Walk This Way

I’m in bed recuperating from the five-hour surgery that I had last week for spinal stenosis.  I only spent 2 days in the hospital but I’m really laid up with pain. Just getting in and out of bed is difficult and painful. I have needed the surgery for some time but had to put it off due to health issues.

I originally went to the orthopedic doctor back in November 2016 because of the intense pain in my lower spine and muscle spasms in my neck.  That’s when I learned by chance that I had a tumor in my leg. I finally had the surgery because I couldn’t even walk a block without having to stop from the pain. 

The recovery will take time and I have to wear a back brace for at least a month. I can’t bend, lift or twist which makes the simplest of tasks very difficult.

Elective surgery wasn’t at the top of my list of things to do after having a lung tumor removed.  In fact, given my health history, it was a very big decision but I’m glad that I did it.  

I’m looking forward to being able to walk more than a block this summer without excruciating pain!

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