Monday, October 15, 2007

Week in review

Things have been so crazy lately - that my blog has suffered a little. I wanted to give an update on a few things...

Math Class...
Things with the math class are continuing to go well - I have roughly a 100 average - and I say roughly because it's actually higher. There have been a couple of assignments that were worth 108 points which brings the average over the typical 100%. John and I are really please with the progress. My mid-term is this weekend, and from there I'll only have two chapters to complete before the final during the first week of December. I can't wait to finish this up and be able to move forward with applying to the school districts again.

Tingling & Numbness in arms & legs...
Things with my testing so far have gone well. I had an ultrasound on my veins, and nothing major was there to report. I went to the neurologist to get her opinion and will be having a test on Thursday morning to see if I might have carpel tunnel syndrome in my hands. The test is called an EMG - basically they test the electrical reactions of your nerves and muscles by pricking you in different places. (YUCK!) The neurologist wanted to also send me for a MRI of my spine and my brain to rule out the possibility of me being in the early stages of MS. She didn't really think it was anything to worry about, but wanted to rule it out completely. She didn't have much good news in terms of my legs - she didn't see any neuropothy from the diabetes, and said that there isn't much that can be done about it.

Weight Loss Surgery
The news from John's company hasn't been good - so we've had to come around to plan B. For now, we are going to get a loan from a family member to pay for me to have the surgery. (Dave Ramsey... this is to save my life...) It is a very open ended type of loan, and I've come up with several options on how it can be paid off... anyway... I've got an appointment with my new surgeon on Friday morning to find out what the next steps are, and we'll go from there. John's plan is to go back on Medifast - those that remember us doing that - it's shakes and soups. He has a very strong will, and will be successful with that program. Since I won't be eating - there won't be temptation for him, and vice versa.

The reason we're pushing forward with the surgery for me is for a couple of reasons:
1) This will help get me off of all my medications for diabetes and blood pressure
2) This will cure the diabetes problem so that I can carry a child in the next 18-24 months

Please continue to pray for us, and I will keep everyone updated with the progress of how things are going.