The situation is worsening. Trying to be positive.

I am positive that I am scared. Things with the spine are scary enough. The orthopedic dr took one look at the tests he had in hand and immediately ordered and had pre-authorized the cervical MRI. I went from no surgery yet to very possibly having to have surgery.

My EMG nerve test showed at least one nerve had no feeling when pricked. My Lumbar MRI showed all but one disc in the lower spine had no cushioning left whatsoever. And more are already in that condition in my thoracic and cervical spine from the last tests 7 years ago.

I also have spinal stenosis. Narrowing of the spinal area and less room for the cord itself to go through causing more pinched areas.

The last time I was there he said I was not a candidate for surgery and now all of a sudden it is a really strong possibility.

I’m scared. I just read up on the surgery. They use anesthesia and intubation. I freak out when something is forced down my throat and I am awake. They better hope that the anesthesia works or they will have a crazy woman on their hands.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).

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