Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The doctor says...

Steve went to see the neurosurgeon about his back. Steve has 2 degenerative disks in his lower back. They are pushing through the spinal cord hitting the nerve which is causing pain. The doctor gave us some things to think about. He is a surgeon so he told us about what type of surgery he would do including the fussing of bones and rods to go along, yikes! He also discussed some noninvasive procedures which is the direction we want to go for now. Steve is going to get a steroids shot from another doctor which will hopefully shrink the bulging disks. The doctor said is may work or may not, how's that for reassuring :) Steve's back did great on the cruise which was a blessing!! We are going to take it one day at a time and continue to pray for healing. He will probably not get the shot for a couple of weeks due to getting in with the doctor.

3 comments:

Helen Cates said...

Wow, that sounds painful for Steve. Keep us posted on whether he has surgery. Sorry to hear that he's been having back troubles. Glad to hear ya'll had a great time on your cruise! Thankfully hurricane Dolly didn't mess with your plans!

The Blake Family said...

I do hope that the shots work. Good luck.

Christian Family said...

we will be praying for a full recovery...via the noninvasive kind!!!