Two New Names

May 13th 2009

For me having another medical condition seems to come as often as some woman have children! I only have one child, but have managed to have more medical conditions than anyone I know.  So now there are two more I will add to the list of names I recite when I go to the Dr. and they ask my medical history.  Its quite interesting the looks I get when I start reciting my list.

As it turned out the pain I was having in my face and jaw since my surgery over a year ago was caused by a nerve that controls those areas.  It is very sensitive to any damage-and it was most likely damaged during surgery-very easy to have happen given that the entire side of my head was exposed!  So now those sharp shooting pains are going away with treatment!  All the pain isn’t gone-but it is bearable, but I have a name for what causes it- Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Then it seems this thing that a few weeks ago the Dr. said was something not to worry too much about, a minor annoyance more than anything, has been getting progressively worse over the past couple of weeks.  Then yesterday-much worse.  You see, my hands and feet turn blue, and not a nice bright shade of blue like my eyes.  A creepy blue grey, the color they would be if you were out in the snow too long-my body is having that same reaction but the problem is there is no snow involved.  Seems there can be several underlying causes for this, none of which sound very fun to have, two of which were already ruled out, the rest of which I discovered yesterday.  So I wait for the Dr. to call me back to see what to do next.  However I do have a name for this as well-Raynauds Syndrome.

So two names to add my list.  It is getting rather long, I might have to start writing all these down for fear of forgetting which is which and calling them by their wrong name, like when a mother starts calling her children by the wrong name.  I do know one mom who has been known to call her children by their number-maybe I should start doing that-numbering my medical conditions so as not to confuse them.  Regardless of what I call them by they are all just another way my perishable body is showing signs of being just that, perishable.  I will one day be made imperishable when I inherit the Kingdom of God! (1 Cor 15:44, 1 Cor 15:50)


  1. Kelly, I’m so sorry to read about these new problems. I can only imagine how frustrated you must be. Glad to hear the treatment is helping with your face. Our prayers are with you, and with Mike and Bryan too.

    Comment by Deanna — May 16, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

  2. I know this is no where near what you are living with, but it relates so much. My life in recovery is a lot like what you described. I had to go before my licensing board, with a not-so-great advocate. It was a horrible experience. I can look back some 2 years later & remember that fear I had of those people, my equals. They have no clue about how to deal with an addict.
    Two years later, it still gives me pause. The medical director the Board uses is a recovering alcoholic, but he doesn’t attend these hearings. I don’t believe most of the Board members have a clue about the mind of an addict. None. It’s like I was talking the other day with a mutual friend (the one who calls her kids by numbers) & trying to explain the step process of relearning how to live “without the use of drugs”. It is a process, but explaining it to non-addicts isn’t always easy.
    The most important thing is that even through my active addiction, God NEVER left me. My heart was so spiritually void when I was in that state! It is so awesome to think of God carrying me when I couldn’t walk the walk. I feel I have learned so much about myself & my relationship with God. My spiritual void is disappearing. Like MLK said “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase”. And Napoleon “Victory belongs to the most perservering”. We have such a glorious Father & He is so good to us.
    I’m glad you finally have your day (one of many, I know) “in court”. I hate that you have had to use a lawyer. You are you and nobody can take that away. You may be “different”, but you are still such a great Princess Warrior. 🙂

    Comment by Shellie (baylormum) — May 29, 2009 @ 8:39 am

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