Monday, November 23, 2009

UGGHHH......

I am so disappointed and frustrated. As some of you know, I have had several surgeries on my neck and back due to a work related injury (neck) and degenerative disc disease in my back. I thought my troubles were over with my neck until late summer this year. I started to have some troubling all too familiar symptoms such as tingling sensations into my fingers, electric pains in my right arm into my fingers etc. I had an MRI a week ago last Friday and finally got the results last Thursday. Not good, seems I have another full herniation of a disc at the C4-C5 level in my neck. So, now what do I do? Well for starters I have an appointment for steroid injections in my neck on December 9th. I will need a series of 3 each 2 weeks apart. If they don't work to calm the injured nerves down, I will need to see my neurosurgeon to find out what options I have. I know what that will mean, more surgery, but I am going to avoid that as long as I can safely. Yikes! I cannot even begin to tell you how devastated I am by this news. I am now wondering if I will be able to participate in the 2010 BJP. I am taking it one day at a time hoping the injections will give me some relief and that I can avoid yet another surgery. I feel I have missed out on so much of my life recovering from these surgeries. The thought of another 6 months in a neck brace is so depressing. I want to be able to be there for little bun and the rest of my family too. Speaking of Bun, hes still with his mommy. His actual due date is tomorrow the 24th. I think he wants to skip Thanksgiving and make his debut after that. Wish Jess luck for a safe and quick delivery. Wish me luck on these injections too! Hugs!

3 comments:

Carol said...

Gosh I hope the injections work. Think positively and I'll send healing energy your way too.

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope bun waits until Friday. Don't want Jess in the hospital for the holiday!

xx, Carol

Lynn said...

Crap - what horrible news. I'm so sorry to hear that. I can't imagine how frustrated you feel. Maybe we cyberbuds can get enough good vibes sent your way that you will be all healed faster than you ever imagined. Big Hug Girlfriend!

Kim Y. said...

Geez, Sis...sure hate to see you go thru this again. This is the time in your life that you should be enjoying the little ones, not laid up recouperating from a major surgery. Hopefully you can get enough relief from the injections to make a difference.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We'll be thinking of you all! Love ya!