Thank you for all the prayers!
Mom's surgery went well. The MRI showed she had a ruptured disk in the L5 and S1 areas. But once the doctor opened her up, it wasn't a ruptured disk after all. Her disks had calcified causing her nerve to not have much room. The doctor went in and made an opening for her nerve. We are hoping this will solve her problem because last night when I spoke to her, she was in a lot of pain. Soon after surgery, she was up, got dressed and ready to go home. She was on her way home after 2 or 3PM. Maryann and Susan both called me on the road.
Katie and I visited mom soon after ballet class. Mom was resting when we got there, but it didn't take her long before she was up (with help) and sitting in her chair in the Living Room. Of course, she was tired and sore, but overall I think the severe pain is gone. The doctor did say that because of the arthritis, her leg will never be the same and she will have discomfort. We are just hopeful this procedure will give her some relief in order for her to walk and enjoy life.
Sorry the post was published late. Our storm last night knock the power off for a brief moment. Thus, the delayed post.