If any of you watch "Dancing With The Stars", you will understand what I am about to say. I totally have a new hero. Professional Dancer, Karina Smirnoff, who is partnered with R&B Singer, Mario. She is currently recovering from cervical herniated disc surgery. You certainly would never know by her dancing!
So, today I had my two week follow-up visit with the surgeon's very knowledgeable and personable male nurse, Dan. All is healing well. Mark and I were shown the x-rays and I am just amazed at what it going on in my neck! I have two less discs, some new bone in their place, all held together by a metal plate and three screws! Now you could say that I'm really screwed up!
I was reassured that all of the symptoms I've been experiencing are part of the normal healing process and things should get better with time. I have to keep the neck brace on for three more weeks, but I can take it off at night to sleep. Yeah! I can also start to drive a little and I must walk, walk, walk, walk, walk in order to get my strength back and aid the healing process. I'm glad it's spring and the weather is getting better outside for my trips around the block! Maybe I should also take up ballroom dancing?