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Finally home

June 5, 2010

I’ve been down in Eugene with my dad & sister for the past several days. Lee went in for kyphoplasty, round #2, on Friday. The MRI found one vertebrae that didn’t need fixing (T9) but added T11 & L2 to the line up (plus T12). So three total. We dumped him at River bend around 11am, they admitted, processed & placed him in a room. An IV was placed by Bruce,  blood taken by the spunky blood-sucker, and he had to wait until 3:30 to be wheeled off for his procedure. All went smoothly with his returning home by 8pm. This morning he actually gathered a cup of coffee & roll even before I got up.  He certainly is feeling the pokes today. The needles they insert on either side of the vertebrae is almost pencil diameter, just a bit narrower. The doctor said his L2 bone was like butter when they inserted the needle. Bad Bad Bad!

Next thing to figure out is what’s causing some protein problems in his urine. Maybe a  Monday call to his doctor might help. I don’t like the sound of  Bence Jones Protein things….more google research time!

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