Monday, January 03, 2011

December 2010 Recap & UGH!!

A new year has started, & thank G-d!! 2010 was awful. 

David's pain got worse with each passing day.  As hard as it was for me to see, having Erin watch it was so much worse.  I was so worried about David that there were times I forgot that Erin is only 8 & expected way too much from her.  There are no words to express how sorry I am that she got left in the wind with this.

David had 2 surgeries in December 2010.  The purpose was to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted in his spine.  The first surgery was a trial, & we weren't sure it worked until just about the end of the 7 days.  He was impressed enough that he decided to go for it permanently.  We were told all about how easy it would be.  Ha!  In fact - Double Ha!  For a surgery that was supposed to be outpatient with only a 23 hour observation period, it turned out to be a horror.  David ended up being in ICU for 2 days before being placed in a regular room.  Thankfully, he was in the regular room & got discharged that same day.

Recovery hasn't been easy.  The whole thing has been a total mess!!  Tomorrow the implant will be turned on.  I pray that it starts to help soon.

With all that going on, we barely noticed Chanukah.  In fact, the entire holiday season passed in a total blur.  We did manage to prepare Erin's gifts.  David & I wanted to make sure Erin had some feeling of the holidays.  I'd say her gifts were a hit!

We're looking forward to a different year.  2011 has GOT to be better.  I mean, could it get worse?  Please don't tell me that I just jinxed myself.  Please.


Sandra said...

I hope 2011 brings everything you hope for!

Love Letters To China said...

Happy New Year Tammie! I'm sure 2011 will be an amazing year for you and your family. I'm so happy I was able to see you twice in the month of December (see 2010 wasn't that bad!).

My fingers are crosses that David feels the much needed relief from the horrendous pain he has been suffering with.


Candy said...

Don't even begin to think that 2011 will be a bad year. Think Positive.

I hope that this procedure will bring comfort for David.

Here's to a Healthy, Happy 2011!!!!

Vivian M said...

2011 HAS to be a better year! I hope the implant is working and David is feeling some relief. Life long debilitating pain is a horrible thing for a person and their loved ones to go through...I know this from experience. I am praying the implant works!
Wishing you GOOD HEALTH, prosperity, love, peace and happiness in this new year. XOXOXO