Posted by: thedianestory | December 6, 2008

Update after Doctor’s Appt.

Another "Fun" Pic!
Another “Fun” Pic!

Kaitlyn…Do you notice your blanket you made me? I put it on the floor to sit on it while I opened presents!

Back to the update….
I went to the doctor, my pain specialist who did my surgery, today, December 5, 2008. I told him that the procedure had helped for about eight days but that the pain was pretty much back again. He said that while eight days is not a long time, it shows that the procedure did help and has opened up the nerve pathways. He said there are two options. One is to go in and do the same procedure again, as it sometimes takes having this done a few times to gain longer term pain relief, or there is a bit more in depth procedure using probes instead of needles, along with heating the probes to retrain the nerves and tell them to behave. He does not want to do the more in-depth procedure right now because first he would want to repeat the surgery I just had again. Then he asked me what I thought.
I told him that I understood the options and that I would be fine having to have the procedure again at some point, but that I just returned to work and that I can’t risk being out again and jeopardizing my job. He said he totally understood that and was willing to fill my pain medication until I was ready to have the procedure done again. He said as long as I felt like I could get through life and fuction with the pain meds for now, then he is okay with that and it is up to me when we go back in to surgery.
So for now, pray that my body can function with the helps of medicine. Continue to pray for healing. I still know that God can heal me if he so chooses. Please pray for strength as I continue trying to get back to work. This has been a very trying week for me and my strength is wearing down already. Thank you everyone who continues to check on me and pray for me and supports me. You all mean a great deal to me.


  1. Well that answers my question on my last voice mail…Sorry I haven’t called in a while. We had the family for Thanksgiving and then Ethan got sick and now I’m even sicker than he is. What’s up with that? Aren’t I as an adult supposed to have a better immune system than him? You’ll have to read my blog.

    I will, as always, pray for healing and for your body to get you through all life demands of it. At least he isn’t throwing his arms up in the air and giving up, he still has hope and so should you. God and modern medicine can still heal you! You and Nate just have some thinking and planning to do. Love you! Thanks for the update!

  2. I know your situation totally sucks, but its nice to see a glimmer of hope. You and I are in the “waiting for surgery again” party togther. At least you can take pain meds. Yes, I know your pain is worse. Mine just blows in the cold, wet weather and when I try to do any walking or stairs. I can’t take anything stronger than Ibuprofen or Tylenol for my knee….it all passes into my booby mook. So I’ve made the decision that I’d rather breastfeed Isabella safely and be in pain daily from my lameo knee than have a drugged baby….or one on formula at this point. Ok that was my vent. Love you!!!

  3. 🙂 I did notice! I’m glad you are using it and like it! It took a long time to make! I miss you so so much. I am praying for you, as always. Your trust in God amazes me sometimes, gives me a reason to keep going. I love you, more than you know!

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