I saw an orthopedic specialist on Friday for my shoulder injury. He's ordered a MRI of my shoulder to see what's going on --he said that I should be able to regain the functionality of my left hand that I lost when I injured my shoulder pulling the lift straps.
He wants me to go see a spine specialist --I'm experiencing a great deal of pain in my spine that's been worsening since my car wreck. I have to go to my PCP and ask her to order a MRI of my spine so I can go see the specialist. I cannot sit or lie comfortably in any position. I haven't been resting well. Sitting in a chair (at a doctor's office, at church, anywhere) is very difficult. I was given some pain medication, but still am not resting well.
I have some other upcoming specialist appointments. I am hoping that these acute issues get taken care of/resolved soon so I can have a nice, long break from seeing doctors. I just want to coast for a while --no more tests, no more appointments --just want to use the time and energy I have doing things I enjoy (like finishing all those partially-completed projects I have, working in the garden, reading, etc.)
One cool thing: I will be helping on the Advocacy and Education/Awareness committee for my local UMDF chapter (UMDF is an international organization that offers support for patients with mitochondrial disease and their families --as well as doing advocacy to get more research funding and bring awareness of this disease). Our first committee teleconference call is this Tuesday. Such a cool opportunity God has given me to help.
Thank you for praying, friends.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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