UPDATE- Thursday, June 5: Mom took steroids today and already her back doesn't hurt at all most of the time. "Only if I twist do I sometimes get a little twinge," she told me just now. She's sooo excited. She can stand now. "I feel really strong in the morning and can take steps. At the end of the day after therapy I am tired so not as strong." We're told it's possible she can be released within a week if the changes experienced today continue, for she's moving around amazingly. She can get out of bed, get into her chair, and more. We're all giddy with happiness for our mom. Wednesday is the doctor's appointment that will tell us the results of the bone scan and what we can expect from then on out. Surgery may be needed for some potential disc trouble, but we are told if it necessary it will be minor. Praise God! Thanks to all of you faithful friends who send prayers and good wishes out for us all. I'll keep you posted here until Mom is home safe and sound and happy. There are still things that could go awry - as in all of life. For now, though, I am rolling around in this good news! Yippee!
P.S. The photo is of my two daughters, my dad, and my oldest sister, for those who may wonder.
Early MRI results on Mom's tests are showing a possible crushed disc or two in her lower back, where the pain has centered for a month. The bone scan results have not been shared with us yet. June 11th is the doctor appointment.
But we want to know now.
It looks like it's nothing terribly serious and something potentially fixable.
Mom looks better than I've seen her in a long time. Dad looks rested, though he still cannot completely relax. He's trying, though and that makes a world of difference.
After spending an entire enjoyable day with my sister, my dad, my daughters, and my mom (poor Dad, huh, all those females!) at the hospital Monday helping Mom prepare for tests, waiting for tests, and helping Dad find places to rest his head, the girls and I are happy to be home.
It's quiet today. First time in a month. The phone isn't ringing much. I fell asleep. For three hours. It's like I am able to breath again, as though my mind, my emotions, and my spirit have calmed enough to let my body rest.