Můj život s cauda equina syndrom – Příběh Davida Unthank je

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David

 

Co se stalo?

Jsem se pohyboval konkrétní úvodní blok. Nedaleko, jen 18 palců. Snažil jsem se zvednout a posuňte jej ... není dobré. Postavil jsem ji na jejím konci, a šel ji - perfektní. Later that night, I got up out of the recliner to go to bed. My lower back felt “funny” and a little stiff or tight.

I awoke the next morning with sharp pain running down my right leg. On the 10 stupnice, I rated it a 5. Kim set an appointment with a Chiropractor for the next morning. By the time I got home from work, my pain level was at a 10. I had never felt such pain. I took pain meds and went to bed.

V časných ranních hodinách, I partially awoke but still dreaming. It seemed like my legs were going numb. I feel back asleep. In the morning, I awoke to find that I had no feeling below my waist. Knowing something was very wrong with me, jsme si nechali časné jmenování s chiropraktik, with me in a wheelchair. She suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome and recommended I go directly to an Emergency Room. I did.

Jaká byla vaše zkušenost se?

The ER told me that I did not have Cauda Equina Syndrome and they gave me a referral to a back specialist. We didn’t want to wait that long. Kim called our Doctor to get a MRI ordered; jsme pak čekali 2 dny pro pojišťovnictví schválení s MRI se děje v pátek, Února 15th.

My Doctor got the results on Tuesday the 19th and referred me immediately to a neurosurgeon. I saw him 2 days later. He wanted me in the hospital now for surgery the next day to decompress the spine.

Bylo Cauda equina syndrom po tom všem - nouzové operace situace.

Problem – I was on a blood thinner and they couldn’t operate then. I stopped the med and went into the hospital on Sunday, s operací následující den, 25..

Jaké operace jste měl?

The surgeon performed a L4/L5 microdiscectomy to remove parts of a ruptured disk in order to relieve the pressure on my spinal nerve bundle. The disk had ruptured directly into the canal and had crushed the nerves controlling the lower ½ of my body.

Co se dělo dál?

Strávil jsem týden v akutní Rehab, learning how to walk and shower when you can’t balance or feel anything below the waist. Human’s use their feet, kotníky, and legs to balance – I was getting no feedback from them. Although the surgery relieved the pain, nervy regenerovat pouze asi 1 mm za den, a to pouze asi 12 - 18 months. So getting all of my feeling back was a long shot.

Jak se obnova děje?

Physically – After Rehab came Physical Therapy. Some normal feeling returned to parts of my thighs. The rest stayed numb or got tingly painful. Now, 10 měsíců po úrazu, feeling has returned except in the areas covered by underwear and from the ankles down. My feet are very painful and I have a possibly torn tendon. I’m having that checked next week.

Emotionally – I viewed myself as a Christian with a deeper than average faith and commitment to Jesus. Yet I found myself asking God why this had happened, wanting to know His purpose for it. Through teaching from Living On The Edge’s Chip Ingram, I realized that God had placed His mark and reminder on me. It was time for the next step in my faith journey.

Samozřejmě, že to nebylo tak jednoduché,! It was a lot of anguish, Vyhledávání duše, modlitba, and crying that led me to one fateful night where I placed my Cauda Equina Syndrome into His hands. I wanted Him to use me however He could. He was asking to yield to Him in everything and I was finally at the point where I realized that I couldn’t do without that.

Jaký je výhled?

I do not know where God will take me. I do have a busy 2014 postavili! Kim and I are launching a Small Group Ministry at our church, Jsem přípravě a při Certified Accountant řízení odborné zkoušky, and putting my experience with Cauda Equina Syndrome I am becoming involved in a support and education non-profit for Cauda Equina Syndrome which is seeking to grow worldwide. I certainly won’t have much spare time! Not bad for someone who a few months ago was staring a lifelong disability in the face.

Vždycky budu mít příznaky, Cauda equina syndrom bude součástí mě, dokud mi umírá den, but it will NOT define me. It is God’s tool to keep me humble.

 

 

 

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