Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Step ONE!!

I slept in this morning because I was ONCE AGAIN up at 3:15 wondering what was going on. I am having some reaction to a pain medication for my back pain. It is messing with my mind!! Lately drugs are not being very friendly to me!! I think it is time to NEVER have to take them again!!

I had to get my mind off of what I was feeling so I was up and reading things on the computer, playing computer games and anything to get myself back to me!! Finally about 5:30 I got back in bed and slept until after 9 am.

I had not been up long and had not even had but a couple of bites of oatmeal and the phone rang...It was the neurologist office. They wanted to know if I could be there withing a certain amount of time. I said OF COURSE!! I had to get moving because a copy of my MRI had not come in the mail so had to go to Memorial Hospital to get a copy.

I called my daughter, Becky, she met me and we went to Memorial for the CD. This is a huge hospital here in Savannah. Both Becky and her hubby Roger work there. We were going down the hall to the X-ray dept and we almost ran into Roger!! That was weird!! That great big hospital and there was Roger!!

We got the CD and then headed over to Dr. Baker's office. We finally got in. I was geared up for a fight this time. I went to him about 4 years ago with this same problem and he said that there was nothing he could do for me!! I remember that day WAY too well!! I was so hoping that something could be done to get this pain out of my life!! That day I cried all the way out of his office. I was determined NOT to have this happen again.

He was asking me about everything that I have done to find out what is going on. He had not seen my MRI yet!! I was being very defensive when he started mentioning more injections in my back..more physical therapy!! I told him NO that I was not going to do any of that stuff anymore..I was ready for some REAL HELP!!

He looked at my MRI and said that he wanted a common old x-ray with me leaning forward and one leaning backwards...He said if the vertebrae was unstable from 3-5 mm then we would see what he could do.

After the x-rays even I could see the problem!! I could see that one was not in line with all the others. There was or is my problem.

Now the next step is one that I am not looking forward too and here is where I need you Christian bloggers to please pray for me...this coming Tuesday the 2nd I am off again back to Memorial to have a myelogram!! I have looked this up and almost wish that i had not done it!! Please pray that I have peace about this!! It is not going to be fun or any of those great words plus a couple of days of recovery too...

Step one is over...now onto Step two!! I think we all know what Step three is and I so wish that i were on the other side of these two steps...Finally though I am getting some answers to this pain I have had to put up with for so many, many years!!

Remember this is my blog and i know this is probably not what you want to read..just wanted to make sure I had it all down!! Sort of like keeping a record of what is going on with me...

I will get around to each of your blogs as soon as i can...Already i have been sitting too long just posting this!!

Thought for the day: "God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread but he expects us to do the baking!!"


Smilingsal said...

Of course I'll be praying for you. Back pain is no fun. And hospital procedures aren't either. Try to relax and trust God.

Sandi said...

I will pray for your back pain. I lived with back for years and totally know what you are going through

Peggy said...

prayers going up my friend. You have a lot of friends in the blog neighborhood that will be burning up the lines to God in prayer for you. hugs

Anonymous said...

Of courseI am not a blogger but you know I will be praying for you everyday of my life. I am so glad you are finally finding what is wrong with you, bet you did this when U fell on that trampoline, do U suppose? Get it done and then you will feel better. I am on the desktop and do not know what I did, but uninstalled it all and here I am. So far all working ok, so just blessed I guess. God will take care of you, so hang in there and will talk to you soon.
All our Love & Prayers, Mother & Dad

Anonymous said...

You will be in my prayers and I know you're not looking forward to this, but maybe it will help with a decision of what to do to help your pain.


Nancy said...

Bless your heart... I will pray and pray and pray some more! I pray this is going to be the solution you have been looking for, with no more pain. Life is hard enough without having to live with pain. Keep us posted!


Denise said...

Thanks for the update sweetie, my prayers will not stop. I love you.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good evening Sandy, You have been through a lot today...I pray the myelogram will show your problem so that Dr. Baker can repair it!!!Will they give you sedation for this procedure? At last you will be getting closer to an answer and can get some help..I hope we don't stay awake tonight like last night..

I pick up my mom at 7 am and we will leave for Atlanta around 8am...Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving..I will call you on Monday after Diane's surgery..
love ya, Barb

Denise said...

Hey girl...... I will pray... I had a Myelogram in August I think and it is just OK.... nothing what I expected...... I put mine off twice out of fear and when I finally got there I was amazed! You are going to be fine and the Father God is going to be right there with you! Right there......... HE is watching.... I pray that they get the answers that you need and that if surgery is needed God will pick the perfect man to do this........... Relax and have a restful Thanksgiving and give your fears over to the Lord....... He is strong enough to carry them.....

Technonana said...

Praying NOW!!! Praying for relief from the pain... and Doctors who are skilled, knowledgable, capable, and caring people to be God's instruments to relieve this pain for you..For complete restoration of health!
In His Name,

FourOf5zs said...

I feel for you. I put off having back surgery for about 8 years, but injections kept the pain down... then finally nothing kept the pain down. I believe they have come a long way in back surgery over the years... looks like you may be headed that way too. Recovery is the pits, but it beats the before picture.

I will keep you in my prayers.


Melli said...

Wow! I thought I had commented here... but I must have just answered your email. I looked it up too after your letter - and I wish you hadn't too! This is one PROBLEM with the internet - sometimes it gives us TOO MUCH information that we might be better off not having. :( But I am certainly praying for Jesus peace to be with you through all of this! Keep your eye and your heart on him and remember how much suffering He went through. With His help you will get through this!
Love you!

Needled Mom said...

I can understand your apprehension about the proceedures that lie ahead, but it must make you feel a little satisfaction knowing the cause of it. I pray that you will have peace of mind as you undergo next weeks testing AND what lies ahead. It will be nice to have some answers.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Talk..to..Grams said...

So sorry you are going through this Sandy! This is my first time out to visit since Nov.2nd!!
I can only sit so long and then my left foot swells up like crazy.
So I can only go a few places to visit today!
I will sure be praying for you!! I will pray that they find out what to do on the 2nd
and then they will do the right thing for You! I pray peace all over you and Lord take away this pain.
Love and hugs, Grams

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post. I have been blogging for about 10 months now. I can't hardly imagine not doing it. I agree with you that I am amazed at how many friends I have just through blogging.
I'm glad they finally found your problem with your back and hope they can help you now. I am adding my prayers to the many that are going up for you.