Good News...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Olivia and I just returned from seeing her specialist, well after a few stops. The news so far is pretty good. The specialist does not think she has lupus. Which was one of the concerns. She has not completely ruled out any form of arthritis until the blood tests come back. That could be another 2 weeks of waiting.

She does feel that she has some form of degenerative disc disease. Olivia is in tremendous pain in her lower back but mostly now in her right leg. Her foot will even go numb at times, which is probably due the discs pressing on nerves.

All of this is very familiar to me, because it's exactly what I have. Only our spine doctor thought there was an underlying cause to why her discs are herniating at such a young age and one reason could be lupus while the other some form of arthritis.

Thank you all so much for your prayers! I'm so grateful that it's not lupus. We will just wait for the blood tests to come back and take it from there!

Ephesians 3:20
Now unto him that
is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask
or think, according to the power that worketh in us...


  1. Lois, I'm just popping in for a minute (busy w/my family here visiting) but so glad to hear that it's not lupus! Am praying for good results and healing for Olivia.

    Linda C

  2. will be praying for Olivia to get more good results, and for healing. Back pain is horrible- I have it too- .

    Take it easy and have a lovely Easter:-)

  3. Hi, thanks for the comment on jammim. Yes you put strawberries in the freezer. Be sure to follow the Freezer Jam recipe on the sure jell box. I still wonder how far you are from my sister. I got the name of the church but only remember the word Reformed. Look in the directory for Bethlehem and you will probably see it.

    I think you and my sister Annette would have things in common.

  4. That is good news! I have been praying your Olivia and will continue to believe for a good report. Just keep giving God the glory like you have been. All things will work for the good of those who love the Lord. AMEN!

  5. M prayers are with you and yours!
    I live in Meadville, PA

  6. Praise the Lord it is not Lupus....will continue to keep Olivia in my prayers!!

    Hugs~ T

  7. I will continue to pray for Olivia. It was very good news that she doesn't have Lupus. I hope you and your family have a very blessed and happy Easter!

  8. God bless you and Olivia. He hears your prayers and He cares.

  9. No Lupus! Praise God! We will keep Olivia and your family in prayers. Nothing worse than your child hurting and not being able to make everything ok.


  10. yeah!!! i'm so happy for her(and for you)~
    thanks much for the update!!

  11. Thank goodness that it isn't lupus. I hope she feels better soon. Back pain is not fun, I am sure.


  12. You are all in my prayers... I know this is hard to watch your child in pain... I pray for peace and grace as will...

    It may not be the time but I have an award for you on my blog. You may have gotten one like it before or maybe your blog is award free... but I wanted you to know I am thinking of you and what you have added to my world...

    Have a Great Day!!!

    Just A Gal...

  13. Lis,
    We are thanking God for the good news and we will continue to pray.

  14. Hi,

    I'm happy that you received positive results.



  15. I will continue to pray for your sweet daughter. Back pain is the absolute worst! I am so glad it is not Lupus.

  16. Praise God!
    What good news!!!
    So happy to hear this.

    Love & Hugs,

  17. Playing catch-up after the "worm". I'm glad to see it's not Lupus, and I'll continue to pray☺

  18. I'm so glad to hear its not Lupus!