Thursday, September 04, 2008

9/4 No major news

First thanks to Jan and Cindy for taking care of Gus while I was gone. He loves both of you, that's obvious.

Doc said I should think about surgery. No surprise. He also said that if I live 20 more years he is confident I'll have the surgery sometime because of the severity of the stenosis. I wasn't planning on surgery but if I need to have it sometime it would be smart to have it younger rather than older, I think. Will see another neurosurgeon in October.

Am in a hurry. Will post more details after work.


Kelly said...

Surgery is always a little scary but if it means being pain free the rest of your life, it would be worth it!! Did the Dr. think it would definitely take care of it??

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

The bad part is that it won't take care of the pain in the back, but will get rid of the pain in the legs and butt. The good part is that it will stop it from getting worse, at least temporarily.

It's not an easy decision.