ADR Recovery

This blog chronicles my recovery from a new type of major back surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR). I injured my back at L5/S1 when I was 9 and have always struggled with back pain, but was unable to walk after a minor car accident in ‘05. Research became my second job and with the support of my family and friends, I decided go under the knife. My intention is to keep my friends updated while I recover and help others who are suffering with back pain understand the recovery process.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

May 20th, 3 Day Post-Op

Here I am the day I came home from the hospital. I wanted to show off my swollen stomach and fashionable new brace! The swelling doesn't show up well in this photo; but both my parents swear I looked about 5 months pregnant. These pants are XL sweats and I wore M before checking into the OR. Thanks for all the flowers! (in the background)