First of all I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. They were really appreciated. I love knowing there are people out there that have never even met me but really care about me. And know this: I care right back at you!!!
You’d think I was having a quadruple by-pass or having my head sewn back onto my body. I told you I was going to milk this as long as I could. That’s one of the perks of getting older. I so milked it when I got home.
I was very lucky. I wore pants with an elastic waist just hoping and praying they wouldn’t make me wear an awful hospital gown. It worked. The Doc just pulled them down a tad, pulled up my shirt a tad and we were ready to go.
I TOOK THIS PHOTO MYSELF JUST BEFORE I CLIMBED ONTO THE WHATEVER YOU CALL THOSE BEDS. THAT”S THE X-RAY IMAGER THE DOC USED TO MAKE SURE HE DIDN’T MESS UP WHERE HE STUCK THE NEEDLES.
I warned him not to F*** it up. I had my cane with me. I couldn’t get the nurse to take a photo of the actual procedure. BUT…
THIS IS MY ACTUAL SPINE WITH A COUPLE OF THE NEEDLES IN IT. THE NURSE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO LET ME SNAP A QUICK PIC.
The actual sticking of the needles probably only took 15 minutes. There was a little pain if you can call it that. Mostly it was my anticipation of having pain that was the worst part. I kept waiting for something painful to happen and it never really did. I’m glad I couldn’t see what was happening though.
The best part was when I got home. I never watched the TV show “Heroes” when it was on. I missed two seasons of it. I was going to buy the first season DVD soon. The Doc said to stay in my chair the rest of the day so of course I did. I checked “On Demand” to see if there were any good movies on and I came across every episode of “Heroes” from seasons 1 and 2. I watched 12 episodes yesterday back to back.
THEN I FOUND OUT IT WAS COSTING ME .99 CENTS AN EPISODE. NOT QUITE WHAT I EXPECTED. TOO LATE NOW.
The Doc said I couldn’t even go pick up Sarah at the boat in the evening so my brother-in-law did it for me. When Sarah came home there was a pile of dishes in the sink which I had actually meant to do before I left but forgot. She did the dishes for me. YES!! They told me to chill out today too so I am going to watch another 12 episodes of “Heroes” or more if I have time. The hell with the .99 cents an episode.
I did put a pork roast in the crock pot this morning so Obie and Barry would have supper tonight. Yes, Barry is finally home after 2 weeks traveling around with his girlfriend “birding”. They had a great time. He’s just staying 2 nights and then going back to her house for who knows how long. I’m just glad he has found someone that makes him happy.
I just wanted to write a quick post to let everyone know I was doing great. I don’t want to get too excited here but I would almost swear my back feels better than usual this morning. They say you can have quick results or it can take up to two weeks or it might not work at all. They also say it might work for a short time and that’s it or it might work for a long time. Lot’s of choices here.
Oh, and the nurse assured me it won’t affect my appetite and there will be no extra weight gain. YES AGAIN!!
Well, I have to get back to my lazy girl chair in my air conditioned room and watch Heroes. Gotta do what the Doctor ordered. I’ll spend time tomorrow at all your places.