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Friday, February 25, 2011

Over the river and through the woods...

to another doctor's appointment I go....blah!

Went in today to see my neurosurgeon Dr. Balousek and have an MRI. Having an MRI done is not something I'm scared of. As I told the guy today, it's actually the most relaxing time I'll have all day - I have an almost two year old at home. Forty minutes to lay down with no interruptions?! Yes, please!

No change since my last MRI which is good news. The tumor hasn't grown back at all. My spinal cord still looks almost exactly the same as it did in June 2009, post-surgery. It's not severed, but very, very thin at the spot where the tumor was pressing up against it. We are still sticking to the every two year schedule with MRIs.

Lately I have been noticing more progress which I love to see! Last night when I was standing in my RGOs I could actually feel my lower back muscles working to help stabilize me, which is something I don't think I've felt before. My sensation in my left leg is improving - I know this because I can't handle as much electrical stimulation as I used to be able to. I've also noted lately that some hill climbs have been a little easier for me, and I am attributing this my core muscles which are actually helping me instead of relying solely on my arms. Progress is good and so is God!

4 comments:

The Ames Family said...

Woo Hoo! LOVE progress!!! Keep goin' lady!

bob said...

This is wonderful news Beka! Don't quit pushing!

e said...

We're glad you are making progress! Thanks for the update.

Colby said...

Such good news Beka! Keep it up a little at a time.