Hello my friends. I have not been here for a while and I had to skip surfing on the net for some times. My husband just had a very big back surgery and he's recovering home right now. To be honest, it's been quite rough. Maybe some of you recall that my younger sis was very sick last year and almost died. She's doing very well so far and the doctors are quite optimistic that she'll be fine for many many years. Thank God!!
Now, back to my hubby. He's been operated 7 times now, and this recent surgery was the hardest he had I should say. The first surgeries were medical mistakes by a surgeon who didn't know what the hell he was doing and completely messed my Ray's back. He's now dead and I should say I'm not mourning his death at all. Due to his errors, Ray had to go to many other surgeries and suffered stress and pains for many years now. Plus, we spent a lot of money trying to get justice from what happened. To make a long story short, Ray has been retired from work and had this operation that should at least relieve him from maybe 60% of his suffering.
He has to wear a '' corset '' to hold his back in place for 3 months. They made a fusion with metal bars and he had a bone transplant also. He wont be able to ''round'' his back, but he will be able to bend. I have to help him to put on and remove the corset, because for now, he can't stand up or sit without it. I have to help him with his ablutions and our house is ''temporary'' equipped for handicap. I am so happy that he could have this last surgery! Lately, he could hardly walk and couldn't stay up long on his legs. It was too painful.
I just wanted to share this with you, because I can say that it's been quite rock and roll since last year for us. But now, I think future is looking better. Ray is going to recover and we'll go one day at the time. I'm lucky my health is good. In this holy week that just begun, I think it's a proper time to share things that makes us thankful for what we got. Life can really get better and if we experience bad times, good times can follow. Ray and I have a wonderful family and friends who are there if we need them.
Sorry for the long post. I had to let it out a little bit. But believe me, I have the feeling everything will be all right. My feeling is good. Take care all.