Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mums operation

I am very happy to report after months of waiting mum has finally had her "urgent" spinal operation and is recovering well.

As you can imagine its been a stressful week. On Monday mum and I were saying "well it can be cancelled right up until the last-minute". Mum was refusing to pack her hospital bag as last time she did she had a phone call five minutes later to say it had been cancelled.

Mum was in theatre for five hours and the operation was much more complex than originally anticipated as these things invariably are. Mum ended up having to have her spine broken so that they could correct the dislocation and fuse her vertebrae. 

After surgery she was in a lot of pain and ended up being in recovery for a few hours whilst they got on top of it.

It was a very long day for all of us patiently waiting to hear any news. If I am honest Tuesday felt like a thousand days rolled into one and I had barely slept the night before because mum's impending operation was playing on my mind.

I was lucky enough to speak to her today (Wednesday) and although on morphine and a little out of it she was sounding an awful lot better than I thought she would. She will be in hospital until at least Friday due to the extensive nature of the surgery. She is very wobbly on her feet and can't walk at the moment. She has managed to get out of bed and sit on a chair, which after what she has just had done is a major bloody achievement as far as I am concerned.

As I am exhausted from the stress of it all, as you can probably imagine, this is just a short post to let you know that finally mum has had her operation.

For more news on mum's recovery please visit The Myasthenia Kid on Facebook where there will be more regular updates.

1 comment:

Stefanie Shea said...

Glad to hear your mom finally got her surgery. I know the stress is intense but I hope she is healing and doing well :)