Saturday, May 21, 2011

Step On A Crack..

Thank all of you for your concern and I wasn't in a car accident or anything. It can happen without warning Compression Fracture of a Vertabrae. I was looking to try to figure out how long it will take for the mess to heal. I've heard that surgery is not really the best way to go. I had just finished sweeping the patio last fall when I experienced the most awful pain and it has been downhill from there for a long long time. I still hurt a great deal, but am able to walk some without the walker.

A couple of docs told me it might be a parathyroid adenoma, a non malignant tumor of the parathyroid gland. I went through a bunch of unreal tests last Tuesday that showed some small black areas. I sent an email to all my kids and cousins. It is a cartoon so as not to overly alarm them. Parathyroid Symptoms. I haven't made up my mind about what to do, but am sort of leaning in the direction of nothing right now.

I cannot tell you how much I love my husband these days and what a wonderful man he is to take me to all the appointments (I don't drive anymore because of the pain meds), he helps me with a shower, and getting dressed. He is a super guy. I knew that, but he really has come through during this time.


  1. I am sorry Amber , as you say it can happen anytime to anyone. back in 1987 I was making a bed I reached out and slipped a vertabrae.
    After much treatment and test In 1989 I had surgery. I can walk now but still have a weakness.
    I hope you all the best and with the support of your family you are not alone, also with your blogger friends there is always someone here .

  2. I was reaching over a counter top when I slipped a disc in my back. Fortunately nor surgery and after 6 weeks flat on my back I did recover.
    Sending healing thoughts ande prayers.

  3. I'm so glad you have him to help you. You're in my prayers.

  4. I think I have already commented so will not re-write, although it may have vanished into outer space.

    If there is NOT a comment from me how I saved my parathyroids, let me know. If you have not seen an endocrinologist, consider it.

  5. Hi Amber! Wow, sorry to hear you are having this trouble. Any kind of back pain is real and persistent. Are the pain meds helping?

    Best wishes,