Okay, I psyched some of you out with my fall post that I never posted but I am trying to figure out the Picasa Web books. Anyway, I will get it done by Monday!
So I went to the back surgeon today and I am having surgery Monday. Time is still unknown--the hospital will call me this afternoon to tell me. I have a fragment of my disk on the nerve. They will go in through the back bone--yes they drill a hole and go in an take it out. Risks are: bacterial infection, so I will be on an antibiotic and neuropathy--if they touch the nerve and damage the thin membrane around it, it will cause inflammation and it is very painful (this could last 3-4 months). I can't become paralyzed from the surgery because the spinal cord is not in the area--this the area where the lumbar meets the sacrum. It is an hour and a half surgery. I will only be in the hospital one night but I will be down 10 days. After the ten days I can resume normal activity except the lifting and bending. I am SOOO excited! I am so glad that I finally get to do something about this!!!! Please keep me in your prayers--they have helped me tremendously! We'll let you know after I have the surgery how it went!