Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday Morning Rocker

will say I got some immediate results from your prayers and good wishes. I had a consult with a neurologist on Thursday, and she went back and did the spinal MRIs with contrast. That revealed that there was no greater growth either in the intervening week since the first MRIs nor were there any other involvements beyond the nodes that were first noted in the lumbar spine.

The more promising news was that she ordered a lumbar puncture (gosh that makes me think of the name of a rock 'n roll band). I wondered what she was thinking of, but I'm a piece of 200 pound meet in their hands. I was in the neighborhoods for MRIs so I might as well have a tap.

Last night about 7 o'clock the neurologist checked in with me and said that the lumbar indicated some levels of infection in the lower extremities. They are waiting for more detail lab results to determine whether the infection is biological, viral, or fungal. Meanwhile I have been cranked up on a broad range of antibiotics of which come in pill form all of which are funneling through my handy dandy Power Port.

Whether this means that something can be done about the loss of feeling in my legs or not remains to be seen. It does offer some level of hope for some return to normal mobility.


9 comments:

John Venlet said...

Ed, I'm pleased to hear of the good news in regards to your medical problems. Let's pray that the infection issue responds both to your meds, and additional prayers.

God bless, and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

bongobear said...

I'm obviously out of the loop concerning your medical issues, other than the bout with the big C, but if it's good news to you then it's good news to me. Wishing you all the best and a total recovery.

juvat said...

Well, Ed, that's good news. Hope all continues to improve. Hope you and Carol have a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Old NFO said...

Good news and hope the recovery continues. Thoughts and prayers from this end. And Merry Christmas!

Chris Manno said...

Great to hear good news. Have a wonderful holiday and continue that road to recovery!

Murphy's Law said...

Glad for the good news. Still praying for you though.

MSgt B said...

Hope it all goes well.

Lumbar punctures do not sound like much fun.

Garry Oats said...

It has just turned Christmas Day here down under. A Merry Christmas to you Ed, your loved ones and too your loyal readers.


Six said...

Take care Ed. Lu and I will be keeping you in our prayers.

And Merry Christmas.