Well, we had a volunteer for a driver, dotter's "other", and went in my car, after me trying to get in his truck lololol. I always fill my car when it gets down to 1/2, so we just got in it, and went....
He lived in that part of Austin, growing up, worked there too. So, he took us on a better way?,,, lol. sure did take a lot of extra time, to miss all that imaginary traffic, but we got there.. Even tho there was no time to stop and eat, so to curb my starvation, we stopped at a burger place and got fries. And yeah, would love for him to do the driving next time too....
Loved the doctor. He was so thorough, listened, and went into detail with all of this. No date yet, but wants 2 more tests done first. An MRI on his neck, and a neurological test done on the nerves to see what is causing the pain in his legs, arms. He doesn't think it is just the problem in the spine. Did an xray too. Used that and the maleogram to point out all of this. He talked like the surgery for the lower spine was not much of anything. He will insert screw, or screws, into the bone, crack it. and pull the bone out til it lines up straight, then he's gonna fuse about a 10" section. (I think i got this right).
But i remembered that J should tell him about his swallowing, getting things stuck in his throat unless he lowers his chin to do it. Then he seemed more concerned with that, and that's when he ordered these other 2 tests. No doubt he's gonna get him fixed up, tho. The other doc had pointed out the place in his neck too, and told him it would have to be fixed later.
He also told him he would probably never be pain free, but thot this would help a lot. I asked about what could be done post surgery for that, and he said there were the things to use to zap it. So, got lots of encouragement, and we asked,, when can you do it? Tomorrow?,,, lol. Reminds me, i need to call to see if both of those tests can be done on the same day..
Well, called and left a message,, isn't that always the way?
While we were there, it came a hard shower, lasted about 15 minutes... Loved it.
Well, that's all folks,, tc, and