Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's been a while...

I know, I know. Everyone's dying for baby pictures/videos/anecdotes but things have been pretty hectic here lately. I didn't really want to post about it because I didn't want this to be a big medical drama blog but I feel the need to explain why there haven't been very many posts lately. And I was TRYING to upload a super cute video of the boys last night but the file wasn't transferring correctly. I'm still trying. : )

After getting the minivan a couple of weekends ago, we took it to Houston twice for awesome family events on the weekends and Travis has been trying to finish up his last bits of school work for the semester during the week. I've been running after the boys and going CRAZY because they continue to be in and on everything in the apartment. They're little balls of energy and it's just really hard for me to keep up these days. In my spare moments when I used to post on the blog, I've been mostly lying down trying to feel better.

Some of you probably know that I've been having back problems for a few years. Well, after many doctors appointments and physical therapy sessions the consensus is that I need surgery. My orthopedist and surgeon both agree that my herniated disks are not getting better on their own and are, in fact, getting much worse. In addition to all of the normal discomfort, I twisted my back wrong over the weekend and have been in INCREDIBLE pain since then. Luckily it will be over soon because tomorrow I am going to have a microdiscectomy at 12:30. Dr. Von Reuden has assured me that it is a very common and fast procedure and 95% of patients feel immediate relief. Most people resume light activities after a day or two of rest but a complete recovery takes about six weeks. Though I am a little anxious about having surgery, I am more excited to be pain-free and be able to walk to the park, sit on the floor, and generally play with Eli and Jude without feeling the desperate need to lie down afterward.

Travis is already enforcing my post-surgery restrictions and I already am frustrated. I know that it is for my own health and safety but it is absolute torture being unable to pick up your babies when they cry. I cannot pick them up out of their cribs or put them down into them. I cannot bend over to kiss the tops of their heads. I know I will be counting the days to that six week mark to be able to do all of the things I can't do now and especially all of the things that I've been looking forward to since I found out that we were pregnant.

I will post tomorrow about how the surgery went (or maybe Travis will, depending on how tired I am and when they send me home) and I promise that we will post more often in general! Now I have to go, I only have 50 more minutes to eat/drink!

1 comment:

  1. i hope your surgery went well, and you are recovering quickly and getting a lot of help and support. it is torture not to be able to pick your baby up when he needs you. i've been not so good at following that restriction but know that after my c-section it will be more important than during the pregnancy.