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Dh diagnosis

Monday, July 22, 2013

After much wrong diagnoses and treatments, dh finally learned he is very vitamin D deficient. The foot numbness of last few years, thinning bones despite lots of running and other weight bearIng exercise and several other problems are likely from this and most are likely permanent. So sad and unnecessary. He is taking massive doses of D and potassium now to get it where it should be before surgery to fuse two ruptured disks and make space for some pinched nerves. I continue to pray for healing and know that sometimes that comes through the docs. The next few months will be challenging, especially since he now has no trained back-up at work - the last one was called back to a war zone as soon as dh had him trained well to cover. Dh has put off this surgery for about five years and has really suffered. I hate to see him in such pain. He had very successful back surgery 15 years ago. This is a bit different, but hopefully will go as well. Time will tell.
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  • VOLARI52
    Praying that your DH will recover soon after his back surgery....keep us posted.
    1668 days ago
    I am praying for both of you. emoticon emoticon
    1670 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon for a successful surgery and strength for you both emoticon emoticon
    1672 days ago
    vitiam D is lacking in many of us .wonder why they have not found out about it sooner ? Hope that your hubby is well very soon and can soon take this in stride. good luck to you both . I know you need love and care also . do not forget to take care of you . without both of you well it will not work .
    1674 days ago
    Hope DH gets it sorted soon Prayers are sent up for you both xxx emoticon
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  • MJ7DM33
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    1674 days ago
    all the best to both of you
    1675 days ago
    It's amazing how many people are deficient in Vit D and D3. Glad you figured it out!
    1675 days ago
    Prayers for you and hubby. I am sorry to hear he is hurting but I am also glad he found out about his vitamin D level. Tell him to sit out without sunsccreen for 10-20 minutes a day and that helps a lot also. keep me posted on things.
    1675 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Keep us posted, but at least you have a diagnosis!
    1675 days ago
    How sad this wasn't caught sooner but this seems to be a
    diagnosis that I am hearing more about just lately. HUGS!
    1675 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    Vitamin D is deficient in most people, but when it gets massive, it is really a health risk. We use sunblock and that also blocks our "D" absorption. I had to take massive doses of D for a while to catch up (but luckily did not experience all his medical problems). Now I just take 1000 mg/day. Good luck with the surgery and all the pain. Hope it is a vast improvement now he is diagnosed (and treated) correctly.
    1675 days ago
    Hope everything goes well!

    1675 days ago
    Will keep YOU and your DH in my prayers - it is really rough when our loved ones are in pain and there is little we can do to make them feel better. (HUGS)
    1675 days ago
    Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Hugs and Healing Vibes coming your way! emoticon
    1675 days ago
    So sorry to hear all of this. Just had surgery this past Feb after years of being told I was NOT ready for surgery and given shots that did little to fact the one shot only made pain worse. My Dh last year had surgery for back....twenty years before that had same type of back surgery. Yes there are some Dr's out there that are God send and unfortunately there are some that just plain don't listen. As an article I read on Dr Nancy Snyderman from Today Show.............all patients have voices that deserve to be heard!!
    I pray that all goes well with the surgery and God give you both strength with his recovery...I thank God for my DH's help during the recovery process. emoticon
    1675 days ago
    Praying for your husband and hoping for a successful surgery.
    1675 days ago
  • YICHE12
    So sorry to hear. Some doctors and dietitians recommend that we get our vitamins from food only. I don't believe in this. I was born from a mother who gave birth to children in a row -- sixth of eight! The child just born before me was a stillborn so when my mother who conceived me (not even two months after he was born) she was weak and depressed. I was born and was sickly. Without vitamins, I probably would not have survived the first 5 years.

    I wish your husband well on his surgery and wish you lots of courage in his recuperating. Sending you many hugs to you both.


    1675 days ago
    It's awful to be in so much pain. I'm so sorry. I will be thinking about you and your family through this difficult time!

    1675 days ago
    I had a vitamin D issue and now go to the tanning salon once a week. Counterintuitive, I know, but it worked. Good luck with your hubby's surgery. My hubby went through the same thing only the problem was from diabetes. It is better but not the result he was hoping for. Which was to be young again. Don't we all want that!!
    1675 days ago
    Will pray that all goes well. My dh had back surgery last year and this one was much easier for him then the first back in 1977. He did what the dr. told him after surgery and now is doing great--no back/leg pain.
    1675 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about your DH having so much pain.
    I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
    The Lord is good. He will answer you and your DH will be fine.
    Sending hugs your way. Have a good day. Holly emoticon
    1675 days ago
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