I could use some prayer tomorrow morning.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by georgialee, May 26, 2011.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    One of the things I love about BYC is how supportive everyone is. Unfortunately, now I'm the one who needs it.

    I'm having back surgery tomorrow to cut away the part of a ruptured disc that is impinging on a nerve. It's a pretty 'easy' surgery
    and only takes about 45 minutes at an outpatient clinic. It still scares me though because they have to move the nerve to get to the disc so there's a small chance of being paralyzed and other scary things.

    I came to Philly to have the surgery with a good doc. My moms here with me while my husband and two boys are visiting his parents. I haven't ever been away from them for more than a night and I still have 9 days to go (Its already been 6 days).

    On top of that I have strict orders not to do anything but walking for the next 6 weeks. We live on a farm -- many of you know the endless work that goes into it so 6 weeks 'off' with all that work resting on DHs shoulders is sad for me.

    The cherry on top is that we're moving the week I get home.

    If y'all would pray for me -- especially that the surgery goes well -- I would appreciate it greatly.

  2. melodie_a

    melodie_a Songster

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sanford, NC
    Done! [​IMG]
  3. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Prayers! [​IMG]
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    Prayers said. [​IMG]
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I pray your surgery goes well, and that you find the courage to do nothing but walk.
    Please give your back the time it needs to heal.

  6. areyoumymother

    areyoumymother Songster

    Apr 9, 2011
    My prayers goes out to you !!! [​IMG]

    My husband had similar surgery about 8 years ago....Ruptured disc repaired....

    They had him up and walking 2 hours later......

    then the physical therapist came in and asked .... Do you have any stairs at home to deal with ?

    He said .... 'sure do, all the bedrooms and only bathroom are upstairs'

    She said....then lets go do some stairs ! so, three hours after surgery he was walking a flight of stairs at the hospital.

    It did take all of 6 weeks to regain normalcy...but now besides the ocassional rare 'bad back' day he is as good as new [​IMG]
  7. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Thank you so much everyone [​IMG]
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Will be thinking good thoughts for you.

    And then good thoughts for you and DH when you are on "walk" only instructions - I know how hard that will be, but stick to it. [​IMG]

    Remember - walk only does not mean walk and carry a feed bucket - it means walking empty handed! [​IMG]
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  10. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Best of luck to you, and my prayers are with you.

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