Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Deep Tissue

My buddy Danny is not a trained masseur, but he gives the best back rub I have ever had. Whenever he visits (or when I visit him) He knows that I will be asking for a back rub.

When I found these images on my camera I told Dale that I don't even remember him taking them. I don't even think I was aware that he was clicking away with the camera because all of my attention was on the amazing back rub an all of the wonderful sensor-ation (that's sensory information...I just made that up) that it provided. I even appear to be looking right at the camera in the last shot and I still say I have no recollection of the camera being present.





Neck surgery is scheduled for December 21st with my pre-op on the 20th. Dale wants me to get a second opinion just to be safe. Ugh. I have been to plenty of doctors over the 5 years that I have been dealing with this. I have tried everything. This surgery is next on the list of things to try. I truly think it will work.

Dale also said he wants to be in the operating room with me.
WHAT? I told him, "honey, you can't even watch the surgery scenes on ER much less watch them cut my neck open."
he replied with "Well this is different. I need to be in there so I can watch them."
"Watch them do what?" I said....."Are you afraid they are going to put a tracking device in my neck or something?"

This ain't Labor and Delivery, fella. You can't just be in the operating room.

I must say that I love him for being worried and protective.


Blogger Kimberly June said...

These pics make me want a massage...BAD.

10:09 PM  
Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

I agree with Dale - a second opinion is a good thing. And it will make him happy, so do it.

I love you and all, but I don't want to be anywhere near your surgery. I will, however, volunteer to come over and fix you soup and fetch you things since I'll be off work. Wait. How will you get home from surgery? Are you allowed to fly OR spend 3 hours in a car after surgery?

8:20 PM  
Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

My mom had neck surgery a few years back...I think it was similar to yours if I remember...I need to find where you talked what it was exactly.

10:32 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Kimberly, Me too.

Bee, But I don't Wanna! Hahah! Ok, Maybe I will. I just am sooo done with examinations and doctors and medications and the whole bit.
Thank you for the soup offer but I will be recovering at Dale's parents house. Maybe you guys can keep and eye on the dogs? I know you may be traveling. It is during Christmas break after all.

Tracy, they say I have some disc degeneration "spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis) in my cervical spine...I think it is mainly in the area between my 4th and 5th Cervical Vertebrae. Also, they believe that I have stenosis of the foramen in the same area (extra bony growth which is causing irritation of the nerve exiting in that area).

5:33 AM  

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