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Post Surgery Update
Sunday, September 11, 2011      8 comments

Thank you to everyone who gave me so much support! I only had one procedure done due to some unforeseen complications during surgery. The doctor had to stop after the first procedure so I'll have to have a second surgery. I had drainage tubes... Read more
My Checklist Preparation
Sunday, September 04, 2011      7 comments

I've made a list of what I'm currently doing just for myself to make myself feel better right now. Happy Dance completed Food shopping completed Surgery preparation completed Healthy eating ongoing Water +64 ounces ongoin... Read more
Running Errands
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

This week I'm running on nervous energy. I'm trying to tie up loose ends and get things organized before my surgery on September 8th. I've done a great job so far - I've crammed 4 doctor's appointments into 3 days. I've also put up my fall w... Read more
I Got Answers Finally!
Sunday, August 28, 2011      5 comments

Finally, I got the answers for which I've been waiting 3-4 years. I will be needing several surgeries as I suspected but couldn't get anyone to listen to me up until now. This neurosurgeon actually took the time to study my most recent MRI in... Read more
Getting Organized For My Appointment Wednesday
Friday, August 19, 2011      6 comments

I took the time this morning to go through my drawer of x-rays and MRIs. I pulled out all of the relevant ones to take with me for my neurosurgeon appointment this coming Wednesday. I was even able to call the place where I had one done in 20... Read more
Saturday, August 13, 2011      7 comments

I now have a neurosurgeon appointment on August 24. The doctor's office wants me to bring all of the disks of MRIs of my cervical spine with me. I will also bring those done before disk technology was as available such as before 2009. Appare... Read more
Flat and In Bed
Sunday, August 07, 2011      6 comments

For two days now I've been in bed due to severe pain and the inability to move my neck and left arm. All I did was grab a beach cover up and pull it over my head to take the dogs outside. Voila! Instant pain and I'm flat. On a positive note,... Read more
My Symptoms Match C-5 C-6 Problems The Doctor Says
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      2 comments

The doctors told me yesterday that my symptoms match problems with the C-5 C-6 area but the issue on my MRI looks like it is an old issue because the disc is calcified even if it is sitting on a nerve root. I tried to explain that as it gets la... Read more
I Now Have An Appointment To Discuss Options
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      5 comments

I took a chance, dug my heels in and said Botox won't make my arm or neck better. If I still have headaches after they are fixed, then I will have the shots but no more chemicals are going into this body until we fix the problem. I was almost ... Read more
The Squeaky Wheel Got An Answer
Saturday, July 23, 2011      6 comments

I got a call back from my Tampa doctor yesterday! Hooray! When my two MRIs were compared, my most recent one did show further damage from the last six months. That has to be the reason that I'm having such difficulties using my left arm. I w... Read more
Dealing With Frustration
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      4 comments

I spoke to the nurse at my doctor's office for the results of my MRI this afternoon. She told me that my results were normal. I asked her how that could be possible when they weren't normal the last time. I have a progressive, degenerative di... Read more
I Got The MRI Done!
Friday, July 15, 2011      7 comments

I had my MRI done yesterday. Hooray, it is now finished and out of the way! I even asked for a disk of the images and they made one for me even though there isn't even a radiologist report yet. By the time I was finished I looked like a pin c... Read more
My Updated MRI Is Scheduled
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      7 comments

My updated MRI is scheduled at Tampa General for Thursday at 7a.m. I've had my blood work done so I can have the dye part of the test and it should all be a go for that morning. I hope their equipment will be "cutting edge" like Mayo since it ... Read more
Mayo's Schedule and Mine
Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

I am so glad that I called my neurologist/migraine specialist at the Mayo. He called me right back that afternoon and told me that I should have called my local neurologist right after the pool incident happened. What local neurologist? I'm s... Read more
Still Waiting on the Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      4 comments

Thank you to those of you who have asked about my progress with the Mayo Clinic. I'm sorry to say that I'm still in a holding pattern at this point in time. Although it is utterly frustrating and sometimes downright scary at times, they seem t... Read more

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