Thursday, June 21, 2012

Surgery was a Success....

Over a week ago on Tuesday, June 12th, I had a lumbar shunt put in. I was in the hospital two days and did very well. The only problem was a spinal fluid leak and low pressure headache. I kind of expected it. I layed flat for FIVE very long days and had more soda (for the caffeine) than I ever want to have again.

I am feeling great and have NO headache or brain fog. I do have three incisions. One on my stomach (its the biggest and most painful), one on my side and another on my back. The only complaint I have is that the tubing draining the fluid into my abdominal area is very painful. It comes and goes, but when it`s hurting it`s breathtaking and hard to move. Hopefully that will get better as time goes on.

It is the most amazing feeling to feel great. I am taking NO pain medicine for the first time in almost 4 years and want to get out of bed and do something. :) Don't every take feeling good for granted, you never know what God has planned...

I am ready to move on with my summer and start having fun.
Thank you for all the prayers and thoughts. They mean so much!