Going to see the PM today!

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ekkorose
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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Wish me luck, I am going to see my PM today about my increasing neck pain. Hopefully we can find something to make it livable because if not, I have no clue what I will do.
 
I have prepared a list of how things are going, notes from my pain journal, what I have tried, what works/doesn't work and what I want out of the visit. I am hoping that by having that all typed out I can get the doc to answer all my questions.
 
 
Take care,
Sarrah

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4

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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/24/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Lots of good luck to you, Sarrah, Hope the PM Doctor can help you!
Lots of Hugz as well...
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skrape
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   Posted 2/24/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have started trying to write down all of my symptoms, severity, etc. My wife used to want to go with me to the Dr. to make sure that I remembered to ask all the questions that I wanted to. She still comes with me at times but my old Dr. seemed to get irritated when she was with me. At any rate, good luck and I hope something helps ease the pain. I will keep you in my thoughts...

Skrape
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skeye
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarrah,

I hope you made out well with your doc & can find some relief! Sounds like you were really organized & prepared!

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarrah,
I hope you had a positive and fruitful visit with your doctor. Let us know how it went when you get a chance.

PaLady

ekkorose
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   Posted 2/25/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Well my appt was quick and ok. We are going to be doing epidurals in my neck but I have to be awake for these :-( I am waiting for his nurse to call and let me know when/how much they will be.

Other then that we changed my pain meds to as needed so I no longer have to go 8hrs in between! WOooHOoo

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4

_____________________________________________

 

Meds - percocet  3x day : nexium : xanax :

Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E

____________________________________________

In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz 


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarra,
I hope they can help you, neck pain really sucks! Do you have a tens unit? I've been living with mine on since my the MRI machine hurt me almost 2 weeks ago. It helps a little, sometimes better than others. Have you had any shots yet? They never helped me much but I've talked to other who say they are great. Good luck, I have my fingers & toes crossed for you!
your old Bud,
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


ekkorose
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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have a TENS unit and use it when I can. It only works if I catch the neck pain before it becomes too much. Once I have hit an8 then I am pretty much SOL when it comes to pain control after that point.

My insurance keeps dying an MRI for me but I am hoping after the extensive PT and EVERYTHING else I have tried they will finally ok. The numb fingers/random arm pain is getting annoying but what is worse, I keep stumbling and dropping everythign like I tied one on!

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4

_____________________________________________

 

Meds - percocet  3x day : nexium : xanax :

Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E

____________________________________________

In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz 


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarrah, sorry I spelled your name wrong. I've been having some of the sympoms you describe since this latest neck pain started w/ a vengence. My left arm is getting weaker by the day w/ lots of pain around and in my shoulder & elbow w/ the numb fingers & weak hand. I've also bumped into a couple walls, whats that all about?
Pete
PS> Good luck w/ the MRI
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


ekkorose
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Pete.

This neck stuff is NASTY. i can handle having organs removed better then my neck hurting.

Have you ever had an epidural for it? Does it hurt? I am kinda (really) scared because they won't knock me out so they know "that I did not go to far and injure something"

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4

_____________________________________________

 

Meds - percocet  3x day : nexium : xanax :

Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E

____________________________________________

In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz 


straydog
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   Posted 2/26/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Why in the world is your ins company denying you an MRI? Your dr needs to write a letter of medical necessity to get this approved. It would be very benefcial for both of you, how unfair. Susie

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