TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans gave her followers a health update since revealing that she was diagnosed with a “rare” spinal disorder earlier this year.
The 29-year-old suffers from syringomyelia, which is a development of a cyst in the spinal cord causing pain and muscle weakness.
Jenelle gave her followers an update on her health in a TikTok videoCredit: TikTok / Jenelle Evans
She revealed that her cyst grew in the past six months resulting in her ‘trying to take it easy’Credit: TikTok / Jenelle Evans
Jenelle took a break from most of her social media platforms recently due to her not “feeling good,” explaining her health struggles in a TikTok video.
“Honestly I’ve been taking a break from TikTok and I’ve been uploading more to YouTube,” the ex MTV star began.
“Also, I’ve been taking a break from social media a lot more because I don’t feel good,” she added before sharing an update on her back issues.
“I had another MRA of my back done where my cyst is and my cyst is actually growing from six months ago. I’ve been in a lot of back pain, just been resting a lot lately.
“I have a follow-up appointment with my neurosurgeon next week, but yea, sorry I haven’t been as active. I’ve just been taking it easy, been resting. I’ve been in a lot of pain so just trying to take it easy on my body.”
The TV star then mentioned that the stress of her recent failed business venture did not help ease her anxiety as just weeks ago she was dropped from her clothing line.
“With how much stress I’ve had in my life with the launch not going through and now I’ve received some crazy news about my back so I’ve been really nervous.
“But thanks for thinking about me. I’ll be back soon,” she concluded giving a thumbs up to her fans.
The former Teen Mom 2 star first broke the news to her fans of her diagnosis on her Instagram Stories back in March, saying she was “in shock.”
The MTV star elaborated on her condition in a YouTube vlog called “My Neck, My Back.”
The mother-of-three said she’s been battling daily headaches and dealing with her neck “cracking 10 times a day.”
The Teen Mom alum has been having tests done for the past five months and not getting any answers, which she described as “really frustrating.”
“It’s pretty concerning. That’s not good. None of this is good,” she said as she fought back tears.
The reality star admitted she hasn’t spoken to her doctor about the results as she got them at the weekend, so is trying not to “jump to conclusions.”
She said of her daily health struggles: “I have neck pain every day and headaches every day and my neck cracks every day.
“I do what I can. By this time, at 5 o’clock, I usually have to tap out because my neck hurts so bad. I try to get up and be happy and act like I don’t have this problem.
“I have head shaking too, it’s kind of embarrassing, it feels like a tremor. My hands are not that steady and my fingertips are numb most of the time.”
“It’s kind of scary. I feel like slowly I’m losing my ability in my hands and I really need that. I really need my hands!” she added.
Jenelle went on: “It really sucks. It had to be the worst thing ever when I got my results.
“It’s just, like, your life is off course. I have my kids here and my work is online. A lot of things are going through my mind right now.”
At the time, Jenelle discussed possible courses of action and considered the prospect of having the cyst removed.
Symptoms of the disorder include: headaches, pain in the neck, arms and back, loss of reflexes and muscle weakness and wasting.
Unfortunately the TV personality has been dealing with other family problems on top of her health battle.
Back in November, her husband David Eason, 33, was arrested and charged with driving with license revoked and possession of open container
The incident report claimed David used “alcohol” at the time of the arrest.
He was held on $750 bond and was bailed out through a bondsman.
He is to appear in court on February 16.
He was charged with Driving With License Revoked back in July 2020 in a separate incident.
But the drama on the road doesn’t end there, as David has additional charges for driving with license revoked, expired registration tag and speeding out of Pender County.
He is expected to appear in court for those charges on February 9.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup was the first to report on the charges.
The Teen Mom alum has also admitted that both of her sons are suffering from behaviorial issues.
Earlier this year the ex reality TV star revealed her eldest child had set fire to his grandma Barbara’s house, and Kaiser had been booted from two schools.
Talking exclusively to The Sun, Jenelle shared: “Kaiser is doing very good. Jace is having some issues at school and at my mom’s house, which I can’t go into detail about because there’s a pending custody case but Kaiser’s doing much better in school.
“He had to repeat kindergarten twice, basically. And the first time he was too young. The second time, he kept getting in trouble. So I was like you know what I’m going to hold him back myself so now he’s in first grade and he’s doing great. And he’s actually learning and not running around the classroom and doing cartwheels.”
Jenelle continued: “I think Kaiser just had too much energy and they would have quiet reading time and the teacher would be reading a book, he would be the one in the background doing flips and cartwheels, getting in and out of his chair.
“He would be like, ‘I’m going to the bathroom’ without asking. So he’s just calmed down a little bit.”
She added: “Kaiser’s now more into figuring out what they’re learning. He’s more focused.”
Jenelle also revealed she believed her boys’ behavioral issues was due to both just needing to “mature.”
Aside from Jace, 12, and Kaiser, seven, Jenelle is also a mom to four-year-old daughter Ensley with David.
She’s also dealing with family problems as her husband David was arrested and charged last month for driving with license revoked and posession of an open containerCredit: Instagram / David Eason
She also revealed that her sons are experiencing behaviorial issuesCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source
Jenelle also shares four-year-old Ensley with her husband DavidCredit: j_evans1219/Instagram
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