Hello there friends...
I hope you are well and enjoying a better summer than we Brits are.
I'm sorry that I don't have anything crafty to share with you but you have been wondering where I am and what's happening so I thought I'd pop in with an update.It's been a full on time with hospital appointments for weeks, both for my eyes and my spine problems and hubby has also had his fare share too.
I did get my Iridotomy on both eyes and earlier than expected as the pressure shot up again. So there have been regular visits to the eye hospital. It didn't go as smoothly as we hoped but I'm doing okay now and I have a few weeks reprieve before I go back there.
The day after my iridotomy I had an appointment at different hospital to see my spine consultant which resulted in him referring me to another consultant who is a top specialist in cervical spine problems and I got to see him within a couple of days.
Since then I've been tested for this and that, prodded and poked, had electric impulses fired through my arms and hands... You name it! I'm regularly visiting 3 different hospitals and to be honest, it exhausting.
The next step will be a consultation with a team from the Neuro centre to see whether or not they will operate and whether I'm prepared to have the operation. I knew the risks when I had my lower spine surgery but had no hesitation as I had no quality of life at the time, but with this operation the stakes are high. Because the stenosis has affected all my neck discs, they aren't confident that removing one won't destabilize all of them and the eye problem increases the risk of blindness not to mention complete paralysis.
It's been and still is an anxious period. I honestly don't know what route to take and no one can say how quick the progression of this disease will be....sigh.
I've had no inclination to pull out my paints though I have perservered with sewing to the best of my ability. I even considered closing my blog... I'm just so indecisive right now - But I am staying positive and hoping this mist in my head will clear and I will be guided in the right direction.
I know you are all pulling for me and I really appreciate every prayer, thought and message not to mention the cards I've received. Thank you...
Stay well and safe my friends
~ Ros ~