If you've been following along, it's been over 2 years since my husband's injury at work. It has been a very long two years full of pain, bullshit and fighting with workman's compensation to get where we need to get. Surgery. He has gone through chiropractic care, physical therapy, swimming with old broads, 3 sets of back injections and the list goes on. Needless to say that we will need some type of homeopathic remedy shiiiiit to get his kidneys and liver back in shape after all of the pain medication that he has continually been on.
Finally not long after Charlotte was born was he finally given a surgery date and that was this past Friday.
We had to be at the hospital for 6am with a surgery time scheduled for 7:30. Unfortunately neither one of us were able to sleep the night before between Charlee's wacky sleep pattern right now and the anticipation of the surgery.
As you can see he is in great spirits! I wish that this would have been the same expression post surgery.
This is the one inch incision where the doctor went in and performed a discectomy. That's when they shave down the discs that are impinging (squeezing) on the nerve. The doctor also let me know that they found piece of cartilage pushing on the nerve too that he had to remove. The surgery didn't take long but he woke up with even more pain than before.
After leaving the hospital at noon we called the pharmacy to make sure his prescription for pain was filled and naturally workman's compensation didn't approve his prescription. He didn't get his prescription until 5:30 and was in excruciating pain. This guy honestly can't catch a break.
Saturday Charlotte napped from 12-5:30 so we were able to spend some quality time together. All he asked for was a bonfire and s'mores. I made sure he stayed highly medicated and made him a Cape Codder just to be safe.
I got to take this little guy for a spin on Saturday. It's our new additon and I am in love. Seriously, it's super helpful to load up chairs and run back and forth to the house. No we don't live on a huge piece of property but carrying around everything can get exhausting.
Sunday was filled with football, baby snuggles and fall finds! Josh is still in a ton of pain 3 days later. Hopefully things get better soon! Thanks for all of your well wishes. He thinks that it's great when an instagram pic of him gets a shit ton of likes :)