Note From The Blogger

We interrupt the posts on this blog to bring you this special note from the blogger. . .

As some of you already know I have been struggling with back issues for a very long time. I was able to manage up until about 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with sciatica. Since then, I have noticed a slow decline in my ability to be able to do things I normally do and more frequent flare ups of pain. About 2 months the pain and discomfort became much, much worse. I knew something had changed dramatically so it was time to have my back reevaluated.

I talked to my doctor and he ordered an X-ray. After seeing the results of that he ordered an MRI. That was last Friday. The doctor called me a couple of days ago and told me that the results of the MRI showed that I have Spondylolisthesis. What that means is one of the vertebrae in my spine has slipped over the one below it. He considers the slippage to be severe. The next step is for me to go to a back specialist. I’m now waiting for a call from them.

At this point, I won’t know for sure what the future holds as far as treatment options and whatnot until I see that doctor.Β  What I do know for sure is I’m not giving up blogging or putting the blog on hold like I did beforeΒ (also see this post). There will only be one change – since I’m having more difficulty walking and can’t get out and about everyday I will be fudging the rules a bit by picking photos from my archives that have never been published.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled post. . .

49 thoughts on “Note From The Blogger

  1. Pingback: Note From The Blogger | A Year In Photos

  2. Hi Jackie – I’m so sorry to hear this news. I know how strong you are and I’m sure you’ll get there. I will always be delighted by your photos – archives or new, so keep them coming! Take care and keep posting, Maxine πŸ™‚

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  3. So sorry to hear that. Keep us updated. I am certain that your back specialist will do something about this problem. Don’t be afraid of operations – my father had one 40 years ago, and my friend – two years ago. Both were as good as new after the surgery. Think positive! Hugs! xx

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  4. I join with those who wish you all the best. Though I don’t know you personally, I know just from following your posts that you are stronger than your back is weak, and it’s only a matter of time before you get back (pun intended) to where you want to be. πŸ™‚

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  5. I am sure you have very beautiful pictures in your archive, Jackie, but I wish you to be on your feet as soon as possible. I want fresh pictures and in order to do that you have to be very well. So, put the doctor to heal you or tell him that I will make him to have back pain πŸ˜€
    Be well, my dear friend!
    Hugs
    Monica

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  6. Hiya Jackie > Phew so sorry to hear about your troubles. Fingers crossed that you’ll get better sooner than later. I hope you get a good doctor who will look after you and give you the TLC you deserve. Fudge the rules big style and enjoy doing so ha ha. Take care Jackie and will be looking out for you as ever.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your back, it must be very painful. So I wish you a speedy recovery. I’ll still look forward to reading your posts. I bet you have a lot of beautiful archive photos which should be shared. All the best. Mike

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about your back problems Jackie. Things like that really sucks, but I know you’re a strong lady and you will overcome this as well. Thinking of you. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Hugs β™₯

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  9. Jackie, I am sorry to hear about your back problems and health issues and hope you get to feeling much better so you will be able to resume your normal blogging and other things you enjoy. I always enjoy your beautiful photos and info. provided for each and hope whatever treatment plan they advise will be one that will work for you. Get well, and know I will be thinking and praying for a complete recovery for you.

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  10. Wow! I’m sending lots of healing energy your way to get you right where you want to be. In the meantime, please share yourself with us and let us support you in your healing.

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  11. Jackie, so sorry to hear about your back problems, and I hope that the doctors can come up with a treatment plan that gets you feeling better and able to be out and about soon. Sending you lots of positive thoughts in the meantime!
    Susan

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  12. Any of your pictures are always good pictures, no matter when you took them. I hope that the doctor is able to give you good news, like time will heal without treatment or that there’s a treatment that’s easy on you and works well if treatment is necessary. Bless you, I’m sending you good energy.

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    • Thanks so much, Nancy! I hope so too. I trust the doctor making the referral so I feel very confident that who ever the new doctor is they will do right by me. I refuse to get all down about it – there’s no use in being negative. Positive thinking is a much better way to go. πŸ™‚

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