Monday, July 21, 2008

An Update....

before I was able to write the original post! My plan was to come into work this morning and type this...
~PRAYER REQUEST~
My 27 year old cousin Jenni, (who is more like a sister to me than a cousin!)


has been having some difficulty with numbness on the left side of her body and being real dizzy for the past 2 weeks! Last week she went to see a neurologist and had several different tests run to check for MS (multiple sclerosis) Mini-Strokes, Brain Tumor, or pinched nerves...All of which sound not-so-good! She had an EEG, MRI, and a muscle test to see if her muscles were reacting to an electronic stimulus (basically she got SHOCKED to death...) Anyhow...this morning she was going back to the neurologist for the results of all of these tests at 8:15! If any of you know our family, we have had our fair share of heart ache and difficulty over the past 3 years (and we know that everybody has their fair share of heart ache!) First my aunt (her momma) got diagnosed with ovarian cancer (she is now doing great, just dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and the effects that chemo can have on your body!), one year later my uncle (her daddy) had just finished seminary school and was in Greenville, MS starting up "Hope House" a ministry for one of the poorest cites in Ms. While he was worshipping at a Christmas Cantata on Dec. 10th 2006 (in Greenville) He had a Massive Heart Attack and passed away immediately (One minute he was singing, I stand in awe of you, the next minute, her literally was...Standing in awe on HIM!) and now for her to have to go through this extensive testing for what seemed like some very heavy duty health problems, it was stressin us out a little... I mean, God only gives you enough for you to handle, but sometimes I wonder!
So I get to work at approx 8:15 this morning and didn't even have time to write all that out before I get a call from her that said...

"THERE IS NO NEUROLOGICAL EVIDENCE THAT ANYTHING IS WRONG WITH HER...SHE IS NORMAL!" (well, I'm not so sure about NORMAL! but she is going to be OKAY! PRAISE THE LORD!!! There was slight evidence that she was having mini-strokes on the left side of her brain (which would affect the right side of her body, which has been completely fine...my aunt also has a blood clotting disorder:( But the report that he got back never mentioned anything about the mini strokes. The neurologist placed her on an aspirin a day and said that she was OKAY! I am soooo relieved that she is going to be okay...I'm not sure that I could've handled something major (of course I could have, because Jesus will help us through anything! but I am certainly glad that her report can back negative!) So now we are thinking that she may have a bulging disk or something that may be causing her to have these numbing/ dizzy spells. So I guess our prayer now is that we can find out the cause of that and it be fixed before she goes crazy...It is wearing her out to compensate for her left side not working properly! (esp. with her being a hair stylist...but not to worry, even with the numbness, she is still the BEST hair stylist out there...Let me know if you need a good one! :) SO continue to pray for her as we continue to investigate the issue, but we are grateful that she has been cleared through the neurologist!!!! YAY!

6 comments:

Amy said...

So glad that is it nothing serious!! I will continue to keep her in my prayers; bulging discs aren't fun (my sis has several...nursing for a million years will do that), but it is a MUCH better diagnosis than the alternative was! :) Hope Jenni can make it to a GNO soon; we miss her!

kerenmelissa said...

What a blessing!!

Misty LaDean said...

God is good...

Anonymous said...

Good news about Jenni... I mean, She can't continue to make me cute with just one working side!

Lub- Krusty

Shannon said...

Or nursing for 9 years will do it too, been there. But I am so glad she is "normal", or as normal as she can be for being related to you, hehe.

Wendy said...

Yay for Jenni!!!! I am so glad she got a good report!!!!!!!