Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I have been having problems with my back and thought I really twisted it and hadn't let it heal. Every time I felt better I would resume cleaning and exercising only to have the spasms increase and get worse
I have been going to the Chiropractor and my PCP, but with little relief, even after getting some muscle relaxers...they worked for about 2 days, and now offer no relief. So, the Dr. ordered a battery of X-rays and UGH!
Well, I am trying hard to be positive. It's getting harder because this back of mine is not cooperating. X-rays revealed that the IVC Filter that was placed into my inferior vena cava (it's a filter to trap blood clots from going to heart, brain &/or lungs.) has shifted and it causing this major vessel to press against the nerves and vertebral body of L3. It was placed there when they removed by total knee in 2008 due to MRSA and the fact that I have a hx. of DVT and throwing clots to my lungs - - -UGH
This is what has been causing all my pain and spasms. The worst part is that if the legs of the filter shift much more, it can rupture this major vessel & I could hemorrhage...NOT happy at all. I will see the Dr. this afternoon to find out how we can get this "filter" out of my body!!
Other than that - - - - everything is just peachy! Oh well, this adventure is now a QUEST! I must and will keep my outlook in the POSITIVE Range