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!