As you all know, I tend to be a really upbeat guy - positive attitude, and all of that. However, today has been a Class A, kick-me-in-the-@$$ kind of day. I've learned that I have more disk problems in my spine, and I'm scheduled for yet ANOTHER MRI tomorrow. Not only do I have bad cervical disks, they've determined that I have thoracic disk problems, due to the tracking of neuropathic pain along radial nerves in my right arm, shoulder, and middle back. My diabetes has been doing well - my meter shows that my 'average' (not quite an A1C) over the last few weeks is a bgl of 104. Pretty darned good.
However, everything else - it's just like a ton of bricks crashing down. All I have to do is move the wrong way, and the pain sears from the right side of my neck and back, down through my shoulder blade, under my armpit, and down the triceps of my right arm, and it finishes over the top of my right hand - where two fingers, my third and fourth; or, my second and third fingers during other spasms from the impinged nerves - will go numb, and tingle. As I type this, I have the laptop really, really close - and I mouse with the track pad, using my left hand.
I've lost another three pounds; if you've been tracking my weight loss from other threads, you'll know what I've lost. No need to go overboard - though, it's a good thing.
I have 18 friends confirmed here in Diabetic Connect. Not bad, seeing that I've only been a member here for nearly a month and a half; so, this goes out to all of you wonderful 'diabeats' (my cool little word for all of us, in a musical way). I would be honored to get more friend requests, as we can all come together, and support one another.
I'm trying to be positive; but, the possibility of more surgeries doesn't really 'float my boat', as it were… so, as they say in all of the social networking sites:
Friend me. I'm a pretty nice guy, and I try to help where I can - when it comes to our situation here in Diabetic Connect. I want to know more of you, and, of course - you can't really 'know' someone when your online, writing back and forth, but - you can get a pretty good idea about a person, just through written words. Words, indeed, can be powerful.
Let's be powerful together. Friend me, and even if you don't feel like friending me - just send some positive vibrations my way. I'm not too hard to please. I'm just a regular person, just like all of us here. Wish me luck, and Godspeed.
(The truth of the matter is, I'm very claustrophobic - I hate laying down inside that MRI tube, listening to a bunch of clacking noises - that are truly unnerving, to say the least… I'm also afraid of what I will find out. With a lot of love, I think I'll be okay.)
Next Discussion: Program »