|With my lovely gown and hair bonnet|
|This is the remote for the device I wear for the next week. It is connected to a wire that is attached to my spine.|
The surgery went great. The wires go into my back and basically send a buzzing feeling to the nerve in my leg. It blocks the RSD pain and seems to be working.
|The nurse who did my IV was excellent. This hospital numbs the area first and I didn't even feel the pinch.|
However, my back is pretty bad after the surgery. It hurts to breathe and so far I cannot lay down without major pain. One nurse said this wasn't normal and the other said it is completely normal. I do have incisions in my back and so I'm guessing it will hurt for awhile. I am taking pain medicine.
|I am wearing this compression garment which holds all my wires in place so I don't accidentally pull them out.|
Please pray that the back pain calms down so I can take full advantage of the 5 to 7 day trial. The buzzing in my leg feels wonderful and I love the sensation.
I did walk around today more than I have in weeks which makes me happy.
After the surgery, I was in recovery for about 2 hours. After fully recovering (well...except for the back pain), I was released. We drove home, grabbed something to eat and drove straight to the other hospital on the other side of town.
My father-in-law is at that hospital with congestive heart failure. Yesterday was really bad for him and we weren't sure he would make it. He was on the highest level of liquid oxygen. He was moved last night to a private room closer to the nurses' station. He is being given something to keep him calm and help him sleep.
|My father-in-law who served in World War II.|
Thank you for the prayers! I will update this blog throughout the trial.