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 :)