Friday, August 15, 2008

The results of my MRIs

Hi!  I hope you all are having a good week!  
Sorry it's been a week since I've written.  It's been hectic as usual, and I just couldn't find the time.  When I say hectic I mean crazy!  My life is never dull...     
I got the results back from the MRIs.   The back MRI showed I don't have the degenerative spine disease my neurologist thought I had. 
Thank God for that.  I asked the doctor (who was a temporary fill in for the day for my regular neurologist), why, then, did the EMG show that I had something pressing on my nerves?  If it wasn't my spine/bones pressing on my nerves, what was?  He said even muscles can press against nerves, effecting them - nerves are so sensitive.   
I asked if he believed the nerve and the frozen shoulder problem were  related, and what was going on.  He said, yes, they were all related, and that because I  had a frozen shoulder problem that includes diabetes (and a few other health issues), it  very well could indicate an autoimmune disease. 
Oh well, whatever.  I am not going to sit around worrying myself to death about it.
I have another appointment with my regular neurologist (Dr. Roy) on August 26, and he will tell me where to go from there.  I am guessing he will send me to a rheumatologist.  They deal in autoimmune diseases (don't they?).  But I am not going to worry about it, as I said.  Until/unless the doctors find something, there is nothing that I can do.  And even if they do find something, there is lots that modern medicine can do today.  I will just be fine, I always am.  I'll take one day at a time...  I'll be fine, I'm at peace...
Meanwhile, the doctor also told me that, according to my second MRI, I still need shoulder surgery.
But not the surgery that Dr. Deitch, the orthopedic surgeon I have been seeing for my shoulder/arm (and the doctor I don't like), told me I needed to get.  Dr. Deitch has been recommending the wrong surgery, something too invasive!
I decided I am not going to let Dr. Deitch do the surgery now recommended for me.  Actually, I would never let him do ANY surgery on me.  I just don't trust him.  I am only going to keep my next appointment with him (on August 27) to get some test results he performed on me recently, and to tell him that I am getting my surgery from someone else.  Then I am going to go find a new surgeon to do the shoulder surgery.
Actually, John is coming to the appointment with me, so that he can tell Dr. Deitch that that he won't be the one operating.  I'm making John do my dirty work, LOL.  I don't quite have the guts.  Because Dr. Deitch is such a bullier, and I don't feel like being bullied right now.  I felt he really bullied me when I went last, a few weeks ago.  And now he wants to do my surgery.  I will NOT let him touch me... 

So I have my appointment with Dr. Roy - my neurologist - on Tues. in two weeks from now.  I'll let you all know how that goes - if he sends me to anyone to evaluate me for anything autoimmune, and who he suggests to perfrom the surgery and when.
I have the appointment with Dr. Deitch the day after, and I'll let you know how that goes also.  Prayers please, LOL.  
Okay, now that I'm done telling you all what's been going on, I need to stop focusing on anything medical.  I'm guessing it will be at least a month before my surgery , and I just need to go out and start living more, start having some fun! 
I'm not exactly sure what that will include.  There's so much I want to do, though!  I need to get back to exercising.  John and I keep saying we are going to join the Y.  Oh, his oncologist said he is finally allowed to go swimming now, after about three years!  Swimming would be so much fun right now!  Our gym has both a heated pool and a regulation size pool with lanes.  I think I will stay with the heated pool for now!
I also bought some beads at Michaels, so I can start doing some jewelry making.  I like bracelets the best.  I bought some real cool red glass beads, in all kinds of shapes and sizes.  Some are uniform though, so the bracelet will also have a uniform look to it's madness, LOL.   I also, from somewhere else, bought some awesome pink beads with white polka dots.  They're cool.  They are more uniform than the red ones, and I'll make a cool bracelet with those too.  Oh, and at Michaels I also got a few more things, like blue glass beads, and some silver spacers.  So I am going to have some fun.  I'll take photos of the bracelets when I'm done.
Oh, and Iam getting a new computer!  It should be here in a week or two.  I am so excited!   
So anyway, this entry has gotten too long as usual!  I must run.  John is calling me.  Have a good weekend everyone!        
Much love, Krissy :) 


  1. nightmaremom8/15/2008 7:01 AM

    glad things are going smoothly... with the exception of the surgery.  I agree if you don't feel comfy with the Doc do not let him do it.  You'll find someone you like I'm sure.  Sending good vibes your way

  2. I would not like a bully doctor either!  I'm glad you're going to see someone else.  Enjoy your weekend.

  3. peytonswater8/15/2008 8:25 AM

    Always go with your gut and if you don't want him doing surgery then you OR John has to step up to the plate and say so.
    I miss jewelry making! I need to get back into it.  Check out Majestic Mountain Beads and also
    Hugs & Luv

  4. Oh, red beads, my favorite!!  I want to make jewelry with you =)!  I have used up all my beads.  I need to get new ones!  I love you, honey.  Keep on keeping on... get enough sleep, honey!  Love, your TBADT xox

  5. I will keep you in my prayers girl

  6. Lots of news! Glad you and John are doing well and finding correct answers and procedures! Love you both, Dannelle

  7. I totally agree with you, Krissy, you need to be comfortable with the surgeon doing surgery and I don't think you have any confidence in that surgeon, so I would get another one; I bet your neurologist will be able to help recommend some good ones to you and I would, if you can, see at least 2 of them to see what they have to say about what you need for surgery; thanking the Lord that you are getting answers at least to what is going on

    swimming is such an excellent exercise!!! I hope you and John can start exercising soon!! makes such a difference for so many things!!

    good for you for getting involved making jewelry!! I hope we can see some of your efforts when you make them!

    and great you are getting a new computer!! something you definitely need!


  8. Congratulations on getting a new computer.  Good luck with the surgery and the beads.  Your entries are not too long.            DB

  9. Wow Krissy what you've been through getting your MRI rsults (glad you on't have the degenrative spine disease). Indeed if you aren't comfortable with Dr. Deitch then you don't what to have him as your Doctor. You hve to feel good about who you see for any health situation. Just a thought - have you talked with anyone about acupunture as a possible way of going with the shoulder. I'm always more into what can be done without surgery possibilities but, wouldn't hesitate to have surgery if there is no other direction to help. You're right Krissy, keep the positive attitude and keep busy, worrying doesn't change anything other than making you feel more stressful and you don't want that dear. Have a good weekend. Arlene (AJ)

  10. midwestvintage8/15/2008 5:13 PM

     Glad the results weren't as bad as they originally thought.  You have been busy.  Take care and have some fun.


  11. I'm very happy for you that you don't have that disease. It's deplorable that Dr Deitch is getting it so wrong, but as you say, don't have sleepless nights over it.

  12. Krissy that is wonderful news that you do not have a degenerative disease, they will get to the bottom of it and I am sure it is nothing too serious and can be treated easily.  Good luck with the doctors.  How nice, to get a new computer.  Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your jewellery, clever you!

  13. Hope you follow through on the pool thing, and J-Land may have to watch out when you get your new toy :o)

  14. Good luck with everything and woo hoo a new comp.

  15. preciousone258/15/2008 9:01 PM

    Those beads sound FUN... post pics of the jewelry you make!!!


  16. Krissy, Thanks for the update on your shoulder.  You know I'll be praying for you. I am so glad John can go with you to that Dr.  It WILL all work out, Krissy.  You go girl.  Exercise to the best of your abilities.  Keep posting on all your endeavors!  May you blessed.  Love Always, Merry

  17. nelishianatl8/16/2008 8:20 AM

    You are right to go with your gut instinct on not letting a bully surgeon operate.  After working in a hospital for many years, several years ago, and knowing some of these Dr.s personally, I wouldn't either.  

    I would love to see the pictures of your bracelets when you finish.  It sounds like great fun.  I have a lot of hobbies and it is a great de-stressor.

    I hope you guys get to swim.  It's very relaxing and healthy too.

    God Bless,

    Private Journal

  18. Hi Krissy. I think the exercises would be a lot of help. Hope things get lots better for you.   I also hope your new pc will last longer than mine did. I have a message on it that says my "modem is being blocked". I'm on my first one that has just been fixed and haven't had the heart to call the number on the new pc's box. Only three weeks to the day when that happened. I have a year warranty and being such a procrastinator; oh well.   Have a great day:).........alice

  19. carouselqueen708/16/2008 6:55 PM

    I hope that you feel better soon. You have a very good attitude about it all. I am always feeling sick. I have problems breathing sometimes. I think it is from stress. I dont have insurance right now to get checked though. I hope you enjoy your swimming. A heated pool sounds nice. It would do my joints good I know that..hugs, Christine

  20. I always enjoy reading your entries, and am so very glad that things are better for you!  I am glad you went with your inner voice and didn't rush into surgery!  I know the heated pool will work wonders for you!
    As for the beads....I love making jewelry (and candles) and probably have thousands of beads just waiting to be made into something! LOL
    You will be very proud to wear something that you made yourself, especially when that "first" person gives you a compliment on will find yourself beaming from ear to ear!
    Make sure you post your pics so I can ohhhhhh and ahhhhh over them (I know I will).
    Take care of yourself,

  21. Very interesting to learn that even muscles can put pressure on nerves!  

    Prayers that you find just the right surgeon.  


  22. You've got the right attitude ~ worry about it when it happens :o)


  23. Hey there, I finally got on.  Hope all is well by you.  Sometimes it is wise to avoid surgery!  And that is what husbands are for... Dirty Work! LOL Rosemary

  24. Positive attitute always make a difference in any situation, glad that you are at peace with life .Just cross the bridge when the time comes.
    I would love to see your beading project, Krissy. How about showing to us when you're done?

  25. Keep up the positive attitude and things will work out for you.  I wouldn't go to a doctor I disliked so much.  Hopefully your other doctor can reccomend someone else for you.  'On Ya' - ma

  26. gillyfish1498/19/2008 10:57 PM

    Hey Krissy! thank SO much for commenting on my blog!! You are number 1!! literaly. im glad you like it. i realy like ur blog too. please comment agian!!

  27.     Good luck with the shoulder. I'm glad it's not what they thought. And I don't blame you about that other doctor. I don't do bullies well.

  28. cherry2sweet2eat8/22/2008 9:10 PM

    thats good you dont have the spine disease.

  29. Krissy

    I am so very pleased that the outcome was not as bad as you thought it might be. I hope that whatever surgery is advised helps you
    Take care
    hugs Jayne


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