Sunday, November 09, 2008

Recuperating without Jeezus...

Most of you probably wonder if I am still around, so am making a little post to say that I have had surgery in September to repair a torn ankle tendon, and then while struggling to get around in a walking boot I blew out what was left of my L5 disc and also L4 in my spine so had to have spinal fusion for L5-S1 and L4-L5 on November 3rd. I will spare you the in-between stuff because every day it was the same pain, pain meds and ER visits. After a week spent in the hospital after the operation, I am now home waddling around with my old lady walker and working on recovering more as time goes by. It's difficult to sit here for too long so will try to find some short pieces to post for awhile until I feel more up to sitting here longer than five minutes. I hope to be posting something soon! Hang in there! Don't leave me!

10 comments:

Ann-Catrin said...

I'm here eagerly waiting for you to get well. ;)

I really hope for a speedy recovery.

Jonzie said...

Good luck to all your Ls. My girlfriend sends her sympathy too :)

tina FCD said...

We'll be here. Get well soon.

CyberKitten said...

Not going nowhere!

Get better *soon* Stardust....

Tommy said...

Thanks for the update! Take your time resting and recovering. We'll still be here!

Greg said...

I had figured you were still dealing with your medical problems, but it IS good to hear from you. Even though good wishes, like prayers, really don't help either, I still am sending them your way. Hope you recover soon.

And of course I will be here too.

Poodles said...

Yea! Stardust is home!

Andrea said...

I'm pulling for you too, Star. You haven't lost your sense of humor, that's a good sign :)
Take it easy, k?

Doubtful Daughter said...

I'm glad to hear you are now in recovery mode. Hope things are already better from the time of posting. Focus on healing, it's the most important thing!

Stardust said...

Thanks everyone. This has been a tough one to recover from. It's going to take at least 3-5 months because I can't start any sort of back therapy till the bone fuses everything in place. Weird how the body works to fuse itself to artificial screws and inserts and things.

It's very difficult to sit for very long periods. So I work on things in segments. So may not have a post put up every day unless I find a funny or an astronomy post that's quick.