Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Feet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Feet!!!!!!!!!!! No surgery for now............. Long long day but well worth it......... They had to work me in so you know that makes for a long day.............. Great Dr. and here is what we know..............

I have bulging disc L-5 and S-1...... Right where I sit........ OUCH........ also bone spurs all up my spine with arthritis... Goes up my spine into my neck......... Bummer!!!!!!!! Degenerative disc disease is advanced and hardly any disc left in any vertebrae up my spine............. BUT the good news...... the bulging disc is mild to moderate and we are going to try a few things before surgery......
... I will have a series of Lumbar Epidural Injections of cortisone. I will have three injections two weeks apart. Dr said sometimes it just takes one shot but we can do three........ If I do not get any relief after the second one they will decide if the third one is advised...... then we will go back and consult about other options........ He is very hopeful that the first two will do the trick........ They can do nothing about the degenerative disc disease or the loss of disc in my vertebrae but they can reduce the inflammation in the lower disc and get the pressure off the nerve endings............ So we are so thankful........... I will possibly have the first shot tomorrow. I will have to call the surgery center and set up an appointment and they most of the time can do it the same day.........

.........Dennis and I are thrilled with the news........... We went in thinking surgery in a few days and came home with such good news.......... So ladies...... thanks for the prayers from each of you...... We started this early in January with the Dr's saying it was critical and surgery was imminent to mild to moderate and with pray and the grace of God it will only take a few shots...............
We got home about 9:00 tonight and wanted to get this posted and let you wonderful praying friends share in the praise..........
I do not take this lightly........ I know in whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able............. I know who is my healer.................

We are blessed.............



7 comments:

Mary said...

Denise,

Praise God! He is so good and our prayers were answered. I will continue praying for you. Happy Feet indeed. You should be dancing and shouting for joy. Glad you got such good news.

Blessings and love,
Mary

Denise said...

I am doing the happy dance with you my friend. Praise God for such great news. I will continue to pray for you. I love you.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Denise,
"PRAISE GOD" for an answered prayer. GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD.!!!! I don't understand all that disc talk, LOL, but I know you are so glad you don't have to have surgery right now. We will keep praying that the Shots will work and you won't need the surgery. "THANK YOU" for sharing your good news with us. Let's all do the Happy Dance together. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Sharon said...

GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!I did the little happy dance all the way over here.
Is MY God a great big blast of AWESOMENESS or what?
He REIGNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Deep breath)I am ever hopeful in my LORD. His ways are perfect. And He has a plan.
Glory be to His NAME!
And Thank Ya Jesus for shots instead of knives!

Joyce said...

Denise, Praise the Lord. What a Mighty God we serve. Good luck with the shots and I pray they do the trick.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce

MelanieJoy said...

Oh Denise, this is wonderful. We do have a wonderful and amazing God. Thank you Jesus for answered prayers! I'm so happy for you!!

Sharon said...

Praise the Lord! I'm glad you don't need surgery right now, but I'm sorry you have arthritis, bone spurs and the degenerative disc disease. I pray your shot will do the trick for now.

Happy Valentine's day Denise!

:0) sharon