Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Update on My Health

Hi All,

Many of my Facebook friends have already heard this so please forgive me for repeating myself.

Over a period of 3 months I have suffered a great deal with severe back pain.  My doctor finally did an MRI on me and found I have a ruptured disc and a pinched nerve.  My Neurosurgeon was very concerned because over the months it took to finally diagnose what was wrong with me, I had developed a limp that they call drop foot.  This could end up as a permanent limp and can become worse, with an exaggerated limp, if I waited much longer to have the surgery.  My doctor wanted me to do the surgery right away but I couldn't because I had been on Motrin for quite some time (Motrin thins your blood).  I had to wait 2 weeks to get the Motrin out of my system before I could do the surgery.  I had a vacation scheduled to go to Costa Rica for two weeks.  My doctor didn't want me to go but I told him I couldn't cancel (I was leaving for the trip in just 2 days) besides, I could spend the two week period relaxing on a beach or stay at home and play with my three Rottweilers, LMAO.  He agreed that if I was very careful I could go on the vacation.  We took care all of my pre-op stuff right then and there and I left for vacation in 2 days (unfortunately I had to be very careful and couldn't do a lot of things even if I was on medication to control the pain).  I got home from Costa Rica December 11th and on December 12th I had back surgery and went home on the 13th.  My doctor stressed that I should not be bumped around or fall (yeah right, with 3 Rottweilers in the house).  So with that being said.... my husband came up with the great idea of putting an X-pen around my reclining chair so the dogs can't get to me and try to climb up in my lap or jump up on me.  So that explains the picture of me with a fence around my chair, LOL.

Up until now I have been in to much pain to deal with much of anything.  Fortunately I am starting to feel better so therefore I should be able to start working on Simba the lion again.  I'm thinking I will try to do some drawing tomorrow.  I just have to figure out how to do it while I am reclining, my doctor says I  can't do to much sitting.  Hopefully I will have an update to Simba soon.

I want to thank all of my followers for being patient while I have not been very consistent with my art and blog posts.  You all have a Happy Holiday and most of all..... Keep Scribbling!