Wow, It's been quite a while since I've been on the site. A lot has happened since I've been on here. 2 years ago, I had to move in with my Mom, so I could take care of her during her last 4 months of life. We were like the blind leading the blind. hahaha. She had Emphysema & Lung Cancer, so it was a very difficult life for her. She passed away in the Hospice Facility. We were at the Hospice House for a month & I was so blessed to have many laughs with her, even during her dying days. Not many can say that.
In 2012, (I think) I had a bladder sling. In 2014, I had a 5 hour surgery to repair & reconstruct the urinary tract where the sling penetrated through. That was a very tough recovery & I'm glad that is behind me.
Urinary problems have been a major problem in my MS journey. I'd been seeing a Uro/Gyn at the UAMS in Little Rock. She is the one who did my repair & reconstruction surgery. Due to the massive amounts of UTI's with no explanation (because I don't retain urine), she referred me to the Head Urologist of UAMS. In my first visit with him, he met me in the hallway after my cystoscope & mentioned that my bladder just doesn't work correctly & said something about removing my bladder. In my follow up visit, he mentioned Botox injections. Have any of you had those? What was your opinion? I had decided not to get them due to infection possibility, but the Female Uro/Gyn said she would recommend it because of the benefits. I am still trying to decide. My husband doesn't want me to have my bladder removed, so I'm so torn. I feel so isolated & unsupported. It's not that I want to have the removal, I just want some moral support & understanding. I guess I've had so many bladder issues that I'm having a pity party.
I went to the MS specialist the other day. I actually see the Nurse Practicioner. I really like her & feel like she is very knowledgeable about MS. She is very understanding & supportive of my illness.
Anyway, I will attempt to be around more. We are in the process of finishing building a shop 30 minutes from here. We will move into it & build a new house. We will have to sell the one we currently live in. Needless to say, that is going to take up much of my time (packing) I've already packed a lot & we've moved those boxes over to the new shop. I have much more to do. Hubby has had his own health issues since June. He broke his right leg in 2 places after falling off the ladder, while working on the shop. Then, in November, he had to have back surgery for his spinal stenosis. He still has a lot of pain in his back & hip, so I'm trying to help him as much as possible.
I hope you all have a blessed day