Saturday, July 8, 2017
I’ve been getting some emails asking about my spinal problems so thought I’d give people an update.
I go in for a spinal operation on Monday, July 17. The doctor told me it's a nine-week recovery period provided no complications. He said the first two weeks were the worst and the next two may or may not be bad but probably not. It's a two-surgeon deal where five vertebrae have closed over the spinal cord so they have to chip bone away from that and then put in steel stents to hold 'em together, I guess. They’ve already sent me a card to use at airports alerting them that the stints will set off alarms. Great… I think it's called a laminectomy (cervical) with fusion. Something about a stenosis. I saw the MRI and it shows the spinal cord disappearing into five vertebrae and then reappearing. I'm more worried about the anesthesia--looks like I'll be under awhile and with severe COPD I just hope I come out of it okay! Wish me luck! Life...
If successful, I should be rid of the intense pain I’ve had.
I’ve got a lot of books to write so I’m knocking on wood…
Please don’t send me any horror stories of similar operations going bad!
I’m hoping this will trigger sales on my books and folks posting reviews on Amazon—that will definitely cheer me up! (Just sayin…)
And, when I was 23 and still 6' 1/2" tall and not my current 5'8". Sucks to get old...