I seen the Neurosurgeon this morning!

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White Beard
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   Posted 9/1/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I had my appointment with the Neurosurgeon this morning, he was a very nice gentleman, with good patient rapport! He asked me what type of problems I had been having and what all I have had done. He thoroughly went over all the Xrays and MRI's  and then he examined me. He told me I was a complicated case beccause of my other neurological problems, with all the muscle spasms and over all weakness in all my limbs! But with that said, he did tell me  that he thought he could help me, and that the problems with my left arm was caused by the disc at c5/6  in my neck,  and that I needed to have surgery, he wants to do a C5/6 discectomy and fusion.  He said I needed to have a complete work-up done, I am scheduled to see the ENT Doc the 14th so he can check my vocal cords and the nerve in my throat. As he wants to do an anterior approach going in on the left side. Since my previous surgery was done from the right center side, and he wants to make sure there is no damage done to the nerve.  And they will call me with the schedule of all the other tests he wants done. Anyway as of right now I am scheduled to have surgery, (C5/6 fusion using Cadaver graft and titanium plate and screws) Monday morning the 28th of September!
 
 I am not sure whether this is good news or bad new! it was definitely not the news I was expecting, as I was told it was my old fusion that was the problem, by my Pain Doctor. This neurosurgeon, said my old  fusion looked good  but the major problem was the disc above it! I knew that disc was bad from years ago, I had even seen a neurosurgeon about it, but at that time that surgeon wanted to wait till it got worse! Well it has, and  it will not get any better waiting any longer! Anyway he told me even with the surgery that. that would only take care of my left arm problem and I would still have to remain on all my pain meds for my other back problems!
 
I am glad they the Doc can help me, but having this surgery is a little scary, and I really wasn't expecting him to say that I needed it! Anyway after having his nurse explain the whole procedure, I can see  allot of things have changed since the time when I had my first disc fusion done!
Wish me luck! The hard part is going to be the waiting to the 28th!
 
White Beard
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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


mrsm123
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   Posted 9/1/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Whitebeard,
I am glad that you saw the Neurosurgeon and that you like him. That helps alot when it comes to having surgery. I understand your feelings about having surgery but you are right, it is not going to get better by waiting any longer.
The 28th is not too far away so I hope that your other tests come out okay and nothing stands in your way of getting this done, especially since it will help with the left arm stuff.
Neck fusion is nothing like what it used to be, now it is so much easier for the patient and the recovery period is not so bad.
I hear the worst part is if they make you wear a neck brace for a while. Did the surgeon tell you anything about one?
I know not all of the surgeons use them.
Good luck to you,
Sandi
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
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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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   Posted 9/1/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
It's never thrilling news to hear we need something major like surgery. I'm glad you like your surgeon, and glad you're scheduled for not too far out, but is there anything you want to do beforehand - like a second opinion? I thought you might have been considering an RF, and although that isn't something that's going to cure everything, neither will the surgery. I can't remember if you had that ruled out.

But if you're comfortable with the surgery you're the one who knows best. You will need some help, though. Are there any friends or members from your Church you could ask to help out or stay with you for a few days? Also, any community nursing services would be helpful if you have them near you. Remember I came home alone after 6 days in the hospital and a double lumbar fusion, so it's doable but requires a lot of planning. And having a cousin close by was a necessity as I couldn't drive for 6 weeks. I have a hunch you won't be thrilled if you have to ask your wife, and you may not be able to depend on her anyway, so now may be the time to start rounding up a new support system - both informal as well as agencies, etc.

Either way, I know you can do it if you put your mind to it!

PaLady

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   Posted 9/1/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi White Beard,

WOW, I am not surprised at all with the need for further surgery.  I was extremely happy to hear the old fusion looks good. That has to be a great relief for you. Yes, I know I would terrified but its like Sandi says they have changed things up so much since you had surgery. I really think this is going to help you a great deal. I am glad that at least you are going in the right direction of having it taken care of now, as the more time goes by with nothing done the more deterioration and potential of irreversible nerve damage. Many people to this day do not realize if they have nerve involvment the longer they wait to have something done the odds of the damage being irreversible is greater. It does sound like you found a very good surgeon and you are obviously comfortable with him. Thats a big part of the battle right there. I know you have a very good PM dr but lets face it, he is not an expert on necks like your neurosurgeon. I am with the neuro on this call, thats why I am not surprised in the recom for surgery after what showed on the MRI. He sounds like a very intelligent dr wanting to make sure everything is status quo before doing the surgery.

I know in my heart you will do very well with this surgery. You are a smart man and understand things when a dr tells you what you can or cannot do after surgery. Remember your recuperation time is strictly on you and I am quite confident you know how to handle that. Did they say if this will be an overnight surgery? Unfortunately they just do not keep people in the hospitals much these days.

Sounds like you will be pretty busy between now and the 28th.


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   Posted 9/1/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure what to say. It is always comforting to feel a doctor can be trusted and that he has a complete understanding of the problem and potential solution. Even though no one looks forward to any additional surgery, I am sure you were glad to walk away with a better understanding of where you stand, the condition of your previous surgeries, and new suggestions to relieve your current problems. Now all you will have to do it complete the evaluations and then weight all the information. Only you can make the final decision. I am sure it is a relief to know that you have options available. Good luck in making this decision. It sounds like you feel that you are in skillful hands and that is the hardest thing to find - a doctor you can trust.

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golitho
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   Posted 9/1/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with it all WhiteBeard, The surgery sounds as if it will help some things but not others? At least you will know for sure what is happening with the nerve. How scary for you though. Hard trusting in these professionals. Feeling a bit nervy myself, had a call from my specialist this morning moving my surgery forward now I'm set for sept 21st. So I understand the waiting game very well... at least it gives you time to research what he is doing to you and get some questions together etc. Best wishes, whitebeard, golitho

skeye
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   Posted 9/1/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi White Beard,

I'm glad that you finally got some answers, but I'm sorry to hear that it isn't good news. It does sound like you've found a great surgeon, though. I can imagine that the thought of more surgery is quite scary, it always is, but I have good feelings about this. I think that this guy is going to fix you right up! I do hope that you can find someone to stay with you for a few days after you get home from the hospital. This isn't something you should have to go through alone! I'm wishing you nothing but the best! Lots of positive thoughts coming your way!

hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...that's quite the surprise, isn't it?!? But it's so wonderful to have a doc who will explain what's going on and get right on it instead of waiting 'until it gets worse' again. At least you have a plan. We'll be right beside you all the way. I sure hope they have a large operation room cause we'll all be there!!!...lol

Warm hugs!!
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White Beard
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You all for your support!  Yes I do very much like this surgeon, he has got excellent credentials, and he was very,....... how should I say this...... "human" ...... "personable" ...... not a bit arrogant  or rude or anything like that!  Very thorough and factual,  he addmitted that this would only fix this problem with my arm, and I am a very difficult and complex case because of all the other neurological issues that are going on! And doing this disc fusion would not have any affect on those other issues.  He of course gave me all the odds for everything that could happen.  Without doing this, my condition would do nothing but get worse! As this is the same disc that I seen a different neurosurgeon about several years ago, at that time I was told it was not bad enough to warrant surgery, but at that time I did not have problems with my left arm either! But since that time I have had more problems develop and of course the test results have changed, the EMG that I had a few months ago are abnormal, and the MRI  and all that, have showed deterioration of that disc.  I think the thing that scares me the most, is that with out having the surgery, and only treating the pain,  the potential risk for that disc to really rupture bad and fragment and then possibly doing catastrophic and permanent damage to my spinal cord, is a very real possibility. On my first herniated disc  at C6/7 even the surgeons said  it was only by ???? the Grace of God or some divine power watching over me, what ever you want to call it ???? that kept me from being a quadriplegic because there was no medical or scientific reason  that with the damage I had that I was not a quad! So yes that is one thing that I am deathly afraid of, to let it go, and not have the surgery! The cervical disc are just to high up on the spinal cord, and the potential damage they can cause, is just to great! With what I have been through before and knowing what I do, really my options are very limited, like he said the Epidurals and other pain treatment options will not fix the problem! Personally for myself I just can't take that risk of not having the surgery!
 
Yes I will have to do some scrambling to get arrangements to help me. I will not even consider having my wife ( possibly my ex by then, we go back to court the 24 th if she accepts our last proposal, then the divorce will be finalized on that date) I do have some friends that might be able to help me, I am also going to talk to my youngest Daughter, she is a nurse, she might be able to come home for at least a few days or a week to help me! I am sure I will be able to work something out!
 
 PALady you are always thinking ahead and looking out for me! Thank-You so much!
 
White Beard
 
 
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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


White Beard
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

Thank-You so much! for yoru post!

I just about for got to mention the possible down side to this whole thing! The Surgeons nurse came in and talked to me, She looked at my beard very carefully, and asked me how important was my beard. I told her that it was my Pride and Joy, and I really did not want to have to shave it off! She said that she would make a special note of that, and that I might have to trim up the bottom portion on my neck a little bit, but other than that they might be able to accomidate me with my beard! but they will have to fix something up to contain it and keep it out of the way! I keep my fingers crossed on that one! As silly as it seems, after I retired from the air force I retired my razor! I like my beard! I think men ( at least most men) look good with beards! I keep mine very clean I shampoo and use conditioner on it daily, and I do want to keep it!
after all I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey WB,
 
Well this does seem like a step in the right direction.  I hope this works for you!!!  I also hope you can round up a strong support system.  Oh man!!  The beard!  The nurse seemed very supportive.  That is very nice.  I hope you can keep that beard.  If you can't, it will grow.  We can have chutz post a koffee klatch on hair tonic recipes. 
 
I truly hope this helps.  You will have one down and you can then go after those other neurological issues.   I will be thinking of you on the 28th.
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golitho
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   Posted 9/2/2009 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh No not the white beard!!! I sincerely hope you manage to keep it, we'll have to form the whitebeard protection agency. Hope its a big operating theatre theres alot of us that will need to be accomodated! Can they just trim the sides? Love that white beard, golitho

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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I thrilled for you!!!!  Yes surgery sucks but he said he can fix the arm pain!!!!  Not all the other pains you have but dang he can get rid of at least one pain!!! 
 
 I will do the JUJU dance  yeah yeah yeah yeah !!!!!!!!
 
But you will be VERY missed the first week or so of your recovery. I wish everyone lived closer to me so when you all have surgery I can come over and practice my comedian humor on the confined.
 
Wishing you all the luck
 
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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Not the beard! I hope they can save it! I can't see why they can't just put a drape over it/around it, but then again, I don't know the details of the surgery.

hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   

WhiteBeard,

I'm sorry to hear you have surgery but it definitely sounds like in your case it is the only answer.  I think you will do fine.  I was in a similar position when the disks ruptured in the neck, I had already lost feeling in all limbs by the time the diagnosis was made.  Initially the numbness went away as did the severe pain!  Surgery serves its purpose its later the side effects surface...darn!  They warned me that when the spine is fused anywhere, the writing is on the wall for future fusion surgeries as all the disks above and below take the brunt!  You have been through so much physically and EMOTIONALLY its now time for you to do what you need to do for YOU!! 

You need to do this and we are all here for you and will send lots of love, healing thoughts and of course prayers for a complete recovery of all your symptoms!!

DO NOT LET THEM SHAVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, FLUFFY WB....lol.....go have it FRENCH BRAIDED LOL (be sure to take a picture for us)!

XXOO
Patti

 


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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
(ok, I'm ducking as I say this! smhair ) but if it will be easier without the beard - or at least with it shortened, remember it will grow back! If you have to wear a neck brace (I'm guessing you will, but I don't know) plus with the CPAP machine plus now you may be alone for a lot of the time, you want to do everything you can to just make the whole process EASIER on yourself. So if a severe trim to the beard will help, remember hair grows back! Before my lumbar fusion, I had my hair cut back to about shoulder length so it would be easier to manage. I even made sure it was long enough to pull back, but not so long it needed to be pulled up or adjusted when I was lying down. And you know one thing I've discovered with chronic neck pain - hair has weight! Back in the early 90's I had very long hair and after my mother died I got it cut short and you know the first thing I noticed was that my neck felt better! yeah So give some thought to all this.

Hugs,

PaLady---------> still ducking from people throwing eggs my way! smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 9/2/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with the upcoming surgery.  Before my cervical fusion I had tingling all the way down my left arm, numb thumb & index finger and it finally got so bad I couldn't lift my arm at all.  All of that went away after the surgery, not immediately but gradually.  I spent only 1 night in the hospital but did come home wearing a big old neck brace but can't remember how long I wore it, then I had to wear a soft one for awhile longer.  It was a easy recovery and pretty pain free considering.  I'm sure you'll do fine.  Keep us updated.
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   Posted 9/2/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Well I will wrap my face and beard up in christmas wrapping paper if I have to the keep from shaving it off! As I was really hoping that I could have a Santa Beard by Christmas time, and maybe even play Santa when our church group passes out little packages to the folks in the Nursing Homes at Christmas. I did post a new picture on chutzie web page! Even my counselor said I needed to try and keep my beard. She said " isn't that part of yo your identy?" I told her Yes!  That online I was known as "White Beard with a White Beard!" wink

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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


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   Posted 9/2/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
I hope I didn't offend you! I forgot Christmas isn't that far off and you would make a perfect Santa! Maybe the braiding someone suggested could be neat for a short time if you need to! You could put beads in it! LOL (Remember the movie "10"??!)

I'm sure there's some way it can be protected!

PaLady :-)

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   Posted 9/3/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   

PALady,

No stones coming at you from here.....your words about WB's beard show love and concern!  I have to agree about hair length and neck pain!  I like the bead idea mixed in with the French Braid lol!  WB you could use Red and Green beads you could be known as the NEW AGE SANTA and start a new Holiday tradition lol turn

XXOO
Patti


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   Posted 9/3/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady
 
Of course ( you did not offend me) what you said was RIGHT!, and honest and correct, and I am sure full of caring and concern!  Just knowing that, ....well..... I cannot argue with the facts even if I wanted to! So no. I am not offended!  But  can be a tad bit stubborn, and I am hoping in the end,  I do not have to shave or in any way cut , or trim it,!!!  But  with saying that,  I know that, if that is what is required,......well  begrudgingly,.....I will do what ever is needed to get this fixed!  And in the end when the chips are down if it means trimming up the beard.....well I might be crying when I do it, but yes, I will even do that!
 
You know PALady I admire you allot!!!! and I do  trust and value your oppinion!!!!!!
 
Thank-You for being here for me!
 
White Beard
 
P.S. Patti  I like New Age Music, at least most of it, but I can't handle the "New Age Christmas Music" When it comes to Christmas, ( my favorite time of year!)  I am just an old fashion traditionalist! So I think I would have to at least pass on doing the bead thing!  LOL and I am not at all to sure about the Braiding thing either! How would you undo the braids?  I can only immagine  the whiskers being pulled out of my chinny chin chin! smhair   It is bad enough when I brush it! smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 9/3/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Mannheim Steamroller has great Christmas Music!
WhiteBeard if your daughter can't help you, look into getting a visiting nurse, okay...
Keep us posted when you can...
Lots and lots of soft hugz.....
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   Posted 9/3/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Whew! LOL

Char - yes, my community nurses here (I actually live in a very small town) were wonderful when I was home alone recuperating. And insurance paid for them! I didn't request them at first, figuring I was going to be staying with my cousin but since that didn't work (long story) I came home alone after my fusion. But the incision was a little red so that's when I requested the local nurses and wished I had done so right away. They were a huge help, coming in a few times a week. They changed the dressing, helped with the major "Big C" issues I had after all the anesthetic that the hospital failed to help me with, and also were the first to pick up the swelling in my left ankle. One of them had also been through a cervical fusion and told me about her recovery, which gave me a much more realistic picture than my NS had. So yes, WB, if you have them available in your area I'd make the arrangements for your doctor to order them. You may even be able to get some homemaker services (they can help with shopping and other light tasks) paid by your insurance. The social worker at the hospital where you're going should be able to tell you what may be available, and help set things up in advance. The more you can have done in advance the easier it is.

Also - having lots of meals that are easy to make, whether you want to cook and freeze them yourself or buy some microwavable goodies (that was my route! LOL) is another way to make it easy.

PaLady

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   Posted 9/3/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok so I am sort of sad at putting the eggs away.....you are off the hook, PAlady. 
 
I love this board!  Whitebeard, do you see how very loved you are?  We need to live communally.  Let's all buy WB's house and move in.  We can all just sit around in pain and support one another. 
 
But seriously, WB, I am cheering for you.  You will get through this.  Just take it one step at a time. 
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   Posted 9/3/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Gretchen,
ROFL! Hey, you can keep the eggs out if we can have an egg throwing contest - meaning I get to throw some back at ya! shocked wink

I love the idea about buying WB's house. That could be our summer home! Looks like there might even be room for your horse! (WB - would you neighbors mind a horse and stable in the front yard? smilewinkgrin)

Course we need to find a winter home. idea I know! We'll buy Pete's place in south Florida! Problem solved!!! yeah rolleyes tongue

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