I know its been a bit longer then expected for me to stop in and say hello. But I am here with an update on my health. After many different tests recently, EMG's, MRI's, CTScans--the doctors have been able to give me updates and all have been bad news. =(
In just one year's time, my degenerative disk disease in my back has progressed very rapidly. 3 more disks have slipped completely and are out of place. My bones in my spine are all decaying and rotting and this is causing my disks to slip with no support, causing me to be crippled. My doctor also found that I have a new pinched nerve in my back. I already have one in my neck. My lumbar radiculathopy shows 40% progression. The EMG tests show that my nerves in the left side of my body are completely shot, so to speak. My left leg has the most nerve damage. Unfortunately at this point, surgery is not an option due to the severity of the procedure. The surgeons would have to rebuild my entire spine and with the amount of nerve damage already, doctors feel this type of surgery is way to risky to perform. The surgery itself would be an 18 hr surgery leaving me with a 70% chance of being paralyzed from my neck down. =(
My doctor has put an order in for a powerchair wheelchair for me but my insurance denied it. Due to my pain levels and my limited mobility, my depression has set in on high and it has caused me to not take interest in anything. I have not done anything craft related in so long, I miss it so much!! I spend most of my time between 4 walls in my bed with a TV, my kindle fire & a laptop. Most days, I don't even want to get on the computer. I have no desire to do the things I love. My doctor has put me on a higher dose of depression medication and its making me very angry. I know that sounds kinda funny i'm sure, but it's true. I'm stressed to the max. Most days, I don't even want to socialize with the family.
So my friends, that is what is going on in my life at the moment. I appreciate all the email that has come in expressing love and concern for me. It means a lot!!! If i did not get back to your email yet, please know that I am just not ready yet. I ask for you all to keep me in your prayers and pray that my doctors can keep me comfortable and that I get the tools necessary to get me up and mobile again.
The Funday Friday challenges will be resuming again October 10th. I hope to see many of you back for the challenges each week. I hope you are all staying crafty and getting in enough craft time for the both of us!! Be patient with me. I will be visiting your blogs again very soon. Much love to you all.
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~~