Hi deffie. The good news is that I have a surgery date scheduled and no follow up surgery is planned. Yay!
The bad news is that it’s a long wait, but I am on a waiting list if there are cancellations.
The other good news is that symptoms get better when I eat proteins. I was having trouble in church on Sunday. The doctor is reducing the medication gradually and during Mass, the tingling was very bad. I’d had cereal over 2 hours beforehand btw.
Well after church, we went out to brunch and on a whim, I ordered a greek omelet (spinach, onions, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese). I hesitated because it was so big, but a) I ate the whole thing and b) I felt great afterwards.
Another friend whose mother had had a tumor said that something similar happened with her mom about needing different nutrients to feel better, so maybe it’s not so crazy after all (LOL although the nurse is scratching her head about it).
Meanwhile, my goal is to continue to recover as much as possible and hope and pray for an earlier surgery date (wherein none of the participants feel rushed). I managed a full hour’s gentle walk with Dad yesterday and will try to work some exercise each day.
Today’s outing will be lunch with friends from the Senior Center and then a quick trip to the hardware store with Dad for a few, very small, low stress but necessary projects (not to be done today).
Perhaps the proteins keep your blood sugar evened out better than cereals do and the glucose has an impact on your nerves and nerve endings?
Regardless, I’m glad the protein helped and as they say “Whatever Works!”
Thank you so much for keeping us informed. Prayers continue...
I'm sure that every Snowflake thinks of you daily and keeps you in their prayers.
I always feel better after a high protein meal (MS). Who knows why.
A day that includes a visit to the hardware store is an ok day in my book S/L, especially if the project can be put off for another day.
BTW, I lunch with a senior every day...as does she. 8)