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Dia Duit Mo Chaidre! ( Good Morning my friends in Gaelic)

Happy Ash Wednesday!

How are you all today? Well i have good news! 2 of my doctors, my ortho and my spinal pain specialist, through much testing, have found the source of my severe pain and unsteadiness. I have 4 vertebrae in my cervical spine c4 - c7, that are compressing my spinal chord and i have to see a spinal surgeon, right away. The say I need surgery asap. I have been falling and catching my self from falling and having to stand an steady myself for quite a while and i have been experiencing more and more frequent incontinence. One day i had to change 3 times, they chalked that up to having so many babies. But i never put all those things together thinking they were all from the same source. I wake up every morning with my entire body throbbing with severe pain and cannot make a fist and my hands ached terribly all the time. I don’t complain...but after the week long stay in the hospital with sky high bp and no cause found..I kept going back  to 3 different docs and saying..i’m in severe pain. I kept getting blown off. well....not anymore. I am not permitted to drive, they said i should not even be walking around right now...i’m going to fall and hurting  myself bad. They put me on an extreme amount of pain and muscle pain meds and i have to see the surgeon next Friday. My doc said if they cant see you within 2 weeks call me and i’ll get you in and he did. So...it looks like I’m in for a rough painful road ahead but i have been told this will take away all my pain! For years my husband has been so no supportive...someday i just can not get out of bed with pain, especially lately. Said i didn’t need all those medicines....need to lose weight, need to exercise...all correct..no argument but don’t tell me that is the source of this severe pain i’ve been telling doctors i have had for years. Dont tell me i just want to take serious medication instead of take care of myself. I’ve been going to the doctor steady since August 2010 complaining of these pains. Bloodwork, x-rays,cat scans,meds,all I needed was a stupid MRI and someone that is not an intern radiologist to read this. The person who wrote my report did NOT have the compression on there, they missed it...4 vertebrae..the doc told me there is spinal fluid leaking you can see on the MRI.

    So I’m basically on bed/chair rest for now.

     I’m so glad i’m getting this fixed...when i came home and read the symptoms of what i had and every single one I DO indeed have, i was so relieved! I thought i was crazy because of the strange array of things wrong, hands, feet,neck, hip,  high bp, incontinence..stumbling  and sometimes falling all the time. I just took a bad spill Friday night...nothing at all in my path. My right leg just wont go sometimes. So now i walk very slowly and deliberately and lead with my right leg.  

    So..once i find out what this surgeon wants to do I will let you all know. Maybe he has some new non invasive therapy or something and I won’t have to go through what i read online...YIKES..never read about a possible impending surgery...LOL So..RELIEF is in sight! Justification is such a Blessing. I still have all my Grand Marshal duties to fulfill but i’ve alerted the parade committee and they are going to do whatever they can to accomodate me and make sure I’m safe and comfortable!  So that’s it for now. I know i will have your prayers and support and i appreciate that very much! I hope you all have a wonderful day!



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