|Sunset at the pier Mobile bay|
|On the way to Jessie's in Magnolia Springs|
About 4 months ago the pain decided to take on a new high!! The pain increased and now both arms are involved. He has lost strength in both arms and is unable to look up. But most of all the pain is constant. He saw a neurosurgeon in Mobile, Alabama who examined him and had an updated MRI done. Sure enough....it's gotten worse.
|Fountain at the pier in Fairhope|
So tomorrow morning we will be traveling to Auburn and our "home" base of Chewacla State Park where we will be hunkering down for the surgery and recuperation. Mike sees his neurosurgeon in Columbus, Thursday May 9th and we should have a date for surgery soon after that.
|Boardwalk at the pier Fairhope|
The surgery itself sounds horrible but doesn't all surgery?? The doctor assured us he "does this all the time!" They will make the incision in the front (kinda like slitting your throat) and move the muscles and structures aside so he can get to the spinal cord where he will remove the bone spurs, disc and replace with a cadaver and plate with screws to hold it in place. Mike will wear a soft collar and possibly a hard collar for several weeks following surgery. He will be unable to lift, drive or do much for several weeks. It varies with different people and different situations. Our job will be to take care of the incision and do all the things to heal....such as eating healthy and walking walking walking!!!! We can handle that!!
The good news....when this is complete and Mike has healed we will be able to do more, go further and Mike will not be in pain.
Those of you that wish...we would love to have your prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery!!
|Small marina at the pier|
Our cameras caught some sights on our last, for now, trip to the Fairhope Pier! Hope you enjoy!!