Thursday, May 17, 2012

Prayers answered

I want to thank everyone for the prayers They worked!!
So here is the update. NO SURGERY!!!!! I have a bulging disc below my current plate and screws with a major muscle strain. Treatment is an epidural block procedure and one month of physical therapy and traction. The traction should help slide the disc back in. He said he was impressed with my MRI. Especially since I had previous surgical procedure. He said that this was normal for people with surgery in this area. He is allowing me to go back to work in 2 weeks. He wanted me to have some physical therapy and epidural block done before returning. Will continue to treat with muscle relaxers and mild pain meds. I am so happy to be going back to work. I have missed everyone. So this also means we should be able to move forward on getting the house since I know I will still have a job!
I am very excited that this wasn't worse. I am to continue being careful not to damage the area though.
Thank you everyone that has wished me well, prayers and for those that have called to check on me while I have been out of work. It's nice to know I have great friends who care.

Had epidural block. Which was not comfortable at all. Still very sore. Said it might be a little while before I feel the full effect. Right now taking it easy and doing physical therapy. 5days till back to work.


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5 comments:

Leeanna Henderson said...

Sweetie I've had two epi blocks. They hurt for like a couple of days but man do you feel good after. Even though you'll feel better, please be careful and take it easy. You could re-hurt yourself. But I'm so happy things are better for you.

Tonja said...

Great news! Watch out for those therapists, they're mean! :)

Texan Zombie Goddess said...

Wonderful news love! Take care and you'll be in great shape in no time! New house, here you come :)!

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Martina said...

Glad you don't need surgery. :)

Sarah said...

Missed while you were gone, happy to hear that you don't need the surgery. Great news!