Friday, February 3, 2012

About My Doctors Appointment

Hello my friends, how are you?  Praying you are all doing well, and looking forward to your weekend. I was going to make a video for my blog today, but the memory card on my camera is full. So, when Eddie gets home from work today, we are going shopping, and I am getting a new memory card for my camera. Look for a new video on my blog tomorrow.  Yesterday was my doctor appointment with my primary care doctor.  I had not been feeling well this week, hurting in my lower back, peeing alot, and hurting in my stomach. She tested my urine, and I have a very bad urinary tract infection.  Also, in testing my urine, it showed that I was spilling ketones, and alot of glucose.  My blood sugar was 542, and my blood pressure was 162 over 108. She is very concerned about all of that. She changed my blood pressure medcine from 50 mg, to 100mg.  Also changed my insulins, she increased my dose.  It was my high blood sugars that caused my stroke.  She tested my legs, and arms. I am totally numb in my left leg, from the knee down. I am totally numb in my left arm, from the elbow down.  My right leg and arm are fine. She said it will probably stay this way, but that is ok with me. I am thankful to be alive, and I can still walk, talk, and praise God.  She showed me a picture from my most recent MRI. I saw where the 100% blocked artery is, where I had my stroke, where it is swelling, and where the damage from the stroke is. I saw this one area, and asked her, what is that?  She said, it was scar tissue caused from my stroke. I said, will it eventually go away?  She said no, that when I had my stroke, it caused brain cells to die, and the scar tissue covered over that area. The scar tissue will not go away, and the brain cells cannot grow back. How sad, heartbreaking news to me.  But, I will survive, God is with me. He saved my life, that is the most important thing. Thank You Father God.

16 comments:

Saleslady371 said...

I'm sad to read this report, dear friend. I'm agreeing with you in prayer and may the Lord heal you fast!

Love you bunches!
Mary

rcubes said...

I always pray that no matter how tough the road you are walking on, may you be reminded precious sister that He is always there for us...We serve God Who is able so I always will pray for your physical healing. Blessings and love to you.

Pam said...

When my cousin had brain surgery we were told that when brain cells are damaged others take over. Praying for God's grace to cover you, Denise, and to bring you the healing you need.
Blessings!
Pam

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry about all this, Denise. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We will keep trusting the Lord! Love and Hugs ~

Godsgalnj said...

Wow that's such hard news to hear. But you are strong and that is so encouraging. Stay strong, dear Denise!

Laurie Collett said...

I'm praying for your healing and complete recovery, as healthy parts of your brain take over the function of those cells affected by the scar tissue.
Love and prayers,
Laurie

Laurie Collett said...

I'm praying for complete healing and recovery as healthy parts of your brain take over the function of the cells affected by scar tissue.
Love and prayers,
Laurie

Donetta said...

Hi Sis
Long time, sorry for that..
News is so intense to hear, that intensity replaced now in grieving the loss. Life that is the gift in it all yes. It is good to see your embracing it.
Your bones must be a challenge however to carry around. I hope that your heart stay strong.
Loving you

Karen said...

Thinking about you today and praying that you will have perfect Peace.

Karen said...

That's right...He saved your life because He has a purpose and a plan...and I am so thankful to be a recipient of the blessing of YOU....

From the Heart said...

Will be praying for you. Will be going home tomorrow. Will write more then.
Love you,
AE

Sue said...

praying for you, dear Friend,
Love,
Sue

Rebecca said...

It appears that you didn't let the hard facts stop you from praising God. That is such a testimony to me, Denise. I believe God will continue to give you words & health enough to accomplish His purpose - the primary one being HIS GLORY!

I'll look forward to the video.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Thank God you've got hope & healing in the Lord. I pray you continue to gain in strength & mobility AND one day prove the doctors wrong. Through it all, I pray you have great peace & a sense of well-being.

Hugs,
Kathleen

Ika Devita Susanti said...

Oh sister, I'll pray for you.

Hugs,

Annesphamily said...

God is good to you Denise! He loves you and knows how much you serve Him. I have always loved knowing you here and I know you had such a tough time this past year with your health. I pray God gives you many wonderful pain free days. You are such a dear. Blessings, Anne