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straydog
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   Posted 12/17/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, Christmas is a week away and of course I am not ready. The shopping is not finished either. Where did all the time go so fast? I am living in lala land I guess, I can't seem to keep things straight in my mind from one minute to the next. Anyone else having this problem? One thing I do seem to be doing is spending way too much time with drs. Maybe that is what is throwing a wrench in the whole thing. I think I am getting a little overwhelmed.
 
Last Sunday my son talked me into going and buying a real tree to put up rather than dealing with the artificial. Probably was a smart move on my part. I bought a 7 1/2ft Noble Fir as I needed something narrow since it is on the staircase landing where the dogs cannot get it. We got it in the stand and set it on the landing fit perfect. Well, my front yard lloked awful, so since it was 60 degrees out Sunday, I mowed down the front yard, actually had to go over it twice it was so bad. Then I took a look at the flower bed along the walkway and decided it looked awful too. So, I cleaned it out and put down two more bags of mulch.
 
So, after all the yard work I put my net lights on the bushes and got the husband to hang my wreaths in the windows. Gotta tell you, the mowing kicked me right square in the arse, gawd I was so tired when I finished with all of that. I went in and showered and thought ok I will lay down here a minute and then get up. It was already dark by the time I went inside. I fell asleep and slept will midnight. Then I was up prolwing all night like a cat in this house. Had to be quiet and did not like that. Around 6:30 I got tired again so I went in & laid down and set the alrm to get up at 7:30, never heard it go off. So, I missed my Bone Scan appt. oh I was so mad. Tomorrow I have to call and reschedule it.
 
Monday night after the little one went home I managed to get lights on the tree. At midnight last night I got a second wind and stayed up till 5:00am decorating the thing. At least it is done. I have decided against dragging out a bunch of stuff to set out and around in the house, be happy with my tree and call it decorated.
 
Saw my ortho yesterday and he looked at my arm and what little extension and flexion I have. He said I probably will not gain anymore than what I have right now which is not much by a long shot.  I am to continue with PT at least that will help strengthen the arm. I was a little surprised when he said that. I told him I have 4 visits left over the next two weeks and did not see how I could get where I need to be in such a short time. He said not to worry, the PT folks will let him know if it needs to be extended.
 
Had an appt with my gi this afternoon that got rescheduled for the 31st which was fine with me. He got called to the hospital for an emergency so they were running way behind.
 
Yesterday was the grandson's school program. Oh, it was a hoot, I love watching those little ones up there singing and trying very hard to do what they are suppose to be doing. Of course there were parents and grandparents down on the front row with cameras and video cameras. My little Texas Tornado put on his big cheese smile and was trying to sing thru clinched teeth with that big smile plastered on his face. I just cracked up watching him. We had one little boy that was the leader of the pact, you could hear his little voice very loudly over the other kids. What fun it was to watch them.
 
Tomorrow will be a busy day. The tornado gets out of school early so he will spend the day with us. He & I are going to bake sugar and iced Christmas cookies. He is all set for that. He does like to bake and help. Tomorrow no dr appts at all.
 
My daughterinlaw pulled a real stupid stunt today. She was at work and parked up in the front right by her store. She left her purse locked up in her vehicle so someone broke the window out and stole her purse. My son was livid when he found out she left her purse in the vehicle. I kept my mouth shut, she called bawling because she found it after she got off work, her mom had brought the tornado to her work. Well, there was glass all over the inside of her truck so we went and picked him up since glass was all in his carseat. I kept him over here for awhile till she got home and calmed down. She knows better than to ever pull a stunt like this. This time of year people go nuts and do all sorts of goofy things. They looked for packages and purses in these parking lots and she knows this, what was she thinking. The good news is she only had her drivers license in her wallet. But, high deductible and paying for a new window. I never leave any sacks out in the open in my car, always put things in a trunk. I never carry a purse this tme of year either, always have my license and debit card in my jeans pocket. I do not wear any jewelry this time of year either.
 
I hope everyone else is in better shape than me in trying to get ready for the big day. Monday is going to be my shopping day, no dr appts that day either, lol.
 
Lets hope for plenty of low pain days to get us thru the holidays.
 

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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Jim1969
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   Posted 12/17/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I can sympathize.

What decorating that we are going to do around the house was done the weekend after Thanksgiving, but that does not mean I have been able to sit back and relax.

Like you I have had quite a few medical appointments and I have had my usual of making sure a toddler doesn't kill himself or me with his rambunctious play.

We are in the process of switching cable/phone/internet providers and the installer will be here tomorrow so for the last several days I have been working as hard as I can to get the house somewhat cleaned up. Anyone with or who has had kids knows all to well how fast they can undo everything you do.

Now on top of all of that I am having to nurse my wife. She managed, somehow, to acquire a soft tissue injury to her foot so she is having a hard time getting around and needs help in a hundred different areas. To think I was looking forward to this coming week as she is out of school for the semester and on vacation from work so I thought I might get some help around here. So much for wishful thinking.

On the bright side, thanks to a really generous lady, we are going to make our niece's Christmas this year. She has been wanting a day bed for the last 3-4 years but no one in the family has been able to afford getting her one. Well I found one listed for free on a web site and went and got it. I was really shocked when I picked it up. It was a lot better than I was suspecting. It is very sturdy, has a trundle bed with it, and with the exception of either needing a new coat of paint of stripped back to the brass finish it is in A+ shape. Even the mattresses look to be in really good shape.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/17/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Stray, I'm headed to bed and have not read all of your post, but just wanted to say hello, and hope all is well with you. See you tomorrow.

Michael

golitho
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   Posted 12/18/2009 1:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie, your week sounded a little like mine, except I haven't got the tree yet, but school productions, violin concerts and doctors appts. 4 in one week! Next week 1 more then I am done until Jan 25th. Plus running around getting things for our house.
Its nearly finished and so exciting. We are building a new house and its taken over 1 1/2 years so far!!! We were hoping to be in for Christmas but as it is my body couldn't cope with the move so I think putting it back to late Jan, early Feb is the right move. It looks incredible.
I collected all the lighting fixtures today so the electrician can make a start putting them all in. We still need staircases, wardrobes, kitchen bench and bathroom bench tops and then all the appliances. Plus the garden but I won't go there. They rendered the front wall today and put in the garage door. It has a much more finished look about it now the doors are in. We have to get the gates next.

Sorry got carried away on your post, it makes me feel sick that someone stole your daughter in laws purse, silly thing to do but at Christmas you forget these things in your rush to get things done. Someone rang in to the radio to say they'd locked their car keys in the boot and the shopping centre had payed for a taxi for her to go collect the 2nd set, so there is still some goodwill out there too.
Goodluck with your shopping, hope it goes smoothly for you, I'm sure your tree looks wonderful, golitho

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   Posted 12/18/2009 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Suzie,
I am so sorry. If you ever need someone to pound your head against the wall with, call me. You do not deserve this - no one does. Who cares what everything looks like. Put the star or angel on top and call it finished. Simplify the holidays. Consider alcohol therapy. Everything looks better after and double eggnog.

I will be thinking about you.

Stella Marie

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

 


PAlady
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   Posted 12/18/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
All I can say is there is more than one Texas Tornado in your family (hint!). Your grandson has learned well from grandma!

I'm hoping I can get this posted without the site crashing on me. Anyway, I am thinking of you and everyone here - and I would say to you take it easy! The tree is enough decorating. Simplify like someone said. I do minimal decorating here, and you learn to adjust.

I understand feeling overwhelmed but just for different reaosns. Hopefully we'll all survive!

Hugs,

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 12/18/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, somehow we will all get thru it, how I don't know. Got a letter in the mail yesterday from husbands employer about ins & Medicare. We lose our insurance the 31st of this month, not Jan 15. So, was planning on one months of medication with the script card but thats out of question now. So, whats a girl to do now, I just don't know. I am in the process of a nice crohns flare and have spent the last 5 hrs running in & out of the bathroom. I have taken all of the diarhea I can have for next 24 hrs. I am just drained physically and mentally at this point. think I will just go sit somewhere and cry.
 

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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 12/18/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((((((Susie))))))))))))

PaLady

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/18/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
    Stray....I hate to hear this about you...and sincerley hope you get to feeling better soon. What can we do for you? We all feel so helpless at this point....and want to so badly for our friends here. It just makes me want to put my fingers in my ears and hide...and pretend this is not happening to all of you. My heart is heavy with your burden...and so many others here as well.
 
     Michael

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   Posted 12/18/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww Susie,
I'm so sorry. I am chiming in with the club that says less is more. My outside lights are done but minimally this year, and my tree is up , and decorated but I was more concerned with getting that done than anything else. It's ready now, and my kids are quite happy with it. I used to pull out all of the stops, decorating inside, outside and everywhere in between. It's just not worth the headaches that come for me then having to put it all away again. When my kids were younger, they expected all of the decorating but now, not so much.
I'm sorry about your DIL purse too but it is one of the hazards that come with the times we live in. We have a lot of assaults and robberies around this time of year, and I stay away from stores at dusk and afterward. I also don't go to them if I don't have someone with me. I am a robbers target, use my cane or a wheelchair and am often alone.......so I just don't go at night....
I don't know what to say about the insurance issues, it really upsets me to see someone left holding the bag like that......
And as to the Chron's....I hope that it stops soon......
Hugs,
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
POST OP CES 3/30-06
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.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


golitho
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   Posted 12/18/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Susie, sorry to hear your Chron's is flaring. It must be the stress, insurance is such a worrying issue. You're in my thoughts. BIG HUGS, golitho

PAlady
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   Posted 12/18/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
It goes without saying I can relate to the insurance issue. And it IS hugely stressful, as you well know. And very, very wrong, IMHO!

Hugs,

PaLady

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   Posted 12/18/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie


Sounds like when it rains it pours for you! You not the only one who hasn't got Christmas shopping done! You might remember that I have a prelit tree and I got the fantastic (NOT) idea of taking off all the pre wired lights and replacing them with L. E. D. lights. well it tookl me ten days or more to get all the lights off. What a job that was! I got 6 strings of warm white LED light they were on sale, anyway 210 light on a string! I am putting the new lights on with plastic cable ties, so they will be on permanently! I finally after close to going on 2 weeks got all the lights on and I did not get enough! and the store I got them from doesn't have them any more nor any of the other stores! Ineed to get the exact same ones so they will match! I emailed the store chain and they are working on it for me! anyway the last (bottom) row of limbs don't have lights and the second to bottom row of limbs is only half done! I figured I need at least 2 more strings and 3 would be the safest thing to get! I can only do a half of a string at a time as I just don't do well working with my arms out in front of me! and it takes so long for me to even do that!



The good new is at 10 PM last night the realtor called and wanted to show the house at 11 this morning, I spent half the night and this morning scrambling to get all the mouse trap picked up and the house cleaned and presentable! with a partially lit tree in the middle of the living floor with boxes of decorations everywhere! Anyway the couple spent over an hour here and the realtor called and said the couple are talking about submitting a bid! ( I keep my fingers crossed!) Well I am tired of being in the house alone for the last few days so I am headed to town to eat supper and scour the stores to see if I can find LED lights some where!



Susie Tis the Season to be Jolly! yeah yeah yeah Baaaaa Hum Bug!!! At least I got my cookies, the Cherry Twi nkles and Snow Balls done and my Pecan Brittle, for me it isn't Christmas without them! My daughter and family (I get to see my Granddaughter) they are coming early Christmas Eve and then spending the night and then in the morning going up to her Grandmothers for Christmas day!



White Beard

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   Posted 12/18/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
 
    Dear Susie,
 
     Good evening *huggs* Hopefully right now you are relaxing with your feet up! You ve been very busy latly. I understand about loosing track of time. I seemt o have moments where there isnt enough time latly or time has flown by and I think  smhair  I should have gotten so manyt hings done! I think thou, in my case, it my be my new med combo. You ve had a full plate for sure, I hope you are able to get all your shopping done monday. Are there any other doctor appointments you have to worry about next week? I hope not. You need some time to yourself, I am sure you are sick of doctors and tests by now.
 
      Oh your handsome little tornado sounds like he worked very hard for the holiday show! Oh I bet it must have been so exciting! I do hope you got lots of pictures, it sounds like such a loving memory. I was smiling so much reading about it! I bet he just had a blast!!! I am sure making and decorating christmas cookies smilewinkgrin  was fun for you both! I love getting busy with my bumblebees, even when I am exhausted they just have a way of making our time together so much fun.
 
     I am sorry, however, to hear of the incident with your daughter in law. I cant imagine that will be an easy expense to cover so close to the holidays. The clean up of the glass will be a night mare. When ever something glass is broken around here, I could about pull my heair out. Always so worried that I will miss a peice. I hope she is able to get a new copy of her DL and the other stuff replaced. the insurance, DMV, etc., will be a night mare this time of year.
 
     ...this post is getting rather long. I will end it here. I hope you have a chance to relax this weekend. *warm huggs*
 
*huggs*
  dani

 

 

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bluejet2
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   Posted 12/18/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie:

I am so sorry that you are dealing with so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lorie

straydog
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   Posted 12/18/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone for the well wishes and sympathy. Lordy, I am just frazzled out right now. Too much going on, too many irons in the fire. Here I thought Monday was going to be a free day, oh no, my Bone Scan is now scheduled for Monday. Be there at 8:00 for injection and go back at noon for the xrays. Tues & Wed is PT. I will make it tho and get it done. I try to avoid going to the shops on the weekends because they are mobbed and no handicapped parking is to be found. But, I just may have to suck it up and go anyway. I don't do well in crowds and I darn sure don't do well in traffic. True story, several yrs ago I went to the mall and sat patiently waiting on this car to back out so I could get the spot. Some little blue hair headed me off and took my spot!!! I promptly threw my car in park and jumped out and went up and banged on her window and told her to get the hell out of the spot that I had been sitting there waiting on-oh she knew what she did she had a tiny car and whipped it right in there. She moved her car, had she not, I probably would have moved it for her. lol.  Sad thing is the ole gal moved around a hell of a lot better than I did. Can you imagine some lunatic banging on your window ranting over a parking spot, I sure did. That is why I don't do malls, lol. The only one brave enough to take me is my daughter-in-law.

The tornado and I made our sugar cookies and that was fun. he had quite a time doing that. He had baked cookies Tuesday with his other grandmother only they iced their cookies and he wanted to know where the icing was at. He got in trouble with granny. I had to run to the store and his Pawpaw was not watching him very well. He decided to take the colored sugar  and feed it to the two dogs. Oh, it was a mess in both dog houses on their beds all over the dining room and kitchen floor. I ended up having to mop two rooms. So, he had to go sit in time out for a bit and think about things. I am sure he helped himself to some of the sugar from the way he was acting too.

After that little incident I was considering Stella Marie's idea of maybe turning to alcohol. Gawd, does it ever stop. I have got to scramble and get us on with supplemental insurance before the 31st, here I thought I had until the 15th. The whole idea of that deal has just made me sick. I just don't know what to think. I am really upset over losing the card before he turns 65 on the 15th because we were lead to believe we had until then, from the Nov letter from his employer. I had planned on getting refills the first week of January so that is out of question. I think I am going to have him call human resources Monday and see what he can find out. He is going to have to help me out with this little project. I will be busy with the Bone Scan so he can make a couple of calls. When I called United Healthcare today his employer had not notified them of us having to get the supplemental insurance with our Medicare. Apparently he can get a reduced rate set up thru the employer. I will believe it when I see it.

My tree looks just fine and it does look pretty according to my little wild man. Only thing is I do not have a tree topper on it, none of mine will fit. He was a little concerned about this, lol. I thought no problem I will make a big pompom bow and call it done, well my fingers will not move well enough on my left hand to do this little project so we have no topper and it is still ok. I will take the ribbon to my daughter-in-law and get her to make the bow for me. I did not think about this bummed up hand and arm.

I have done something to my hand and have no idea what. I have a large swollen painful knot on the outside of the wrist. I have put ice on it several times today to no avail. It almost feels like I have hit it on something but, I know I haven't. With that being the weak hand I would know if I hit it on something. My physical therapist told me to lay off of whatever it is I am doing with the left hand because I am over doing it and that is also causing it to swell, but this knot is in a different area. She says I am putting too much stress on the hand and arm.

It has been a long stressful day so I think I will go to bed and try to get some sleep. Hope everyone has a good weekend.


 

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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


melliflious
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   Posted 12/18/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear things are so rough. Hopefully you'll get a chance to breathe a little bit over the weekend, and I'm sure your tree looks wonderful, topper or no!

HUG!
Jenna
Pain Issue: Sub-scapular bursitis, scapular dyskinesia, nerve damage down left arm, shoulder and neck
Treatment: PT, Tens Unit, Oxycodone, Diazepan, Hydrocodone-APAP, Tramadol, Voltaren/Duac gel

Also random hearing loss in both ears at age 18ish, not sure exactly when it happened or why. Got amazing Oticon hearing aids at 20, they've worked wonders! Keep hoping that my doctors can connect my ears to my shoulder and fix them both all at once!! A girl can dream, right?


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/19/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Susie,
Sorry I'm so late posting to you! It sounds like you have been a very busy little Elf! I have only done one Christmas chore so far. I put up C-mas lights on our house but then realized I don't live in S.E. Fla. anymore! No one drives down our street at night here so the only ones enjoying the lights are us and I hurt my back again for this???>>> Sure did!!!>> Merry Christmas!!!

I envy you going to see the "Tornato" at the school Holliday show! I miss going to those, they are such a hoot! It's been a SUCH A long time! I loved going every year when my boys were young. I did see some young carrolers at a State Park my wife vollentered at last weekend handing out the makings for "somores" to make at the big campfire. They had trails of Christmas lights winding through the woods and along the lake, it was very nice!

So I haven't bought any presents or done any decorating other than the lights yet! I'm hoping we get a little bit done over the weekend!

Hang tough Susie, your almost there, me on the otherhand??????

Big Holliday hugs to you and all our HW family!!!
PETE

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   Posted 12/19/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,
I couldn't help but laugh when reading about the Tornado's little sharing of the colored sugar......been there and done that many times I'm afraid. Ah well, it is only at Christmas that the special sugar stuff comes out.......
You really need to be careful with that hand. I don't know what that lump might be, but if it is not gone over the weekend, you may need to make yet another appointment with your surgeon to see what is causing that lump. I know how much you hate all of the appointments, but you will need to check it out. I'm not telling you anything that you don't know already so I will be quiet about it.
I hope that you can get the supplemental insurance thing straightened out in time . I know the two weeks less time is a huge headache but between you, your husband , the insurance company, you'll get it done.
I wish you a peaceful weekened, many parking spots, and lots of rest in between........
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
POST OP CES 3/30-06
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.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


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   Posted 12/19/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((susie))))))))))))). This is certainly a busy time of year for everyone, but it sounds like you are getting slammed with everything at once! Don't you wish that sometimes you could have 24 extra hours in a day? I'm sorry to hear about your insurance and your arm! I'll keep you in my prayers that things will work out in the end!

hugs,
Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 12/19/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Susie, you, me, Stella Marie and anyone else who wants to join in needs to have a big eggnog party. And I ain't talkin' the straight stuff! LOL

I hope this posts before I crash again. And I do wish you luck with the insurance. If anyone can tackle this stuff it's you, but even you can't defeat everything! And of course with the holidays there will be people off and computer systems messing up.

Get the eggnog. I'll bring the bottle.

Hugs,
PaLady

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/19/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had a drink in quite a while but with you girls I say pour me a stiff nog!!!
Happy days are coming!!
Pete

PAlady
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   Posted 12/19/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Virtual eggnogs are ok, right? ;-)

PaLady

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   Posted 12/22/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, had a thunderbolt hit me. Last Thursday in PT while doing an exercise, with my palm of my hand flat on the table, the therapist had one hand on my arm the other one on my shoulder. I have a tendancy to use my shoulder as help with these exercises which is a no no. lol. I moved my hand a wrong way and when I did something snapped or popped. The therapist knew it hurt, she felt it and said so, and kept asking if I was ok. I said hell yes it hurts. So, there is my mystery of the hand. Don't know what I did but its done. I see the ortho in the am, I am so glad I am being seen this quick. We will see what he thinks now that I know what happened to the hand. Do I have brain fog or what? No virtual eggnog for me. I am going to Braum's today and getting a half gallon of the real deal.
 

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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


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   Posted 12/22/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Susie, the real stuff is ok. You have my permission (like you needed it??? LOL). Have one for me. No, wait, buy 2 bottles and have a bottle for me!!!!

(((((((((((Susie))))))))))))

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