So, my surgeon walks into the room and I think we are going to talk about and schedule the nerve surgery I need for my elbow. Instead he says "didn't I ask you to have another nerve conduction study?" NO - I am thinking. I say, very nicely, no you did not. I thought we were discussing and scheduling the surgery. He said he wants another study before he opperates. Remember, this is a very simple thing to do, just a simple slice in the sink and a cut of the tendon holding the nerve... He then says, what about your neck? "I want Dr.... to see you for the nerve conduction and look at your MRI to consult with me on you neck. OK, does anyone else get the feeling he wants to opperate on my neck? He is a neurosurgeon and that is what he does...
Good news, people with MS should have 4 cups of a caffenated drink a day. I love ice tea!!
My husband thinks I might be anemic again... I have not lost any blood though. I could have eaten something bad and I am just processing out the stuff...I think it might be an infection - my son has had strep throat...maybe that is it. I do not have a sore throat, fever, or anything else... However, I could of caught a bug and that would explain everthing but the freezing feet... Ah, I'm going with that - just a bug and it will get better. Better for me is just back to my normal...
Other than that things are good around here. My daughter is back for a bit and I love being with her. She smiles all the time (except when I ask too many questions-doesn't stop me) There is a lot more laughing going on around here. My two kids are having fun together and we all love to see and hear that! We are enjoying a very mild winter around here. Today is the first day that I remember it snowing - that snow that melts on contact because it is still warm, 38'. So, I am trying to get someone to build a fire to no avail. From what they are telling me it is not cold.
(i'm re-reading this today and it made me smile to read the word "walking" I really do not walk...I use a walker around the house but I sit in it mostly...:(. I really need to find a way back to walking. I did call the Cleaveland Clinic about stem cell, I will keep you posted. Today however, I am going to nuerosurgeon to finnalize the apointment for surgery on my elbow - decided against having my neck opperated on because I do not want to undergo anathesia for just the possiblity of getting some what better)
I have been going to physical therapy, now for my tendons in my wrist. So, now that I am not having my neck worked on it is bad again and the headaches are back, daily. Last week the PT guy worked on it and brought me to tears.
That was last week, this week I am not feeling up to blogging or much else. I am going to post this and go about my day.
Oh my, what a morning. I am sitting in my car; in a parking lot, looking for something to pass two hours, waiting for my son. I want to be inside watching my son instead of being here. However, the segway is acting weird! I went too start it and the pads were sticking and the little feet were blinking. So, I reached down and lifted the pad off the sensor and the little feet stop blinking. Then, the problem started. .. the right side started going crazy - making all kinds of noise and only stopping if I held the pad off. Since I have to have the pad on when I ride it I figured I better not chance it. Besides I can not take the pad off and I believe it is a sensor problem not a pad problem. I am not getting on it, I am sitting here instead. One hour goes by and I think time and sunshine have fixed the problem. I go out to try it again. This time I think I won't put the lift all the way down - save me the time in the cold. Luckily I do stand behind the segway and not to the side - where I was. Ok, I start the segway and it turns on with the alarm and the little feet going crazy again. I lift the pad and it stops. Then everything seems normal, I think YA. Then NO. The right wheel is engaged and it starts to spin the segway. Oh no - it is not on the ground! I do not have good strength or balance and I can not get this thing stopped! The segway is pushing me and it won't turn off - because it can't while engaged! Ahhh, I panic a bit, my heart rate goes up and I wish that this is not my life. I can see this thing getting off the lift and going crazy, hitting cars, traveling around reeking havoc. I see myself on the ground not being able to do anything to stop this. So, I lean down - put my shoulder into the right wheel - use one hand to lift up the pad and the other hand to turn off the segway. It won't turn off! Now I have to use my body, my shoulder, my right hand just to keep this thing on the lift. I use my left to lift the pad while pressing the off button. It works, The segway is off! It jumps back in place, taking me with it. However, I catch my balance and I am so thankful that it is over without any damage done! Wow, I am sitting in the car waiting - enjoying the radio, Click and Clack brothers, and enjoying the nothingness.
"Terry Wahls MD
For those who wonder why the MS doctors have not embraced diet as a treatment strategies - Read THE TIPPING POINT - How little things can make a big difference. New ideas spread gradually. You can be an early adopter or a later adopter. It took 200 years for the NAVIES of the world to give vitamin C rich foods to prevent Scurvy which decimated the sailors for centuries. It took 30 years for the idea of helicobacter pylori infections as the primary cause for stomach ulcers. Medicine usually takes 30 to 50 years for clinical ideas to spread. I am giving the public the chance to skip the 30 to 50 years while we do the science. You can be an early adopter and start making dietary changes now to improve your health and reverse chronic disease problems -- or you can wait the 30 to 50 years and be a late adopter. Both are valid choices. It will depend on which makes the most sense to you. Are you an innovator, early adopter, late adopter, or a resistor?"