[Loch-Ruadh] Chantel's surgery

Terry Sikes tdsikes at prodigy.net
Tue Sep 26 20:35:31 PDT 2006

Tried posting this yesterday, but my e-mail wasn't working.
  Chantel had some more surgery done Monday and they took out one of the rods and replaced it with a smaller rod and replaced 1 screw because they thought it might have been pressing on the nerve that runs to her right leg.  She felt a great deal better almost right away.  Today she has almost all the feeling back in her right leg, with only a spot or two that is numb and the Dr. tells her that as the swelling goes down in the incision area that should also return to normal.  She can also move the right leg a lot farther than she could yesterday and she can walk more normally now.
  Tonight when I went by to visit her she was doing a lot better and was all smiles and feeling better. She said she was also finally able to get a good sleep last night.  We are hoping she might be released to come home late tomorrow or Thursday.

Julie Self <julie_self at hotmail.com> wrote:
  Give her our best wishes and tell her that our thoughts and prayers are with 

Loch Ruadh Rocks!!

>From: Terry Sikes 
>Reply-To: "Shire of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA, Inc." 
>To: "Shire of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA, Inc." 
>Subject: Re: [Loch-Ruadh] Chantel's surgery
>Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 09:02:04 -0700 (PDT)
>Please keep Chantel in your thoughts and prayers. Since her surgery on 
>Monday she has had some numbness in her right leg and they will be doing a 
>myelogram (spelling!) this morning to see what the problem is. Her 
>neurologist thinks the problem is swelling from the surgery, and may 
>subside, but the myelogram this morning is dye injection along her spinal 
>column to see if any nerves are being pinched or pressured as a result of 
>the surgery. There is also a possibility that one of the screws broke. 
>The test today will determine if any of the above are the case.
> The myelogram is painful and she will have to lie completely motionless 
>for about 24 hrs. Please continue to hope and pray for her as you can.
> Terrence
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