Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Back Surgery

This is a short blog to let everyone know that Mike came through his back surgery with flying colors!  He is two days post-surgery now and has been up and walking without any leg pain.  The herniated disc was removed and now he is pain free (except for the pain in his back from the surgery).

We are so thankful to everyone who has expressed their support during this difficult time.  Mike has undergone two surgeries in just a month's time.  He has lost weight but his spirits are up because he can walk (with the use of a walker).  He will need to rebuild the muscles in his left leg and will once again be able to walk with me along the Tomebamba River once we get back to Cuenca.

I especially want to thank my sister Peggy who flew from Los Angeles to Tucson to be with me during Mike's surgery.  Thank you sis for your everlasting love.

And I also want to thank our dear friends Ed and Nancy who have taken us nomads into their home in Tucson and have treated us just like family.  I hope that Nancy will be able to have back surgery too as she is in just as much pain as Mike was in (maybe even more).

Hasta Luego,


  1. Glad to hear that the surgery was successful. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  2. I have known too many people over the years who have suffered serious back pain. It can be excruciating. Glad to hear all went well with Mike. Thanks for making this a Good News Day. Jim Mola

  3. So glad to hear that Mike is doing well. Can't wait to see you two when you get back to Cuenca. Pat and Sue