Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I finally heard about my CT scan, and I can't keep you in suspense.
I needed some good news, because  I have more porch rugs to weave.

 Here is what the doctor said: 

The CT of the spine is somewhat reassuring.  The bone does not seem to be growing.  The bone does not distort the brain or spinal cord on this study.  You only would need a second surgery if you were having a tough time.  You are not in danger.  If we need to do something it would be just drilling out the middle of the fusion mass.  There would be no need to redo the fusion.  While not a minor surgery it would be no where near the stress of your previous surgery.  I will show the films to Dr. Latefi if he is available tomorrow and could call you afterwords if you would like. 
 You can bet I told him to call me tomorrow.  I asked some questions, and I want to know what the other surgeon says, the one who fused my spine.
I am encouraged today. 
I know now that if there needs to be another surgery, they can do it.
And it is also very reassuring to hear him say that it would not be as difficult a surgery as the one last August.

 So tonight, I will take some Motrin for my headache, put some heat on my neck, and pray for some relief.At least there is an answer, and if it doesn't go away, or ease up on its own, there is a fix.

That is a gift, my friends, a real gift.  

I want to grow old(er) quietly, weaving my life in color and texture, one day at a time.

Giving thanks for every chance I get  to do it again.


Susan said...

Promising news and I know you are feeling some relief. There's nothing scarier than a second surgery--can't wait for an update. I want to see your colorful life prolonged too! XOXO

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I hear the relief in your words:-)

Anonymous said...

Amen to that...

Country Girl said...

Very very encouraging news. So relieved, as I imagine you are as well. xo

Mary A said...

Oh I am so glad, Hilary. I have been following your progress since before your surgery. What a nice Easter present (or St. Patrick's Day gift). I hear ya about growing old quietly. Sounds good to me too. Mary A

claudia said...

Big SIGH!!!
Glad that is better news. I am praying for relief for you!

Hilary said...

:) I'm gonna have a drink for you. :) :)

Anonymous said...

I normally don't post, I read your blog as a newbie weaver. :O) I am very happy for you... to hear there is a answer and its better than expected.

Gayle said...

Good news and we will take it, thankyouverymuch!

Sharon said...

Good news Hilary. I was thinking about your today and throught I'd check in this evening. I've been holding my breath for you. Exhale!

KarenInTheWoods said...

Well, at least you are getting SOME answers! And you have things to keep you busy until the time to choose about a second surgery comes around.

I had to do a second one, and it wasn't as scary as the first time! I knew what to expect.

Karen and Steve
The USA Is Our Big Backyard

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Anonymous said...

So glad it was encouraging news. :))

Daryl said...

YES! I am so glad to hear this and i know you are too would be putting it mildly ... never never never ever be afraid to learn whats wrong and how to fix it ... knowing is better than worrying .. stress is just as bad as the barometer .. just sayin' ... xo

messymimi said...

You are a gift. And i will continue to pray for your recovery.

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Vicky said...

Ahhhh, I sense the relief in your words and hear the grace surrounding your thoughts. Will continue to pray for some relief of the headaches and ache in general- but yes, its always reassuring that something is available to you if needed!

MrsB said...

Excellent news.

thotlady said...

Good news and information. Yay!

Cait Throop said...

OK...but "just drilling out the middle of the fusion mass" ?? Just? Well, at least if they think they can fix it. And I'm with you...growing old quietly weaving. YES! Keeping you in my thoughts, Hilary!

Shiralyn said...

That is great news. At least you don't have to go thru that very difficult surgery again.

Karen said...

..and Amen again.

MarthaVA said...

Yay! (See, I told ya)


Lydia La La said...

Answers at last. And must get me some Motrin if we can buy it here. Hope you have a great day. take care. xo

Melanie Hayes said...

Encouraging news to be sure. may you find some relief from the current pain and discomfort. Most of all, Keep weaving those beautiful colors into your life!

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Randall said...

Cool looking rugs Hilary, love the colors. Keep it up!! My dad has this camera strap, vintage 60's, I thought I might give a go at making one, since the colors were awesome looking. Maybe not after finding out how complicated the weave was lol, it was ridiculously complicated.


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