Good News, Sort of

Several doctors came by today, including the main doc in charge of my treatment. I am not using their names because Duke has a social media policy that protects the privacy of their staff, which I understand.

The good news is that this appears to be a peripheral nervous system disorder, not a central nervous system problem. That’s good because the PNS has more ability to repair itself than the CNS. Tomorrow I have an EMG which is a conductivity test. The doctors believe this will tell them a lot. Also we’re waiting on blood work from California and the Mayo Clinic. So I’ll be here a few more days before we know exactly what the deal is.

The not so good news is that my right leg is much weaker today, and my left is following it. Even with my walker, walking is much more difficult. If this continues I will not be walking  on my own soon. However I have lost 16 pounds, so its not all bad!

So many of you have asked about specific things like Guillane-barre and lyme disease. They are checking both plus lots of other possibilities. So keep on praying please.  We’re doing fine, and our confidence is in God’s goodness and mercy.

5 thoughts on “Good News, Sort of”

  1. Still praying for answers but most of all for complete healing. Jesse and I will be at Duke Wed. for his follow up appt. so if you all need anything, let me know….

  2. Chuck, great message from Cliff Hudgins this morning and we prayed for you, especially for Debbie caring for you, and it was really good to be with family again. You both are on my mind, and in my prayers.
    My thoughts go to all the times you helped me, and the girls through the years, (even playing 007 when that became necessary!) and my feelings of helplessness were eased by Cliff’s words, and this verse from 2 Timothy.

    “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

    Rest assured, my dear friends, we are faning the flames. Love you both.

  3. God be with you and bless you and your family and your church during these difficult days.

    Sid Rodriguez

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