DB had back surgery last Tuesday and we’ve been pretty much home bound since. He’s doing great, but we’re keeping things nice and calm (HA! Calm with 4 kids?!) around here so he has the best recovery possible. He'll be getting his (18) staples removed this Friday and I think he'll have some sort of PT set up after his post-op visit at the end of the month (I'm not really sure what happens next). But, so far? Huge blessing. The pain he had for years is GONE. Just incision discomfort now, and weird sensations from the rods/screws that are in his lower back.
We're all very excited at the very real possibility of him being able to do things soon that he hasn't been able to do in a long, long time... like go to the beach with us, go to the park, be in the car longer than 30 minutes, sit anywhere and be comfortable for more than 15 minutes without being preoccupied with pain to the point he can't think straight, walk (for longer stints than to the mailbox and back), exercise, and generally do 'dad' stuff that he hasn't been able to do or enjoy. We're psyched.