WOW....what a day. Alan did not have the back surgery. Yes, I know....you're thinking...."What is going on!!!" Believe me....I have felt that way for the past two days. I'm going to try and make this quick. When they got Alan to preop, the surgeon comes in and basically says he has mixed feelings with this surgery for Alan right now after looking at the MRI again. You could see it all over his face he was just not sure what the right direction was. He said that he was not sure Alan would get much relief from this surgery right now. He said if Alan was a little worse off....if the tumor was compressing against the spinal column more, then he would do it. He wants to save this surgery for when there is no other option, but we are going to pray that Alan never gets to that point. I tell you what, to anyone that is dealing with something similar to Alan and you are in more pain than what I see my husband in daily, I feel for you more than you could possibly know. Pain....it's a powerful word. The next plan.....Alan is going to start steroid injections to his L2 and L3 at a pain clinic closer to home. Yeaaaa, something close to home. We are headed home Saturday and I'm sooooo ready to see my kids and I know Alan is too. It's so hard to be away and after going through these past two days of chaos, it's even harder. When we left the hospital today....around 5pm, I told Alan and his dad, I just want to put these past two days behind us and act like they never happened.
We know without a doubt that God has a plan for Alan. No one could ever tell me different. We have had many tough days, but man, Alan is the strongest person I know. We pray for strength....ALOT...and God grants it to us.....always when we need it most.
To all of our friends and family, we can't even thank you enough for always caring and for your concerns for our whole family and your support. You have NO IDEA how good it feels to have such a wonderful support system.
OK, so much for making this short. I'm sorry....it got a little long! I'm going to bed. I get to sleep in in the morning...wooohoooo!!!
Our God is an awesome God!