New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
67 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2  3 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

anice
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 536
   Posted 5/18/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard, I just wanted you to know I am still thinking about you and continue to wish you  well. I know you have your doctor  appt. Tuesday. You will finally get your answers as to what the MRI and other tests show. Please keep us updated on how you are doing and what the results are if you feel like sharing. I worry about you. And I do hope you are doing okay or atleast as well as you can. I am wishing you levels of very low pain and lots of support.
Anice

Pete trips again!
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 5/19/2009 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
WB,
Sorry I haven't been around in a couple days! I read up on your post and hope everything works out for you today at the Dr. I'm agree with Anice, Let us know what happens! The waiting is always the worst!
Your buddy,
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 once a month. 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, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis somewhere in the Far East and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" on their way to the Middle East w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


edt
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 773
   Posted 5/19/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   

WhiteBeard,

I am sending you my support and hoping you get an answer to all of your symptoms.  We will be waiting to hear!

(((((((((((((((((((((WB))))))))))))))))))

XXOO
Patti


PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 5/19/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
I hope you get at least answers, if not a little bit of good news! Please let us know when you feel up to it.

Hugs,

PaLady

White Beard
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3609
   Posted 5/19/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I got answers of sorts, I did not get all the info I wanted but but he was booked full and they squeezed me in between appointments, the nurse told me that when she called Friday, anyway he said we would talk more this Thursday. But he did say there was a very significant narrowing of the spinal canal where I had the fusion, and he said something about there being nerve root impingement, and he wants me to see a surgeon, but before he does the referral he wants me to have the EMG done ( that is scheduled the for the 2nd of June) and he wants to do 2 epidural steroid injections of my Cervical spine. I get the first one done this Thursday ( my pain med refill day, which he went ahead and did today! so I already have my mothly pain meds.). I will have to round up somebody to go with me to the Doctor Thursday afternoon, as they will not do the injections unless I have somebody to drive me home afterwards! I hate that part having to ask someone to take me to the Doctor and bring me home! The 2nd injection is the 10th of June and that is also the date of my follow up with the neurologist! My pain doctor told me that the neurologist would go over all the test, I had, had,  and explain to me, everything that was going on.

You know, I don't have a good track record with epidurals, and my Pain Doc knows that, (they just don't last! I get 2 or 3 weeks,  tops for relief!) Anyway he increased my pain meds, I get the epidurals, and then the rest of the scheduled tests, and he does the referal to the surgeon. I dread that one!

To be honest I am a little more than apprehensive about all this, the epidurals in my neck scare me, I have had them done before and I just don't like getting them, ( At ALL!!!) and even the idea of surgery on my cervical spine again makes me cringe!!!, Because when I had it done before I completely lost my voice for over 3 months and had lots of swallowing difficulities because they damaged the Vagus nerve when doing the surgery! I don't have fond memories of that experience. Sometimes I wish I was more ignorant of all this stuff! If you know what I mean. The saying ignorance is bliss, well I think there is some validity to that statement!

Anyway that is the the latest, I take more pain meds, I get the the epidurals, get another test or two, and see a neurosurgeon!

I really am deeply touched and I do Thank-You all for your concern about me, it really does mean allot!

White Beard


  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 5/19/2009 2:28:32 PM (GMT-6)


Denim
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 428
   Posted 5/19/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard, we all care about you and are wishing you well. My heart goes out to u and blessings. I am praying now.

fatherjohn
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 999
   Posted 5/19/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Whitebeard, I am not sure any of us look forward to surgery so we all know that feeling. At the same time, you have to have some relief and if that is the only way than we will be here with you through it. The epidurals never did anything for me either. I did not get any relief from them. they don't even suggest them to me. Wish we were all closer to each other and then we could take turns driving each other around. You might have a pain in the neck but you are not a pain in the neck.  

PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 5/19/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard,
I'm so sorry all of this is piling up on you. And I sure do know about that having to find and ask someone to drive you to those injections. My cousin had to do it (like she'll do for my endo & colonoscopy) and it's sad I have few others to ask. I hate burdening her because she's got a full plate. I know you had a friend do it before, and maybe there's something you could do in exchange - maybe take him/her out to lunch or something so you feel like it's not so one-sided.

I have to say I started to cheat a little with some of the epidurals because they never affected the nerve in my leg (probably why they didn't work) so when I was going to the doctor with a private practice my cousin came the first time, and then I just told them she was coming to pick me up. The building was situated in such a way that I could go out to the waiting room and the staff wouldn't know. I always waited awhile before driving to make sure there was no numbness. And I never had sedation for any of my procedures. Now I'm not advocating this, and more recently when I had them at a hospital I took a cab to and from my cousins and they were ok with that. But I was in the big city and that was a few months before my surgery. I know the local hospitals make someone come and sign in with you, and then won't release you until that person is visible to pick you up. You could see if it's possible to call a cab if you can't find a friend.

So much for you to face. When you see your doctor on Thursday and have more time, why don't you ask about what's going to be different about this epidural. A different location? A different medication injected? And if the first one does nothing, why do another? Still, if there's a shot at it working (oops, didn't mean the pun!) it would be better than surgery.

I just realized I'm trying to paint a pretty picture, or at least put some different colors in it, but it still is a lousy painting, isn't it?

Hugs,

PaLady

anice
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 536
   Posted 5/19/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard, Thank you for sharing with us about your visit today. I am glad that you got an increase in your meds and even got them a couple of days early. That part is good.

I am sorry you are having to go through all of this. I can understand you being apprehensive about surgery due to your last experience. That is perfectly understandable. No one likes that as a option. But you are an intelligent man, and I know you'll do your research and make the decision that is best for you. Having not been able to talk for three months and having the vagus nerve damaged during the surgery(that was an opps,right?), I understand not wanting to do the surgery. That is a huge decision to make. You don't have to agree to anything right now. Take your time with it until you are comfortable doing it.

Epi's didn't do much for me either. The first one I had showed to relief. The second one lasted longer-almost 5 weeks and the third one-only 11 days. I don't know why they want to do this when they just don't work for long term relief it you get any at all. And of course they hurt. I haven't had them in my neck before. I don't imagine that is a good experience. The first two hurt me so bad that I did ask for moderate sedation on the third one. I did get it and it was much better. The second one was so bad for me I was sobbing. I felt so stupid and such a baby, but I couldn't help it. I guess the nerve was so bad is why it hurt like that. The nurse told me when I asked if most do the moderate sedation that no, that is used more for the more invasive procedures. It made me feel bad. But I said that I would not do it again, unless they did something to help it not hurt so bad. I really didn't care at that point how it made me look.

Hang in there, dear friend. We will all do whatever we can to give you the needed support to get through all of this. You are not alone by any means. You have done so much to help me, you have been there for me many times, I would love to be able to give to you in return. I just don't have all the wonderful words of wisdom that you have. But I'll do my best. I am here for you. yeah Anice

Post Edited (anice) : 5/19/2009 5:06:23 PM (GMT-6)


Pete trips again!
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bud,
Geeze> this is starting to sound like an instant replay of what happened to me! I talked them out of the injections, rather I refused them as I have had so little luck with them in the past also. Didn't you have that first fusion quite a while ago W.B.??? Maybe they have some new techiques now or are better trained? I had big problems swallowing also, still not quite back to normal swallowing and it's been 2 months now. I have to say though, the Doc did exactly what he was attempting to do! All the pain on my left side is totally gone! My problems now are on the right side and running straight down my spine from repetedly injuring myself since the surgury and I can't blame the Doc for that. Between the ruptured disks, the stenosis and the nerve impingement> the nerve impingement was definitely the big problem with me! The nerve exiting the spinal colum going twards my left side was being totally squashed by a large spur growing at the site where I broke my neck flying 120' off a motorcycle and landing on my head> splitting my poor helet in half. Did you ever take a ride like that? It sounds like yours is very similar to mine so maybe they can fix it? I know surgery sucks and it's always a roll of the dice but be sure to ask this neurosurgeon how many surgeries like this he's done and what are your odds of getting fixed if you descide to go that rt!! I know you will, I just can't help reminding you. I'm glad you did get the news even if it wasn't what you were hoping for, like I said before, waiting is the worst part! Good luck Old Boy and keep us posted! If you ever want to talk about it on the phone, let me know, my e-mail adresss is behind my name. Send me your Phone # and I'll call you!!!!
Your Neckfusion Friend,
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 once a month. 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, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis somewhere in the Far East and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" on their way to the Middle East w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


golitho
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Whitebeard, so sorry to hear you may need more surgery. why do they bother with the epidurals if they don't work? Is it just standard procedure? What a hassle for you. I hate it too when I have to ask for someone to drive me to the hospital or I can't pick up my kids because of some procedure. I feel I'm always asking favours of people. Its a horrible position to be in and just provides more stress at a time you don't need it. My heart goes out to you. My neck is still playing up but I'm dreading going to see about it, I'm in ostrich phase, hoping it'll go away. My GP (pcp) said its probably because my lowerback is out, your neck goes out to compensate!!! Just what I needed to hear, so typing this with a numb thumb plus two fingers on my left hand and sore right hip plus numb spots on my thigh and lower knee, feel like a lopsided ostrich!!! But hopefully mine is all due to my arthritis inflammation. Sorry didn't mean to moan on your site. Thinking of you, golitho.

modelmaker
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 168
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Whitebeard,

I missed some of your earlier posts about the neck surgery. Will this one be done by the same doc who did the first one?

I personally have not had much success with epidurals. While they do provide good short term relief they are definately not a long term solution. Sounds like they are just trying to get you comfortable between now and surgery which is not at all a bad plan.

I hope you can hang in there and I hope the surgery provides the relief you need and deserve.

Best,

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


skeye
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 5/19/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi White Beard,

I am glad you finally got some partial answers, but I am sorry that what they show is not good. It sounds like scary stuff! I will keep you in my prayers. Hopefully the epidurals do help you this time & the rest of your test results are informative, but don't show anything really bad! I am still hoping that you'll be able improve your neck in time.

hugs,
Skeye

Hopefully my post makes sense, my eyes were bouncing all around in different directions when I wrote this, which made it hard to see & think what I was writing. I think I need to go to bed.

White Beard
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3609
   Posted 5/20/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Denim Thank-You! I know your having more than your share of problems right now too! I do wish you all the best, You know I also have a torn ( annular tear) and herniated disc at T-12 that is what ended my nursing career, quite a number of years ago! But the surgeons won't touch it, just control the pain!

Fatherjohn, I do kind of wish we all lived closer, not just give each other rides to appointments, but just think of Chutzies daily Coffee Klatch, but what if we all met at a coffee shop together in person! WOW wouldn't that be something! You take care of yourself, what is going on with me is nothing compared to what you have been through!

PALady You make SMILE! I have also done that, about the driver, drove myself and told them the driver was down stairs, but that was a different Doctor, this one want to see and meet your driver and gives them instructions! I did find someone this afternoon, he's a fellow K of C member, and he lives out here at the lake. God how I hated to ask him, I mean it is close to 40 miles one way to the Doctor, I think that is allot to ask, even though he is using my car, I will take him out to dinner! I know have got to get used to having others help me, but I sure do find that hard!. You know PALady I do hope you are doing OK, I often think about your situation, I do think I know how hard it is for you, I am not completely sure though, because I am not you! But I do know what you are going through is not easy, it is a real challenge and burden to make the transition, and you must face it and do it in your own way and time. I guess I am just impatient for you! ( smile) and then I worry!( just can't help it!)

Anice What can I say to you? You have been here a shorter time than me, but yet even with your surgery, you have posted and given support to so many others, not least is me!! And I do so appreciate it! May I say sometime? I think your post have such an innocents, and yet is so genuine in your caring, that is how your post come off to me! I do hope you are on the mend and I do only wish you the very best. I do so enjoy seing your post!

Pete my friend ain't we something! A couple of middle aged guys trying to muddle through all this crap! If it ain't one thing it definitely is another! Yes! I had my C6/7 fusion along time ago, it was done By a Dr. Leman, in Anchorage Alaska! That is the thing that kind of has me on edge, as my Doc said there was significant narrowing of the spinal canal at the fusion? I am not sure how they can fix that, I know that after I had the fusion I learned that that was always a risk! and then with the disc above it! Sheesh! But when you mentioned what you had wrong with you, I tell you I cringed, and then when you talked about the stuff you were doing after the surgery, WOW you had me on edge! I know things have changed allot since I had mine done! They took the bone from my pelvis, removed the disc and all the fragments, roughed up the insides of the Vertabra, and stuck in the bone grafts! Then sewed me back up and gave me a soft cervical collar, and told me to not to do anything for the next 3 or 4 months that could jar me, and knock those grafts out of place! I had no pins or brackets holding things together! The anterior approach was rather new at that time! Anyway I hope you are doing OK! One other thing, You know you are lucky at least your wife would go to counseling with you! You know it does take the two of you to save your marriage! My wife would not go to counseling! She had moved up stairs months ago and she is moving out the end of this month, actually I think it is for the best now, as it has just been to tense the way it is, and she will continue to pay her half of all the expenses on the house till we get it sold! Hopefully the divorce will be finalized soon, as it is so stressfull right now! Anyway Pete Thanks for your Post! Oh yeah I tried to E-mail you a few weeks ago and it came back undeliverable!

Golitho moan all you want! I will listen, You have always been so nice, and you have more than your share of pain and stuff going on! I do Thank-You for caring! Your post means so much to me!!!

modelmaker, I really admire you, what you did with your pain Doctor, well all I can say is it takes a man of character and integrity to do what you did! I admire that in a person! To answer your question, I had my first surgery along time ago 85, by a civilian Doctor at Hummana Hospital in Anchorage Alaska, I was in the Air Force stationed at Eielson AFB just outside of Fairbanks. And have had many other back problems since then, mostly Thorasic! But there is more of those disc! So no, it won't be the same surgeon, I am not sure who it will be or where!

Skeye, you always have my attention, I have two daughters, both went away to college, not to far way but far enough, they both did good and then moved even further away and became successful! Some of the things you say and post remind me of those days when they were in school! You know I just know your going to be successful too! You will make a good Vet! Your posts show you have lots of compassion, and you care, in a sense animals are people too! Smile. One thing though, you just have to many problems for being so young! I do hope they can find out what is wrong with you and be able to help you! Reading your post you have a maturity about you, the way you are handling your situation, I would have never guessed you bing so young, you know your maturity just might be the thing, that will get you through all this! I do wish you the Best

What a Great Family all of your are! Thank-You!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 5/20/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
Don't you go for your epidural tomorrow? Be sure to let us know how it goes.

And stop worrying about me! I'll get through it somehow, just like everyone. But I can only do so much each day and getting as much medical stuff scheduled into June as I can, plus exploring any potential insurance options, is my #1 priority. And a lot of days that's about all I can handle. I'm dancing as fast as I can, as the saying goes.

Good luck tomorrow!

PaLady

White Beard
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3609
   Posted 5/21/2009 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady
Thank-YOU
I know you will get through it, and it will be at your own pace! But please tell me how not to worry about you? rolleyes   Because I am not at all sure I know how to do that! wink
 
White Beard


  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 5/21/2009 1:29:19 AM (GMT-6)


White Beard
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3609
   Posted 5/21/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I got the Epidural, Position wise it was uncomfortable, I had to lay with my arms outstretched above my head, I have a hard time doing that! But the injection itself was probably the easiest of any that I have had. They did it at C6/7 where the fusion is, he said that was the biggest problem area! Anyway, I haven't notice any difference in my arm and hand, it still hurts like the dickens! And that darn gag feeling, and the pain in my neck, that is a killer, but he said to give it 24 to 48 hours, so I will! The very back bottom of my neck is very sore and stiff though. I guess I will just have to give it some time and we shall see! He said the biggest problem is where the fusion is, with the narrowing. I refused to take the Xanax before the procedure, if they would let me take it 45 minnutes to an hour before I would so I would be more relaxed when they do the injection, but they won't let you take it till just before they do the injection, and I told them by doing that, is a waste because it doesn't start working till well after the injection is over with! So I didn't take it!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 5/21/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
I sure hope you get some relief in a day or two. Would it help to put ice on the area where you were injected? I know that always helps me with the initial soreness.

I don't get the xanax thing! What would the purpose be to taking it to help relax you if it wouldn't be working yet??? And here you are a nurse, and still they don't listen. GRRR. Ok, I'll stop before I get angry.

In the meantime, get some rest!

We'll discuss the worry thing another time! LOL For now, just be concerned with yourself.

(((((((((WhiteBeard)))))))))))

PaLady

skeye
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 5/21/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi White Beard,

Glad to hear you made it though the epidural okay. It sure doesn't sound like fun. I've never had one, but I have had 3 stellate ganglion blocks in my neck -- the nerve cluster that they inject is right on top of the spine on the front of your neck. Those weren't much fun either, so I can kind of relate. I do hope that the injects gives you some much needed relief! I hope you are feeling better!

Skeye

golitho
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 5/21/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Really hope the epidural works for you White Beard, I'll be thinking of you. My friend just had the epidural done for her lower back and they told her 5 days to settle! Lets hope 2 days is enough for your neck and in the meantime your pain meds work. Fingers crossed, golitho.

PAlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 5/22/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
How are you doing today? I hope a little better.

Hugs,

PaLady

Lindaloo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 5/22/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,

I too, hope the epidural works for you. Gee you are such an integral part of this forum and help so many people. I am praying for only the best for you and hope your future holds good things for you. You sure deserve it.

God bless.

Lindaloo
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda


LLPLUV
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1158
   Posted 5/22/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard.... I had mine done and it took the second injection before I felt anything. But I hope you feel your results sooner.. You are such a wonderful person to so many people on here sometimes I or we might think you are doing so fine. But then I have to realize that you also live with CP. But you have a heart of gold. Makes you wonder why some of the most compassionate people have to be cursed with so many painful issues.

If I could I would be a super hero that could use my ultrasonic mental wave healing mind control....

I hope you feel better today

Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


bluejet2
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 487
   Posted 5/22/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Whitebeard:

I'm glad that the procedure is over with, it sounds awfully painful in itself.  I had several epidural injections (I think they were called a raques cathetar) where they could not go straight into the level of my spine where my pain was because the fusion was "too good" and too much bone was in the way, so they had to go up through my tailbone, up to the level of my pain, and they do not sedate you at all because they say they want to know what you are feeling and where you are feeling it.

It was the most barbaric thing anyone has ever done to me awake! and I had it done 5 times.  The first three were done a couple of weeks apart and the third one gave me significant relief, but only for 3 days.  The other two times were done as a last resort out of desperation for some relief, but they did nothing. 

I know that they work wonderful for some people, and I sure do hope that you are one of them! 

Lorie

 

Lorie


Post Edited (bluejet2) : 5/22/2009 10:28:52 PM (GMT-6)


anice
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 536
   Posted 5/22/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard, I just wanted to drop in a ask how you feel today. I hope you are feeling some better, even a little? Let us know how you are when you feel up to posting...We are thinking about you.
Anice
New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
67 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2  3 
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 11:18 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,693 posts in 300,951 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151123 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Joyce Apuzzo.
367 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
JayMot, tickbite666, mtm3461, reminder, panicgirly, ChickenArise, Tim Tam, straydog, multifacetedme


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer