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   Posted 5/5/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, we made the drive home from Vegas to Seattle on Friday. We actually pushed thru and did it in 21 hours. That included Lunch & Dinne, gas and potty breaks.
Suprisingly, the seats in the car were SUPER comfey!
I had ZERO pain the whole way!
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Tethered Spinal Cord~1.5x1.2 cm spinal cord cyst at L5/S1  (Lumbar Laminectemy completed 9/10/09)~Scolosis~Migrains~Leg Deformity~Foot Deformity~Knee, Hip, Back, Neck Pain~Severe Depression~Insomenia~DDD~Artheritis (Spine)~Spinal Bone Spurs~NEW: Herniated Disc T5/T6 
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   Posted 5/5/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news Donna !! Congrats big time to you and I hope the low pain continues !! Mikel

HIV+ , Need hip replacement , have a cellulitus like condition on leg that is stubborn , using anti-biotics to try to get rid of but its stubborn .Started eating completley healthy juicing every day , no sugar , taking vitiamins and anti-oxidents , virigin coconut oil ,only veggies and fruits mostly , no red meat .feel better.Meds:viracept truvada,indothemicin. Pain from hip and leg use cane or rolator to walk .                                                                                                                 

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   Posted 5/5/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Woo Hoo!!!!! That's wonderful news and I'm so happy you had a good and comfortable trip!

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

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   Posted 5/5/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Good afternoon Snobrdgrl321!

Hey!...that sounds wonderful! We all are so happy that your drive home was a good one. I was worried for you, but it sounds like it all worked out for the best.

Did you have a nice visit with your father?

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion L4-L5,L5 S1 March 5th 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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   Posted 5/5/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you made it, but please try not to do that too often....
ya had us all worried, but glad you made what a drive...
lots of soft hugz
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   Posted 5/5/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad to hear that your pain was low the whole trip.  That's great.  It's good to see you back.
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety

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