View Full Version : What are your New Year's resolutions
How about it? Start exercising and lose weight? Learn a new skill? Get a new job? Read more books? Drink more beer? Don't believe in them?
I generally fail at making resolutions, so I stopped making them.
01-04-2010, 08:00 AM
Not a resolution per se, but I'd sure like to regain the use of my legs. I'm starting my second week of being laid up in the hospital. During our drive back from Florida (Dec. 26-27) I starting having numbness in my butt and the back of my legs. After we arrived home at 4:15am on Dec 27, I got a few hours sleep then did some researching on my symptoms. Several sites said if there was numbness that specifically matched mine to seek immediate medical attention, so I drove myself on into the emergency room and ended up being admitted. On Monday afternoon the numbness spread from the back of my legs into the thighs, knees, etc., so that the legs are almost completely numb. I don't get any kind of feedback from what the muscles are doing (for example, if I raise my knee up while I am sitting, it just feels like the leg is floating). I've had all kinds of different specialists (neurologists, immunologists, infections disease specialist, reumatologists). I was given a heavy-duty intravenous steroid for the first six nights I was here. I've had MRIs from the tip of my spine to the top of my brain. I also had the pleasure of undergoing a spinal tap. They were ready to start on plasmapheresis treatment (similar to dialysis, but where they separate the plasma and remove the antibodies) in case this is an autoimmune situation, but my symptoms had been stable for several days so they put it on hold.
Yesterday I could sense an incremental improvement in the lower part of my right leg, so I'm hoping that things are finally making a turn for the better, but no idea how long it's going to take.
01-04-2010, 08:05 AM
holy crap! hope you get better soon Markel! I just saw something on discovery health about someone who had died after driving from california to disneyworld. good thing you went to the hospital. prayers are with you.
01-04-2010, 12:23 PM
I fail at keeping my resolutions...but if I were to make them...they'd be the same old ones that never get done. Lose weight and start building a savings account.
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