Second of all, my mood is up and down with my back problems. I still do not have answers. I am putting off an MRI because of the expense of it. I transferred chiropractic care and we have had 3 adjustments. Slowly things were improving with combined use of an acupuncturist. Now, I am not sure I am sold on acupuncture but hey, I'm willing to try it. Well, I did not go 2 times this week like I was and my back is getting worse again. I will be having x-rays on Monday. My new chiropractor thought too that I have jammed facet joints but if it is still not improving he wants to of course know why not. 3 possibilities are out there right now: jammed facet joints, thoracic degeneration, or a cyst or tumor in my spine. He did not originally think cyst or tumor because I do not have any other symptoms that would 'jive' with that theory. However, if I have thoracic degeneration (very uncommon) it sounds as though pain management is the best hope for me.
Needless to say, I am down in the dumps over this. I am 31, what if my back will always be like this? I am going from no back problems to this forever? The best part of the last week was the improvement. I was feeling so much better, but that is not the case tonight :( In fact, it tends to take over my whole being and I just want answers. Why do answers have to cost so much? We get them, and then it costs money to do something with them. Money and time, both are something I do not like to just hand over. Poor me right? I am going to get to bed and pray. However, I feel frustrated that I have to pray for acceptance. Again. Without sounding whiny, I just want a break. I don't want to have to deal with something serious. Down syndrome is not the only thing I have had to 'deal' with. It has been a tough past few years. Of course great, but tough. I just want the great/good for a while. Okay, I will stop whining now. Here are some pics to brighten the mood.
Me and Aunt Pat
This is large and I don't want to take time to re-size, so enjoy the life-size Calvin reaching out to get you! He is reaching for most things now, including the broccoli on my plate!
"Evan, bed-time is in 10 minutes."
Katie, yes, you need glasses. Mom and Chrissy and Katie all have a similar expression...watching the Super Bowl.