ನನ್ನ ಕಥೆ, ಕಾಡ ಈಕ್ವಿನಾ ಸಿಂಡ್ರೋಮ್ ನನ್ನ ಜೀವನದ, ನನ್ನ ಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ. ವೀಡಿಯೊ ರಂದು. ಆನಂದಿಸಿ!
ನಾನು ಕಾಂಕ್ರೀಟ್ ಸ್ಪ್ಲಾಶ್ ಪ್ಯಾಡ್ ಚಲಿಸುವ. ಬಹು, ಕೇವಲ 18 ಇಂಚುಗಳಷ್ಟು. ನಾನು ಉತ್ತಮ ... ಇದು ಮೇಲೆತ್ತಿ ಜಾರಿಕೊಂಡು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಿದರು. ನಾನು ಅದರ ತುದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇದು ಎದ್ದುನಿಂತು ನಡೆದರು - ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣ. 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 ಚಿಪ್ಪು, 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.
ಬೆಳಗಿನ ನಸುಕಿನಲ್ಲೇ ರಲ್ಲಿ, 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, ನಾವು ಕೈಯರ್ಪ್ರ್ಯಾಕ್ಟರ್ ಆರಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಾಯಿಂಟ್ಮೆಂಟ್ ಇದ್ದರು, with me in a wheelchair. She suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome and recommended I go directly to an Emergency Room. I did.
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅನುಭವ ಏನು?
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; ನಾವು ನಂತರ ಕಾಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು 2 ಎಂಆರ್ಐ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ ವಿಮೆ ಅನುಮೋದನೆಗೆ ದಿನಗಳ, ಫೆಬ್ರ 15ನೇ.
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.
ಎಲ್ಲಾ ನಂತರ ಕಾಡ ಈಕ್ವಿನಾ ಸಿಂಡ್ರೋಮ್ ಆಗಿತ್ತು - ತುರ್ತು ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ.
Problem – I was on a blood thinner and they couldn’t operate then. I stopped the med and went into the hospital on Sunday, ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಮರುದಿನ, 25 ನೇ.
ನೀವು ಏನು ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆಗೆ ಮಾಡಲಿಲ್ಲ?
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.
ಮುಂದೆ ಏನು ಸಂಭವಿಸಿತು?
ನಾನು ತೀವ್ರ ಪುನಶ್ಚೇತನಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ವಾರ ಕಳೆದರು, learning how to walk and shower when you can’t balance or feel anything below the waist. Human’s use their feet, ಕಣಕಾಲುಗಳು, and legs to balance – I was getting no feedback from them. Although the surgery relieved the pain, ನರಗಳು ದಿನಕ್ಕೆ 1mm ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತೆ, ತದನಂತರ ಕೇವಲ ಫಾರ್ 12 - 18 months. So getting all of my feeling back was a long shot.
ಹೇಗೆ ಚೇತರಿಕೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತದೆ?
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 ತಿಂಗಳ ನಂತರ ಗಾಯ, 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.
ಸಹಜವಾಗಿ ಅದು ಸುಲಭ ಅಲ್ಲ! It was a lot of anguish, ಆತ್ಮ ಶೋಧನೆ, ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥನೆ, 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.
I do not know where God will take me. I do have a busy 2014 ಪೂರೈಸಿದೆ! Kim and I are launching a Small Group Ministry at our church, ನಾನು ತಯಾರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸರ್ಟಿಫೈಡ್ ಅಕೌಂಟೆಂಟ್ ಮ್ಯಾನೇಜ್ಮೆಂಟ್ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ನಾನು, 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.
ನಾನು ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ ಲಕ್ಷಣಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುತ್ತದೆ, ಕಾಡ ಈಕ್ವಿನಾ ಸಿಂಡ್ರೋಮ್ ನನ್ನ ಸಾಯುವ ದಿನದವರೆಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಒಂದು ಭಾಗ ಎಂದು, but it will NOT define me. It is God’s tool to keep me humble.