Sunday, October 06, 2013
The Best Laid Plans or Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
I've never ridden in am ambulance, been admitted to a hospital or had a catheter. I've never received flowers and cards so had no idea how powerful they are in communicating the nearness of caring family and friends. Everything went right after the fall went wrong. I had an amazing neurosurgeon who fused my broken C1 vertebra with a screw through the fractured C2 vertebra. The surgery took nearly two hours and was done through an incision in my neck and the roof of my mouth. Dr Demers said it's a routine half hour surgery but it took 45 minutes just to align the two vertebrae because of the angle he had to work at.
So I have move from craft fair readiness to no craft fairs. My marker is officially in the Out-of-Office spot. I'll be able to return to weaving but there's going to be some physical therapy before then. I have knitting and reading and lots of both. I'm hopeful and I promise you that I will be the most compliant patient my doctor has ever had. The most likely culprit of the syncope is the blood pressure medication. It's possible that we'll never know.