Update on Me
I'm sorry I haven't given an update in a while. I have come to the boards and read a few, replied to a few but I haven't been here in a while so I thought I would give you an update so you know that I am still here with everyone. I wish I weren't as we all do. I'm feel so blessed that this board exists. It has saved my sanity on many occassions.
As many of you know I went back to work after 2 1/2 years in June of this year. It has been absolute torture to my body. It has been wonderful mentally, but I am absolutely exhausted and in constant increased pain. Of course I also had a car accident in June but I don't think that caused any lasting problems. My lower right leg is still numb and I still get the spasms in my ankle causing my foot to turn inward. It is so excrutiating. I don't seem to have any painful areas on my left leg but I did notice today that the outer portion of my left leg has a numb area as well. I'm sure this can't be good. I still see my PM every month and he wants me to see a new neuro group. New to me anyway and I did alot of research and will definitely make that appointment when I can.
I only have so many vacation days and I have had to put all of my issues on hold. My 13 year old daughter has been ill most of this year with gastro intestinal issues. We have been frantic trying to get a diagnosis. She has lost 35-40 lbs since earlier this year because of it. It doesn't keep her down too much as she seems to be quite the trooper. My mom has crohn's disease so that is my biggest fear. She had an endoscopy/colonoscopy yesterday but we won't have the results for another week yet. It has been months of testing, testing and more testing with mostly normal results yet no way of easing her pain and constant sickness. It just breaks my heart.
So for now, the focus is on her. Hopefully early next year I will get to make an appointment with this new group. They do everything, fusions etc. through laser surgery so if I have to have that SI joint fused, hopefully I won't continue to look like a rag doll stitched all over.
Does anyone know what could be causing my left leg to start going numb as well? All of my pain is lower back and right buttocks, leg and now middle back and numbness in on the outer portion of my left leg. I'm not looking for a "diagnosis" but anyone that might have gone had this as well.
Well wishes to all,