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Old 01-28-2014, 05:44   #1
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Well I was in the hospital (again...) for 10 days.

My legs stopped working or got so weak that they couldn't support my weight or a little of both. Doctors tell me that I have something called Diabetic Amyotrophy.

Yay me right? As if the neuropathy and gastroparesis wasn't enough right?

I am actually on a WALKER now. How awesome is this? I guess on the bright side I can pimp that walker with some spinners on the wheels. Flames on the poles...paper mache dragons wrapping across the support beams, bat skull grips like avenged sevenfold...hell why not. Make the best of it I guess.

And I was told that this might become permanent or it might be temporary. Not really sure until the EMG comes back with the extent of the damage.

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Wow Justin, Sorry to hear of your recent complications. Did this come on suddenly or have you been noticing some changes for a while? Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way that this will be a temporary situation.

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So sorry Justin, holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

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(((Justin)))

I've been wondering what you've been up to, never imagining this!

I had to google this condition as I've never heard of it before.

From the info I read it would appear that there is reason for hope that you will improve in time with physical therapy and tight BGLs.

I'm so sorry that this has happened and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Yeah that's the problem...tight BGLs...they never seem to stay tightened up for long. But my insulin requirement has gone down immensely so I have plenty of medication now to figure it out. I still do low carb high fat dieting and my bg seems to stay stable. In fact, my blood sugar was stable when a long time before I was even hospitalized.

I noticed I was getting weaker despite exercise. But I went to a doctor's appointment and all of a sudden I just start falling all over the damn place. Every four steps my legs would just give out on me. Then I stayed in bed for 6 days before I could even walk again. I actually have to THINK about every step I take now. Left. Right. Where are my feet. Am I balanced. Is there anything that I can fall on.

I have been barred from driving as well so no driving to anything anywhere for me...well I can't really use my legs so I guess that is a good idea.

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Justin, I hope you have some support, family, friends? As you must be very restricted in everyday tasks.

It sounds like you've got your BGLs under control if your insulin requirement has gone down. You don't have any choice but to keep them tight if you want to recover. Get on here and have a rant if you feel the need - you know that there's lots of us to help keep you on the straight and narrow.

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I'm so sorry, Justin. I wish you the best of luck with this and I will be sending up prayers for you and your family.

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Justin, sending you healing thoughts and prayers. I understand that keeping low BGLs and physical therapy can bring much improvement, even complete healing. I hope that this is true for you.

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Justin, I am new to the board, but I wanted to pipe in that I am sending wishes for fast healing and hope the walker is temporary.

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Wicked complications, Justin . . . so sorry.

Did you happen to follow hans' thread when he had borreliosis (lyme disease) - his legs were paralyzed? Are your docs absolutely unequivocally certain of their diagnosis?




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