Hello everyone. I know that I haven’t posted anything new in a while but there are some really good reasons for my lack of attention to my blog. I have been busy these last 6 months being myself again. I do have some minor things that pop back up if I over do things. But otherwise I feel great. It has been such an amazing journey, and not one that I ever want to repeat of course.
Last year before surgery I was in constant pain from the skull base pressure headaches, my balance was off by a mile and the left side of my face and my left hand were numb to any sensation . In addition to all of this I developed central sleep apnea and I was mildly addicted to pain meds and lived in a fog. There were other things also but these listed were my biggest problems.
So now I am back to wrestling the kids, teaching hands on rescue classes, fighting fire and being a full time paramedic. We have started some home improvement projects that I am once again capable of doing. Yeah it sounds like I am cured. I’m not of course just a whole lot better off compared to a year ago. I found this out the hard way of course. We had a fire in a large multi floor home and short on man power. After going through three airpacks of air and then working the outside of the structure for a bit I found my headache again. Luckily I work with a good group that made me sit out for a bit and even arranged for my meds to come to the scene. The only bad thing they did was tell my wife on me. LOL.
Now that I have learned my limits I am doing well. I know what I am capable of and just how far I can push before I put myself down for the count. Yes I will probably push things in the future because that is me but I know just how far I can push now. To all those out there with Chiari Malformations I hope and pray that you too can find at least this kind of result. To those that have tried but still suffer I hope and pray that research can find new ways to help each and every one of us.
Take care and be safe. Kyle