Monday, June 26, 2017

Mayo Trip

Dave and I took the long drive  across Wisconsin to the Mayo Clinic for another check up. Poor guy. He always does fine until we get close to Rochester. Then he starts having some bad feelings about everything remembering his surgeries and all the pain he had. He told a friend that he loves the Mayo Clinic, but he hates going there. I don't blame him after what he went through.

Here is the quick result: Dave's tests and exams were all clear. Praise God.

We got some answers on his neck too. For a few months Dave has been having seizures in is neck that are very painful. He described it as being hit with a Taser or stun gun.  The pain locks up his neck and jaw. The first time I saw it happen he was on his knees with tears in his eyes.

Dave was describing it to is head surgeon when they started his telescope exam. Right as the doctor was prying his mouth open wider he had one of his seizures. The doctors said it was scar tissue pinching or twisting the nerves in is neck and something that he will just need to live with. They want him to keep doing his therapy exercises and massage his neck which will all help but it is something he will have for the rest of his life. Poor guy.

 Pain means you're alive

The good news is that he's had a lot of them now so he knows what to do and he can fight through the pain to keep control. It's hard to watch him go through it but, they are over pretty quickly.

More blood tests and exams next week then we hope to get clear results and put this round of exams and tests behind us.

On a side note his Dr(awesome humbling guy) checked my neck nodules out as well while we were there and he agrees with everything we are doing.  More on that later.

Thanks for all the love and support.