Friday, July 31, 2009
Yesterday was my appointment with the spinal surgeon. I was hoping for better news...a magical cure like another injection or a magical pill. He said that in addition to having the severe spinal stenosis, I also have spondglolisthesis...a big word meaning that I also have shifting. He said that I would need to have the spacers put in for the stenosis, and will also need to have screws put in for stability and to keep it from moving. He said if I had come with this problem five or ten years ago or if I came with this problem five or ten years from now, the treatment would be the same. He told me that I can live with the pain or have the surgery to fix it. Not exactly good news in my book. I have asked Dr. Curtner to refer me to another doctor for a second opinion. In the meantime, I will keep praying for God's guidance and answer to this situation...yes, Kimberly, I will listen to what God tells me....He is the Great Physician and is in control, not me!