May 09, 2009

Much Awaited Answers

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

I can't believe it has been over a month since I blogged last April was a busy month for me I'll try to update the best I can.

April 5th and 6th I was in the ER - with what they believe is colitis. I will be having a colonoscope on the 19th of May to confirm it so I can get on the right meds.

April 10th I had an Arthrogram/ct scan on my right shoulder - that showed I have a tear in the anterior rotator cuff, I am bone on bone and have something wedged in between the bones. It took three years of therapy and neck surgery to get the right diagnosis for my shoulder. Surgery is scheduled for May 20th.

I had my 2nd sleep study done on the 15th of April - just got the results on the 5th of May. Turns out I do not have sleep apnea, I do not snore or talk in my sleep. However I do not really sleep at night either. It took 3 and 1/2hrs to fall asleep and within 1 and 1/2 mins my brain decided to wake up. In the 5 and 1/2 hrs I was sleeping my brain woke up 117 times. I also have what they call periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) different from restless leg syndrome. Where my brain wakes up and tells my feet to cramped up this happened 49 times. So that explains my daytime sleepiness, I don't sleep at night my doctor said it is like my brain won't shut off. Now on new meds for that.

I went to a new Endocrinologist on the 21st. I like this doctor very much. Even though I have no thyroid he will work with me. He will take over my Diabetes, thyroid issues and my cholesterol problems. A few things my primary care doctor doesn't have too. My diabetes is in control but he needs to keep an eye on it since it is a family trait.

Last but not least - my neck surgery was a huge success - no pain in neck, arms or hands. With the exception of my right shoulder but not related to my neck problem. If I didn't have the scar no one would even know I had surgery with a bone fusion. I believe the Lord healed it. The dr said I should be still in pain, not driving and not turning my neck for about another 3 to 5 months. It has been only 3 months since the surgery and I am doing great. Some of my friends who had this surgery 2 years ago are still having problems.

I see my pulmonary doctor on the 13th of May.

That is it for now. I will post when I can. May the Lord bless you and your family. Deb