Thursday, May 6, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Happy Thursday to all my girlies out there!

And it is a day to be happy for sure!

I got my MRI results, and the preliminary report
is that the symptoms I have been experiencing are
a result of bone spurs in my cervical spine, along with
a few tears there as well.  I have a slight curvature of
my spine that I have had since puberty, and one hip higher than
the other, which combined with age, have contributed
to uneven wear and pressure in my upper spine.

Normally I wouldn't be thrilled to find out that
 I have a problem in my back, especially one that
will probably continue to get worse as I age, but I'll
sure take that over the brain issue anytime!

I won't be meeting with my neurologist until July.
I have decided to not have the lumbar puncture unless
she can make a strong case for further investigation
based on these results and my blood work.

The peace that God has given me has been amazing,
and so has the wonderful, loving support from each of you!

Please continue to pray that this is the sole cause of my symptoms.
I have a moderate case of cervical splondylosis which explains
all of the tingling sensations I have experienced.

Thank you so very much for your prayers and love!
God sees and knows, and will bless you accordingly!
He sure has blessed me with YOU!!

Thank you for investing in me!  What a delight to my soul
to be on the receiving end of so much love and prayer,
especially from so many of you I haven't even met in person!

What an incredible God to reach
through space and time

and gift me with you!!

I'll let you know if there are any further developments, but

honestly, I don't think there will be!

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow
and I know He watches me!!!

Love you!!


  1. Hallelujah PRAISE THE LAMB! I'm over the moon happy for you my friend. God's blessings have been upon you and I'm thrilled with your "good news".

    Love to you~Rebecca

  2. Praise God! This is such good news!

  3. Becky, it's called Scoliosis. You didn't know that I have a severe case of this did you? Yup I do. My friends noticed it when I hit puberty also. I've been monitored for over 40 years. I have two curves actually. My spine looks like an ugly snake. My leg is now 2 inches longer. I only wish both legs were 2 inches longer lol See we have something else in common lol
    You'll be fine. My problem now is doing too much gardening or vacuuming. Great excuse not to do those shores. I also shrunk one whole inch. I was 5'4" now a little 5'3" . They wanted to put me in a body cast when I was 17, full body cast then. Not a chance. Now they have wonderful clinics that deal with just that. Texas has a great one I'm told. They only do scoliosis cases. Google it, you'll find so much info. on it all. Actually I'm sure you did already, you smart lady.
    So glad for you... well kind of... also it's hereditary. My grandma and mom have it. My sister has it too. Check your girls all the time. Brittany has a minor one.

  4. Dear Becky, Praising the Lord with you today and for you! How great is His love for us-do you know I have a slight S curve on my lower spine and also my hips are uneven thus one leg shorter by about an if I ever have similar symptoms I'll know what it is.
    Hugs to you today my friend....with love and praise.

  5. Praise God, He Is So Good!
    I'm very happy that the results weren't more dire.
    Sorry to hear about the scoliosis (that runs in my family too, both my Grandmothers, and two of my Aunts were hunchback, and another Aunt had the S curve), that's not fun either, but I'm glad to hear that it's not worse news. And I agree with you about the lumbar puncture.
    I love the peace that God Bestowed on you throughout this, I think about it all the time.
    His Love Is Amazing!

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a very Happy Mother's Day!
    Love to you,

  6. Well a big ole HALLELUJAH!!!!! I'm so thankful that it's not a brain thing too. This is bad enough, but I know you are so relieved!

    God is so good. You light up my life.


  7. ~Happy Dance~ That's awesome...I didn't hear back from you about today, so I wasn't so sure.
    I would hold off on any new tests as well.
    My Sissy has curve in her spine...yes, she's 14! I guess I'll be google'n it Claudie! I don't, but have shrunk an inch as well. I'm only 5' 2" now...bless my heart ; )

  8. Praise the Lord!! I am right there with you girlie when it comes to back problems...I have scoliosis in my lower spine and disc problems as well. I thank the Lord for all the days that are without pain cause I know it could be a lot worse.
    Blessings to you sweetie!

  9. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!! I'm so happy to hear your news, Becky! I know it is a relief to you!!:) I'll continue praying for solutions to your back problem and that you will have relief from that.

    I love the smiley face in the sand-- so appropriate!! Enjoy the day dear friend and just see your smile from here!!:)


  10. sweet Becky...I'm soooo thrilled. God woke me up in the middle of the night last night to pray for you. :-) Gosh I LOVE God. And, sweet Bonnie over at One Designing Woman has been concerned about you too. We all love you here in Bloggyland dear girlie! This is awesome news....Not that I'm happy your back has run amuck, but, I agree, it's better than the brain. :-)

    I'll be praising God alllll day long today..

    Big, huge huggies dear one..

  11. Oh Becky! This is such good news. Our prayers have been answered...not surprisingly. I was just corresponding with Spencer at Bellamere Cottage and she and I have both woken up at night to pray for you. You have touched us all deeply. We love you, Becky. Even my husband, Jim, has been praying for you in our prayers together. What a wonderful day!

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  13. Woo Hoo!!!!!I had a feeling deep in my heart that the news would be good. Prayer Works! I will continue to pray for you dear friend. :)

  14. So thankful that you got a good report!!!


  15. What wonderful news Becky - I know bone spurs are no picnic (I had one in my neck that caused problems for years - but at least it's not a worst diagnosis. I love your photo of the beach with the happy face. That is so cute. We all have "happy faces" now.

  16. Praise to the Lord and Hallelujah!!!! We are so thankful and happy for this "blessing"...We'll continue to pray for you with regard to the back thing but what a relief!!!

  17. That's fabulous news Becky! I'm so thankful. I agree that while no picnic, back problems seem as nothing when compared to what you thought you would be facing.

    I hope that you're celebrating your wonderful news today!

  18. I'm glad to hear the good news! Prayers were answered. Have a FAB weekend dear! Lots to celebrate about. :)


  19. I am so happy for you!!!!!

    We have a lot in common! I have some of those problems in my back as well.

    Not that it's a good thing to have all these back problems, but it sure is better than the MS they first thought you had!!!

    Praising God with you, He is a mighty God!!!

  20. that is great news! the power of prayer!

  21. Morning Beck
    Certainly rejoicing with you over this good news.
    I have to say I am not surprised.
    Have a great and Sunshiny day my sweet friend,
    good to talk to you yesterday,
    Love ya, Nellie
    and Happy Mother's Day!!

  22. What a relief! Thank you Lord!!
    I have to tell you I love how you worded: "thankyou for investing in me," because that is what praying for others truly is... and I never thought of it like that.
    Once again, I'm learning something new through you.
    GOD BLESS YOU SWEET LIL BECKY... and I pray health and healing in you.
    Love Lea

  23. Oh Becky I am sooo happy and relieved for you...This is such good news...PRAISE GOD...Obviously, you still have some health issues to deal with your back and all, but the Lord will get you through. I am just dancing a jig over here...YAY...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you... Love ya, Debbie

  24. Hi Becky,
    So glad to hear your wonderful news! It's a good thing to know what was causing your trouble. We can all relax a bit now!

  25. Becky! Great news!

    I have no idea why this didn't show up on my Google reader, but it didn't for some reason. I would have raced over here then if it had. I'm happy for you, sweet girl!

    Love you so much...


    Sheila :-)

  26. A very Happy Mother's Day to you, Becky! I am sure your entire family is rejoicing with you today! I know we sure are!

    Love you, Bon

  27. What wonderful news, Becky! Rejoice! in Him.

    Happy Mother's Day ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  28. Dear Sweet Becky I am so glad that is was not MS. I will be lifting you up in my prayers for continued healing. I pray you had a wonderful Mother's day with all your sweet daughters and hubby! Hugs, Elena

  29. Great news! We will pray that the other will not be a problem either.

  30. i'm glad you finally have some answers. hopefully things will start getting better now as you work through whatever you are going to have to do. love you! have a great weekend!
    (i'm trying to catch up with the bloggy world. kali and i have been on the road for so long. missed everyone.)

  31. Oh - Becky!!!!! I am so delighted that it is good news!!! Praise the Lord!! You have been in my prayers daily and now those will be prayers of Thanksgiving!!!

    Love and hugs,

  32. Hi Becky, I do pray that you are right my sweet friend. Your report, although not the best thing, is far better than a brain problem. I hope they can control your pain. Knowing is worth everything. The unknown is so scary. I am still keeping you in my prayers my dear friend.

    I am sorry I have not been visiting Becky. I was out of town twice this month and since I came home all kinds of things have needed my attention. I just haven't been on the computer much at all this week. Things have slowed down a bit now. Thank the good Lord. smile.

    Gotta fix Bill's dinner so I better say goodbye for now.

    Love and hugs with wishes for many blessings to you and yours,


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