Saturday, March 22, 2014

They can do that?

So I met with the surgeon on Thursday. She tells me that they will remove part of two vertebrae to get to the tumor in something called a Laminectomy. They will then remove the tumor and stitch the muscles and tendons together over that spot without replacing the bone. I will have to lie perfectly still for 24 hours to allow the meninges to seal up. After that I should get up to move every couple of hours. I will likely be in the hospital for three or four days and then I can't lift more than 5 lbs for a full month after that. I can return to work once I can sit up long enough to type. This is going to be tough. But, with the help of the Lord, I can do hard things.

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