Some unexpected – but hopefully good – news. I saw my back surgeon on Thursday last week, and he scheduled me for another surgery tomorrow. It’s been quite a rush, but I’ve deteriorated rather quickly and he was quick to act. Once again, I’ll be visiting the beautiful hospital I went to last September and experiencing their five-star dining after enduring an exploratory surgery with a "bilateral foraminal decompression and laminectomy with additional levels and procedures as needed." Now those are my doctor’s words, so I’m not 100% sure what they mean. I’m thinking he might fix the herniation at L4 while he’s exploring the L5/S1 nerve root.
Alas, for all of us back sufferers, there is always that gleam of hope that this will fix it completely, and I admit I am feeling a little bit of hope with the normal fear. I keep chanting to myself, "the end is in sight!" :) I’m still working on Cooper’s Choice and remain optimistic that this will not prevent it from coming out next month. However, if something does happen, I will post here and let everyone know.
As always, thank you all for your continued support! You’ve been amazing at keeping me motivated, and I appreciate everyone’s kind words. There truly are some wonderful people out there, and every note, message and comment helps a lot! Thank you, thank you to all!