Get this... Brent went in for back surgery on Saturday. He had a herniated disc that's been causing a lot of issues for the last couple months (issues like, he couldn't bend down to take off his own socks! it was rough for everyone). Friday, he went in for an MRI (because the steroid shot they gave him 2 weeks ago didn't really help him out). The doctor was like, yep, herniated disc. I can do the surgery tomorrow.
Doesn't that speed blow your mind? Usually its a week or two to get MRI results back... then a little while longer to get you scheduled for surgery... but this was like wham, bam, done.
The surgery is technically called an L5 S1 Disectomy. While it seems like Brent rushed into surgery... and maybe he did... what else should we have done? Basically, we could spend a lot of money and time (and therefore more back pain for Brent) on therapy and nonsurgical options that may or may not have worked, or just go straight in for the surgery and see what happens.
Anyhow, now Brent is in recovery mode. So far, things are looking good. Fingers seriously crossed.
1. I'm so hungry 24/7. If I don't eat breakfast... I am practically debilitated at work. Solution? Slimfast chocolate protein shakes- because you know I'm too lazy to get up any earlier to cook breakfast. Also- food phases. Currently, I'm seriously into canned pears. The previous phase was peanut butter and honey sandwiches- and in fact, that phase is still lingering as well.
2. I can't get enough of baby essentials lists - like the lists of things you can find online for what you'll need for a newborn. It's like a frantic search. I constantly look at this list, and this one, and the several given by babycenter.com.
3. Sometimes it just hits me. I am having a baby. And I think, oh I'm living someone else's life or I'm daydreaming. But, no.
And it blows my mind every time. And I freak. Then I get excited. Then I freak again.