Hydrangea? How did it go!

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   Posted 2/21/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Hydrangea! I know this may be early, but I was hoping that you see this post. We are all wondering how you are doing after your fusion surgery. I'm a thinking you may be very close to going home by now, and wanted to wish you well.
There has not been a day go by that I have not checked the forum here for your name. Get Well Soon! I'm personally pulling for you! :)

DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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   Posted 2/21/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Hope everything went well & you're not in too much pain!


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   Posted 2/21/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll add my name to the others who are wishing you well. I know it can take time (having been there, done that! LOL), and sitting at a computer isn't the best position while you're healing.

Just know we're thinking of you.



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   Posted 2/21/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
All the best Hydrangea, golitho

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   Posted 2/22/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hydrangea, I'm rooting for you too! I know that if you don't have a laptop it may be awhile before we here from you. Do be careful sitting for too long after you get home. I remember after my lumbar fusion that if I tried to sit at the computer too long my leg & foot would start to get numb. Just take it easy and rest, follow your doctors orders and try to walk a little each day to get the fusing underway.

I'm sure you'll be in alot of pain at first but it will pass believe me. Remember to roll onto your side before getting up from a lying position.
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hydrangea,

Like the others, I've been thinking of you and hoping all is well. I really hope your surgery did everything it was supposed to, and I hope you have an easy recovery. Looking forward to seeing you return to the forums - when you are ready!!!

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline
Other: Vitamin D, Multi-Vitamin

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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
thinking of you!
Chronic Lyme Disease,Fibromyalgia, CFS, PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, bulging discs to name a few

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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hydrangea,

As with everyone else here, I'm hoping you are healing and recovering with as little pain as possible. Take good care of yourself.

Thinking of you today!!

Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor(depression)/Ativan(anxiety); Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...

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   Posted 2/22/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope things are going good and that your recovery time is progressing well...
Post to us when you can and know that we all are thinking of you.
HUGZ and Prayers
* 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 2/23/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope things went well and you are back home resting! Please do what the docs tell you and take it easy! We're all routing for you!

Soft hugz from Your Buddy,

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