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In Focus

Two MRIs later, we have answers to my mysterious upper back pain.

My doctor said I have some bone growing on a vertebra in my back and it’s rubbing on other bones. She explained there isn’t much that can be done with that. It can be shaved off, but it will just grow back. The only option is a fusion, but that will be many years down the road. Basically, I have arthritis in my back with a pinched nerve. That would explain my left arm tingling and numbness in the mornings.

Thankfully, no drastic surgeries are needed, for now, just continuing physical therapy (PT). The PT is already helping and I would much rather continue that than have surgery anyway.

I wish I could say I was done with hospital visits for a while, but my mom has cataract surgery this week and two appointments I have to take her two, plus my PT appointments and my infusion. It’s going to be a hectic week!

On another note, the light show is going well. I am worried about the snow that is in the forecast. If it accumulates and doesn’t melt away, I will have to dig out the entire yard to make sure we can get to everything to take down Halloween and put up Christmas decorations when the time comes. Let’s hope it doesn’t stick around.

Donations are going well. We are up to $120.75! I was excited to see $20 the first week, but someone this week put in a $50 bill. That was totally unexpected and awesome to see. All of the donations are going to the Bertha Community Food Shelf. Thank you to all who have donated! I can’t wait to see what will happen between now and Halloween!

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