Cauda Equina Syndrome Personal Story David Unthank

Fy Mywyd Gyda Syndrom Cauda equina – Stori David Unthank yn

Mae fy stori, o fy mywyd gyda Syndrom Cauda equina, yn fy geiriau eu hunain. Ar fideo. Mwynhewch!


Beth ddigwyddodd?

Yr oeddwn yn symud pad concrid sblash. Heb fod ymhell, yn unig 18 modfedd. Ceisiais i godi a llithrwch ef ... ddim yn dda. Yr wyf yn sefyll i fyny ar ei ben a cherdded iddo - perffaith. 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 raddfa, 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.

Yn oriau Wee y bore, 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, rydym yn cadw'r apwyntiad cynnar gyda'r Chiropractor, with me in a wheelchair. She suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome and recommended I go directly to an Emergency Room. I did.

Beth oedd eich profiad yno?

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; yna rydym yn aros 2 diwrnod ar gyfer cymeradwyo yswiriant gyda'r MRI yn digwydd ar ddydd Gwener, Chwefror 15fed.

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.

Roedd Syndrom Cauda equina wedi'r cyfan - sefyllfa llawdriniaeth frys.

Problem – I was on a blood thinner and they couldn’t operate then. I stopped the med and went into the hospital on Sunday, gyda'r feddygfa y diwrnod canlynol, y 25ain.

Pa lawdriniaeth oedd gennych?

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.

Beth ddigwyddodd nesaf?

Treuliais wythnos ym Aciwt Adsefydlu, learning how to walk and shower when you can’t balance or feel anything below the waist. Human’s use their feet, fferau, and legs to balance – I was getting no feedback from them. Although the surgery relieved the pain, nerfau yn unig adfywio tua 1mm y dydd, ac yna dim ond am tua 12 - 18 months. So getting all of my feeling back was a long shot.

Sut mae adferiad yn mynd?

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 mis ar ôl yr anaf, 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.

Wrth gwrs, nid oedd mor hawdd â hynny! It was a lot of anguish, chwilio enaid, gweddi, 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.

Beth yw'r rhagolygon?

I do not know where God will take me. I do have a busy 2014 trefnu! Kim and I are launching a Small Group Ministry at our church, Yr wyf yn paratoi ar gyfer a chymryd yr arholiad proffesiynol Gyfrifydd Rheoli Ardystiedig, 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.

'N annhymerus' bob amser yn cael symptomau, Bydd Syndrom Cauda equina fod yn rhan ohonof nes fy niwrnod marw, but it will NOT define me. It is God’s tool to keep me humble.