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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/17/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Pleaase post when you can, been thinking of you...
soft hugz
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/17/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Chartreux! I just walked into the door. It went fine, and was not too bad, but they did have to increase the sedation on me. I'm pretty sore, and hit the bed as soon as I walked in the door. I think that some rest is needed, and I will try to reply to some of the post that I have missed. Thank you all for your concern, and I will update later, and probably tomorrow. Has anyone heard from Hydrangea, I'm sure I did not get her name spelled right, but you all know who I am talking about. Good night, and I will see you tomorrow.

Michael

DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5,  Heart Attack 2002, Surgery to place Stint in,


Chartreux
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   Posted 2/17/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, see it's not an easy test..So very sorry your sore and hope you'll be feeling better tomorrow.
rest well and I'm glad you got through that aweful test.
Lots of soft hugz
and I'll post to hyrandea tomorrow...but my thoughts are out for her as well along with my prayers for y'all
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Michael)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
hugz
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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   Posted 2/17/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael...

Glad to hear that things went well... but sorry that you are so sore. Yep, I think some good rest is definitely in order, my friend!! Rest first... then update us when you are feeling better :) But take care of yourself, ok?

Hugs,
Tina
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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/17/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I was thinking of you today Michael....glad you got thru it and I'm glad they didn't scrimp on the sedation! Rest up, take care...and I hope you get all the answers you're looking for soon

hugs,
Pam
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privey
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Been thinking of you all day!!! Glad to know you lived to tell us about it tomorrow. No tests are fun are they? If so I'd like to participate in a fun one for a change...sucks to be us huh??? Take care I care!!!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/17/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Good evening all! I just woke up about an hour ago. While I am very tender, I think I will live! :) If i remember right they poked L4-L5 and S1, as these are the disk that my surgeon wanted checked out. Also, it is hard to remember, but I do think that I had pain in all three, so it won't surprise me, if they take all three out during the surgery on the 1st of March.

They did not check any other disk than those, as I told the surgeon that I was worried about possible long term effects on disk that did not need checked. He said that they only check disk that are suspect from information on the MRI. My wife and I were very pleased with everything, from the time we stepped into the Hospital, until we left. We were treated with the utmost respect by all there....no grouchy nurses or Dr's! :)

I have thought all along that I would have the L4 & L5 disk removed, so the S1 is new news to me at this point. So it looks like that I may have three of them fused now.

I could not ask for any better support from the members here, and I can tell you that it means much more than you realize. Truly is does! Thank you so much!

If any of you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them as best I can for you. This is a learning process for all of us here, so ask away!

Michael

DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5,  Heart Attack 2002, Surgery to place Stint in,


PAlady
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   Posted 2/17/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael,
I'm glad you survived it well! My hunch is they may have tested in reality two disks - the disk between L4-L5, and between L5-S1. The disks are the material between the vertebrae. This is why I suggested that you meet with your surgeon again after all the tests are complete, so you will know what they show, and what your options are. I have never heard of a triple level fusion being done all at the same time, but I could be wrong. I had a double fusion, at those exact levels, so I'm fused from L4 to S1, which meant removing two disks.

It seems like these disks are so often the culprits when it comes to lower back problems, although the lumbar spine only goes from L1-L5, so I guess those lower disks get all the pressure from sitting, bending, lifting, etc.

I hope the bed has softened up for you. I found that my body heat did that, even though sometimes the bed is cold when you initially get it. It doesn't take very long to warm up. I used to use an electric blanket but haven't needed one since the tempurpedic even on the coldest nights - tho' I do use my down comforter.

Hope you're getting a chance to relax.

PaLady

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   Posted 2/17/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending healing thoughts your way! I hope you have a good night.
Catz
Cat
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Too many meds to name/Too many allergic reactions/sensitivities to too many drugs to name. Meds for Panic Disorder, Pain, Bipolar, IBS, Hypothroidism, Diabetes, Insomnia and then some.
 
 


skeye
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michael,

I'm so glad to hear that everything went smoothly. I'm sorry that you are sore, but I suppose that is to be expected. Hopefully that new bed of yours will help!!

hugs,
Skeye

straydog
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   Posted 2/18/2010 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Good that the test is out of the way. Palady is correct in the disc levels, the bottom two disc are the culprits for low back pain. My problem is the bottom disc at L5/S1 which is typical. That level takes most of the abuse from everyday living. A triple fusion is rare indeed, it would make the back like a broom stick with little to no mobility and thats something they try to avoid. There would be no flexion or extension on a triple fusion. Now its up to the surgeon, good luck.
 

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.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/18/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   

   PaLady, Bless your Heart! You are so right, and I appreciate you trying to educate all of us on this. Now it makes sence of what your saying, as the Dr. did mention this, but I had a hard time understanding.

I have had a hard time understanding all of this, and I will blame some of it on the pain meds, and the rest on my stupidity.

I do have a friend that just had five of them done all on a row, at the same time. The poor guy will be back to work after being off 9 weeks, but won't be able to do anything at all.

You should see me today! I look like I'm 100yrs old and it is so tender. One little false move, and down to my knees I go! :(

Has anybody heard from Hydrangae today? I'm a wishing the best for her with all my heart.

Thank You, each and everyone of you for asking about me! Forgive me if I have not mentioned you by name, but right now I'm just struggling to get this on the tube. It was back to work for me today, and my boss just told me to sit in a chair and help the operator with any questions he may have, about running the machine, that I normally run.

       Wishing you all, a pain free day!

 

           Michael

 


DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5,  Heart Attack 2002, Surgery to place Stint in,


straydog
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   Posted 2/18/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
May be a little soon for us to be hearing from Hydrangea.
 

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.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

   Stray, that would make sence. I was just hoping that someone would post something in her behalf. I'm having a hard time trying to stay on top all the news here, as I just feel awful right now.

I should have not gone to work today. Next week we will double check to make sure that we are prepared here.

          Thanks!

             Michael


DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5,  Heart Attack 2002, Surgery to place Stint in,


Chartreux
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   Posted 2/18/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Michael I wish you had taken today off those discograms can be hard on ya, mind ya no break dancing moves (lol) couldn't resist that one. Hope your feeling better soon, take care...
Lots of soft healing hugz coming your way...
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Michael))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
hugz and prayers that you get a low pain day soon...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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PAlady
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   Posted 2/18/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael,
I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on tv (LOL), but before my surgery I did a lot of research on websites that doctors had given to me, and other credible sites, so I could make sense of what was going on with my spine. Back surgery scared the heck out of me.

I hope it's ok to post this site (if not a mod. can delete it, that's ok), but the one I found most useful to me was www.spineuniverse.com. One of the interventional radiologists (matter of fact the one who did my discogram) gave me the site, and it really covers about anything and everything about the spine at least I could think of. All the treatments we all talk about here. But in a way that we as patients can understand. And there are lots of diagrams that seemed to make sense to me. Also, my neurosurgeon showed me my MRI's at the appointment just before my surgery. He had them up on the computer screen and had me sit next to him and he explained it all to me, including the discogram results. I think the spine universe site is supported a lot by Cleveland Clinic, as I used to see their doctors referenced a lot, but I haven't been to the site in awhile. Anyway, it may help you out a bit, and then you could see if you have any more questions for your doc.

Try to take it easy today. A little ice on the injection sites probably wouldn't hurt.

PaLady
p.s.Not sure how long hydrangea will be in the hospital, but I was in for 6 days. My surgery was supposed to take 3 hrs; it took 6. I was supposed to be discharged in 2-3 days. Everything was doubled. shakehead

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/18/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   

   Thank you Chartreux! And I have to agree with you now about that too! Today has been a rough one, and the meds have done little to give me any relief.

I will know better the next time, although I kind of knew it when I slithered out of bed this morning, and I think I woke my wife, with all of the grunting and groaning, and moaning this sissy did!

I have worked at my job for 32yrs, and now feel so worthless! It makes me feel guilty, in that maybe I should have taken better care of my body, when I was younger.

       Michael


DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5,  Heart Attack 2002, Surgery to place Stint in,


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikey,
Glad to hear you are doing OK. I'm sure it's still hurting so take it easy! Hang in ther Brother!
Big fat manhugs comin atch!> ouch! Maybe I'll wait awhile!
Pete!

nasalady
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael, I'm glad you came through the testing...take care.

JoAnn
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