Update on PM appointment

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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
So I went to the PM apt. I am so happy!! He decided to keep me on the meds that are working!
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
He also wants me to start seeing a pssycharist for my depression and another Dr for my newest blatter & bowel issues... But thats OK!
 
I am just SO relieved!!
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!!
Donna
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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you can ride on"
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MsBunky
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear your appointment went well! You have to love it when doctors work WITH you, instead of against you. Hope you start feeling better soon and good luck with the new doctors you'll be seeing.

Hugs,
Pam
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
  
   Dear Donna,
 
     That is fantastic news! Thank you so much for stopping by to give us an update. I know you were very worried that he would want to change things. So, I am relieved you were able to stick with all your medicines.
 
      The psychiatrist referral could be a very good thing! It is awesome that he recognizes physical and mental wellness. It sounds like this one is a keeper for sure!
 
*warm hugg*
      dani

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hydrangea
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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
that is fantastic news. Glad you found a PM doctor that is working with you
"lIFE IS NOT WAITNG FOR THE STORM TO PASS.....IT IS about LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN"
Diagnosed crohns Disease, 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, norco, amrix,metanx,pentasa.
Spinal Fusion 3/20

hydrangea
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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
That is fantastic....Glad you have a doctor that is working with you!!!!!
"lIFE IS NOT WAITNG FOR THE STORM TO PASS.....IT IS about LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN"
Diagnosed crohns Disease, 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, norco, amrix,metanx,pentasa.
Spinal Fusion 3/20

Retired Mom
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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy they are working with you.

I just had the bladder test for incontinence done this morning and, although uncomfortable, it really wasn't as bad as I expected. I have the pre-op tomorrow and the surgery on Tuesday. Needless to say they found the leakage. This test is done to determine the exact placement of the "mesh tape" they are going to be using. I'm not completely sure I understand it all, but the nurse doing the test today had it done a few years ago by the same Dr. She says, despite numerous complications when she had it done....like way more wrong than they expected to find), she would have it done in a second. Her's was worse because they had to do a bowel repair, a hysterectomy, and a bladder tack all at the same time.

I'll keep you posted on how everything goes. I also have bowel issues and they are NOT treating that because the problems developed after my surgery on my back. The OBGYN doing the bladder surgery does not beleive the other problem can be fixed as easily and can't even assure that surgery would help even a little bit.

Best of luck to you!
Retired Mom

MIKEL99
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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
   Thats great sweetheart !!! Best of luck and confide all to your doctor , they can help you a lot !!!!
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery done !!! Dealing with healing now !!!

Blessedx8
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna...

Smart doctor! :) Things were going well - and he didn't change a thing! I'm glad for you... I know you were stressed about this.

Keep us updated on things... --Tina
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)

grainofsalt
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sno, I so understand the fear you went through, and I am very glad that fear has passed and it worked out for you.

I think for a lot of us, its rare to find something that actually works, and then when we do it just seems to good to be true. That we can have relief for 6, 12, 24 hours, ect. I think a sucessful follow-up visit is a huge relief, and its a big step in forging a working relationship. That is exactly what a PC, Phyc, or PM doctor-patient relationship should be - WORKING :) That means the doctor is addressing your needs and you in turn are getting to address your needs in a professional and comfortable working environment. Being a doctor is a business but like a government worker, its also in a sense a public service (atleast in my opinion, hehe)
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, Mu Opoid agonist and NE reuptake inhibitor), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)
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