of the back of the truck, when I got a phone call saying my back is jacked and I need surgery ASAP. Turns out my weird hip feeling and sometimes pain(that I could register) and also my muscles on the back of my leg seizing up all has to do with my L5 being messed up. I had gone in about my symptoms a couple weeks ago and took steroids a couple days to no avail. Then went back in this past week and got sent for a MRI and the results are obviously in. So, wish me luck and please pray for me in what’s coming in the following weeks. Please pray for my husband and kids too. I will be laid up for about 4 weeks and it’s going to drive me crazy and you know the old saying, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” LOL
Please note: all articles are written on SimpleStepsForLivingLife are ONLY my opinions and should NEVER replace that of a medical professional. This series of posts are about what I have learned from having surgery and being about to have surgery again. I am not a medical professional at all, please consult with your doctor or a medical professional when it comes to anything to do with your health.