Germany - March 2006
Read about the difficult diagnosis:
Cervical Myelopathy, Benign Imaging (Braintalk
Ginger and her
best friend... her mother Sherry.
A typical "before" picture. Can you tell which one is the spine
The picture above was taken in Munich on the way in to see neurologist,
Dr. Herbert Baumbach.
He performed an extraordinary neuro-exam, correlating
symptoms to pathology in her cervical
spine that had been previously overlooked
by three other neurologists.
On the way into Straubing, we stopped at the incredible
to see the beautiful frescos on the ceiling,
to sit and help support her head.
Early morning fog over from Bogenberg, overlooking the river Donnau (Danube).
Pro-Spine's Dr. Kucera. One of the kindest and
gentlest doctors I've ever met.
The view from the Ortho ward at St. Elisabeth Hospital. 12th century St.
Post-op lateral view
A new sunrise for a new life!
3 days post-op - dancing her first jig:
Checking out of St. Elisabeth Hospital
Egret nest atop a steeple (from room 500's balcony.)
A surprise visit from Dr. B
Unfortunately, this picture is washed out by the extreme backlighting.
is a private
balcony of room 500. It has a small table and chairs and a chaise
lounge. The view is incredible.
Twilight from the Theresientor
The first outing....
More of the Stadtplatz
Returning to life! I can't believe that she can
hold her camera this way!
The outings are full of laughter. We keep discussing things like:
"The shooting pains into my head are gone!", "I can feel my
"I can hold the camera without shaking!", "I can walk without
bumping into things!"
Free at last!
Wishing everyone such success!