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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Health Update

Our family Christmas photo for 2015
In my recent Monthly Milestones 2016 post, I mentioned about my health issues that I hoped to wait on seeing the doctor about.  Shortly after I posted that, I had an episode of weakness in my right leg that proved to me that I shouldn't put things off until summer.  That being said, I went to the doctor today, and he agreed that my symptoms were concerning.  They did a lot of blood work today, and, on Monday, I will be scheduling an MRI on my brain, C spine and LS spine to be done in the near future.  After that, I have to meet with the doctor again, discuss results and next steps.  We are in the "ruling out and in" portion of it all.  The biggest concern is the possibility of lesions on the brain and/or spinal cord at this point.

I have a couple of prayer requests surrounding this:
  1. For ease of testing and testing times that work best for our schedule.  I would love for the testing to go smoothly, especially anything related to needles. :)  I'd also love for the schedule to work out so that the kids wouldn't have to miss school, but if they do, please pray for understanding teachers and the ability to make up anything missed with ease.  Thanks!
  2. For accurate test results.  My test results have a history of being highly unreliable, so I'm praying that this will not be the case here.  I'd like them to find the issue, not wonder about it.
  3. For peace for me regardless of results.  I like to "know" things and I like to "prepare".  I get 10 steps ahead and can worry, and I don't want to do this.  God has a plan for my life and He knows exactly what will come of this, and I just want to rest in Him.  I will admit to being scared about this - it would be abnormal not to be - but I don't want fear to control me.  I want God's peace to rule.
  4. For peace for my family regardless of results.  I don't want my children to worry about their mom.  Pray that we know how to address whatever this is in the right way so there is no anger or fear for them.  I want want the same for my whole family.
  5. For wisdom and strength in knowing what to do next.  Pray for my husband and I as we talk about which tests to do or not do, if we should do medications or try a more natural route, etc.  Regardless of the results, it sounds like there will definitely be some changes and maybe even more testing in my future.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers at this time!  I will keep you all updated as we learn more and walk down this new path. 

Update on 1-12-16: My MRIs are scheduled for Sunday, 1-17-16, at 2:45pm. They told me to plan on at least an hour and a half. They told me there will be no special prep involved, so that's a blessing. Thank you everyone for your prayers and thoughts! I will post an update when I have one. Also, there will be contrast for one of them, so pray that all goes smoothly with the IV, too. Thanks so much!

Update on 1-16-16: Tomorrow's the day!  Please be praying for a safe trip there and back (They are predicting quite a bit of snow tomorrow, and I'd rather not have to go there in a blizzard!), that testing goes smoothly (especially the IV!), and that we get ACCURATE results.  Thanks so much!  I am scheduled to meet with my doctor on Friday, January 22nd, to discuss results.  My blood work all came back "within normal", so we'll see how the MRIs turn out.  I'll post an update when I know more.

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Fibro, Fit and Fab!)

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