Saturday, July 26, 2008

Feeling Awful

Well, it's official: I feel awful. I went to my orthopedic surgeon yesterday. I told him that the steroids last week seemed to help, but as soon as I was done, the pain came back. I could barely move for him. He examined my reflexes and decided it was time for another MRI. He wants to see if anything has changed since the last one and then decide where to go from there. I only have two options left: epidural injections (I've tried those before with no success, but depending on the MRI, I may have a better chance with them now.) or surgery. I had the MRI yesterday (after waiting three hours!). It was absolutely excruciating laying on that hard board for 35 minutes! All I could do was pray for strength and endurance the entire 35 minutes! Then, the rad tech acted very strange afterwards, saying, "Don't be surprised it they call you and ask you to come in. I just wanted to give you a heads up." Now, I'm a little concerned especially since my doctor is on vacation until the 4th of August. I go back on August 8th to discuss the results and decide which route we are going to go. I'll keep you posted. For now, he gave me another pack of steroids, but I'm going to try not to start those for a couple of days. Blaine's birthday is next week (which I have not even planned) and I really want to feel good for that. Oh, and I want our house to sell! We really need to be closer to people who can help us right now. I don't know what the deal is, but someone needs to buy this house! Well, I'm off to bed (again). It's the best option right now...

1 comment:

*~*Dawn*~* said...

I'm so sorry Heather. Please if you need anything, let me know. Meals, house cleaning, baby sitting, anything. We are waiting to hear what you need and we'll be there. We're praying for you.