My Health Scare

I come to you tonight asking for your prayers. So far 2018 hasn’t been to good for me in terms of my health.

Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with the flu. A couple of days after I recovered I noticed my left thumb and index finger were numb. And it was a constant numbness that never went away. Each day after that another body part, on my left side, went numb, working its was up my arm then down my body. In a span of 4 days my whole left side was numb (from my fingers all the way to my toes). Now, two weeks later, some of my right side is going numb. My left arm, hand, and fingers are the worst; I’ve lost most of my fine motor skills and have decrease strength in my left hand.

I’ve had several tests run, 1 neck X-ray, 1 CT, 3 MRIs, and lots of blood work. My MRIs show a spot on my spinal cord (located at my C-2). Tomorrow I will have a lumbar procedure. And on Friday I will start an iv steroid transfusion (I’ll do it Monday and Tuesday as well.)

I’m not sharing all of this because I want people to diagnose me. My doctors are working very hard to figure out what is wrong with me. It could take up to 2 weeks to get all my tests results back. I will keep you posted on my diagnosis.

I’m sharing this because I need your prayers, specifically that the lumbar procedure goes well tomorrow and that the steroid infusion improves my symptoms. We are nervous and scared, please pray for peace of mind. Please pray for total healing of my body.

Steven has been by my side throughout this whole process. I’m so blessed to have such a loving and supportive husband. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him.

And we are so grateful to our wonderful “village” who stop what they’re doing to help us with the kids. Thank you Mom, Teresa, Tom, Marty, Sheila, Kayla, and Kristian. And thank you to everyone who has been praying for me; please keep them coming.

Be blessed,

Michelle

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26 Replies to “My Health Scare”

  1. Michelle and Steven, I’m stopping right now to lift you up before the Master Healer and to the One who brings peace in the midst of the storm.

  2. Prayers for complete healing and calm all anxiety. For the God who spoke the Universe into being will heal you and already knows what is going on in your body. He sends the right Doctors to take care of you and angels to sit beside you thru this.

  3. Praying for you! I know you are not asking for a diagnoses; but I wanted to share my experience with you. This past October, I had the same symptoms. I got so freaked out I went to the ER. There they did an x-ray and gave me morphine for pain. The x-ray showed I have “degenerative disc disease” in my neck. The morphine helped the pain; but I still had the numbness in my left arm and hand. A few days after the ER visit I started to get these twinges in my arm that felt like someone was shocking me. Certain movements would cause it. I described them to a coworker who suggested I visit a chiropractor. I made an appointment for later in the week. She adjusted my spine and massaged my neck/shoulder area…did this for 3 visits. The symptoms lessened after each visit…after the third visit they were completely gone. Maybe that would help you…

  4. Michelle, just because I’m not in the same town as you, please remember I will be praying every day for God to bless you and remove the problems you are having. I love you and your beautiful family. Wava

  5. Praying for you and Steven and all your family and for the doctors to find out what is causing this. May God bless you with healing!

  6. I’ve stopped and prayed for you several times throughout the day! Praying for the doctors to have wisdom and for you to have a peace that can only come from above!

  7. We are Lifting Prayers in Jesus Name for you sweetheart and your Dear Family!!! May God Bless You Today and Everyday Yet to come! & May He equipped The Drs to find out what’s going on, Much Love to You, Steven & All the kiddos ~ Peace and Strength Be with You!

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