Had my 3 month follow up with my surgeon today! He really is great!
He is concerned re the numbness in my right leg. It is the thigh, outside hip and bum. When he did the sensation assessment, I closed my eyes, and it really did seem like I felt it less on my right leg. It is so subjective and I worry about the validity of my interpertation. But, I am sure about the thigh and bum going numb.
He has ordered an MRI TODAY, and wants me to come back in a week for the results (next time he will be in the Houston Office).
I just noticed that my left leg is swollen. I wished I would have noticed it earlier before I saw him. I don't know if it is a concern of not.....I don't know what to do about it....
He wants me to see a rheumatologist. He doesn't think the swelling of my hands is from the neurontin, but that the joints are inflammed ~ and they are. I can't get my wedding rings over the joints... I have had some issues with my left knee and ankle. Just thought it was from aleignment, but now I don't know.
My x-rays do show some fusion, so I am thrilled with that. I talked about suppliments, but he doesn't think that will be needed.
He wants be to join a gym after completing PT, and work on cardio!
whoohoo!! So I am thrilled with that, that will definately help me to get back in shape. So, I am planning for that at the end of July or beginning of Aug. Hopefully this is realistic!
He reassured me that I am where he would expect me to be, but cautioned me that it will take a year to completely heal.
He released me to go to work and oked me to bend a little as I work on the babies.
I am very nervous for this MRI. I can't lay on my back without padding under my bum and without bending my knees. I wish I had someone who could drive me home, I am so worried about the pain from the MRI.
I don't know what the outcome will be of this MRI. If it is not the spine, weakness, tremor, numbness, swollen joints, fatigue is not a good combination and I fear that will resume the talk about neurology....
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I have this MRI!
Thank you for all your support ! Shari
***DH told me today how much I am missed and how he wishes I was there too!! miracles really do happen!!