Been a while...been getting ready for surgery...

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finallyreallycrazy
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   Posted 7/10/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Well folks, the final countdown is here.  I have done all of my pre-op, bazillion appointment with that many docs and other outpatient "have to" get done's.  My surgery to have the 3 level (c-5-7) fusion is scheduled for Thursday----am starting to get really nervous.  Seems like everyone around here tht has had this surgery done haven't had a lot of success, so that's not a question of whether I am going to be ok, but I am praying that is takes.  After this heals, then they are going to do the 4 level fusion on my lumber spine.
 
Everyone keep you fingers crossed....I need all the luck I can get...................just to get thru Thursday
 
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae.  The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back.  One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back.  Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
 
Meds:  Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6
 
 
 
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 7/10/2010 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Finally best of luck , I know how you feel I'll be getting surgery really soon too . I hope you can relax and that your procedure is very sucessful , all good things for your future ! Mikel

edt
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   Posted 7/11/2010 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Finally.... GOOD LUCK!!!  A friend of mine had a 4 level ACF 2 years ago and she is pain free!  So, although alot of us here have been labeled "successful fusion patients" and live in CP there are true successful stories out there!

You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

XXOO
Patti


damouthy1
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   Posted 7/11/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Finally, Good luck on your surgery. I hope it is a success and you feel better. Keep us posted ok? Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


skeye
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   Posted 7/12/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Finally,

Good luck on your surgery! You're going to do just fine! Try not to get yourself too worked up (I know, I know, easier said than done!). Fingers crossed! Let us know how it goes!

hugs,
Skeye

finallyreallycrazy
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 7/13/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to everyone for your support!!!!  2 days and counting...they are going to call me tomorrow with my arrival time and surgery time.  I won't be getting out of the hospital till Friday...(they wanted to do it outpatient!!!)
 
Again...Thank you ALL for your support and kind words.....
New MRI's show I have 3 GOOD vertabrae.  The rest are bulging, compressed, protruding or in one of the three spinal stenosis' in my back.  One stenosis in my neck and two in my lower back.  Fibromyalgia, cfs, degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, HORRIBLE memory problems, panic attacks, depression, and muscle cramps that don't stop.
 
Meds:  Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, Effexor xr 300mg 1xday, Robaxian 3xday, Valium 10mg 4xday, Lortab 10mg 4xday, Phenergan PRN, Folic Acid, B12 and B6
 
 
 
 
 


tmjpain
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   Posted 7/13/2010 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
OMgosh. I'll pray that all goes well and that you have a quick and easy recovery.

Take care and best of luck!!
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic daily headaches
 Started in  2000
 Done it all
 No options left
 
Motto:One Day At A Time
 
           


MsBunky
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   Posted 7/13/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers! I hope the surgery is a complete success, and that you'll experience a quick and painless recuperation.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, 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

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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