wings and things

Ten degrees of joy

on February 16, 2014

Ming and I saw his surgeon on Friday and the X-ray shows that Ming’s spine is now almost back to the way it was after his first surgery. I won’t bother putting the stats here – just to say that he is now ten degrees straighter than he was after he fractured two titanium rods. But the best thing is the residual pain/ache (since fractures) has gone.

The surgeon said that Ming, despite feeling better now, needs to take another six months for the inside healing to happen. He said that the bone stuff they used was very expensive and had enzymes that needed to do their work. I am glad he told us this because Ming and I were beginning to leap around with joy a bit too much (well I was!)

One of the hardest things for Ming is that he can never, ever, lift anything too heavy, or twist and turn like most of us (yesterday, when I turned around to look at something, he said, ‘I wish I could do that.’) I pretended to play a violin of sorrow until we both cracked up laughing.

Bravo Ming!

46 responses to “Ten degrees of joy

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Great news, Julie.
    I’m delighted to hear of such a positive result.

    Ming will adapt quickly to moving Mindfully – he just needs some more practice.

    • jmgoyder says:

      The hardest thing now will be for him to be careful when he feels so fit.

      • Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

        Maybe he needs a little ‘post-it’ note on his bathroom mirror “Remember to take care with physical activity today – a 3rd back surgery would NOT be fun”.

  2. cobbies69 says:

    Fab news, now rest and recuperate… best wishes. 😉

  3. Helen says:

    So happy for you both. Great news Julie.
    Helen xx

  4. That’s a relief… though Ming does need to be careful… I think hearing the doctor and knowing the pain he had, he will…. Diane

  5. bulldog says:

    hope you have letters from this Doctor for Ming’s court case… don’t want him being given a punishment that could stuff up the back again…

  6. shoreacres says:

    This really is wonderful. By the time he’s healed, he will have developed his new habits, and all should be well. As for that “inside healing” – it can take time, even after the bruises and outward signs are gone. I learned that after an especially ridiculous accident with a pogo stick landed me on my hip. The bruises were fantastic, but what the doc called “interior bruising” took six months to go away. Apparently six months is magic!

    • jmgoyder says:

      Thank you for this comment because it reinforces to me the fact that there is inside healing still happening while the outside of Ming looks fine.
      But I am more intrigued by your pogo stick accident – do tell?

  7. Colline says:

    He is being very brave. Must be hard for him.

  8. Bravo to Ming’s healing, but more to his attitude!!! 🙂

  9. How utterly fantastic! I am so happy for Ming and for you Jlues 😀

  10. I love your posts and I love you from afar. We have peacocks too and I am a mum. I send you big loves – all of you and thank you!

  11. Glad to hear he’s healing up.
    Diana xo

  12. Fabulours news 😀

  13. Wonderful news Julie, Ming will prevail in learning and compensating for his body in the proper way, give him big smile and a “wonderful news” from me. 🙂

  14. What a relief the pain is gone. THANK GOODNESS!!!

  15. So happy for the good result, Julie. Sorry about the fact that Ming will always have be careful with turning and lifting though. Best wishes to Ming. xx

  16. ksbeth says:

    and i have joy for both of you when reading this. it is about time you had some joy, you are both ready for it. and not being able to twist or lift heavy things is a small price to pay for all that he has. i’m not good at heavy lifting or twisting either, but i can skip and gallop, so i am happy. b

  17. susanpoozan says:

    So glad things are improving, if not perfect alas.

  18. tootlepedal says:

    That is good news. I’m sorry about the life sentence on heavy lifting and twisting. It will be hard to stick to. After my back operation, I still tend to overdo things if I am feeling good and it is hard not to. I wish Ming all the best and an iron will to keep himself well.

  19. FlaHam says:

    Julie, this is some very wonderful news, I know Ming is tickled to death about the news. I can’t even imagine the thoughts he has gone thru. But to find this, and to be pain free, what a wonderful present. I know you both jumped for joy, you outwardly, him deep inside. Take care, be safe. Bill

  20. lensgirl53 says:

    YAY…I am so glad to hear this. You crack me up with that violin, Mum. Keep smiling. xo

  21. This is good news, hopefully it is the first of much good news for you and Ming in 2014

  22. Professions for PEACE says:

    Bravo Ming indeed! And bravo to you as well. Great post! All the best. Gina

  23. This is good news for you both!

  24. This is great news! I’m so glad you went with the surgery. It was definitely worth it to get rid of the pain.

  25. Good news, but I can understand Ming’s frustration as a young energetic person.

  26. I am so happy for you Julie that you have had this one good piece of news.

  27. Judith says:

    It stinks that Ming can’t lift or turn like he’d like to, but hooray for a straight back and no pain! With care, hopefully, he won’t have any more spine worries.

  28. Barb says:

    Yay! Finally, good news. May you have peace and joy during this time of resting.

  29. Terry says:

    Ming!!! I am so happy for you!!! Great news!

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