I’m back from the neurosurgeon’s office. The healing is progressing well. I have been cleared to drive and return to work!
There will still be some twinges and pain from time-to-time. I’m limited in what I can lift and how much stress my body should take. I’m good with that.
As Helaine pointed out, the difference in me today and two weeks ago is amazing. When pain is in control it changes nearly every aspect of your life! Even when I wasn’t actually hurting I avoided making moves that might bring the pain back.
After the examination I followed the doctor to his office where he explained exactly what he’d done. The photos I posted a few weeks ago told the story. It is intricate work in a limited space.
It is astounding what can be done to patch us up. We live in an era of miracles.
The plan is to walk and bike myself into shape. It will take time. There’s a lot to undo. I’ve hardly put my feet on the ground for the last two months.
Meanwhile, I’ll see you Monday on the TV.