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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

emoticonHi everybody! I wanted to give you an update on my latest leg/back situation and I'm sorry that I haven't done so sooner as I promised in my previous blog. BUT, in case you see alot of these sort of emoticon emoticon emoticonin the weeks to come -- you got it -- the results of the first MRI weren't very good! Talk about a wake-up call! emoticon

But, maybe a good one! At least I'm hoping and praying it is! The test indicated that there was a "mass" and/or "tumor" between the disks in my spine. BUT, I'm not going to let it get me emoticon yet, as we've scheduled another MRI for next week and this one should be more in detail and we'll see what our options are. Surgery? Injections? I don't know -- but I hope to know more after that testing.

Always have to find that positive side -- and mine is that I'll still be walking, pedaling and doing the activities that I sooo enjoy doing, but only until I hit the discomfort zone! Then, slow down or stop! emoticon

And, I hope the dr. says the same next week. But, it sounds as though she will. As I also have a herniated disk - which cannot be corrected right now - but it can be handled through exercise and watching what I do --- there may be a problem -- I don't like to slow down -- but I know I need to, so when that leg says, eeeeekkkkkk.......I'm sitting down for a bit and waiting until those tingling sensations and weakness fades away -- and then back at it!

Like I said in my previous blog, I've learned to live with a few autoimmune conditions and I know that I can live with this latest. It's just that unknown for now that makes a person feel like I'm at a standstill in alot of ways mentally as it was a surprise to hear the news -- it wasn't what I expected and not what I wanted to hear -- but you can't change alot of things in your life, but emoticon there are alot of things you CAN!

So, there is a quick update -- not to worry anyone -- I can do it and I know I can. When I think back about my life, I've gone through alot worse, and this one is just another one of those little speed bumps that happen. So, one step at a time -- and up that bump I'm going! And, it's going to feel great when I come back down the other side!

emoticonand never give up. Things happen for a reason --now I just need to figure out why on this one! emoticon

I wanted to thank everyone again for their wonderful caring words and messages over the past weeks, but I'm a tough bugger and this isn't going to get me down.
Worried right now- emoticonyes!
Down and giving up emoticonnope!

Keep that emoticon showing on the outside and on the inside. Like I always say, life is great and I hope you love every minute of yours!

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    It certainly does help a person put things in perspective when they listen to others. Last week, I was absolutely traumatized because I had to see 3 dentists in 3 days and have my front tooth removed... Seems like such a minor thing when I hear of the struggles you are going through... You have such a wonderful outlook and God Bless you.
    2447 days ago
    Cheryl, I'm running a week behind in some of my emails; sorry I missed seeing this sooner. I'm praying for healing - and that you get the answers you need soon.
    2471 days ago
    Bummer you don't have any solid answers!! Hope they can figure this out and you can get on with solving the problem!!

    2475 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon being sent your way in angel wings. Keep that positive attitude and we will do the same. Nola
    2475 days ago
    your emoticon attitude is inspiring, we take our health for granted (I do anyway) and then I read blogs like yours and it gets me off my fanny and out the door moving
    2476 days ago
    Prayers you can get an easy and fast fix.. Hugs
    2477 days ago
    You have such a wonderful attitude. Best of luck with the next set of tests. emoticon emoticon
    2477 days ago
    God Bless you, you have had so many challenges in your life and yet you are such an inspiration for everyone...
    2478 days ago
  • JESS0107
    You have a great attitude! Don't let anything bring you down. You have got so much to live for!
    2478 days ago
  • MICHELLE311106

    I'll be praying for you and You mean the world to me so take care of yourself. I don't know what i would do without you.
    2478 days ago
    I don't hasve to tell you what you mean to me 'cause you probably know that already.
    I will tell you that I'll keep praying & if there is ANYTHING I can do, please let me know!

    Love you girl
    2478 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    Thanks for the update. You are in my prayers. With your positive attitude, you will make it through whatever the news is! Praying it's good!
    2478 days ago
    I am glad you had the chance to do an update and my prayers and thoughts will be with you.
    2479 days ago
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