I'm doing something I've never done before, I'm interrupting a running post. We just received a call from The Hubby's neurosurgeon and all the test results are now in. As some of my closest blogger friends know we have been rather frightened for these last two weeks.
I'm almost at a loss for words right now, my fear is so great. The decision has been made to proceed with two spinal surgeries and teams are being assembled while I write this. There is no way to avoid the cervical spinal surgery. This is the upper neck for those of you who are unfamiliar with this terminology. The cervical spinal cord is responsible for innervating the respiratory system and loss of function at this level will leave the Hubby a quadriplegic as well. The second surgery will be done in the lumbar (lower back region) where two discs will be removed and the vertebrae fused together.
I know that the vast majority of you do not believe in God, but some of you do. For those of you who do, I would ask that you pray that God guide the hands of the surgeons who will be performing these surgeries. I ask that you pray that God grant my family the strength to endure what is to come and I ask you that God grant me peace while going through this.
If I drop off the blogosphere suddenly and for an extended period of time, you know where I'll be. Those of you with my email address can contact me. I ask that you be patient with me on getting back to you.