Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening, friends and family where ever you may be. Since I've been gone for quite a while I thought I'd give you some health updates.
Unfortunately it looks like my husband may need yet another back surgery. If he does this will make surgery either eleven, twelve or thirteen. To be honest I have lost count at this point. In 2019 he had a spinal stimulator implanted and it's been such a huge blessing. It began to give him some of his life back. Flash forward to three months ago. He is beginning to lose his ability to walk and he is in a ton of pain despite the stimulator and I shudder to think what his pain level would be without it.
We went to see yet another surgeon who took X rays and then this past Monday he had an MRI and soon he will go in for a myelogram. All of these tests show where and how much damage there is. My husband has metal rods and screws fifty percent up his back starting at the lower back and ending in the mid chest area.
The surgeon seems to believe that the discs above the upper metal where it stops are now disintegrating and he is unsure if the vertebra are pinching the spinal cord or crushing it, hence the need for all these tests and the cause of his losing the ability to walk. So, we are just waiting for the last test to be done and then we will decide what comes next.
As for myself, I'm not sure if I blogged about it but to make a long story long, at the end of June I landed in the ER with just horrid stomach pain. Well that went from, you have gallstones a massive urinary tract infection and we think you may have a heart attack.. What??!!??!!
Well. after nine hours in the ER, them shooting me up with all kinds of antibiotics, blood thinners etc and making me sicker than when I walked in I finally had , had enough and signed out AMA (against medical advice). After which I made an appointment with my husbands cardiologist. I had an EKG, Echocardiogram and a nuclear stress test. Thanks all be to God everything turned out fine. My heart is fine and more than likely the chest pain I had is stemming from my completely screwed up digestive system.
Next I saw my regular MD who ordered a CT scan with contrast, I did that and he said no, there are no gallstones. (scratching head) So then it was off to yet another stomach doctor who said that a CT scan isn't the best test for gallstones an ultrasound is yet he didn't want to set me up for one until I have a colonoscopy and an endoscope both at the same time. Yeah, it's not making sense to me either and to be completely honest with you I am ready to just throw my hands up at all of this. I am SO TIRED OF DOCTORS MESSING ME AROUND. I've been going through this for thirty damn years and nothing gets better and they pull all kinds of garbage out of a hat and nothing.
Unfortunately because of this gallstone issue or non gallstone issue I had to stop eating what little fattening foods I could swallow and well, I've lost too much weight. At last check I was ninety seven pounds. In all honesty, I just want to run away.
So there it is. This is where we are and I am so sick of being here...