Friday, August 7, 2009

Another Update...

I know this is a long overdue post, but I have been putting it off because I dn't really have any new information...

Ken met with a nurologist a few weeks ago and it was not very informative and we didn't really learn anything from it. What they did tell us, or confirm to us, was things that we already knew.

*Ken does NOT have a brain tumor or brain cancer.
*He 100% does NOT have MS.
*The best one...'I don't really know what is wrong with you!' a direct quote from a seasoned nurologist.

Since that day he has han another MRI on his knee. He also has an appt with the same nurolgist's office to have a Nerve Conduction Study done on August 24. This might let us know more.

When he had the MRI in his knee done, they found that he has a small tear in the cartilage of his knee. Ironically, his appointment with an orthopedic surgeon is ALSO on August 24. There is some suggestion (and hope) that if that tear is bad enough/old enough that is may be a lot of the problem. What was once a small pain could have excalated to much more. It would not explain the loss of arm use or his speech, but the loss of leg use could be explained, depending on what they find.

During all of the testing they have been doing on him, they have also discovered that he is pre-diabetic. The test results are closer to diabetes than not, and they have given him meds to help keep tha tin control and told him to get to the gym...he's working into that still.

I promise to update when I find out more about whta we learn his 2 appts...probably NOT exactly on the 24th though, since they would be the day I am having oral surgery done...don't ask me why.

As for how Ken is doing right now, I am glad to say he as rotten as ever. He has a lot of his strength back in his leg. He has been going to the gym with me and he can go for about 30 minutes on a treadmill before he starts hurting. They have him on 3 different kinds of meds to control pain and that is making him really tired. He's doing a great job at functioning though. His spirits are high and he seems to be getting back to his normal self for which I am so grateful.

and that's my story...for now. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. They have been heard.


  1. IT's comforting to find some kind of explanation... he will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you guys.

  2. Thank you so much for the update. I'm relieved to read that they've ruled the more serious things out.

    we will continue to pray for Ken's recovery and for some further understanding for the doctors.