Sep 05, 2009

Well here I am again.  I thought I would update my blog and let you all know what has happened to me in the last year.  After getting through the knee replacement, and two rotator cuff surgeries, I once again visited the hospital.  This time is was a major surgery.  I had problems with my back for years, but for some reason, this past 6 months it got really bad.  When they finally got xrays and another MRI, I had a disc that was moved out of place, and 4 discs were touching.  I spent 2 months sitting on a chair waiting for surgery.  On Aug 6th, I had my first back surgery.  While in the hospital, I developed a severe headache, and I mean severe....and I began to run a fever.  The doc went back in 5 days after the first surgery and cleaned between two layers of fat in my back and stitched up somewhere back there that was leaking spinal fluid, hence the headache.  It's been a month since surgery now, and today I went out somewhere besides the doctors office.  I walk with a walker, my legs and feet are very much asleep and I struggle to walk.  I have to concentrate on walking, telling my brain to tell my legs what to do.  I remind myself of a 1 yr old, if you let go, I will fall on my ass.  There is improvement, but I really wanted to be 100%.  I am not, and where I end up I don't know, but I am very happy still.  I have not lost an ounce more of weight.  I am just waiting till I can exercise and I am willing to bet that the weight comes right off.  I have noticed that within the year I have certainly learned how to eat correctly, more healthier.  I have also found out I can eat what I want, but I don't.  I never ever want to be the fat girl I once was.  I want to be a sexy old lady.  I am now 60 and proud of it.  I don't think I look like what a 60 yr old looks like.  I am healthy, my problems are with my bones and joints.  Everything else is great. 

I have met some of the most wonderful people on here, and they will be life long friends.  I am blessed.  Truly blessed, and truly very happy with my life and myself.  Thanks for taking time to read this, and if I can ever be of help to anyone who is thinking about surgery, has questions about it, please send me email, I am glad to help one and all.

Hugs, Diane


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Highland, CA
Surgery Date
Nov 27, 2006
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