As the world turns… we last left off our hero was… oh wait, that’s a different saga.
Art has Superimposed bilateral neural foraminal posterolateral disc extrusion with cranial migration resulting in severe mass effect on the passing left 4 and l5 nerve roots AND kidney stones!
My doctor friend Mika, translated the above for me. He said, The disc is pushing out and extending up toward the head (cranial) and pressing on the left sided L4 and 5 nerve roots. This might cause left leg and pelvic pain and maybe some weakness. And Kidney stones.
The good news – Art is home. I don’t know about him, but I feel 2,000 times better.
A lot of the time he spent in hospital was because they needed to match his care with his insurance. Apparently, he has good policy and only had to pay his deductible which will include a home health nurse coming to him for aftercare and physio. Surgery is not off the table.
He’ll get ultra sound for the kidney stones this week.
Art’s good neighbours and friends have been helping and will continue to help as needed. Whew.
My brother is positive and amazing. I admire him to the moon. He continues to inspire me to be a better person, and to have a more positive outlook on life.
Oh, and if anyone is looking, the doctor said Art could sell his blood for a high price to those who need drug testing. Art has never done drugs, smoked and is not a big drinker. So – he’s pretty clean.
I slept really well last night.