Cauda Equina Syndrome ua rau ntau tshaj kev puas tsuaj

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Thaum kuv muaj hlab ntsha regrowth tom qab kev puas tsuaj tshwm sim los ntawm kuv Cauda Equina Syndrome, I was able to feel a pain in my right ankle that wasn't like the pain in my other ankle nor the other side of my right one. Kuv tau mus soj ntsuam ua ntej Christmas. Dr. hais tias nws xav tias nws yog ib tug Nraus txog leeg & kom ib tug hlab ntsha conduction xeem (los mus txiav txim tus nqi hlab ntsha puas tsuaj tseem nyob) thiab ib qho kev xoo fais fab rau hais tias txoj cai pob taws. Kev xeem raug ua txoj cai tom qab Christmas.

Nag hmo kuv rov qab mus rau kws kho mob kom tau txais cov kev tshwm sim. Yeej tsis puas - tseem muaj ib tug ntau; txog leeg - torn, thiab raug dua li ib qhov kawg hais tias lub xwb fix rau nws yuav phais. Zoo peb cia li pib ib lub xyoo tshiab thiaj li hais tias kev phais yuav tawm ntawm hnab ris cov nuj nqis. Tsis muaj teeb meem yog hais tias muaj ib yam dab tsi nyob rau hauv lub hnab ris. Tom qab 4 kev phais thiab rehab xyoo tas los ntawm Kim thiab kuv, lub hnab ris yog liab qab. Yog li ntawd, peb yuav tsum cia siab rau Vajtswv muab rau no. Tsis muaj kev = tsis muaj phais.

blessings-healing-mercies-lauras-story-song-lyrics-the-positive-pear1So I'm wearing a brace and have order to take it easy. Dr. tsom kuv lub movements kuv tsis tso cai rau kuv ko taw kom, nrog co kev ua si txwv (feem ntau ntawm cov uas kuv ua tsis tau rau nkawv noj vim lub Cauda Equina Syndrome). Nws hais tias yog hais tias nws tau txais kev mob siab dhau lawm los yog kuv muaj ntau hnub phem tshaj zoo, ces nws yuav muaj lub sij hawm mus khiav.

Ces muaj tus rov qab - uas tsis yog-ceeb thawj KABMOB pov rau 3 lub lis piam, Taug kev cam khwb cia rau 3 ntau lub lis piam, bracing khau raj rau tsis tau 3 ntau lub lis piam ces lub cev txoj kev kho. Txoj cai tam sim no uas yog tsis nyob rau hauv cov phaib.

Yuav ua li cas yog no hais txog rau kuv Cauda Equina Syndrome? The inflammation of my superficial peroneal nerve restricted how far upwards I could bend my right foot, yog li ntawd thaum noj ib kauj ruam tom ntej nrog kuv sab laug ko taw, hais tias kev txwv khaws cia kuv pob taws los ntawm dabtsi yog khoov rau pem hauv ntej raws li nws yuav tsum. Once it hit that point, nws yuav "yob" mus rau sab nraum (txoj cai) sab ntawm lub pob taws. This caused a lot of motion in bad ways on the tendon, nws thiaj li ua rau ib tug los kua muag.

Yog li ntawd, peb mus onward. So far this has affected the speed and length of my walking. We'll see what else it affects. But in this, thiab nyob rau hauv tag nrho tej yam, my wife and I trust God's plan for us. And we praise Him and continue to walk, albeit qeeb, nrog Nws rau nej taug kev mus.

 

Kuv Lub Neej Nrog Cauda Equina Syndrome – David Unthank tus Zaj Dab Neeg

Kuv zaj dabneeg, ntawm kuv lub neej nrog Cauda Equina Syndrome, nyob rau hauv kuv tus kheej lo lus. On video. Enjoy!

David

Yuav ua li cas tshwm sim?

I was moving a concrete splash pad. Not far, cia li 18 inches. I tried to lift and slide it… not good. I stood it up on its end and walked it – perfect. 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 nplai, 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.

Nyob rau hauv lub wee teev thaum sawv ntxov, 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, peb khaws cia thaum tseem ntxov sij hawm teem tseg nrog lub Chiropractor, with me in a wheelchair. She suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome and recommended I go directly to an Emergency Room. I did.

Yuav ua li cas yog koj muaj kev?

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; peb ces tos 2 hnub rau kev tuav pov hwm kev pom zoo nrog qhov xoo fais fab tshwm sim rau hnub Friday, FEB 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.

Nws yog Cauda Equina Syndrome tom qab tag nrho - thaum muaj xwm ceev qhov teeb meem phais.

Problem – I was on a blood thinner and they couldn’t operate then. I stopped the med and went into the hospital on Sunday, nrog lub phais cov nram qab no hnub, lub 25.

Yuav ua li cas phais uas koj muaj?

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.

Dab tsi tshwm sim tom ntej?

Kuv siv ib lub lim tiam hauv Acute Rehab, learning how to walk and shower when you can’t balance or feel anything below the waist. Human’s use their feet, ankles, and legs to balance – I was getting no feedback from them. Although the surgery relieved the pain, qab haus huv xwb regenerate nyob txog 1mm ib hnub twg, thiab ces tsuas yog rau txog 12 - 18 months. So getting all of my feeling back was a long shot.

Yuav ua li cas yog tus rov qab mus?

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 lub hlis tom qab qhov kev raug mob, 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.

Ntawm cov hoob kawm nws tsis yog tias yooj yim! It was a lot of anguish, tug ntsuj plig searching, thov Vajtswv, 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.

Yuav ua li cas yog qhov chaw saib xyuas?

I do not know where God will take me. I do have a busy 2014 hlua li! Kim and I are launching a Small Group Ministry at our church, Kuv npaj rau thiab noj lub Certified Management accountant kws xeem, 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.

Kuv yeej ib txwm muaj cov tsos mob, Cauda Equina Syndrome yuav yog ib feem ntawm kuv kom txog thaum kuv tuag hnub, but it will NOT define me. It is God’s tool to keep me humble.