Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Good News of Sorts

This morning my neurologist woke me up with a phone call.  I was actually surprised to hear from Dr. Freedman himself.

He wanted to discuss with me the MRI and EMG testing.  As I figured when I saw him Oct or Nov it is best to delay those tests until after the pregnancy is complete.  He said because there is no testing records on how it could harm a fetus they would rather wait.  I'm all for waiting too.

Dr. Freedman is going to put into his clinical notes that I need to have the MRI and EMG testing done after pregnancy at the new duty station.  He is thinking that I'll probably need surgery for at least the carpal tunnel if not spinal area at the back of the neck if his hunch is correct.  I asked him if physical therapy could be used instead as I really don't like the idea of surgery.  He agreed that they could try that for a while.  Again it would just be a temporary measure.

Honestly I'm afraid that with a slight slip I could be a quadriplegic.  With a newborn I'd be devastated with not being able to care for my baby.  I do realize that spinal stenosis is nothing to sneeze at when diagnosed with it but new technologies are always being developed and if my body can just wait it out maybe they can do something a bit less invasive to treat me.

In other news, I had to done a sport bra this A.M.  I have the good kind with under wires and plenty of support.  My left breast feels so much better in this bra.

I was sneezing so much this morning that I ended up giving myself a headache.

Weight is staying steady now for two days with the 0.6 pound weight gain.  I'm fine with that.  I'm still down 3.2 pounds from two weeks ago.

Nausea is still there.  Vomiting is still present mostly at night.

I'm trying to push more protein and am having troubles getting so much food into my stomach.  I had four egg whites with mozzarella cheese for breakfast again today.  For lunch I'm baking some fish for a fish sandwich.  Guess I should get into the Greek Yogurt soon which has 25 grams of protein per serving.

Still having issues getting milk into my body; darn food allergies/sensitivities.


  1. I'm glad that the doctor call you directly, that's good!

  2. Glad you're able to get some protein down!


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