Monday, June 04, 2012


On Friday I had a repeat trip to the ER for my back and to my surprise they kept me over night and preformed a microdiscectomy on me Saturday morning.  The surgery took about an hour and the surgeon removed a large part of my disk that was protruding out onto my spinal nerves which was causing my leg pain and other problems.  I was in recovery for about 4 hours because I kept coughing up blood and was having trouble breathing. When they got me back to my room that's when the anesthesia started to play it's nasty tricks on me and I began hours of vomiting (are you grossed out yet?) accompanied by the worst headache I have ever been graced with.
Needless to say they kept me for a second night and I finally was released Sunday around 11am.
I am not allowed to bend, lift or twist for at least 2 months (goodbye salsa dancing while helping people move) and no driving for 1 to 2 weeks.  I have been advised to stay down so you won't see me this week but I might sneak out by next week as I start to get cabin fever. I am also on drugs that could knock out a horse so I am surprised that I could even turn on my computer much less write this blog.
Speaking of drugs I must go now because the elephants I keep seeing need their breakfast.