Part of the reason that I've scaled way back on posts is that it felt like every time I hyped up good news something bad would follow.
Yep. Here we go again.
Dr. Robert Lee just informed us after looking at an x-ray that one of the titanium rods placed in my back after Solitary Plasmacytoma blew up my T-2 vertebrae has snapped.
The macho part of me is pleased that I tore up the titanium. The part of me that is tired of VGH and wants to get Carol-Ann back to real life is gutted.
At least we know why I've been experiencing shoulder pain the past few days. The consensus had been that it was from amping up the rehab sessions.
Dr. Lee did say there is research that backs not replacing the rod if the other looks strong. The fact that I'm not the first person to break a titanium rod in his back makes me feel a little better.
He wants to meet with other surgeons.
By the way...it's Carol-Ann's birthday today. I certainly planned on getting her something better than this news.