Hi Lassie & PaLday,
Oh Lassie, I am so relieved to hear that you are continuing to feel somewhat better and your pain level is down some too. By all means continue to post, you give us inspiration and we always love to hear when someone is finally getting some relief. It realy does help us to know someone is doing better. Some of us tend to think we will never get to that point or its not even possible for a CPer to get there. So yes, we still need you here. We need your support and ideas just as much now as we did before.
I need to tell why I am not on the board alot anymore. Some may remember I fell 7 wks ago and reinjured my back. Sitting is extremely difficult and my pain level is alot to be desired,lol. If I don't laugh sometimes, I think I will cry and not be able to stop. But, my biggest problem is when I sit for any length of time my feet and legs swell really bad. Even with my compression hose on they swell. Right now my legs look like a bad sunburn and they are peeling. This peeling is from the fever in my legs. I am talking below the knee here. When they swell big enough that the fluid starts weeping I have to be very careful because the sores have a tendacy to turn into cellulitis. I have already done one 8 day stint in the hospital for this problem and sure don't want to go there again. So, I do more lurking instead of typing. I lurk much faster than I am able to type anymore,lol.
Now, about the myelogram. Many years ago they used an oil based dye when they did the myelograms. Those old kind were killers in deed. Now they use a water soluable based solution that does not have all those old bad side effects. I have known personally people who had have a mylo in the early am, and then went shopping cause they felt just fine, what fools. Even now, you should rest more than usual for a couple of days and drink plenty of fluids. Its always good to be kind to our bodies. The myleogram is more definitive than any test out there including the MRI and its the road map of your back for a dr to see. I think your dr may be a little suspicious that even tho you are doing better, he may think there may be something there that does not show on the MRI. You can do it and just be positive.
PAlady, if you need help with your SS papers let me know here. I will figure out a way to set up a temporary email address so we can visit.
I too saw some things posted that upset me and that sort of thing has no place in this forum. PAlady is correct, HW continues to be operated out of one person's pocket and the donations made here by the members. It was formed to be a place where people with different medical conditions could come to for comfort, ideas, friendships made, support and that sort of thing. It was not formed for people to come to and say hurtful things about other members or bash another member. When I see that happen on a forum, like PAlady said the rules have been violated. I stay away from forums that allows that to go on.
I hope everyone has a good week coming up and they have a break with their pain. Hugs to all, Susie