So far … I am being told I have transverse myelitis. Go ahead and look it up on Wikipedia and please take note that I DO … DO have control of my bladder and my bowel — I repeat I DO have control of my bowel and my bladder.
I have the idiopathic sort (it means the idiots can’t figure out why … heeheehee).
It’s gotten a little bit worse over the past week. Hoping it doesn’t progress any further. The lesion is in my spinal cord at the c4 vertabrae, therefore, potentially everything below my chin could be paralyzed. Due to the fact that it came on quite slowly the doctors don’t think it will get much worse.
I skied today. I sucked! Due to a slight weakness on the left side of my body (thanks myelitis) I found it difficult. I was fun to get out and spend time with the kids. I figure I should get out and enjoy my legs while they still work.
Tomorrow I rest!
This is such a fun blog, eh? Come back and check on the status of my partial paralysis tomorrow.