Friday, October 2, 2009

Maybe this will be the end of this journey

We have had quite a year medically between Todd and I. More me then Todd though, but in the end he wins or loses depending how you look at it.
About 3 weeks ago I thought I was going to be the one to undergo surgery for Thyroid cancer. Thank goodness the results of my lump was benign.
Todd has been suffering with back problems since July. He has been seeing a chiropractor for 2 months and hardly getting any relief. He went to our family doctor to ask him to order an MRI. The MRI results show L4 having a bulging disc. This is the same disc that he had surgery on 8 years ago. L5 seems to be bulging a little also, not as bad as L4.
Our family doctor suggested going to see a neurosurgeon and the surgeon suggested surgery. He said that it is very rare that the disc that was operated on 8 years ago could be bulging again. He suggested surgery to fix the disc on L4 and they will look at L5 and decide if they will fix that one also.
Todd's surgery will be next Thursday. He is not happy with having to have his back operated on again but knows that the pain he has been feeling for the last 4 months will be gone.
Maybe this will be the end of our medical journey for awhile.

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