Friday, July 06, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July this year. We usually get to celebrate at the river house, but due to Scott's surgery the next morning we opted to stay at home and get rest.

We did however have a great day! We took the kids to Burke Lake and played a round of Frisbee Golf. For those of you who have never heard of such a silly game it's quite fun. There is a coarse in the forest throughout the park with 'holes' they use baskets and each 'hole' has a par just like in golf. We didn't keep score this time...we were not sure how well the kids would do. To our surprise they did GREAT! At times better than us! After our round of 'golf' we went to lunch and then to the movies to see "Shrek 3".

That evening the kids got to enjoy watching the awesome fireworks show out our bedroom window that the Country Club puts on each year. It truly is a awesome show. Sounded like a war going on outside and shaking our windows.

Scott had surgery the next day on a ruptured disc. Granny came to stay the night for the kids. We were not sure how long the hospital stay would be.
We got to the hospital right before 6am. The started around 7:45am and finished in a little after an hour. Aunt Wilma came to sit and visit with me while I waited and was able to chat with Scott after he was in recovery.

The doctor came out to tell me Scott's disc was even larger than he expected. He was able to successfully cut out the ruptured area outside the spine and get it off his nerve. The doctor also said the nerve was very very dark red and it's supposed to be light it was obviously painful.

Not sure if Scott will have nerve damage in his right leg (where he's been having problems already) only time will tell. The damage won't be due to the surgery, but due to the disc sitting on that nerve for so long.

Scott was able to come home around 2pm (believe it or not)! It's amazing how fast they get you out of the hospital now. Scott has 3 great nurses at home and he's doing better than he and I expected. He's supposed to take it easy for a while and not drive for 2 weeks. So far so good and our patient is on his way to recovery.

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