Archive for December 2012

Results of Appt with Neurosurgeon

December 20, 2012

Balneotherapy-and-Back-Pain

I was very impressed with the neurosurgeon.  He took me and my husband to a conference room to view my MRI on big screen and went over it layer by layer.  He said that there are 2 operations that they can do to fix my issues.  The least invasive would be to go in 2 small cuts at the lower back and make room for the nerve that is compressed.  This operation would take care of my sciatic nerve pain, numbness, & tingling.  The other surgery is a bigger surgery and they would go in a larger area to fix the nerve issue AND work to reduce my back pain as well.  BUT FIRST he wanted me to do three months of water therapy concentrating on the back to firm up my core area to see if it helps at all.  He didn’t think it would help much, but he said it was worth a try before doing surgery.  WOW!  A surgeon that has alternatives impresses me.  I really thought when I met with him that he would want to do surgery soon.  So my choices will eventually be to do that first surgery mentioned OR the second surgery that could potentially fix all my issues.  If I am given the choice – I will go for the gold!  Yes, I want to try to fix everything.  Getting rid of some pain and symptoms that come along with it will be wonderful.  Then I can just concentrate on my fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis treatment.  I wish you many days of low pain and extra energy!!

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Appt with a NeuroSurgeon

December 7, 2012

sciatic nerve pain

 

As you know I have been having back pain, sciatic nerve pain down both legs, and now I have numbness and tingling down my right leg from the knee to my toes.  My doctor referred me to a NeuroSurgeon to see what we can do.  My appointment is Dec 12th.  Please pray for me!

God Thing

December 7, 2012

I had a “God Thing” happen in the ICU waiting room of Sparks Hospital.  There was a hispanic family that had a family member there so they were eating and sleeping in the waiting room.  Joe and I went back separately to tell my parents goodbye so I was in the ICU waiting room by myself until this 19-year-old hispanic girl came in.  We starting talking and realized that we both had our Dad in ICU.  She asked about my Dad, so I told her he was doing good and would be going home the next day.  When I asked about her Dad she teared up and said that he was really bad and they didn’t know what would happen.  I told her that “God is in control of everything so he is in control of your Dad’s healing”.  She said they had been there for 3 weeks already and her Dad, Cleo, was not doing well.  I asked if I could pray with her – she agreed and put out her hands out to me.  I took her hands and  prayed for her Dad, Cleo, for healing, for her to have faith and strength, and to be with the family and give them strength.  Afterward she thanked me and went back to sit down while I was standing – waiting for Joe to come back out of ICU.  God instantly told me “GIVE HER $30!”.  If you have every been every told something by God you know the feeling – you have to do it.  I thought  – this is going to be a little uncomfortable, but God told me to do it.  I opened my purse and I reached in to get $30 but picked up $40 and thought that I would go ahead and give this to her.  God told me again “Give her $30.  So I took the money over to her, I folded it up and put it in her hand.  I told her that I wanted to give her money to help with buying food while they were there.  She said “No, but.. but…. but…”I told her that God told me to help them and I would continue to pray for her Dad Cleo.

So, Friends and Family, Please put Cleo on your prayer list.  He is around my age, 51, and he has a wife and 3 daughters in their early 20s that need their Dad.  Like I told her “God can work miracles.”

God Does Work Miracles

December 7, 2012

MiraclesMy Dad, Ed McClain, had abdominal aeorta anurysm surgery on Tuesday and everything went well.  He got to go home yesterday.  He did run a high fever for a while but then it broke so he is still doing good .  Praise God!  Thanks for all you prayers.

Uncle Bill (my Dad’s Brother) was getting ready to ride up to the hospital with Aunt Chris (my Dad’s and his sister) to be there while my Dad had surgery.  He had a stroke so Aunt Chris took him to the nearest hospital.  We didn’t know for a while the extent of it or what had happened.  The family was going back and forth from Sparks Hospital to Poteau Hospital making sure they were each ok.  The next day Uncle Bill got feeling back in his leg and a little in his arm.  The doctor told him that they were put him in a Rehad Hospital for two weeks so see how much movement they could get back in his arm and hand.  God does work miracles!  By the next day Uncle Bill had most/if not all of the use of his arms, hands, & legs.  He didn’t have to go to rehab  – so the doctor sent him home yesterday as well.  God answered many prayers during this weekend for our family.


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