It has been so long since I have blogged. The only reason I'm here is a lady at work emailed me a blog from here on blogspot. I linked to the blog and then thought maybe I should update.
Eddie had an MRI which shows he has very severe spinal stenosis from the L3 vertebrae through S1. He has been in severe pain and taking pain medications, a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory and has had two epidural injections. It seems that the epidural lasts about three weeks. It is already past time for the third, but his doctor referred him to a neurosurgeon to see if he is a candidate for a new procedure called an X-Stop. The doctor said that if Eddie is not a candidate for this new procedure, there really is nothing more that we can do except what we are already doing. He told Eddie that his condition will only get worse. He is unable to work and can hardly walk on some days. I am so upset for him. I know if Eddie says he is hurting, he has to be in severe pain, because he has a high threshold for pain, unlike me, who winces with pain when I see somebody get a paper cut on a television show.
I am doing fine, now that I have recovered from my sinus surgery. All it seems like I do is work. Now that I see how miserable Eddie is, I appreciate the blessing that I am able to work.
Tomorrow is Father's Day and Jeannie is coming down to visit Eddie. I am glad she is coming. I don't think we have seen her since Easter. Shannon will be with her dad this weekend, but she told us she would be down next weekend to celebrate Father's Day with Eddie.
Speaking of Shannon, she has been doing great with her job and is being fought over between her supervisor and the owner of the company who has offered her a promotion into his department. I don't know if she turned the owner down for the promotion or not. She really likes what she is doing right now. She is also engaged again to another guy. Hopefully, this is the right one. They actually have picked a date for June 7, 2008 (06-07-08), easily remembered I think. She has already been planning. She is on the ball.
I guess that's all I can think of to say right now. I will get back with ya soon.