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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/7/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Since we we're on page three of your first thread I thought I would start a new one,
plus I was concerned and hope your doing okay WhiteBeard..Keep us posted, please...
miss ya...
HUGZ and Prayers to you my friend...
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White Beard
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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Chart

Thank-You!! I am here! I tried calling my surgeons office Monday but silly me that is his big surgery day so no one was around! Anyway the pain in my neck and right shoulder and upper arm has decreased somewhat so I thought I would just wait till tomorrow ( Thursday) as I have my refill appointment with my PM tomorrow morning and I can talk with him about it. He will know whether I should be concerned about it and if I need to go back and see the surgeon or not!

Anyway I got out last night for the first time since I have came home from the hospital. One of the guys that goes to the divorce support group meetings lives near by, so I called him and and asked if he could give me a ride to and from. I had missed the week before because of the surgery. So it was nice to go to it. Everyone was surprised to see me so soon after surgery. I am glad the meeting was only two hours though, as when we left I was ready to get back into my recliner for a while. Heck the meetings are 40 miles one way. So even the trip takes a little bit to get there and back! But it was rally nice to get out of the house though!

You know all you guys have been so super to me, listening to me belly ache and all. I honestly don't know what I would do without all of you! You have helped me get through a very difficult time in my life, heck you still are helping me get through it!! Please know that I am here for you too! Each and every one of you, and if I can be of help to you in any way, Please don't hesitate to let me know! You all mean so much to me! Thank-You!!!
I will post tomorrow what my PM says.

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


bluejet2
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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Whitebeard:

I'm glad to hear that the pain in your neck, shoulder, & arm is a little better, and even happier that you'll be able to talk to your PM about it to make sure it is nothing to be concerned about.

I'm sure getting out of the house for a little while felt great, but please be careful not to over do it!

Lorie

PAlady
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   Posted 10/7/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
I think it's great you got out, although it does sound like a long evening. But your motivation to push yourself is commendable. I have a hard time a lot of days getting motivated to get up and out. Got to work on that, but once winter gets here I only go out when I have to!

I hope the pain is just healing from the surgery, and continues to get better. Definitely let us know what your PM says, and even if he advises you don't need to contact your surgeon, if the pain doesn't keep getting better I'd call anyway. Better safe than sorry!

Hugs,

PaLady
p.s. Char - thanks for starting this!

skeye
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   Posted 10/7/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi White Beard,

I'm glad to hear that the pain has improved some!! Hopefully it will continue to do so! Glad to hear you got out as well. I'm sure it was a huge effort (even just being in the car for a 80 mi round trip has go to be rough on your neck) & you were exhausted at the end, but I bet it was nice to get out of the house & have some human contact. Will you have to do any kind of physical therapy? Keep up the good progress! I'll be there routing for you every step of the way! I really do wish that I was closer by & could stop by and visit you. I really admire your strength.

hugs,
Skeye

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/8/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard,
glad your doing okay for now, let us know what your pm doc says...
you know we care, so more soft hugz coming your ways...
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someday we'll all get a low or no pain day...
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White Beard
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   Posted 10/8/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I seen my PM today, He said that as long as the pain in my right neck and shoulder and upper arm is gettign better that he would not be overly concerned, and that it is probably just part of the healing, but he did say that it might be a good idea to at least call the surgeon and let him know about it if it continues to bother me!

With that said I also asked him if he remembered when I had the argument with Doctor ------ the Neurologist? and I told him that I thought he was blowing me off, and that he did not see any use in me having the epiidural that you gave me or going to the Neurosurgeon that you sent me to? He said he remembered it well as we had talked about it afterward. Well I said I am really mad about that in light of what the Neurosurgeon was able to do for me. and I was right he was blowing me off. He told he thought that I should file a formal complaint against him, if I felt that strongly about it. He also told me that he felt my reasons were valid! So before leaving the clinic I went and got s complaint form! I honestly feel that something should be said or done, as if I had taken that neurologist advice, I would still be having all tha left arm pain, and having it for a long time to come! Maybe by filing this, that if nothing else he will be made aware of his screw up and possibly it will not be repeated with some else. I can at least hope that anyway!


White Beard
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fatherjohn
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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
WB, it is good to hear you are getting around and improving. I for one was concerned when you said they were releasing you and all I could think of was who was going to be there to help you. For those of us that do not live alone, we depend on our families. Please take care of yourself and keep the mending going in your favor. As for the complaint, all you can do is try. Blessings! 

PAlady
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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you, White Beard! Maybe your filing a complaint can spare someone else. One has to wonder how many times that happens to all of us - being blown off. And we suffer with things that maybe, just maybe, could be at least improved if not fixed????

Hugs & Cheers,

PaLady

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
 
   Dear White Beard,
 
     Good morning! *warm huggs* It is so good to catch up with you. I feel I have missed so much in just a few days time. How is your pain level doing today?? Is it still slowly improving? I sure hope so.
    
     I was thinking as I read more on the neuro fellow... I think your PM is right. Though I normally would never think of such a thing... In your case, he treated you in an extremly unprofessional manner. That isnt okay atall. He really SHOULD know better. Perhaps a reminder in how to treat his fellow man is needed. Though how someone would go about doing so, ive no idea.
 
      It was so good to catch up with you! I hope you continue to heal (though seems very slow going to me!) and have a relaxing day, if possible.
 
*warmest huggs*
       dani
 
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


wv.girl
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard i hope you get to feeling well real soon.This is wv girl.Im not sure yet how to get around on site.Just wanted to say im thnking of you in my prayers.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to say I agree with PALady that a complaint from you might help some else in your situation,
so go for it ...
Hope you shoulder pain continues to improve, keep us posted and lots more soft hugz...
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PAlady
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   Posted 10/9/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
You know, the more I think of it, do you realize how RARE it is for one doctor to actually give you a complaint form to fill out in regard to another doctor? To even suggest it? I think your PM doc has likely had other patients with experiences with this neuro. and is hoping that if enough patients complain, this guy will at least get a reprimand.

I'll bet you're not the first. Nor will you be the last. This may be your PM doc's way of trying to get rid of a bad apple. Good for him! If only more doctors (including dentists!!) would help us with these kind of things, there'd be a lot fewer bad apples ruining the barrel.

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 10/9/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady

You know we are on the same track as I was thinking the same thing, I was extremely surprised that he suggested filing a complaint form! But you know when I had that run in with the Neurologist, right after that appointment I went over to the Spine Pain Clinic for the epidural steroid injection in my cervical spine, That neurologist had called him before I got over there! Anyway my PM told me then that that neurologist did not know or understand all the things that he (PM) could do or why he does them. And he told me then that he thought it was good that I told him that I thought he was blowing me off! So maybe your right PALady maybe he has had problems with this Newurologist and knows that this guy is a quack! I know I think the world of my PM and I have complete trust in him. He is one of the very few Doctors I have ever had that I honestly believe he really does personally care about his patients and and not just their health but also their over all welfare! That is a very rare quality in a Doctor now days! If there would be any reason for me not to want to leave this area I am in my PM would be the reason and he would be my only reason I honestly think he is that good!

PAlady I like the way you think!
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 10/9/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Dani,
You are amazing! With everything your going through and here you are giving me support! You know I am convinced that you have a heart of gold! May Gods Peace be always with you Dani!

Chart
What can I say to you, but Thank-You for always being there for me! Your thoughts and feeling and all your support how can I ever repay you for that? You are Priceless!

wv.girl
I am so glad that you are here with us and have joined our family! You have so much going on and yet here you are giving support. You are getting around just fine at this forum. Thank-You for the Prayers and you are also in my prayers, I do wish you all the best!

FatherJohn
My admiration for you increases every day! I have been worrying about you, and although I have not posted on your thread I have been watching it. The injustice that you have had to endure.......well.....it bothers me so much! Please know that I do keep you in my prayers! Take care my friend my support is with You!

PALady
I think you know what is in my Heart,  so all I will say is Thank-You for being you!

White Beard


Moderator Chronic Pain
 
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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) : 10/10/2009 12:02:59 AM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 10/9/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
GTMA! ;-)

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 10/11/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to let you know things are really going very well, the pain in the right shoulder and upper arm is just about gone, still have some lingering neck pain but not all that bad. I am being careful!  My friend from church that lives out here at the lake, he came over this morning and gave me a ride to church, and that went well! The realtor wants to show the house to a couple at 1:30 this afternoon, I dusted things a little and got what I could do done to get it presentable, I was careful and did only what I am allowed! They either like it or they don't! As I am not going to do anything stupid just to show this house no matter how bad I want to sell it! Anyway things really are looking up, and I am feeling good, I again want to Thank-you all for your on going support! You really are Family to me! Thank-YOU
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
That is WONDERFUL that the pain is subsiding! You're healing! AND...AND...I am so proud you didn't 'pull a Pete' (LOL) trying to do all kinds of things to get the house perfect. Your health and healing are far more important. If people viewing the house don't understand you just had surgery, and some little thing out of place keeps them from making a bid, then it's not meant to be anyway. Anyone who sees that beautiful home and location (I remember your photos) and complains about a little dust or something doesn't want to buy it anyway.

I told you - in my crystal ball you'll get an offer before the snow flies!! ;-)

PaLady :-)

skeye
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   Posted 10/11/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi White Beard,

I'm so glad to hear that the arm & shoulder pain has mostly resolved! That's wonderful news! It sounds like things are coming along nicely so far! Keep up the good work! :-)
I hope the viewing goes well this afternoon!

hugs,
Skeye

fatherjohn
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
WB, I wonder what the record time is for a man to listen and follow the doctors oreders is? Whatever the time is, see if you can set a new one. You are doing so well. Keep it up.

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/13/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Wow, WhiteBeard!
So glad your feeling better...a little each day is still good news...
lots and lots more soft hugz...
Post back when you can...
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White Beard
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   Posted 10/16/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Just as an update, yesterday I was feeling kind of low, achy and tired my neck and throart hurt I took a nap yesterday afternoon and woke up feeling a little better, went to town an got chinese take out for supper, anyway after supper I could hardly swallow, looked at my throat ant it wa really red and covered with white splotches. This morning I drove into town and went to convenient care, sat and waited two hours to be seen, they did throat cultures, I told them I thought it was either strep or thrush, or something because of the white spots. well the quick strip was positive for strep throat, so they put me on a Z pack since I am allergic to cillins. That kind of explains my chills and achyness an sore throat! Anyway I guess we all have our days. The GOOD NEWS is the realtor called this morning and a couple that looked at my house earlier wants to come back tomorrow, they would like me to be there when they first arrive and then to dissappear awhile so they can look and talk in private, I said no problem, I gues they have narrowed their sellection to three homes and mine is one of the three. so 1PM tomorrow they will be back, so I have a few things to get done before they come, just minor things I want to dust a little and put some papers away. Wish me luck folks!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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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   Posted 10/16/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
I'm sorry you're sick but so glad about the potential buyers! I have one question for you - has it snowed yet there? Because Ms. PaLady Swamme told you you'd get an offer before the snow flies. So if it hasn't snowed yet it's getting pretty close and this couple needs to cement my future career as a medium! smilewinkgrin

I didn't respond to your post on the other thread but want to thank you for you kindness and offer of help! But I don't want you to be worrying so much about me! You need to take care of yourself!

I'll be cheering that you have an offer from this couple - and a good one - real soon! yeah yeah yeah

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 10/16/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady
No it hasn't snowed here yet,  I hope your prediction is right! If I can get the house sold I will move into a a small appartment and if need be put my stuff into a storage unit. Then I will start lookin at areas where I want to live or settle down, or what ever!   I kind of feel like I am starting  my life over again or starting anew, it is a little exciting but a little scary too! PALady I do know what you mean, but you know I really do hate to see you in the position that your in!  It does bother me a bit, your always there to help others, and now you are in  need of help! And I do feel a little bit helpless in being able to do anything. I know that is the way of things with the forum and internet, but it does seem harsh!
 
I wish the antibiotic would kick in as my  throat is killing me, and I feel achy all over. It is a good thing I went in to get it treated, as strep is not good when you have MVP. 
 
I do hope the Great Swamy PALady is right! smilewinkgrin
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--   DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in  Sep 2009,  C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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


Chartreux
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   Posted 10/16/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteBeard,
Sure hope your feeling better soon, get well wishes...
lots of chicken noodle soup should help...good luck with the house and don't
over tire yourself...
prayers and soft hugz...
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now get well...k
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