Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Slowly But Surely

Well, I'm two months out (almost) from my surgery and things are getting better! I now have days where I feel pretty good most of the day! I still can't get up and DO because of my hip and thoracic (mid back) but if I don't do too much in one day I do pretty good! I have been able to help Joanna do a couple of craft projects for her room and helped Andrew clean his room by sitting in the floor and giving directions.
It's not much but it is more than what I have done in for so long it feels wonderful!
The next step for me is seeing another specialist for damaged nerves, the middle of July. I have to go and find out for sure if the nerves leading from my spine to my hip on the right side are permanently damaged and need to be deadened with series of shots so I can't feel them or if it is another problem. The last Dr. thinks I might have permenatley tore some of the nerves when I was pregnant with and delivering Andrew (at almost 11lbs).
But each Dr. seems to say something different on my hip so we shall see... As far as my mid back goes, every Dr I have talked to agrees that there are some pinched nerves from the scoliosis and osteoporosis and I have some bone degeneration and spurs on the vertebrae but that it would be more dangerous to do surgery than to deal with the symptoms. So every one of them have told me that I will just have to live with it and take meds for the spasms and get the best quality of life I can with that and the fibromialgia. I can't take any fibro. meds because they interact with my other meds so I just will have bad days but at least I won't be bed ridden for the rest of my life!!! So things are getting better, slowly but surely!!

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