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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning everyone. I can't post long. I am going to take a bath and try to clear my mind as best I can. Today is the day I have my surgery(laminectomy). I have to be at the hosp at 10:30. Surgery for 11:30-12:30 spot somewhere around there.
I am glad this day is finally here. It has been a long day. I hope and pray that this "fixes" my discs and releases the sciatica pain. I am trying to keep a positive attitude about everything. I keep pushing the "what if's" away,but they keep coming back!! I realize that I don't have a clue how long the surgery will even take. But then again it really won't matter to me-I won't know a thing. I am worried about my BP. It has been way up for months now. I have HBP,have been on meds since I was 18,I am 39. My daddy died when he was 29. Anyway I will have a EKG this am. I am trying not to worry about that either. I am trying to get in a positive mindset.
My son went to school this morning. He got mad at me yesterday when I tried to sit down and talk to him to explain that he is going to have to help my husband with the things around the house. Long story I won't get into, bottom line is he told me that he didn't want to be there today like we had all planned on-he wanted to go to school-maybe that is where he should be. Someone will go get the kids and bring them up there for a little while this afternoon. My aunt will spend the night with me tonight at the hosp. I am suposed to come home tomorrow.
I wish you all a good day with low levels  of pain. I will try to post tomorrow sometime. I sure miss my morning coffee confused confused I guess there are many who remember that.

Tony McGuire
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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of the best for you, Anice. Short surgery and quick resolution to your pain.

I refused to be there for my mother's surgery as well. Trust me, your son regrets not being there and will regret it for years to come; it ain't you.

Hope to hear of your success tonight or tomorrow; whenever you can get to a computer.
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White Beard
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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   


I wish you only the best! I hope EVERYTHING goes WELL with your surgery! I am saying a prayer for you!

Good Luck anice!

White Beard

  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
You will be fine...I had a lamenectomy back in 1999 and I was up walking that night...Went home in 2 days...It was scary, didn't know what to expect...A lot of things go through your mind...I won't mention them, I'm sure you know....So, take it easy and enjoy the rest...but not for too long, geting up is the best thing to help u heal faster...

let us know how you are doing...

We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
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High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
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Becoming undone
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   Posted 4/22/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck...I'll be thinking of you...
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   Posted 4/22/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Sending healing hugs.

We'll wait to hear from you whenever you feel up to posting.


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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 4/22/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Anice:

I meant to post a message to you yesterday to let you know that I would be thinking about you and praying that all goes well today.  I'm sorry that you won't see this until after your surgery, but I hope that the surgery resolves your chronic pain, and that you have a speedy recovery.

I have 3 boys, and I have had 23 back related surgeries as well as 5 other surgeries, and it is a constant battle to get them to help out around the house.  It's easier said than done, but try not to let him make you feel guilty for needed him to pitch in. 

Let us know how you are doing when you can.



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   Posted 4/22/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish you the best, too. You're in my thoughts.


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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anise, I guess at this stage the surgery is behind you, I really hope it all went well and best of luck for your recovery. Best of luck too dealing with your kids, it's not easy to deal with them when you feel vulnerable. My thoughts are with you. Golitho.

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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Anise, I'm sure you are up and walking by now! It's going to be so great to be rid of that pain! Sending some prayers and gentle hugs your way!
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Thailand and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. to be deployed to the Middle East in early May. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 

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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Anise! I hope everything went well & you aren't in too much postop pain!


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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 4/26/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Anise wishing you good luck on the surgery.Try not to worry to much.I think we all do this before sugery.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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