Sunday, December 11, 2011

I know I'm not supposed to be here but.......

I couldn't stay away! :) I just wanted to post a quick update about my back because a couple of people had asked.

I had a microdiscectomy done a little over two weeks ago to remove the disc material that was compressing the nerve root at L5. The neurosurgeon said it had to be done to minimize the risk of permananent damage to my already weak foot/ leg. It all went very well and I can honestly say I feel better than I have in months. I guess sometimes you doesn't realize how bad you feel until you start feeling better! I am still taking it a bit easy, probably wont finish landscaping the backyard quite yet, but I already have some strength back in my foot and leg, and I can feel my toes again which is an added benefit! :)

The garden is looking awesome with all the seeds I planted back in the fall thriving at last. I can't wait to get out there and do stuff but I will wait for a bit longer. This picture is from a week ago and everything has grown a lot, even since then.

In other news, the girls are doing well, very excited about the holidays of course. We are having a very scaled back Christmas this year which I am looking forward to, less of everything is the plan. I have my math final this week thank goodness, and I jammed with friends this afternoon, something I hadn't done in a while because of my back. Life is getting back to "normal" again, whatever that may be. I am extremely fortunate in so many ways.

8 comments:

Esther Montgomery said...

Was very pleased when I saw 'Green Desert' come up on my reader.

Hadn't realised about your back. Glad the operation went well and that you are feeling the better for it.

Life sounds very good. Even the maths exam will be good to have got behind you.

Although it is early, I'd better wish you a Happy Christmas now. (In case you 'go' again!)

Jenn said...

Very good to hear that you are feeling better.

fullfreezer said...

Glad you haven't completely gone away. Sorry you had surgery but I'm so glad it was successful and you're feeling more 'normal'. Have a great holiday.
Judy

Mo said...

Thanks everyone! Nice to be back for a visit :)

Rohrerbot said...

Glad everything went well. It was nice to hear from you. Stay in touch and Happy Holidays!

Mo said...

Thank you Rohrerbot and I wish the same for you!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope to see you again with more garden updates!

Mo said...

Thanks Marilyn and nice to see you back too! Hope your neck is feeling better. I can totally relate to your pain. Have a lovely Christmas. x