My Journey #42 - Back problems
Friday, September 13, 2013
This weeek I saw a surgeon (best one in my area) and after looking at my MRI and reading what the doctor said who read it, he said that surgery is NOT an option for my back because my problems are so extensive plus he said with all my health problems he would not touch me.
He put it to me like this.........in the doctor's first oath, he promises not to do any harm. My doctor said that the possibility of infection would be too great with the rods and srcews that would have to be put in my back, especially with the lupus so he said he just could not commit himself to doing surgery on me. I asked if I lost the weight I put on this last year and get back to the 240's would he consider it and he said no because the health problems would still be there. He also said the same exact thing the other surgeon said.......I could either end up paralyzed and in a wheelchair the rest of my life or I could end up dead. At least they were honest.
l was very upset about it and cried a bucket and then cried myself to sleep Tuesday night but now I'm o.k. I had asked God to make this surgery possible and I got my answer. No. It's too dangerous so I'm going to have to adjust to this and do what I can to lose the weight I gained back this last year since having all the back problems.
I am in a wheelchair when I do go out (to doctors,etc.) because I am not able to stand long enough to walk very far. I'm fortunate to be able to walk around my house with my walker. I am upset however that my daughter has to push me. I would like to get one of those motorized chairs like they advertise on TV. And I will someday!
That's all folks!