Time Flies

One month ago, I had a surgery that involved:

*the removal of a collapsed T9 vertebra (Vertebrectomy)
*the removal of the remains of an irradiated Plasmacytoma
*the fusion of eleven vertebra T3 through L2
*replacement of T9 with a plastic “cage”
*two pints of transfused blood
*seven hours in the OR
*one week of hospitalization in the neurological intermediate care unit at Northside Spine Center

Today, I take no pain medications, wear a brace and use a cane when I am walking outside my home.

I know that I can say that I am a very blessed man. Along the way, I have had the intervention of brilliant neurosurgeons and oncologists, the optimism, care and love of a wonderful wife and family and the prayers and support of many friends.

All of the above is sufficient reason to be thankful and to crow a little!

I leave the reader today with a little Will Green’s humor. For a while in my recovery, I used a walker with a name, Walker, Texas Ranger. Now, I use a cane with a name, Michael Cane.

Leave it to the kiddos!

Mike Green


3 thoughts on “Time Flies

  1. That was pretty cool of the boys to furnish names for your walking tools. I personally liked the” Walker, Texas Ranger ” alias very much. I wish I had put some humor to all the many helpful aids I used with the two hip replacements—-however, there were times I became so frustrated and aggravated that I probably would have been censored for some of the names I called them, HA!
    Good to hear your recovery has been so fantastic! You sound very positive now.

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