Monday, November 3, 2008

The dawn

Updated from below:

The EMG/NCV did NOT hurt. It was just freaky. I have some small information that I will share once some more tests have been done...yes, more...tomorrow.

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The still and dark of the morning time forces me to think. Today is the EMG/NCV (basically a muscle and nerve test). This test is performed with needles and electrical currents and absolutely no anesthesia or pain killers (although I will be taking ibuprofein, tylenol and aleve before leaving the house, haha). Sound fun yet?


But it isn't the test I am concerned about. It's after the test. What is he going to say?

I have become quite gimpy in my left leg....in other words, no more sexy walking these days :) I start out the day just fine and then wham! My knee feels like it's made out of jello and my leg is a cooked noodle. They don't look much better than that either :(

Thankfully, while I do have the muscle twitches (fasisculations) all over and cramps in both legs my right leg is helping to do the walking.

I received two ideas from people last week that I intend to implement: 1. try to remain as positive as possible (that would be my husband) and 2. from my friend Sherry: "we don't have to accept a negative diagnosis". Both things that were said were not taken really well by me at first. As a matter of fact I believe I said something along the lines of "These are MY LEGS giving OUT...not yours!!" but now I am actually thinking that they are right. I have a lot of things to do in this world and I will not accept gimpy legs!

So there we have it. I am going to be positive AND I won't accept anything but hopefulness.

I hope your Monday is wonderful and I plan to come back later and do Not Me Monday! if MckMama is up to it.

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

I will be praying for you today Jennifer! I hope you get some answers and a treatable diagnosis!

Robyn said...

Jennifer,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and more importantly, thank you for your prayers for our family! SMA is a scarey road, that much I know for sure, but we have an amazing God, I know that too!! If you're interested, you can link to my nephew's CaringBridge site from my blog as well. I will link your blog so I can stay updated, and be praying for you as you undergo further testing and await a diagnosis.

Blessings,
Robyn

PS - I love the title of your blog!

Candi said...

I had to do that test. Not fun :( Smarts like the dickens! Right there with you.

A Look Into Our Lives said...

I'm sorry to hear about the issues with your legs! Rich had an EMG test a couple times...and I was there and it is freaky to see that needle go all the way into the muscle! I'm very glad it didn't hurt you!
Praying that the results are good and will give you some definite, treatable answers!
Thanks for YOUR continued prayers for my husband!
God Bless,
Hilary