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.