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My Journey #42 - Back problems

Friday, September 13, 2013

This weeek I saw a surgeon (best one in my area) and after looking at my MRI and reading what the doctor said who read it, he said that surgery is NOT an option for my back because my problems are so extensive plus he said with all my health problems he would not touch me.

He put it to me like the doctor's first oath, he promises not to do any harm. My doctor said that the possibility of infection would be too great with the rods and srcews that would have to be put in my back, especially with the lupus so he said he just could not commit himself to doing surgery on me. I asked if I lost the weight I put on this last year and get back to the 240's would he consider it and he said no because the health problems would still be there. He also said the same exact thing the other surgeon said.......I could either end up paralyzed and in a wheelchair the rest of my life or I could end up dead. At least they were honest.

l was very upset about it and cried a bucket and then cried myself to sleep Tuesday night but now I'm o.k. I had asked God to make this surgery possible and I got my answer. No. It's too dangerous so I'm going to have to adjust to this and do what I can to lose the weight I gained back this last year since having all the back problems.

I am in a wheelchair when I do go out (to doctors,etc.) because I am not able to stand long enough to walk very far. I'm fortunate to be able to walk around my house with my walker. I am upset however that my daughter has to push me. I would like to get one of those motorized chairs like they advertise on TV. And I will someday!

That's all folks!



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  • BIBS4664
    Ginger, you are in my prayers. God will show you and lead you. "He walks with me, and He talks to me, and He tells me I am His own"" Listen to what He says. You are not alone. I use a rollator to walk. I call it my SP... Safety
    1477 days ago
    Praying a solution to your pain is found, even if surgery isn't possible. emoticon
    1613 days ago
    emoticon emoticon We are all here for you Ginger!
    1615 days ago
    Oh no. So sorry!! Like you said - God gave you the answer. He must have big plans for you overcoming and working through this. Keep asking for guidance and do what you can. God knows you are strong enough. Now it's your turn to believe it.

    1617 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear that Ginger. Be the best you can be with what you got and maybe with a healthy diet and some exercise (nothing wrong with chair yoga) you can get stronger and lesson the pain. I have a 85 year old client that was in a car accident when she was 21 and she had 3 of the top Doctors tell her she would never walk again. She told me when they said that I thought "I have a 9 week old baby and I will walk again!" She not only walked, but hiked up mountains. What I am saying is not even specialists can be 100% sure about your future. You can make your own future! emoticon
    1617 days ago
    emoticon You will be in My Prayers for Healing and Relief of Pain. Whatever you CAN Do as far as Movement and Exercise, Treasure it and Do It Every Day whether you "Feel Like It" or not. Be Patient and Have Faith that We are all Walking with You through this Journey.
    1618 days ago
  • JEAN111766
    oh bummer :( so sorry about your back problems!!! but so happy the surgeon was honest with you!
    many {{hugs}} !!!
    1618 days ago
    Hang in there, Miss Ginger. I am rooting for you.

    1618 days ago
    I am so sorry, Ginger, that back surgery is not an option for you. Be thankful the surgeons were honest with you even if it's not the answer you were looking for. You are in my prayers.

    1618 days ago
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