I know, I know. You’re thinking “what now???” It’s really just a continuation, really. N went to a neurosurgeon to look at his back. He needed a more recent MRI (his last one was nearly a year ago), and he finally had that done Wednesday, then saw the doc right after. His back has actually been feeling much better recently, so what the doc said wound up being a shock.
Apparently he has a “bone fragment” that has broken off of one of his spinal discs, has “floated” down the spine, and is constricting his spinal cord. If it moves much more, the doc said it could effect his bowls, bladder, sexual performance, etc. Yikes! So pretty much his options are 1) have surgery or 2) potentially lose all feeling in his lower extremities. Of course, we’re going with option 1, though we don’t have a date set just yet. We’re trying to figure out when and where would be best. Basically, he’ll be out of commission for 4-6 weeks. No work, which means no $ (since I don’t bring in enough to pay the bills with my part time job). *sigh*
Fortunately, we do have some savings, so we won’t starve. But we were hoping that savings would be the start of a couple of college funds for the kids. I guess it’s better to feed them, for now.