Thursday, May 26, 2016

Whirlwind

  Sometimes the breeze is gentle and you float along  enjoying the view.  A stronger  current comes and you get caught in a whirlwind.  That's where I am.

  First, thank you all for the notes and comments.....I so appreciate them.
Bad news first.....,.I ended up at the vascular surgeon's office yesterday.  So you know what is coming.  There is enough blockage in my right carotid artery that clean out/repair is needed.  I tried to talk them into wait and see, but I lost that battle.    Next week there is a CT scan scheduled  to determine if I am can have a stent put in or have to have the old fashioned slice it open done.

Better news.....I began PT yesterday for the back problems.  The pain does not appear to be  from the spine, but  all from the muscles.  So that is great news, as they can help improve that.   I learned new stretches and will be sore for a few days I know.  But the view looks better for this :)

As for the hand/finger numbness..,..unknown but I will have evaluation on Tuesday.  PT thinks it is from muscles in neck causing nerve pressure.  My doctor did not think it was carpel tunnel either.   I am typing with 2 fingers and apologize for lack of replies.  Yet I know you understand.
So artery must be fixed first before much therapy can be done on neck/shoulder muscles.  So for now,  we concentrate on the back....it is a step in the right direction.


16 comments:

  1. Good morning Debbie...it was so good to see you posting today with the news from the doctors. I'm sorry you have to have artery cleanout/repair but so glad they caught it before things got worse. Good news that the back/muscle problems can be improved on with PT & exercises. Take care of yourself & my prayers are with you during this time for full recovery. No reply is needed to my post...just know that so many people care about you & love you.

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  2. Thanks for the update, Debbie. It sounds like the news could have been much worse. Glad to hear you are following the doctors' advice and taking good care of yourself. Prayers for you.

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  3. Thanks for the news, Debbie! One step at a time is hard when you want it all just fixed! Praying for wisdom and patience and endurance!

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  4. Thanks for the update Debbie. I'm so glad that you have some answers and that all the news isn't bad. I'm still praying healing prayers for you. Take care! ~Jeanne

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  5. Having answers is always good news, although maybe not one you want to hear. Healing prayers for you. *you don't have to reply

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  6. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. I hope they can resolve the blockage in the least invasive way possible. But the important thing is to get it fixed! Glad you are getting answers.
    PT has been the answer for several issues I've dealt with over the past few years. I have learned that I have to make doing the exercises at home a priority in order for it to be effective. I have to let go of other things to make time for it every day. When I do, it works--nothing like stating the obvious, right? : )
    Hope the answers to your numb and tingling hands is something that can be easily managed.
    No need to reply. Will look forward to your next post for an update.
    Praying for you daily!

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  7. So sorry to read of your health problems - it can certainly feel like a "kick in the guts" when life throws a curve ball like that. Best of luck for your op.

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  8. That piece of good news really is good, now let's keep our fingers crossed about the numbness and next weeks test results, either way I'm glad they are figuring things out and getting closer to having you fixed.

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  9. Great news, I had 2 stents in 2012 so am sure you'll feel so much better, whichever way they sort you out!
    Take it slow and steady :)

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  10. Best wishes to you in your "journey".

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  11. Hope you have a fast recovery, hubby had one side done a few years ago

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  12. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

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  13. Wishing you patience and strength through this time. Knowing that surgery is ahead is a terrifying thing, but realizing that so many people have had it and been improved by it is a good thing to focus on. You WILL get better and you'll have many more years to enjoy quilting. Think of it that way; it saved you from a bad scene. Hugs and best wishes.

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  14. Gosh, Debbie, it sounds like you've had your hands full with physical ailments. I hope things go well with surgery and other procedures.
    -Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  15. You are in my thoughts. I hope you can find some time to enjoy your craft.

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