Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 28 March 2014

How long will the miracle last?

 

Hugh is home, and relatively pain-free. On Wednesday a young lady doctor explained the MRI results, very technical, and outlined the next step. Steroid injections in the spine, at L4/5 andL5/S1, that was done yesterday morning, I drove over late yesterday afternoon,  he is SO happy to be home,  and  he had a relatively pain free night, slept so well.

This injection is called in the surgeon’s words a “ quick-fix”, can last 6 months, 5 years, or not at all. Surgery is not an option for whatever the problem is right now.

On a whimsical note, I learnt a new acronym yesterday. I had heard of FIFA, but did you know there is a …..

“ BIBA”,              yes truly, it  translates to

“ Brought in by Ambulance”, why did I have to Google it to find the answer??

I  have so many  heartfelt thanks  for all your words, caring thoughts, hugs and prayers,they have meant so much these last few  days or weeks , and may it all be reciprocated in  ample amount  if you  are ever  in need .

 

Hills with late afternoon sun at Piropiro

Quotation of the day, by Friedrich Nietzsche,

“ True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes”

Greetings from Jean

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i truly hope this will be a long-lasting fix for hugh!!! good news!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So glad to hear that Hugh is home and had a good sleep and is doing so much better. I hope he continues to do well.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Georgia said...

Great news! Praying that the quick fix last a good long time!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Hi Jean, good news to hear that your husband got some relieve from the pain. Hope this goes away for him, at least one can hope.

Judith said...

I am so glad that Hugh is home. Let's hope the "quick fix" is also a "long fix". And BIBA is cute!

camp and cottage living said...

I pray there will be no more ambulance trips for Hugh, Jean.
And that the injection will work.
My SIL has suffered for many years with his back, so I know how awful it can be.
You both will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Heather said...

So pleased to hear Hugh is home. Let's hope the fix works for a long time. If the pain returns can the injection be repeated?

Take care and hopefully you will both get plenty of sleep.

Cottage Tails said...

YES! lets hope he gets some long relief.

Sandy said...

Excellent news. Hope the shot lasts forever.

eileeninmd said...

Great news for your dear Hugh! I hope the shot works for a long time! Lovely image, have a happy weekend!

Carol Mattingly said...

I had those same injections for my cervical spine and after one a week for three weeks I was ok not to have surgery and have been fairly ok since. I am ecstatic this has helped him. Ruptured discs are extremely painful. I will hope for continued pain free days for him. Both of you take care.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm glad that Hugh is home! I continue to send prayers and good thoughts from my corner of cold Virginia to you! Take care and know you are being thought of!

KB Bear said...

So glad for the good news. I'm still sending healing thoughts. I hope that Hugh remains comfortable.

Karen said...

Good news! I hope it lasts a long time.

Nancy J said...

Hello all, I'm too tired to do a new post, update is today was almost pain-free, walking only sometimes with crutches, your words, caring thoughts, hugs and more have all contributed to his better health in a huge way, and Hugh says he really appreciates and values all my wonderful friends who care so much. So there is the news from the
" man's mouth today".
I'm off to bed. Fond greetings to you, Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

I hope things continue on the mend.Sometimes something just to break the pain cycle is a big help. Love to you both.

Kat said...

So glad to hear Hugh is home! I hope that his pain has subsided and the injections keep it at bay for many years. Sending love and hugs your way, hopefully you are both resting well these days.
xoxo, Kat

Tanya said...

Glad to know that your husband is home and relatively pain free. Praying that the pain stays at bay.

Nicky said...

Here's hoping it is so much more than a quick-fix for Hugh. Take care you two!

Michaele said...

SO very happy to hear he got some relief!! I am routing for the 5 years! I bet you got some good rest also.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great he´s feeling better and can sleep.
M/

Hannah said...

I'm sure Hugh feels wonderfully reprieved to be home from the hospital and nearly pain free. I hope he continues to heal and improve!

sophie...^5 said...

Sending major hugs and "Get Well Soons" to you and Hugh!!

Felling the love all ready!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I pray this will last a long time- good news that he is not in pain. Blessings!