Wow. I just had a great call. The doctor's office at Duke. Yes, you guessed it. They wanted to schedule my surgery. They are on the ball this time. I didn't expect to hear from them for a while at least.
So here's the plan:
Wednesday, April 6 -- Pre-Op appointment
Thursday, April 7 -- Surgery
So (for review) this surgery will be to implant a spinal cord stimulator. This is will be the permanent placement.
I had a fairly good doctors appointments yesterday at Duke. Everything was okay except it really was painfully taxing travelling there and back. And we were down there a lot longer than usual.
That's why I'm still up at 1 am.
The surgeon said late April. We'll see.
Oh, what made my day. When we were home that night I was sitting down stairs on my bed talking to Christa and my brother came in behind me and held a Snickers bar over my head. He had bought it for me at school that night. It was one of those supersized ones.
So I guess my blog has become an RSD/appointment alert system. Really, I would like to write more, but I have been ill more often since the SCS trial. I'm not sure why exactly because I haven't been more active. The doctor even raised my pain medication dosage, but that hasn't seemed to help.
But there is hope in sight. Tomorrow is my referral appointment with the surgeon for the permanent SCS device. It is at 3:30, but I have my regular appointment on the same day around 1. So it will be an all day event.
Once again I ask for your prayers. And if it is God's will it would be nice if the SCS surgery were soon.
I'll let you know what's going on when I get back.
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I have been there since it opened checking it out. I've read many of the threads dealing with all sorts of things: music, theology, methodology and so much more. I think it will be a good place for discussion about Fundamentalism. I have not really done justice to the site in this announcement. The work that has been done on it is amazing. So please check it out if you can.
The web address is http://www.sharperiron.org/.
I would also like to offer this link that discusses, if not SI, but Fundamentalist blogging/web discussions that are currently going on.
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