Change of surgery date

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nurse2
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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!
My surgery date has been changed to July 22nd.  for the rotator cuff repair. I can stand the discomfort until then. The worst thing right now is that I have to have  a dental implant and I dread doing this like the plague. I would rather have both knee's replaced again as to have this implant done. I know that this sounds so childish but I have always been so nervous about oral procedures and I hate mouth pain! Crazy right? I'm such a baby about this sort of thing. The date for the implant has been moved back  until Aug. 5th. which is fine with me. At least they will put me to sleep before they drive a screw into my jaw.
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness Nurse2!
 
   *huggs* Worst places to hurt, for sure! Not childish at all. Hey! You seen the tools those dentist use?? Right out of a novel from the dark ages! And think bout it like this.. Your  shoulder will be done and your smile will be beautiful and then all you have to worry about is finidng latest fall fashions to show off your smile :-)
 
*huggs*
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straydog
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   Posted 6/26/2009 1:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Nurse2,

No you are not being childish one bit about the dentist thing. I am right there with you on the fear factor. Its amazing what we go thru and will do for our CP, but the dentist is whole different ballgame for me.

Its a real trip having me as a patient in the dentist office. First of all, my body never completely touches the entire chair lol. I am so scared my body  gets so torqued I am nearly horizontal in the chair, no kidding. My blood pressure shoots up, I break out in a sweat and shake. My dentist always stops and lets me rest & calm down. I scare him as bad as he scares me lol. I have TMJ and its hard to keep my mouth open for very long. My dentist has me take a muscle relaxer and pain pill 45 minutes before my appt time.

I am so sorry to hear you need shoulder surgery. Lets hope & pray the surgery takes care of the problem. Hang in there.


Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


nurse2
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   Posted 6/28/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
StrayDog,
I  have really pullled some of my least proud momens in the dental chair. I have restless leg syndrome REALLY  bad and I forgot to take my meds before this long procedure and did I ever make a fool of myself. My legs would not stop from jerking and I kicked off my shoes in the middle of a procedure because sometimes having my shoes off helps. That didn't work so I started pinching myself really hard so that pain would make me stop thinking of my legs for  a second. Nothing worked and I mean nothing worked. The dentist had to keep asking me to turn my head over a little more and to scoot up in the chair about a zillion times. He finally stopped and let me walk around the room while he went to numb another patient. I was so mortified that I took them a basket of muffins and hot chocolate to the office the next day with a card for being so understanding. I felt like  a total fool and ended up bruised all over my arms and legs from pinching myself.  I bet they talked about me for weeks! (:
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
Find blessings in every day!
 


straydog
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   Posted 6/29/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Nurse2 ha!ha! we both should get medals for going to the dentist lol. I bet that was something for the dentist to see when your legs went to jerking. My old dentist was use to me so after awhile it was no big deal with him, except I just flipped out the minute I sat down in the chair. He always stopped & wanted to know if I was ok. Gawd I miss him.

This new dentist that did the two root canals was a real jerk. My crowns have come in so I need to go out and get them put on. As soon as I do that I am done with those people. My dentist retired and sold out to this outfit and this dentist is so rough every time I left there for the root canals I had a fat lip. I did hit him one day three times. He is very arrogant and said I don't know why my patients are hitting me today-I finally managed to ask him if he had a clue what it was like not to be a rough dentist? They have goten the very last of my business and I thoroughly intend on writing a complaint letter to the main office.
Straydog/Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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