Dennyc...taking your advice and my Onc says the same...go get the Khypo on the T6/T7 vertabrae. I was supposed to go on a dune buggy Sat, guess I will wait!
2moro at 11:30 they will perform the Khypoplasty. Is it rough? !
The surgery is not rough at all. Most people have it as an out-patient procedure having only a spinal block. My doc kept me in the hospital another day because he was biopsying the vertebrae and for pain management (I also had 4 compression fractured ribs). Pain relief was immediate, after recovery I went back to a room full of family. I put on a football game and ordered a couple of pizzas which I timed to arrive when my dinner came. We had a great time. I was amazed by my transformation. Let me know how it goes.
how did it go?
Dennyc....thanx for the concern!......Well....my back feels equal or worse than it did! Maybe because the muscle/bone was invaded. Today is better, so hope it works after a few days!! I do not have the rib issues u have....yet!
Take care.....keep u posted!....Dave
ps....u said u live in Ann Arbor? I am in ****ord/Novi
I thought maybe you were out on the dune buggy. My rib issues probably will not be yours if they haven't cracked already. Technically, I'm in Ypsi Twsp. Worked in Ann Arbor, go to Cancer Support Center in Ann Arbor. Does ****ord mean ****ord?
Comes out ***ord. How odd.
Let me know when the next support group meets in AA....I need to go....was going to go to Gilda's in Royal Oak but have not made it there.
ps....the back feels much better this Sun. morning !
Glad the back is improved! The Cancer Support Center has patient groups Monday during the day and Tuesday evening. I went to the Royal Oak Gilda's when my mom was alive. The CSC here requests that you go through an orientation but they are flexible about when you can do it. Like Royal Oak, there are programs for your wife and children. Gilda's and the CSC merged a couple years ago. http://cancersupportannarbor.org/