Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cervical Discectomy

Its been one week since my surgery and things are going very well. I can't do much still, lifting my head for more than a few minutes is taxing. But I'm not in too much pain anymore.

For those who don't know I was playing soccer, when I was tripped and landed hard, not even on my head. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary and kept playing. The guy didn't get called for a foul and we lost the game.

After the game I noticed some pain which got worse until the next morning I couldn't move and I sheepishly told Marcia that I wanted a neck brace and a stretcher to go into the ER. So we called 911, and really felt like it was all overkill, but better safe than sorry.

The doc said it was a ruptured disc and I would need surgery immediately and if it had been much worse I'd be a quadriplegic.


The surgery went well and I spent 4 mostly miserable days and nights in the hospital.

We had lots of visitors (thank you guys a lot!) The Brazilians really know how to help a dude in the hospital.

Now I'm just at home and have to stay here for basically another week. I've been watching lots of movies and dvds of tv shows while feeling pretty useless, wishing I could help Marcia a little more, and get back to work.

Anyways, my neck is hurting from keeping it upright this long, and I've got to go lay down. Thanks again to all of you for your prayers and visits!

13 comments:

Sergio Koseki said...

We are praying for you, Bryce. I thought surgery was on your ankles...this is more serious than I imagined...we're praying everyday, asking to the Lord bless you...take care man!!! love, Koseki family

Brad said...

Good luck on the recovery man. We're so glad you're safe and the surgery went well. Our prayers are with you.

Mikidees said...

I think Marcia should dye your collar bright orange so you can wear it ALL the time:) We are praying for you.

the villanueva;s said...

We are keeping you in our prayers. I just took a test on spinal cord injuries and from what I know you are really really lucky to still be moving and walking. Rest as much as you need and obey strict doctors orders. We wish you well and a safe and soon recovery. love, the villanueva's

Courtney said...

Bryce, you are so bad-a. seriously. we are glad to hear you're going to make a full recovery. your fam will be in our prayers! Wish we were there to take the boys for a while so you can rest and marcia can too! feel free to ship them to ID.

Mike & Jackie said...

I love that picture of you walking in the hospital, I saved it and put it as my desktop picture.

Tracy Barrand said...

B-ryce
These are the greatest px! It helps me feel like I was there. I have been so worried. I'm so thankful for your Portugese ward and your neighbors and friends to love you up. I know you passing out because the pain was so bad, so I'm thankful it's better. Love
moxoxxom

Natalie Walker said...

Dude Bryce, That is soo cool.

The scar will be great. You need to have an over the top story to go with it involving a lion and a seal, That would be awesome.

Love,

Shawn

Marshall, Nany and Max said...

just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you guys. We hope that you are feeling better and you are in our prayers!-Marshall

Mel said...

Bryce we are so glad that you are doing well. So sorry that you guys lost the game though :) You're in our prayers

Walnut said...

hey look on the bright side. at least you didn't have to call 911 because you got your fingers caught in a window

Aqualung said...

Glad you're on the mend and feeling better. I think they need to go back and give that guy a major foul who tripped you. How will this effect your necking sessions with Marcia?

meg said...

sorry to hear about that--glad it wasn't worse and hope your recovery goes well.