My husband goes in for surgery on Tuesday, Dec.11th...

@tess1960 (2387)
United States
December 9, 2007 11:45pm CST
He has a herniated cervical disc at C7. It's causing pressure on a nerve and that causes pain in his right shoulder and down his arm to the elbow. Plus he is experienceing intermittent numbness in his index and middle finger. He has had an MRI and has been to physical therapy, and has been taking pain pills for a month now. He is so ready to have this done. This will be like the 8th surgery he has had in his lifetime. The surgeon is going to clean out the area between c6 and c7 and then they will use a cadaver bone as a spacer and put in a tiny metal plate and 4 screws. We found out recently one of his co-workers wives has had the same surgery 6 years ago so we talked with her. She is fine and highly recommends he go ahead with the surgery. I hate the surgery days. I worry so during the surgery untill I see him again and know that he is ok. Your prayers for the surgeons hands to be steady and for healing are welcome and appreciated.
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@saahilin (89)
• India
10 Dec 07
god bless you and your family reply me anyway
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
May he bless you too!
• India
13 Dec 07
from last 22 years he is on same duty... ok leave that how's the surgery ? how u'r hubby feeling now ?
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
10 Dec 07
Sorry to hear that. I will include him in my prayers. I know he can make it as it is his ninth surgical operation. What stamina he has. Dont you worry, he will be alright. Give him a tight embrace before going to the operation room. Happy Holidays to you, your husband and the whole family.
• India
10 Dec 07
dont worry its not a very risky procedure.I am sure he will be normal in a few months.but yes the condition is very painful.hernia's are painful conditions.but once treated its jump back to normal life
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Thanks to both of you for your kind words.
@ellen546 (110)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I know how your husband is feeling as I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back. I will pray for husband safety during surgery and a speedy recovery.
@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Oh my, I hope you are feeling well. Thank you for your prayers.
@jothis (519)
• India
10 Dec 07
My dear friend, Don't worry we all are praying for your husband. After all God is Great. Dont be so tensed. I know your situation Be courages
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Thank you for the reminder.
10 Dec 07
Hi Tess, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your hubby will do just fine. I know any surgery is a worry, but medicine has come a long way. If he is anything like my hubby he will come out fighting fit. Recovery will take time but the surgery is well worth it. I can add him to my healing list if you would like.
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Yes, please add him to your list and Thank You!
• India
10 Dec 07
Hi Tess, I am a clinical hypnotherapist. My prayers are with you and your husband. I just want to say one thing to you that dont eneregise your worries. Just see your husband recovering and even u affirm that he is fit & fine & ask him to affirm it to himself (incase he can). God Bless. Lots of Love. Payal.
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Thank you for the positive affirmations!
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
10 Dec 07
It's very understandable for you to be nervous. Surgery is a BIG deal, no matter what it is for. I hope your husband feels a lot better afterwards. That can be quite painful to live with. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.. good luck.
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Thanks Dear Friend!
• United States
10 Dec 07
dear tess...yes, my prayers will be with you...i know how this must be affecting you around the holidays, but perhaps he will be relatively well enough to enjoy them..and i will pray for a speedy recovery. since he has had seven other operations, i hope he will do well with this one...stanzi
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@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
12 Dec 07
Thank You