- Remove the fibrous tissue band from c7 (bottom of my neck) to the middle of my 1st rib
- Divide and detach anterior scalene muscle from 1st rib ( muscle wider than usual and fan shaped)
- Detach small part of middle scalene muscle from 1st rib
- Remove 1st rib (wider than what's normal for my body size)
- Shorten c7's elongated processes to regular length
- Reroute or straighten out the artery, nerve, vein
- Remove extensive amounts of scar tissue
I'm still not quite sure what to think about the surgery that I had - I do feel little improvements already regardless of the post op pain and I am very thankful for all the support I've received along this path. This path hasn't been easy for me or my family especially when trying to explain the magnitude of the problem through the telephone and how it affects almost every aspect of my daily life. I have experienced some really great post surgery days and some pretty awful depressive days - all of which I fell are normal and expected.
Here are just some of the beautiful flowers I got in the hospital...the nurses kept saying I had a flower shop for a room and told me I was special that so many people cared for me. I couldn't agree more! One CNA even took a picture of one of the flower arrangements to show her florist for her wedding bouquet! :)
Haha! Just taking a mid-morning stroll with all my favorite accessories...note the medical fanny/hip pack! Ridiculous...definitely going to be a summer must have.
The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
I'm am so relieved I got over my fear of having surgery. In my hearts of hearts, I know I made the right choice.
When was the last time you took a chance in hopes to change your life forever?