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pnmorlando
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 7/23/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
hello all

i have been reading every post here in cp for a year but havent posted until yesterday. i feel i know everyone here very well. its a great web site.

i wont be able to have the surgeries to remove the hardware or correct the upper back because of the heart attack i had in march, i only have 30% of my heart functioning and no one will take that risk, even me :)

thanks
mike
61 yr old, male, have had back issues for 30 yrs, had fusion L5/S1 in dec 08, am totally fused but could never stand up or walk without a walker, have seen multiple drs, the last mri showed that a bone in back had totally disengrated , so i have a75 degree kypohisis. I also have 4 screws starting to poke through my back and they wanted to take out hardware and fix kypohsis but had a heart attack in march 09, so iys on hold now. cant lay down flat in bed have slept in recliner for 18 months. have pain 24/7. was forced to quit job, was chef at small college, on disability now.

taking oxycontin 60 mg x 2, oxycodone 10/325 x 4, lyrica 100 mg x 2 plus diabetes meds plus heart meds


anice
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 536
   Posted 7/23/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike, It was me you posted to yesterday. I want to welcome you here to the forum. And you were right when you say that it is a great place. It most certainly is. I am sorry to hear the pain you are in. And that you can't have the surgery to correct the problem. I wish you the best.
Anice

White Beard
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3611
   Posted 7/23/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike

I am sorry that they can not do the surgery, it sure sounds like you're having a rough time of it!.  But You have come to the right place, as I'm sure you know, we might not be able to really help you get fixed up, but we sure will give you support and a listening ear! I am glad that you finally decided to post, welcome to our family here on the CP forum. I hope that you will post often an get actively get involved in all our forums threads.

Good luck to you!

White Beard


Moderator Chronic Pain
 
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
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 7/23/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Mike,
I also want to welcome you and am glad you decided to post. It's also nice to know our postings are helpful even to people who only read.

I am also so sorry to hear of what you're struggling with. As White Beard said, we may not be able to fix your body, but this is a great place for the mind and the spirit!

Again, welcome, and if you have any questions about posting be sure to ask.

PaLady

pnmorlando
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 7/23/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks all its appreciated
61 yr old, male, have had back issues for 30 yrs, had fusion L5/S1 in dec 08, am totally fused but could never stand up or walk without a walker, have seen multiple drs, the last mri showed that a bone in back had totally disengrated , so i have a75 degree kypohisis. I also have 4 screws starting to poke through my back and they wanted to take out hardware and fix kypohsis but had a heart attack in march 09, so iys on hold now. cant lay down flat in bed have slept in recliner for 18 months. have pain 24/7. was forced to quit job, was chef at small college, on disability now.

taking oxycontin 60 mg x 2, oxycodone 10/325 x 4, lyrica 100 mg x 2 plus diabetes meds plus heart meds


cbear
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 138
   Posted 7/23/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hi. welcome! im fairly new to this site, but i began posting right away. was desparate for understanding from people who knew how i was feeling. i, too am sorry for what u r going through. i wish you the very best and hope u feel as if u have found a lifeline!

Tirzah
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 2284
   Posted 7/23/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chef Mike,
Just wanted to welcome you to the site. I'm a bit tired right now, but I hope you keep posting & I'm sure I'll have more to say the next time. :)

Frances
Moderator -- Depression Forum


golitho
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 7/24/2009 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike, sorry to hear you're stuck with protruding screws in your back sounds very nasty. But this is a great place to be, very supportive, warm, friendly people. Post again and let us know how you're going, best wishes and welcome, golitho

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 7/24/2009 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Mike, so very sorry you can't have the surgeries to fix you up!
Do heating pads help,? Is your heart going to get any better?
Sure hope you can get a low pain day...
HUGZ
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Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
   Posted 7/24/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Dear PNMOrlando,
 
    Good Morning! *huggs* My name is Dani. It is very nice to meet you. I am very glad you decided to start posting. I LOVE meeting new people.
 
      *huggs*
dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 13478
   Posted 7/24/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike, I saw your first post on another person's post. I started a thread for you so we could get you out here for everyone to eyeball and say hi to lol. I do hope you will hang out with us here.
 
I just cannot imagine what you are dealing with in the pain dept. Bad hardware is an awful thing to have to put up with.
 
Again, just wanted to pop by and say hi. Please keep posting and let us know whats going on.
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. Several other health issues just not enough room 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.


Stella Marie
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 601
   Posted 7/25/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome! I am glad you have been lurking for so long - but happier that you have decided to take the plunge and join the gang. We are all glad to have you and any and all of your input and ideas are welcome. WE ARE HERE FOR ONE ANOTHER!

Stella Marie

Co-Forum Moderator for Chronic Pain

Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”.  Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain,  spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory  involvement,  Implants: intrathecal pump  & neurostimulator.  Extra features: O2 & wheelchair

 

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