Monday, October 29, 2007

Doctor's Report!

This morning I saw the doctor, and found out that everything is stable with my back. They did an x-ray, which showed that the screws and rods are all aligned properly. I misunderstood, and thought that they would be able to tell me if there is re-growth or not. The doc says it is too early to be able to tell that. I do have some pain and inflammation in my SI Joint, and will consider a cortisone injection into that joint if the pain doesnt subside in the next couple of weeks. That is normal for someone who has had this kind of surgery on the lower vertebrae. It can cause the pelvic bone to shift some, thus the irritation. He sent me home with more "happy" pills and said he would see me again in 6 weeks. At that time we would also consider doing some Physical Therapy. In between now and then I should just walk as much as I can for exercise. It is too early for anything else! Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers....They are much appreciated!

Dennis' siblings were here over the weekend, in which we all had a wonderful visit! I wished that I wasn't down and out, but that is the way it is. I was able to laugh with them....and they are one crazy bunch! The boys really enjoyed visiting their uncles and aunt, and Dennis was able to reconnect with his siblings-We both hope that it is not another 10 years before we see them again!

Have a wonderful week-enjoy the fall activities!


Janice said...

Melissa.. you have a beautiful family. I hope and pray that your healing will continue and that you won'dt need those "happy pills" for much longer!

Lucy Chesna said...

continued prayers for you with your healing..awesome pics girlie

Tracey said...

What a great report. :)

Jaime said...

glad to hear that your healing is continuing well! continued thoughts and ((hugs)) for you girly!! thanks for the update!