Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 19, 2014

Good News!

Elaine and I took a drive into Edmonton to have my 8 week post surgery interview with the doctor. So far there has been very little pain and I have been able to increase my walking up to 5 km without any adverse effects other than being a little tired after having very little exercise over the last 4 months.

The good news is that he did not have to do a blood transfusion. He also had some Xrays taken to see how things were progressing. This was the first time I had seen what was done inside.  I was astonished to see that two vertebrae were essentially missing  and that they were replaced by two titanium rods and 4 large screws that held the rods to L3 and L6 , with L4 and L5 being the ones missing.

He was surprised to hear that I had only taken 5 pills for pain since I left the hospital, and that I was doing a few things that were on the  not -to-do- list.

There have been a whole bunch of people praying for my speedy recovery in the church and I am positive that that had a major influence. I also had a very strong belief that the Lord would assist me through this. Never underestimate the power of prayer!

The Doc seemed very satisfied and gave me a prescription for physiotherapy to get my back muscles tuned up. I am still under the directive of no heavy lifting and no twisting.

All in all, a very good day!

This is kind of what it looks like, but not the same.

7 comments:

Jackie said...

Doing a few things on the not to do list???

peihome said...

Fantastic news, Ian. You are a speedy healer - with a little extra help from above. :)
Back issues can be slow to heal, even with just minor pulls, so I'm very happy for you!

TexWisGirl said...

SO glad you are doing so well! eek! on the surgery particulars! eek!

Terry said...

Excellent news!!!

MTWaggin said...

YAY!!!! Such good news and yes, the Lord does take care as does all that prayer.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

So good you are doing so well

Alica said...

I'm glad to hear you're doing so well!