Friday, February 8, 2008

Here The Skinny..



Good news............. Dr appointment went well today......... ......... I do have 4 disc that are misbehaving but only one of them need to be punished... .. hahahhah The Dr did nerve tests to see if any nerves were damaged beyond repair.. None as yet and that is good news.......... The L-5 and S-1 are involved which is the lowest part of my spine... Seems that the disc is squishing to the outside and the back...Seems that this is important information for the Drs. I have been referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon and not Neurosurgeon. The Dr said he sends all his lower back patients to the McBride Clinic in Oklahoma City........ He has been sending his patients there for over 20 years......... Is very confident in the surgeons there........... I go to the McBride clinic next Wednesday.. Need to be seen right now because numbness is up into hips now (I walk funny) and terrible pain in legs at night.. I do not like being on pain meds.. sooooooo ......... bummer.... Dr said to expect one of two things, another test with dye to see exactly where the nerves are involved or they will look at the MRI and know exactly what they are going to do and they will schedule surgery............ soooooooooooo looks like I am not going to be able to avoid surgery,, but I still have 5 days before we face that.. And maybe the surgeon will have some "outside" of surgery " options........ We will see......... sooooooo that is my news for the day and all in all I am pleased. I thought that I was looking at surgery on 4 discs and now just one... so I will take that as a blessing......... But for now, still much of the same.. no heavy lifting and take it easy............ Easier said than done...........................
Have a good weekend ladies................... My weather is beautiful but we have a rent house to finish so guess we will spend our Saturday and Sunday finishing up over there............. YUCK!!! . Of course my DH will not let me do a thing so all I can do is sit and keep him company.......... Bless his heart.............


11 comments:

Sharon said...

Denise,
That is great news! Considering...
I'll be praying that other than surgery option is available for you. Please take care and I'm so glad to hear that your hubby will not let you do a thing, or I'd have to come out there and take care of you myself. :)

BunnyGirl said...

Denise, good news. I'm glad your hubs is taking care of you by not letting you do anything. Really hope and pray that other options are available though.

Denise said...

Praise God that it is only one, instead of four. Praying that there maybe other options instead of surgery. Please take care, and let your hubby watch over you. I love you.

SharonB said...

will continue to pray....

Chris said...

Still praying for you Denise!

Dee said...

Glad to hear that you're getting looked at and that you've got your man looking after you! That's great. Hope they can do something other than surgery, but it sounds like you're in good hands if surgery is the only option. Praying for you! D

Sharon said...

Seems you have three Sharon's that care about you. How funny! No- not that we care about you but that there are three of us. I have never known that many Sharon's. WOnder if they were named after maternity wear?
Excuse me for going on and on. I am glad to hear about your back. And I will keep praying that God will provide another way besides surgery. Glad you are relieved.
And now I will play Mom and say---LAY DOWN AND BEHAVE YOURSELF!
And take a pill if you need to--don't try and be super woman.
Love ya girl. God answers prayers.

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Denise,
"PRAISE GOD" that you only have one disc that needs surgery and not 4 of them. Hopefully they will be able to treat it with meds instead of surgery. Praying that will be the case for you. Miracles happen everyday. Please do continue to take it easy my friend. We don't want you to be bothering those other disc's. Take care my friend and have a great evening/weekend. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

MelanieJoy said...

Hey Denise,

Just checking in...
Glad you are feeling pleased about your report. Seems God has lead you to some really good Dr.'s.
I'll keep you in my prayers....

Joyce said...

Denise, what good news that only one that you have to have surgery own. Do what the Dr. says and with God's help you will be as good as new.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce

SweetAnnee said...

Most wonderful news!!
I am so glad
and I WILL continue to pray
for you my Sister in Christ.
lovingly, deena