Friday, February 24, 2012

Correcting a problem

I'm going in for back surgery on Monday, February 27th.  I will be in the hospital for two days and will be home by Wednesday.  I covet your prayers for my surgery.

The doctors will be removing a bulging disc and will be putting in spacers which allow the bone to grow through the two discs envolved in my lower back.  I have have spinal stenosis which is the narrowing of the spinal column which means that my spinal cord is getting pinched from time to time and that leads to tingling in my legs and feet with some numbness.

Part of the procedure is to put in two rods one on either side of the discs and pull the spine back in place and clean up all the bones in the area of those two discs.  This should help relieve the pain and open up the spinal column so that I can once again do things that I want to do.  I also have severe arthritis in the facet plates at the L4 and L5 lumbar which they will also deal with.

Hopefully when all is said and done, I will once again have a life outside of pain.  Thanks for your prayers.