Update – 18 Months Ago… Moje Potovanje z okvarami kavde sindromom Began

18 Months Ago…

On Feb 11, 2013, I had never heard of Repa kopitarjev sindrom (CES). Da spremenijo naslednji dan. Še danes, 18 Pred meseci, Sem se zbudil brez občutka spodaj mojega pasu. Nekaj ​​je zelo narobe, se dogaja z mojim telesom! Nisem ne vem, potem, but I was beginning the journey called Cauda Equina Syndrome.

On this blog I’ve chronicled the first year of that journey. I have been very blessed in my recovery, especially given that it took 14 days to have my decompression surgery and not having ANY feeling below my waist. I won’t cover the details of what has been written before, but this update gives a quick look at my progress since the one year mark.

Many neurosurgeons and other physicians say that nerve regeneration only occurs for 12 mesecev, while others say 12 - 18 months is the time in which what healing will happen does happen. My physical therapist told me 18 - 24 mesecev. I don’t know if this is “frontline” info or whether she was just trying to motivate me further than I already was.

Za mene, the months since my 1 year anniversary have been challenging with some minor regression – but, I am still seeing spurts of significant regeneration taking place. I went through a period of frequent nerve pain in the top of my right foot. This seemed to be aggravated by my evening commute, which is usually around 1 ura 10 minut. The last 10 - 15 minutes of the drive I would get the “electro-shock” feeling so familiar from other body parts earlier in my recovery.

These were so painful I almost became a dangerous driver. I fell back on my flight training skills – ABC – Aviate (Fly the plane, in this case, drive the car – make sure you don’t run into someone or something), Navigate (Don’t get lost and for the car it means make sure you don’t miss a turn while distracted), Communicate (In the air, we’d get help from controllers on the ground, in the car, this just means Comfort – try to find a position where the pain subsides. Those pains left me about a month ago. As they left, they presented me with a going away present of more feeling in my feet. I now only have impaired feeling in a ½ - ¾ inch band around my foot, beginning about ½ inch above the bottoms of the feet (my toes excepted as they have had feeling for some time.)

My legs have feeling back except for the backs of the legs and inner portion of the buttocks, vendar le nižje ½ tega in ustrezna sprednja površina. Tudi to je nedavno izboljšanje. Zdaj sem lahko hodil brez pomožne naprave za več kot 100 noge, ampak moje noge in boki so popolnoma izčrpali z naporom in so zmerne bolečine, ki jih do konca. Ampak jaz sem izboljšanju, počasi, a zanesljivo, Še naprej krepiti in izboljševati.

Še vedno ne morem stati več kot 20 - 30 sekund, niti sedeti za več kot eno uro brez težav. To omejuje moje sposobnosti za potovanje in je boleče zamudil (no pun namenjena.) Kar naprej potiska k izboljšanju. Če se ne, Ne bom vedel, koliko sem lahko izboljša. Zato sem s polnim delovnim časom, z 2 ur povratni let vozi čas. In sem hodil, ko sem lahko, do te mere, da ne bi mogli več. Do takrat, ko pridem domov sem izčrpana. Še vedno nisem imela, da so operacijo na raztrgano kito v mojo desno nogo.

Kljub temu, Bog mi je dopustil, da vodi majhne skupine in razrede v cerkvi. Resnično sem blagoslovljen. Nihče od nas, ki so žrtve s CES želijo ostati, saj smo. Učimo se, da se ukvarjajo s poškodbo in se borimo za premagovanje toliko njene vpliva, kot je mogoče. To je enostavno, da pogledam okoli, vidim ljudi, ki ne cenijo preprosto dejanje bi mogli hoditi. ali teči. Ali stati nekaj minut. ali potovanje 6 ur na obisk s starimi prijatelji in še veliko drugih stvari. Če pogledamo te bo zagotovo vodilo k porazu, depresija, in spiralno navzdol. Poglejte, kaj lahko namesto tega izpolnijo! Življenje je drugačno, ni več. To ni pošteno, potem pa smo znani, da je za dolgo časa. Sem se odločil, da naj moje invalidnosti okrepiti me, rather than define me. I challenge you to choose your goal and work for it!

 

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