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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/20/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
See the little pointed smurf cap?
It's the dunce cap.
I've been reading today and
the more I know the more I
know I don't know.

What is BT Pain Medicine? smurf PN

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 610
   Posted 11/20/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Break through ........from my understanding
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia
Meds: Suboxone, Cymbalta, Zanaflex, Treximet

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 11/20/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe one of the veteran members ir even a moderator could make up a list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations for everyone...If this has already been done I apologize, but my excuse is that I am very new........

I know that it would be extremely helpful and appreciated...

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1228
   Posted 11/21/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
BT- Breakthrough meds
LA- Long acting meds- usually dosed at 12 or more hours
CP- Chronic Pain
PM- Pain management
PM doc- Pain management doctor - PM and PMD or doc are sometimes used interchangeably
SI- Sacro illiac joint
my brain just ran out of the rest of the acronyms and abbreviations. I think I need more coffee.....LOL
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 314
   Posted 12/4/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
SR or CR is actually used for a 'long acting' pain medication. Standing for Sustained Release, or Controlled Release.

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   Posted 12/4/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Aw Pam you crack me up, I love to read your posts. Hey, if we don't ask questions then we can't learn this stuff right? You are ahead of me at least you can put one of the little funny looking people on your post, haven't tried that one yet,lol. Hugs, Susie

Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 12/9/2008 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
go to "post reply"
write your text
find an emoticon devil
i took the devil.
i clicked and the devil moved right over.

one more time
find your emoticon shocked shocked :-) :-)
i picked four shocked shocked smile smile
don't try to lift it over
just click on it and it will jump right over.

good luck. smurf

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 12/9/2008 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
:-)   :-) eyes eyes smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin Pam  You  Forgot  To  Tell  Them  about  Color shocked shocked tongue tongue blush blush
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 12/9/2008 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't do color. I've lost my color button ... also my font selection. I am sad about
that. I used to type in Comic Sans. It's my handwriting.
You tell them about color, Mom.
(or at least Susie)

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.

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