Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Pain in the Neck

Well it's official. I'm scheduled for surgery the 22nd. I have a severely herniated disc that needs to be removed and has been causing me pain since March. The official name is Anterior Discectomy Fusion. While I'm jittery about the procedure and extremely confident in the Doctor performing it, the kids are not at all okay with this. They have been on an emotional roller coaster. They are either upset with the fact I'll be in the hospital away from them or that I'm having "surgery". Please be thinking of my family this week and next as we get through this!

5 comments:

Susan said...

How long will you be out of commission? What's the recovery time? Do you need anything? Can I bring you dinner??? ;)

Scott & Ashley said...

Hope it goes well, you'll be in our prayers.

Rachel said...

We will be praying for a successful surgery and a super fast recovery!

Donna Root said...

Oh, dear! I hadn't heard anything about this. My niece recently had this surgery and she is 8 months pregnant! She is doing very well and is back to work. I'll certainly be checking to see what I can do for you.

Stephanie said...

Oh, Melanie - what a pain to go through. You'll be in my prayers in the days ahead!