Hey boo's so here's whats up.
At the moment I'm in between scared and excited- For those who know me well, know that I'm not in the best of shape. I've recently been diagnosed with Radiculopathy which is a form of Neuropathy or better known as Nerve damage.
I am in a fair amount of pain all the time and from time to time the nerves in my face and upper body go a tad haywire- Causing me to completely stop what I'm doing and curl up and ultimately cry my eyes out from the pain.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiculo…
information on it ^
Apparently I've had this issue for quite a while but when I got into the car accident it made my condition worse.
It sucks too cus I can just be chilling at the house and my nerves will start going nuts and theres sadly NOTHING I can do about it. Well....
That's not the point of this journal- the point is, on top of that I may have to go into surgery in the next month (Maybe even possibly sooner than that- I'm not too sure what my doctor's plan is). Since I was 5 years old I've been on Antibiotics everyday to keep UTI's and Kidney Infections at bay- I have gotten them chronically since I was 5 years old and I'm now 30. So that's 25 years of taking antibiotics on a daily basis and frankly I've had enough. I'm so sick of taking this medication I could just scream. It sickens me now- and for the longest time no one's been able to find the reason behind the infections, till HOPEFULLY now...
I"ve been actively battling a UTI- Kidney infection for the past month now- The pain was so insane I ended up going to the ER about 3 weeks ago. They did a CT scan to make sure I wasn't suffering something else and was able to find out that it was an infection- so they doped me up on pain killers (Which sucked btw)- Morphine and something else that made morphine seem like child's play- Gave me antibiotics via IV for an hour and send me home-
I went to my Urologist the next day and get put on some strong antibiotics to knock out the infection- Took it for 10 days went back this past Friday and was told the infection is still there- so he put me on something else. Then said that my left kidney is partially gone, and is so shrunken its barely active- My right kidney has doubled in size (Gotten bigger) and has basically taken over function of BOTH- Which he says is a good thing and rare in adults- I'm grateful for that- perhaps this is a sign that my body doesn't COMPLETELY Hate me.
So then he says there's a possibility that the bad kidney (Which is possibly diseased) could very well be the problem and the reason behind the chronic infections I've been having since childhood- So in about a week I go back and have a test done to find out if that's the case- if it is, he plans to remove the dead kidney to free me of the heartache its been causing me practically me entire life. If this turns out to be the issue I'll likely NEVER have to take another Antibiotic ever again.
The thought of surgery terrifies me- I hate being put under and cut open- I'm not big on medications either- I'm the type who's into natural healing. But the idea of never having to worry about another infection thrills the hell out of me- My husband and parents are also thrilled of this new development and we all are hoping this is the answer to my 25 year long problem.
If I can get this issue out of my life, I can focus on the Neurological condition that seems to plague me. It by far causes me the most pain, but its nothing compared to this to me. Kinda weird I know but I've been hoping for this day to come for a long time now-
So if you see my activity level dwindle back and forth no need to fret- its just my health seems to be a bit boo- and if I go into surgery I'm not sure of how long I'll be in the hospital or how long recovery will be- But hell, if anything it'll be worth it.
I'll be sure to keep everyone informed-
I have been working on commissions- Its great to finally have my muse back- I should be getting them done here soon- (Some of them) and posting them for you guys- Thanks again for your patience and awesomeness- it really means the world to me-
Later my lovies!