Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Daughter's surgery and Carolina Wren

Good morning everybody, Well yesterday my daughter went to see the neurosurgeon and his report was: She has a herniated disk between L4-L5. He says he can make a tiny incision, trim off the disk and she can go back to work in a week. This was great news. She was so happy with the report she was crying when she called me from the Dr's office. She was so afraid she was going to have to have a spinal fusion. Several years ago she had an auto wreck and an MRI showed 2 ruptured disk. She has suffered with it off and on for several years now and missed a lot of work especially lately on account of it. Well this MRI showed only one disk was ruptured. He said the other one had healed itself.
She will have her surgery on the 31st of this month(April) and can recoup the week school is out for spring break. She is a teacher. My request is will everyone please remember her in your prayers and good thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Now on to a couple of pictures I made of this Carolina Wren I made the day it snowed. There is an old clothes peg sack hanging on the back porch which some wrens have used before but not last season. I have noticed them going in there for the night a lot so I just let the bag hang there for them. It seems this season they are going to use it again. I saw one headed that way this morning doing it's chirruping. Yes they do have their nest in there and have raised babies there two seasons. At least it's out of the weather.


Carolina Wren 3-1-09

 C.Wren Nest 3-4-09

Have a blessed day everyone. Helen

24 comments:

  1. You sure do get some good close-ups of birds.

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  2. This is wonderful news about your daughter. My sister went through something very simular and suffered for years. She had the fusion done and is now like new. Great pics of the birds and their new home. Take care of you and yours always,
    Katie

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  3. Great news about your daughter! I hope all goes well.

    Carolina Wrens are one of my favorite birds. They're so cute, with that fat little body and tail sticking up! And they have a beautiful song.

    Hugs, Beth

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  4. Always special thoughts for you and yours...

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  5. I am so happy for your daughter that it all can be done on spring break...praying for her for sure. The photos are just beautiful...enjoyed them. Getting ready to update myself...hope you have a lovely midweek...sending hugs to you and your daughter...all will be fine!
    Love,
    Joyce

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  6. Very Good news about your Daughter ~ will keep her in my thoughts and prayers ~
    Loved the pictures of the Carolina wren and is that it's nest ??? ~ we have little wrens here but I have never seen their nests ~ Ally x

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  7. I will keep her in my prayers. I'm glad it wasn't as bad as she feared. Beautiful pictures. Take care, Sheila

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  8. Wonderful news for your daughter! Hoping everything goes well with the surgery and recovery.

    Your photos continue to amaze and inspire me. I think I need to delve deeper into my "Photography for dummies" book.

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  9. Cute little wren. My son lives on Rock Wren road. I have always thought that was neat. I am glad to hear this more hopeful diagnosis of your daughter's back problem. I hope that this surgery will help her, and I will be sending up prayers for her to have a successful outcome.

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  10. I just love your pictures Helen...you sure do know how to use that camera! I am so happy for your daughter...and will definately keep her in my prayers for a good surgery and a good healing. Love,
    carlene

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  11. Beautiful Wren, good shot. Will pray for the daughter. Glad it is no more involved in the back. They have done so much improvements in methods, it is not like it used to be. But so much bad was advertised as I grew up, it put a fear there. I pray all will go well.
    Enjoyed the entry,.
    Jack

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  12. Wonderful news about your daughter! Love the wren pictures. Your laundry basket is so cute!

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  13. I'm so glad your daughter got better news that expected & I hope when the time comes it goes perfectly & she heals quickly. The C Wren is magnificent. ~Mary

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  14. Hi Helen...so happy to hear the news that no back surgery is necessary...simple we can handle..and your picture of the wrens are so cute...I have birds that always want to nest in my ferns hanging on the porch...sheesh..not a good place LOLOL...oh well will see how this spring comes along!!! again...God Bless...hugs...Ora

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  15. Wonderful news about your daughter and perfect timing. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love the little wren and so glad you have provided such a perfect nesting place for them :-) Very sweet.

    Deb

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  16. Love the Carolina Wren. They are such buisy little fellows.

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  17. My son had that surgery and is doing great now. He went into the hospital all bent over, with a cane, and still could hardly walk. He came out walking up-right, no cane, and after the recovery, he is super!!!! Will pray your daughter has the same results.

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  18. Hello Helen. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I am glad there is not anything more seriously wrong with your daughter. A back injury can be really awful to have.

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  19. What a relief it has to be to know she won't have to go through any major surgery, and spinal fusion, that sounds awful. I would be crying for joy myself. Any surgery is scary, but this sounds much better. That is too cool that those wrens have made that thier nest! I havent seen one of those clothes pin baskets in forever. Mama used to have one, I remember it had red lettering on it, but I cant remember what it said. Hope your having a nice Sunday. The weather has been fantastic hasnt it? :) Hugs, Kelly

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  20. Awww the little birds are cute! Wasn't God wonderful when He gave us all these animals to enjoy. :) I am so happy for your daughter on the doctor report. Will keep her in my prayers. Hope you have a blessed week. Janie

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  21. Hello Miss Helen,

    So glad to hear that your daughter got a good report and thank's so much for the prayers we all need them right now and I love your pictures they are so beautiful. I've been out of pocket lately and missed the snow pictures and guess what WE HAD SNOW HERE!! Talking about mircles!lol

    God BLess

    Randy

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  22. That is good news for your daughter. If the disc is herniated, I don't know the medical reason for the procedure, but apparently that is what needs to be done. My bone at L2,L3, and L4 were removed with no fusion. The outlets for the nerves were also widened. The surgery seemed easy compared to knee replacement. Now it is the muscle's in my back and hip that I am getting therapy for. Other area's of my spine have different problems, but the exercise therapy is helping. The Carolina Wren is the same species of bird that makes loud chirping here every year. They nest in my barn, though cats' (this year a white with black spots one)come by here regularly, and they learn how to nest where they are hopefully safe. Many years I find the little one's as they are just beginning to fly. mark

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