Cauda Equina Syndrome Personal Story David Unthank

My Life Dengan Cauda Equina Sindrom – Kisah David Unthank ini

Cerita saya, dalam hidup saya dengan Cauda Equina Sindrom, dalam kata-kata saya sendiri. Pada video. Nikmati!


Apa yang berlaku?

Saya bergerak pad percikan konkrit. Tidak jauh, hanya 18 inci. Saya cuba untuk mengangkat dan slaid ia ... tidak baik. Saya berdiri ia di atas akhir dan berjalan ia - sesuai. 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 skala, 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.

Pada waktu pagi, 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, kita disimpan pelantikan awal dengan Chiropractor yang, with me in a wheelchair. She suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome and recommended I go directly to an Emergency Room. I did.

Apakah pengalaman anda di sana?

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; kita kemudian menunggu 2 hari untuk kelulusan insurans dengan MRI berlaku pada hari Jumaat, Februari 15ke-.

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.

Ia adalah Cauda Equina Sindrom selepas semua - satu keadaan pembedahan kecemasan.

Problem – I was on a blood thinner and they couldn’t operate then. I stopped the med and went into the hospital on Sunday, dengan pembedahan itu pada hari berikutnya, 25.

Apa pembedahan adakah anda mempunyai?

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.

Apa yang berlaku seterusnya?

Saya menghabiskan seminggu di Rehab akut, learning how to walk and shower when you can’t balance or feel anything below the waist. Human’s use their feet, buku lali, and legs to balance – I was getting no feedback from them. Although the surgery relieved the pain, saraf hanya menjana semula pada kira-kira 1mm setiap hari, dan kemudian hanya untuk kira-kira 12 - 18 months. So getting all of my feeling back was a long shot.

Bagaimana pemulihan akan?

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 bulan selepas kecederaan, 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.

Sudah tentu ia tidak begitu mudah! It was a lot of anguish, mencari jiwa, solat, 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.

Apakah pandangan?

I do not know where God will take me. I do have a busy 2014 berbaris! Kim and I are launching a Small Group Ministry at our church, Saya persediaan dan mengambil peperiksaan Pengurusan Bertauliah Akauntan profesional, 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.

Saya akan sentiasa mempunyai gejala, Cauda Equina Sindrom akan menjadi sebahagian daripada saya sehingga akhir hayat, but it will NOT define me. It is God’s tool to keep me humble.