Marcher sur des barres d'armature et d'autres choses étranges vous vous sentez avec CES

Parce que les nerfs sont les routes de nos sensations physiques, nous pouvons nous sentir différents types de douleur, plaisir, chatouilles, être mouillé, chaud, froid, sensations that aren't there, et plusieurs autres sensations.

Avec le syndrome de la queue de cheval, Je pense qu'il tombe plus dans quelques types principaux, avec un grand nombre de sous-types:

  • Sentiment normal
  • Engourdi / pas de sentiment - touchez-moi, me pincer, ou me coller avec une broche - I won't know it
  • Tingly (Épingles et aiguilles) - Comme votre main ou le pied sont allés dormir et commence à se réveiller
    • Sous - Non douloureuse - ce produit juste un sentiment étrange, comme un choc électrique faible niveau, pas douloureux juste étrange
    • Sous - Douloureux - cela ressemble à quelque chose de se faire piquer par les guêpes de coller votre doigt dans une prise électrique pour mettre votre partie du corps dans un étau serré
    • Sous-sous-types:
      • Sous-sous-type - Surface - ce sentiment se produit uniquement à la surface, sentiment normal se produit au niveau du muscle
      • Sous-sous-type - Profond - cela va droit à travers à vos muscles
  • Nerf - Cette douleur peut prendre plusieurs formes:
    • Sous - Choc électrique - généralement graves, parfois moins - se sent comme ce que vous imaginez 10,000 volts en passant par vous sentir comme
    • Sous - Brûlant - oui, se sent comme le nerf est en feu
    • Sous - Crawly - se sent comme "choses" rampent sur vous
    • Sous - Allongé - feels like your nerve has been stretched and can't go any further (e.g. nerf exécution de la hanche au gros orteil - que vous prenez une étape avec l'autre pied et vos coudes de la cheville, vous avez le sentiment distinct que votre orteil ne pliera pas plus loin pour permettre à un plus grand pas - ce qui est généralement douloureuse, parfois pas
    • Sous - Fantôme - any of the above that really isn't a physical cause for, but your irritated nerve thinks it is happening so you feel it anyway 🙁

Avec CES vous pouvez mélanger et assortir ceux de tout le bas de votre corps et les extrémités. Par exemple, J'ai un 2 pouce de large bande sur le devant de ma cuisse droite, juste au-dessus de mon genou, qui a sensation normale. The whole front of my left thigh has normal feeling...

J'ai très peu à manger qui a sentiment normal, plus, c'est Tingly, Non douloureux. Mon pied gauche est certainement Tingly douloureux et le pied droit est pétillant DOULOUREUX!!!! Il suffit de demander à ma femme, she'll tell you. La pire chose à propos du bon pied, bien que, est de marcher dessus. No matter how expensive the cushion insert is it still feels as though I'm walking on rebar. Vous savez, ces barres de fer avec des taches soulevées grands sur les travailleurs de la construction qui mettent en béton pour l'aider à être beaucoup plus forte? Oui, ces armatures. Next time you're at a home improvement or hardware store take a look at one. Alors imaginez avoir que dans le talon de votre chaussure toute la journée et la nuit. Bienvenue à une infime partie de CES.

I've not seen any sensory improvement since sometime around mid-April of this year. J'entends par là que les zones de bas de mon corps qui n'a pas eu le sentiment, ou sentiment anormal, sont toujours les mêmes. J'ai remarqué la semaine dernière qu'une petite bande au milieu de mon mollet droit a disparu de la surface de picotement NP à aucun sentiment. Dans le même temps, j'ai découvert que mon gros orteil droit refuse maintenant être levées. Ce n'est certainement régression.

I don't know what is going on, mais je sais qui est aux commandes de celui-ci. Without seeing God's hand in all of this, il deviendrait facile à cultiver amer et se transformer en un vieil homme bougon. But I'm not ready to make life miserable for everyone around me... at least not yet 😉

CES | Mois 5 & 6

Ma 5 mois anniversaire de la lutte contre le syndrome de la queue de cheval est venu et reparti avec beaucoup d'achalandage. Tant et si bien que je suis moins d'une semaine de la fin du mois 6.

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Le défilé apparemment perpétuel de rendez-vous médicaux est devenue un filet. Mais la vie a été très occupé - we're preparing to move back to our unsold house in Lancaster, OH and there is a lot to do in that regard.

I've settled into a routine with my recovery from CES, with no improvement in my symptoms except for more strength in my legs. This has allowed me to increase the distances I can cover using my cane and walking unassisted. One morning, two weeks ago, I walked unassisted for approximately 400 pieds. I made it but that was it for the day - I had to use my rollator walker after that. The balancing effort really tired me.

My routine begins with rising in the morning 1 hour and 45 minutes before I leave for work. I go feed our cat and sit with her while she eats, following which I go change my diaper. Next up is a trip to the kitchen to fix my breakfast (some days Kim gets up and takes care of this - it depends on how she feels). I get out my bagel and cream cheese, the milk, and a Coke Zero. I put the bagel in the toaster oven and proceed to the dining room table where my glucometer and oral meds await.

After taking my blood sugar reading and downing my meds, I return to the kitchen to get the bagel out of the toaster oven and spread the cream cheese. I begin eating as I put things back in the fridge and return to the table to finish eating. After eating, I then take 2 spoons of fiber in a glass of water. I then mix a dose of MiraLax along with the Coke Zero in the glass and down it.

Why Coke Zero?

When I mix and drink the fiber, some of it sticks to the glass and spoon I used for stirring it. The residue sticks to the glass as if mixed with SuperGlue! 2 or 3 doses of fiber and it's time for a new glass and spoon. Cependant, Coke products are very corrosive and clean the glass extremely well just by pouring it in the glass! Coke's "cleaning" capabilities have been proven by none other than the MythBusters.

Well after all of that, I then take a dose of each of my 2 insulins and head to the bathroom to shave and shower. Once completed there, I move to the bedroom where I stretch my hamstrings and do my foot flexor exercises. Then come the back stretches, piriformis stretches, and 2 different hip abductor exercises. Every few days I do balancing exercises after that.

I then get dressed and leave for work. Yep, due to being stiff and not having taken pain meds for over 8 hours while sleeping, this process takes me 1+45, whereas before my injury, I could be out the door 30 minutes after waking. Throughout the day, I don't sit for too long before getting up and walking around (avec la canne) for a few minutes. I use the cane because of balance. The less I have to help me balance, the more energy is expended in walking. In any event, standing still is limited to a max of 3 minutes so often I have to get folks at work to walk while we talk. Otherwise I'd just have to walk away from them. Same thing at church.

Time to Adapt - ClockAfter getting home, activity varies between spending time with my wife, email, moving prep, tv, playing with our cat, and my blogs. There are also more exercises to do. The medical literature says that most of the recovery from CES happens in the first 6 months after surgery. I'll be there at that point in 3 weeks and I've really had no increase in sensation/feeling since around the 2 month mark. Everything is pretty steady. So maybe this is all I'll get back and will forever remain unable to feel normally in most of my body below my waist. No feeling at all in some of it, only painful sensations in most of it. Last night, while Kim was putting lotion on my legs, she gently gripped my right foot to move my leg's position. I jerked it out of her hand as fast as I could - it felt like she had taken a clamp and placed it very tightly on my foot. Of course she hadn't, but it sure felt that way!

So this is the routine now. How this fits into the next ministry stage God has in mind for me I do not know. Whatever it is, it must be important because of this training process I'm being put through. God is doing a great work in me, molding me into a better human being and becoming more Christ-like every day. I am grateful for the changes in my attitudes and outlook that He has affected through this affliction. But I obviously wish there was a less painful way to get through my thick skull.

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While I do take things literally, I don't think I'm quite as literal as Louie in the following story:

Louie and his wife are listening to the radio when they hear the weather report: "A snow emergency has been declared. You must park your cars on the odd-numbered side of the street." So Louie gets up and moves his car.

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