Wednesday, December 14, 2011

43 sticks...

Well that wasn't easy... I was supposed to be in for 5 hours... it ended up being three days and two nights. I was leaking spinal fluid... went through one lumbar puncture and 2 epidurals (while they were trying to do a blood patch) Apparently you need blood for a blood patch... I didn't have any.

In those 3 days I was stuck 43 times. The anesthesiologist couldn't even get  an IV in.

I'm now home. Resting.

Please pray my spine will heal... and the fluid would stop leaking. My headache would go away. And after this we will get our answer.

Thank you for praying.
xoxo- me


Kathleen said...

You are one strong cookie!

I'm praying that you get a diagnosis and soon, so all this poking and prodding will be behind you.

Hang in there and know that people are praying for you. Even my granddaughter shared your name for prayer at youth group at her church.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rach- Continuing to pray for sorry you are having to go through all this. Remember God has a plan for you! While you may not see that in the midst of things, he will someday show you the way and you will understand why he made you go through this valley of darkness. We love you so very much! Praying that you get answers soon. Love Aunt Diane

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Anonymous said...


I feel like I jinxed you (but neither of us believe in that) - by telling you about my spinal fluid problems.

I'm SO sorry that you had to go through that along with all the other things.

I wish there was something I could say or do to make you feel better or make it all go away but ...

I'm praying for you and so are my friends.