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CSF and Living Water

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says.” John 7:38 – The Message

In my first post, I asked for prayer regarding an additional MRI that I needed to have prior to my surgery. Although this was the most uncomfortable MRI yet (1.5 hours), my good friend Alison Acone kept me company and prayed for me while my body lay still inside that amazing, highly sophisticated tube. It still blows me away that we have the ability to see inside the body, and I’m more grateful for that reality now than ever before!

This MRI was to check the CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid) flow between the Brain and Spinal Chord. The MRI did in fact confirm that the flow is limited. This finding just further emphasizes the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment plan, which is good news!

My surgeon was also concerned about how far the build up of CSF went down my spine, as the first MRI didn’t show the syrinx (fluid filled cavity within the spinal cord) as having an ending point. If the syrinx went further down my spine, other procedures would be necessary to remove the fluid.

Here’s the good news: The syrinx is only located in my cervical spine! This means that my Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral spine are completely normal!

What does this mean? It means that the surgeon can focus on the problem area and not worry about the rest of my spine in the process.

Praise God!

Thank you for your continued prayers!

11 days until surgery…

John

8 Replies

  1. Carolyn Crawley Reply

    Thanks for the update! Continuing to pray for you! !

  2. Chris maddox Reply

    I’m Continuing to pray for you John, I’m glad you have some good news in this confirmation ,asking the Lord to hold you in His hand

  3. Kristina Shaffer Reply

    Praising God! Love you and praying for you!

  4. Jackie Reply

    Good news John! Prayers!

  5. Kathie Cluever Reply

    Praying for you John from a fellow Chiarian. I attend church with your aunt Kathi. My surgeries are Sept 1st and Sept 7th. I hope your surgery on the 22nd goes amazing! If you ever need someone to chat with who understands this journey feel free to contact me. Prayers ☺

  6. Jamie Wixson Reply

    YOU ROCK!!!!!! You’re such an amazing human! Love your positivity
    You got this!

  7. Don & Vicki Reply

    Prayers for you going up from the Bundy home, John.

  8. Sandy Haselton Reply

    Praying for you. Thank you for updates.

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