Hi 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
in the weeks to come -- you got it -- the results of the first MRI weren't very good! Talk about a wake-up call!
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
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!
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
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!
and never give up. Things happen for a reason --now I just need to figure out why on this one!
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-
Down and giving up
showing on the outside and on the inside. Like I always say, life is great and I hope you love every minute of yours!