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.