Thursday, October 8, 2009


I am miserable! Couldn't sleep last night. At least not until just before the alarm sounded. Sooo sore between my shoulder blades from lack of sleep and tossing and turning. I got up about midnight and read...but my eyes were so tired. Sigh Today I've had to use so many tissues I should have stock in Kleenex.

Mama...I hoped her surgery wouldn't be set up any time near Christmas. We were both surprised with how soon! Pre-op is Monday! The surgery is the following Monday! WOW Didn't know doctors could schedule things so fast.

A few short years back, the same doctor/surgeon fused four vertebrae in her lumbar area. He's going to fuse the vetebrae just above that section to the four already fused. Unfortunately he has to make an incision to cover the old area to check on the hardware, remove the short rod, add a longer rod with the additional hardware, etc.

Another thing about my mother...she can't take the 'good' drugs. She is highly sensitive to every narcotic she's ever been given. Of course this is not found out until she's been administered the drug following surgery. So...dealing with the pain from the surgery and the vomiting from the drug... She's a mess. She started asking doctors for one or two tablets of the next best drug before the upcoming surgery. Yep...urp-arama.

And that's all the fun I can handle for a while. ;o)


lesthook said...

Oh your mom sounds like me! Motrin is about the strongest I can take. Codiene makes me deathly ill!I sure do relate to her.

Kar said...

I hope you will be feeling better soon. Luckily, everyone around here has been feeling good so far.

Hope everything goes well with you Mom also. I'm always nervous about surgeries.

Drink a big cup of hot tea and go take a nap. Get better girl!