I haven't been posting lately because of a problem I'm having at the incision area of my spine operation.  It's called a pseudomeningocele which is cerebrospinal fluid leaking into a swelling near where the surgery started.
The surgeon's office instructed me to see a neurologist for the terrible headaches that it sometimes causes but the swelling should heal on its own.

It seems to be getting larger and I can't put much weight on it like lying on my back in bed or leaning on my back while I sit.

The neurologist referred me to neurosurgeon for advice but I haven't heard about it yet.  In the meantime he's doing nerve conduction tests on my legs for my drop-foot condition, which is not related to the pseudomeningocele 

The original operation for back pain and leg weakness was a success.  I'm able to walk without using walker or cane.  My back pain is gone.

Now I'll have to get this new problem fixed.  But I'm still very lucky compared to the diseases that are out there.   

Another reason for not posting as much as usual is the Christmas season with its decorations and shopping for gifts.


  1. Hey!
    Hope you are doing better now!
    I just wanted to leave you a comment wishing you a Merry Christmas and then, I see your back with that swelling which does look scary. I hope you have been able to get some rest.
    Don't worry about posting, just do it when you can. Will be saying a prayer for you.

    1. Thank you Kay.
      Have a great Christmas with the family!

  2. I am glad your surgery was a success. Now all you need to do is recover from the effects of the surgery. Please feel better soon.

  3. J'espere tout ira bien!
    joyeux Noel.John M §

    1. Merci pour vos aimables souhaits.
      Thank you for your kind wishes.

  4. I am happy that your surgery was a success, John, so sorry to know you have been going through this. Hope that 2015 will be wonderful for you.

  5. Hi John, I know your posts are a few yrs old but I am currently going through this pseudomeningocele & wondered how long did it take to go away on its own? Or did you get it removed? My doctor said it will go away on its own but I don't want to wait too long because it's uncomfortable & unsightly. Thank you.


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