Monday, October 24, 2011

Chaz's MRI

First let me explain that I have had too many scares on this road that I now do not play around with anyone's health. I am not a hypochondriac, but we haven't come this far down this road by being careless. We have all of Chaz's medical needs at our fingers tips, we only need to ask.

Chaz has been in the Infantry for over 13 years. Over the course of those years, he has treated his body like crap and I mean crap! All Infantry soldiers do. They all have back, shoulder, hip, knee or some type of issue within years of serving. These guys literally toss 50 lb (or larger) ruck sacks on their backs. Those rucks are so insanely heavy and these guys carry them everywhere. Before Chaz deployed we talked about his back and how he needed to have it looked out. He threw it out one day opening one of our windows. Then of course you have to factor in the traumatic injury he is recovering from. When he stepped on the IED he was wearing that crazy heavy ruck sack and was tossed up in the air like a rag doll. So you can safely say his back has been a little abused.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. Chaz stopped taking all of the narcotics that he had been on since January 22. It was at this time he realized his back was really bothering him. You also have to realize when he walks in his prosthetic legs he uses his back muscles to help him move those heavy things. You also have to remember he had that crazy staph infection in his back that came out of no where back in June. Also when he was in the hospital he was having acupuncture done too. We've stopped all of that since he is an outpatient. 

So what do we do now? First we start with the MRI. We wait and see what it says and go from there. Right now his pain is control by Tylenol. But this lady doesn't play around with any of this. Once we get those results back, then we decide what's next.

We are at one of the best hospitals in the country (not sure if that's documented, but it's the best hospital I've ever been a part of). These amazing people are here to help. Chaz's back is hurting lets find out why. The mommy gut says it will all be ok. I haven't been wrong yet, so why would it start now.

Prayers are always appreciated! Of course I will update as soon as I know more!! Happy Monday!!!

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  1. Girl I so believe in the power of prayer so joining you and many others. Father I pray over Chaz's body right now. I pray for healing that I know you can provide. You are still in the miracle business and I pray that your Glory, and Honor will show through this so others will see the light of Jesus in Chaz and his family. Your word says " "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
    Father we are asking for your healing hand on Chaz's entire body! In your Son's name I pray, Amen

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  2. Praying of course, hope he can go a none surgical route to fix the pain.

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  3. Have you thought about trying to find a chiropractor? Seems like they're much better at helping back issues since they can maneuver things back where they belong. Just a thought...
    Know that I'm always here praying!
    Psalms 121:3-5 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
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  4. Lifting up prayer!
    Psalms 121:6-8 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
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  5. These verses contain the reason why we have the hope of life to come. Know that I'm here praying so hard!
    Ephesians 1:17-20 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...
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  6. Continuing to pray!
    Psalms 28:1-2 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
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