Thursday, May 6, 2010

Having Surgery in the Morning

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I am having surgery Friday morning. I am supposed to be there at 7:30, hopefully they can get started right away. Please pray for me!

I wanted to also let you all know why I have been away. Two years ago I started having terrible achy pain in my shoulders, forearms, and hands. I went to every doctor one can imagine and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I started taking the new medication, Savella, and became severely depressed( and it didn't help my pain). I finally stopped taking it, my pain persisted, but I refused to let it get the better of me.

A few months ago, I was working in my yard, and became aware that my shoulder was hurting terribly. I was certain I had torn a rotator cuff, so I visited my FP and he agreed. He thought it was to painful to try and do an MRI on, prescribed me some meds and told me to come back in a few weeks for an MRI. Well...I just couldn't find the time to get back into the doctor( even though my pain was ever-increasing) for about 6 weeks. He was still certain that it was a rotator cuff injury, but I asked him if he thought we should image my neck also, because it seemed to "crunch" when I moved it. He said it wouldn't hurt to look, but to prepare myself for rotator cuff repair.

When my results came back, my shoulder was fine, but, I learned that my neck was a mess! So!!! Tomorrow morning I will be having a 2 level anterior cervical fusion and discectomy. I will be in a collar for about three weeks and hopefully, finally, and thankfully pain free.

I have missed sharing my days with you all and have finished some quilts. I have taken pictures of them and hopefully can share them with you all while I am recuperating from the procedure.

Please pray for me, my surgeon and my family. I will let you all know how I am doing as soon as I can type.




  1. Glenda-I will keep you in my prayers and I will pray that all who touch you will be "on their game", I'll pray for a quick recovery and that you will be pain free for the future. I expect to see great quilts on this blog in the near future.

  2. I'll be thinking about you today Glenda, I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you "back in blogland" very soon.

    My best wishes,

  3. Oh, hon..big big prayers flying your way!!

  4. I'm sorry to hear you are not doing good I will pray for you..and do let me know how you are doing.Happy Mothers Day. God Bless Trish