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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/23/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone............Thanks for all of the well whishes. I am just a little woozy from meds.
ISurgery went great. No leg pain at all. Lots of surgical pain, but i was expecting that so no surprise.
I did end up back in the hopital the day after the sent me home. Tuesday was surgery, went home on wednesday night (to soon you ask, yes it was) Ended up haveing celulitis and superficial blood clot in arm.  Got rushed back in on thursday and just got home this morning.
I will fill everyone in on details tomorrow, right now I just need to rest.
I also had red man syndrom, not dangerous but very interestng.
Thanks everyone for wishes, but can't concentrated on completing a full sentence. HAHA
I will post tomorrow all the details! very interesting!!!!!
Thanks everyone for thing of me!!
Diagnosed crohns Disease 07, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals, Meds lyrica, vicodine, amrix.

Retired Mom
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/23/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to have you back home and feeling better. I'm interested in reading the rest of your experience and wishing you all the best.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 2/23/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Rest now and fill us in later.  Glad to hear you are home and safe!

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 2/23/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hydrangea,

I'm glad to hear that you are home & everything went well. We've all been thinking about & praying for you!


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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 487
   Posted 2/23/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad that the surgery went well. Sorry you had such a rough time afterwards, but hopefully that is behind you now and you can concentrate on healing. Please take it easy and rest as much as possible.


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   Posted 2/23/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that you are home now. We all have been thinking of you. Thank you for posting, but take all the time you need, to rest up. Take care now!
I will be praying 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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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 2/23/2010 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hydrangea, it's so good to hear from you and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Please don't rush back to posting until you're really up to take care of yourself first!!

Gentle hugs and healing thoughts coming your way,

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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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I think even the docs forget how traumatic surgery is for the entire body, even minimally invasive procedures. Rushing people home I agree doesn't help matters, but I'm glad you got the problems taken care of. And yes, it does sound like an 'interesting" adventure, although one I'm sure you'd prefer not to have had!

Rest and take care of yourself, then come back here when it's right for you!



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   Posted 2/24/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are home and doing good finally. Take your time about getting back to us. The important thing here is you, taking care of you. We will be heer waiting for you when you are ready. Be kind to your body.

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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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 2/24/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hydrangea......I'm a newbie to the group, but I wanted to send you my thoughts and prayers.....take care of YOU first and foremost. I look forward to hearing your story.
Cardiomyopathy, Celiac Disease, High Blood Pressure, 2 Fusions @ L4, L5, S1, 2 Fusions @ C7 & C8, Implantible bone growth stimulator cervically, and soon to have Neurostimulation Therapy to treat lumbar, Chronic Pain Sufferer for 8 years, take several meds daily to survive! Looking for a miracle I think ~

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