Well, I certainly haven't kept up with my blog. In my own defense, I have been busy. Unfortunately some of it is not so good. The problems with my spine have continued to degrade. My Primary Care Dr. sent me for some x-rays. The results from the x-ray had my Pain Specialist Dr. send me for a myelogram and a CT scan. This picture is from the myelogram. This is the needle and the dye going into my spinal canal. See how the die gets brighter towards the bottom? That's because the dye is stopping there. The blockage is so severe, they couldn't even get the die to go down any further.
From my myelogram and ct scan. This one shows comparison of the space between some of the other lumbar vertebrae, in comparison to the space (or rather lack of) between L4 and L5.
See how the one vertebrae has slipped forward from the one underneath it? And there is no space between those 2 vertebrae? It's not supposed to be like that.
I met with my Pain Specialist this past Thursday, June 9th. There's not really anything left that she can do for me other than stronger (narcotic) medications for the pain (which I declined) and refer me to a spinal surgeon. I don't yet have an appointment with the surgeon. I hope she will call soon. I will post an update as soon as I know more.
In the meantime, I have been commissioned to make some wedding jewelry for both the bride and her bridesmaids. I'll post some jewelry pictures too!
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