UPDATE: Things have been very hectic this last week I've been in and out of the hospital twice and a lot more medical expenses and on top of everything my family is now without a working vehicle. It seems sometimes when it rains, it pours. I had a severe allergic reaction to lidoderm patches for nerve pain in my back which caused blisters and rash etc all over my back and shoulder went to a walk in clinic and they gave me a combo of 2 steriods in a shot...which I then had a severe allergic reaction to the shot and was sent to the ER, if that wasn't bad enough what I was not warned about was that the shot would also negatively affect my blood sugars, and they knew I was a diabetic. And since the shot is long lasting it will be in my system for months, I've since had to go to the hospital again, they wanted to admit me the first time if they couldn't get the blood sugars under control but since they did get it to lower to a more reasonable number and knew I had insulin at home they'd released me, but the insulin I had at home ended up not working and ended up back in the hospital with critical blood sugar numbers, they have since switched me to a different type of insulin, but even with taking twice the dosage it has been a struggle my numbers have consistantly been running in the 300's and 400's (for those that aren't aware normal is between 80-100) so far no signs of DKA or Ketones, but I have to keep close eye on things and consistantly take more insulin to keep the numbers from going any higher. I will be so glad when that steriod shot is out of my system and things can return to a more normal level. Had to reschedule my 2nd sleep study at the hospital since we broke down on the interstate ramp on the way to the hospital on Tues night. Not sure when we will be able to afford to have the car up and going again, but hopefully before my Neurologist appointment on Dec 4th. A friend of mine on facebook is doing an online Jamberry nail party to help support my cause on gofundme, a portion of all sales will be sent to my gofundme account to help me with medical expenses and the spine treatments I need. If anyone is interested it could be a great Christmas gift for a friend or loved one, while helping out a good cause at the same time. Here is the link for the page she has set up for me for the party www.facebook.com/groups/151023…
Thank you to all my friends and fans that have stuck by me throughout all of this. Love and Light, God Bless.
It's been quite a while since I've updated my journal, so I figure now is as good of a time as any. I have been doing better in some regards since I had surgery last year, but still dealing with the other health problems. I recently had a new MRI and found out some not so great news. I have left paracentral disc extrustion at T8-9 that is causing a mass effect on my thecal sac and left anterolateral cord, the nucleus material is leaking into my left-central portion of my spinal column and causing compression, which is causing extreme pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness, and bladder and bowel incontenence. I also have disc desiccation at L4-5 and facet arthropathy, and reversal of the normal cervical lordosis. All of these together put me in extreme pain on a daily basis, there are many things I can no longer do for myself without assistance. There are many days I do good to even walk around, many times hunched over and stumbling to keep my balance. The compressed nerves also cause my legs to give out at times where I fall to the floor. Plus the degenerative disc disease and spodylosis which we already knew about. Things have been quite hard pain wise, and financially. I've started a gofundme account to try to get help to go toward the medical expenses my insurance won't cover for the treatments my specialist is suggesting and to get an aide that can help with the things I'm no longer able to do for myself, etc. If any of you feel so inclinded to help I thank you immensely and even if you can't, sharing the word will help to. Thank you to all my loyal friends and fans that have stuck by me over the years, even when I haven't been able to create as much art as I'd like to. Love and Light to all of you. God Bless.
Link to my Gofundme: www.gofundme.com/h3jsv4