20 August 2008

Just when I thought it was safe...

Now the usual way to end that phrase would be "safe to get back in the water" but my phrase is going to be "safe to live normal again" So just when I thought it was safe to live normal again I find out I'm WRONG. It seems that after all the headaches, fevers, ct scans, and blood tests I have now found out that I will be going back into surgery this coming Friday (your Thursday in the states).

It seems that the surgeon is going to have to go in and repair a small tear somewhere in my spine because the tear is allowing CFS (cerebral spinal fluid, the kind they take out when they do a spinal tap) to leak out and it is creating this sac of fluid that is now pressing on the nerves that they recently freed up back in July. They will have to re-open the wound that is currently healing, find the tear and close it. They use a special glue to close it because they find that sutures don't always close the tear completely and this special glue does. They won't be doing any fixing or remove of things like they did the first time it is simply about closing the tear, draining the sac and relieving the pressure on the nerves.

I wanted to let everyone know where things stand. I also want to thank everyone for sending me your thoughts and kind words. I really appreciate each and everyone of your messages. Funny thing is and I may have written about this before but I feel funny about telling everyone about all of the drama in my life only because of the recent episodes with some bloggers that have created lives and situations that are not there own or real. I will tell you here and now that I would love to say this is all a big lie just for the fact that it would have kept me from having the first surgery and it would surely keep me from having surgery this Friday. I haven't even told you the implications of not doing the surgery and the fact there is I don't have a choice or should I say I do but I don't like the choice and that basically is do the surgery or risk losing all feeling in my legs and possibly the ability to walk. I figure I will go with the surgery.

Anyway, once again I'll be out of pocket for several days. I will try to read up on some of the blogs I normally read and you know who you are. I can read them using my phone. I won't try to post from my phone because I don't have the patience with all of the small keys. I'll say goodbye from Sydney for the time being and hopefully I'll be able to get access back to my computer at home on Wednesday. I'll let you know how things are as soon as I can. Fingers crossed for a positive post next week. Take care !

8 comments:

Nathan said...

I'll be looking for that positive post next week, buddy. You're tough as nails with a heart of gold :) I hope this surgery provides some much deserved relief.

tornwordo said...

Best of luck with the operation. It doesn't sound terribly serious unless you ignore it. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Joseph said...

I was sorry to read that you were going to have to have more surgery, but if that is what is necessary, then it is best to have it taken care of now. I hope all goes well for you, and I look forward to hearing about a successful outcome when you are writing again. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ur-spo said...

stinko and no fun in that
i remember doing those in surgery days - they were rather routine then so I imagine they are even more hohum to do so not to be worrying.
leaky CSF helps keep the brain from congestion.

Moys said...

Jeez, can't leave you for a minute, can I?!! Just back from Singapore, so had no idea this was going on - but you know how I feel, so will just say, hope it went well, will talk to you when you get home - love and lots of ((HUGS)) to you and James as always!!!

equivocalvagabond said...

Looking forward to your next post to hear how you quick recovery is going!

jps246 said...

Here's to a speedy recovery!

Cinde said...

Thinking of you and love you dearly. I hope you're doing well or at least much better than before. Damian sends his love as well!