Another Health update for timeline purposes
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Granddaughter had her MRI. There has been no more bleeding from the bubble on the vessel in her brain, but there is some brain damage. Too early to tell much. No one is pushing her to do anything that causes much anxiety including school as they don't want to set that bubble off again or any of the other bubbles on the AVM. Now we wait to hear from Gamma procedure doctor. Hoping sooner than later. We need to get that AVM out of there so she can go back to a normal life.
I received a tens unit last week just in time to go off all blood thinner type medications for the epidural and then also twist and pop something in my lower back. It has been a super painful week spent mostly icing and using the TENS unit to keep from wimpering. The good news is that the epidural seems to be working immediately. Not sure if it is the novocaine or steroid, but I feel like a new person. Kind of like the first spring day after a long winter.
I did contact the nuerosurgeon about the surgery and they still have me on hold. This epidural was the temporary fix. I am truly grateful for the wonderful team at Kaiser who took such good care of me.