1/3/10

2 Days To Go....

 UPDATE 1/10/10 from Wanda:
Hi Everyone.... Chilly has been feeling pretty bad the last couple of days. He was in a lot of pain yesterday but today it was really bad. I hope he will be feeling better very soon.
Thank you all for your care and concern. He is upset this is "cutting into his computer time". He had rather be on the computer than doing anything else.

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UPDATE 1/5/10 from Wanda:
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Chilly came through surgery fine today even though it took an extra hour-and-a-half for it to get done. I was about standing on my ears by the time the Dr. came out.
The Dr. said one of the disks in his neck had completely ruptured and the other two had deteriorated so badly they were rubbing together and completely covered with bone spurs. I left him at the hospital tonight to sleep because he was trying to stay awake with me there.
I will be going back to the hospital in the AM but he will not be able to come home until the afternoon. I'm sure he will get back on the computer as soon as he is able to.
Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. You really know who your friends are during a time like this. ((((HUGS))))

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If you get a chance, maybe you can think about me Tuesday Jan.5 when I will go into the hospital to have metal replacing 3 disc of the cervical spine to fuse it together in 4 places. Have some disc and bone spurs that is compressing on the spinal cord in my neck. Problem is bad enough at this point, if I were to fall or hit my head, very good chance I could snap my cervical spine and damage the spinal cord, which would leave me paralyzed from neck down with no way to ever fix it. So I have no choice but do it.
They found two spots where disc were compressing the spinal cord. Said one was from around 30 years ago and one was in the last few months. I know I've had very small neck pain from time to time over the years, but so small, I just ignored it. Now I wonder if I've been walking with this danger for years or just a short time.

Makes me wonder!

Surgery is Jan.5, 2010 and take 2 to 2 1/2 hours to do surgery. Be back home Jan.6......

unless I get a chance to slip out of the hospital. If so, then I will be home night of the 5th. lol Not staying one minute longer than I have too!!!!!

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Down the center of these two photos is the spinal cord. Around the cord is a white fluid to cushion the spinal cord. I have disc and bone spurs that is compressing into the fluid and spinal cord as shown in the 1st photo.

 Think about me if you will.  Small chance, but yet still a chance I could still become paralyzed in surgery. I can take death, but I can't take paralyzed.

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21 comments:

  • Garden Gnome said....

    I wishing you the best for a successful surgery and quick healing.

  • Crazy Working Mom said....

    Sending you lots of good thoughts and a few prayers for your big day. Hopfully it'll make you feel better and you'll recover quickly. :)

  • chilly said....

    Hi Ladies! Thanks a lot! Great to see you both drop in.

    Sure hope so Latichia, it's been a long time.

  • Lady Banana said....

    Hoping all the surgery goes well and that you are home and up and about as soon as possible :)

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    I'm praying for ya, Chilly! No updates here yet... waitingwaiting..... maybe Wanda can fill us in? I'm going to check out her blog & see if she's mentioned an update.

    ((hugs))

  • Wanda said....

    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Chilly came through surgery fine today even though it took an extra hour-and-a-half for it to get done. I was about standing on my ears by the time the Dr. came out.
    The Dr. said one of the disks in his neck had completely ruptured and the other two had deteriorated so badly they were rubbing together and completely covered with bone spurs. I left him at the hospital tonight to sleep because he was trying to stay awake with me there.
    I will be going back to the hospital in the AM but he will not be able to come home until the afternoon. I'm sure he will get back on the computer as soon as he is able to.
    Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. You really know who your friends are during a time like this. ((((HUGS))))

  • Zandranna said....

    Thanks for keeping us all updated Wanda. Make sure he does as Dr advises when he gets home. I should imagine it will be a while before he is feeling less than shite. Poor bugger. Thinking of him constantly.

  • Garden Gnome said....

    Wanda thanks so much for letting us know Chilly came through the surgery fine. That extra wait time must have been brutal for you! Tell Chilly I'm sending him healing thoughts for a speedy recovery and you take care as well!

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    Wanda, THANK YOU SO MUCH for this update!!! I am so happy surgery went well. And it sounds like it was just in time. The poor guy!! I can't believe he said he hardly felt pain all that much!

    Now comes the fun part-- you get to wait on him hand and foot! Wooooo.... :S

    Keep smiling, Chilly. We love ya! Looking forward to more posts.

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    I'm back, checking for updates, seeing if Chilly man is back at the keyboard. Guess not quite yet. Hey Chilly hurry and and get back here, the Internet is a DULL place without you!

    (((hugs)))

  • Wanda said....

    Hi Everyone.... Chilly has been feeling pretty bad the last couple of days. He was in a lot of pain yesterday but today it was really bad. I hope he will be feeling better very soon.
    Thank you all for your care and concern. He is upset this is "cutting into his computer time". He had rather be on the computer than doing anything else.

  • Zandranna said....

    Poor bugger. Hopefully if he rests enough he should start feeling a bit better soon.

  • Crazy Working Mom said....

    Hope you're feeling up to par by now Chilly!

    Don't give Ms Wanda too much trouble now, ya hear!?

    (((Hugs to you both)))

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    :( :( :( I'm very sorry to hear he's been in pain. He's in my prayers. I know what spinal pain is like.

  • Chhattisgarh said....

    nice, Thanks

    Hot Chhattisgarh

  • Mike Golch said....

    Chilly,I hope things are well with you.

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    Just saying HI Chilly, wondering how you are doing. Drop in sometime. You're in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Tina said....

    oh my goodness that sounds like complicated surgery. glad you managed to pull through chilly. hope you can get better soon.

    When your up and running again and when you have the time of course ...

    i have a new url domain name. My blog name is still the same. If you dont mind could you change my old url in your blogroll and/or my badge to this one instead:

    http://www.mummy-diaries.com.

    Take care chilly. hope to see you back soon x

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    Checking in on you guys. How are you?

  • Rebecca Mecomber said....

    I saw you on Twitter and Facebook. :) Gonna blog anymore?

  • chilly said....

    HEY!!!
    Yeah, I want to get back into blogging. Been thinking on an overhaul on this blog like maybe put a more simple taste to it and then start using it again.
    Honestly, I'm still not myself yet and just can't focus and I come up a blank on coming up with posts and then most days I have a want to do it but no desire to jump in to it.

    Hope all is going fine with everyone!

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