Sunday, September 29, 2013

Surgery brought forward to October 4th

About two weeks ago I received a call from Dr Sam's rooms.  He was going to be away in conference so they wanted to bring the surgery forward.  Of course I had no objections!  With the ear ache becoming so intense there was no way I was going to put it off for another month or so.  First I was terrified but then if I am quite honest with myself I shouldn't think about it - I should cross the bridge when I get to it, so to speak.

That is what I am going to do besides preparing myself mentally and spiritually.  I will update here as soon as I am able to.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Surgery scheduled!

I feel relieved and terrified at the same time…. I am sure it sounds familiar! My surgery is scheduled for October 18th!

Just a quick recap:  I saw Dr Sam last Wednesday who sent me for yet another CT Brain + Sinus scan.  He wanted to rule out more issues and also wanted to read Dr Neil’s last report and recommendations, after he had seen the MRI and Bone scan.  Luckily I had an appointment with Dr Neil later on that same day.  I do have a degenerated disc in C5/C6 and said that he would give my cortisone injections for pain relief.  That alone scared the living daylights out of me and my response to this was that I will have to think about that.  I would really want my styloid ligaments removed first….  Dr Neil agreed that my current symptoms are more related to Eagles so he went ahead and dictated the letter to Dr Sam.  I like the way some of these specialists operates! They are so ‘transparent’ in their approach which I think gives one more confidence and respect in them.

So today was my follow up, after the Brain + Sinus scan.  Dr Sam was happy to offer me to have the surgery but like all surgical procedures there are no guarantees which I totally understand.  No one wants to over promise and under deliver ever.  I am open minded as well and said there will be many people praying for both of us!

I am terrified, yes… I don’t like to be anaesthetized at all.  It just scares me.  So my fellow friends just remember when you think of me you have to think Queensland time! Remember we live in the  the ‘future’ lol!