Friday, July 03, 2015

Surgery Again

 Eight weeks ago I had back surgery.  After years of pain, I finally went to the doctor.  After X-rays, therapy and an MRI, I was sent to a surgeon.  My back was actually worse than I thought.  I knew it was bad because a couple of months earlier I had to quit a round of golf after only playing twelve holes.

The surgeon used a bunch of medical jargon, but in the end I needed back fusion surgery.  I had four spots fused together in my lower back.  Now I have another nice looking scar.  This one is eight inches long.  Here are the post surgery X-rays.

Since my 55th birthday, I've had four surgeries.  I hope I'm done now.  Two knees, a shoulder, and now my back.  I can't help but wonder what is wrong with me.  Am I not eating right or something like that or is it just genetic?  I'm pretty sure the knees are genetic, but as far as I know I'm the first family member with the back surgery.

Never the less, I'm thankful for Dr. Aryan and his team.  I'm looking forward to a good recovery and moving on with my life without back pain.