Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, February 25, 2013

Good day today, as Jason went to his appointments and at the first appointment we found out about something, that we were only guessing at. Jason has been dealing with this chronic pain on his left side, and it has been there for several months. Today we saw the Ortho doctor, Dr. F. and he said that it was due to a nerve build up right at a spot where the bone was close to the surface, and it also happens to be a pressure point where he sits. Well, at least with this knowledge we now know why it is there, and some of what can be done about it. He is the doctor who went in and removed the 10lbs of H.O. from Jason's left side and he said that he would really rather not have to go back in and remove more; that there are other treatments now being worked that might help more effectively.

Seems that Dr. F. got the idea of alternate removal methods from working on Jason, more than a year ago, and now he is got some research going. He felt pretty positive about what he was doing, that's the good news; and, he also said that in about two years he thinks he'll be ready to try it on humans, specifically Jason. Of course Jason has to agree to it before it happens, and the research has to come out positive, but like I said, he seemed to be very confident about the work. He said that the excising of the tissue that they did on Jason earlier, back in August was basically the same thing they've been doing for the H.O. problem for more than 1000 years (that's one thousand), and there have been very little changes along the way. He is looking at making a change. Let's hope that his research does work and that it helps Jason down the road.

We get to sleep in tomorrow since he doesn't have any appointments until the afternoon, so I'm going to get up and probably head over to the gym and then come back and fix breakfast. Tonight we had chicken, rice and vegetables. It turned out pretty good, and now we have chicken ready for tomorrow night, too, if that is what we decide to eat. I may try something different, but that depends on how I'm feeling when it comes to fixing dinner tomorrow. Thank you, for all your continued support and all the prayers coming our way.

1 comment:

  1. What amazing words of comfort. Praying!
    Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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