Thursday, August 14, 2014
Well, he (we) have had a rough six weeks or so with his back injury.
Yes, he does have some degenerative disc changes (guess most of us do)
but he also has two moderately herniated discs in the lower back that are impacting the nerve root, which I understand is the largest in the body.
Very, very painful.
He has suffered so much-
barely able to sleep or eat, even medicated.
He has been on several courses of different drugs, which provide some relief for a limited period (including the prednisone I last blogged about, major pain relievers and, the latest, muscle relaxants for the spasms).
Today we returned to the specialist at the Brain and Spine Center so a doctor could do cortisone injections directly into his spine- he required 5- which should provide some relief within a few days. He will go back again in two weeks for more and possibly a third time.
This is a man who has barely ever been sick a day in his life.
He is missing his new boat and our grandkids and our garden (first in many years) but handling his disappointments so well.
I would be an angry and depressed mess if I were him.
He pretty much has missed out on this whole beautiful summer.
The doctor was so good this morning explaining exactly what had happened, what to expect, what he had been doing right or wrong and what to do next.
I think my dear man will follow those suggestions to a T as soon as he is able.
Thank you so much for your spark love and concerns...will keep you posted.