I am going to be running from one doctors office to another next week.....Tuesday morning at 6:30 am is the cardiac cath. I am glad that it is bright and early but at the same time, I am his first one of the day, so at least I will hopefully be out of there by noon time. I still have to stay for 4-6 hours flat
, not moving that leg for fear of dislodging the clot once they are done but once that is closed and the doctor feels it is okay, I can go home.
Wednesday is the MRI for my wrist, and then off to the ortho to find out what he says he is going to want to do about this necrosis thing. I am hoping that either the first radiologist is wrong, or that it is still early staged so that he can just do the cast thing for a few months to see if that helps. I am not happy though that my wrist and hand are so painful tonight it's not funny. One way or another, I will be happy to get rid of some of the pain associated with this stuff. My hips are screaming right along with my wrist though, so at least it's not alone.
And it's been raining all day, that kind of cold , chill to your bones kind of rain.....and that has my back in an uproar all it's own. My husband noticed last night that it was swollen. If you were to run your hand down my spine, you can feel the muscles and the area around the lumbar spine all swollen and tight as a rubber band.
And Friday, I get to see my dentist again, who is going to pull a tooth....He insisted on doing a root canal on a tooth that I told him would not hold one. Every one that I have ever had done has resulted in the tooth cracking /fragmenting and then I have to get it pulled. And he knows this. But he insisted in doing this stupid root canal and the tooth has broken three times since then. So when it broke last time, he went ahead and tried to rebuild the tooth with a temporary filling and the post and core for the crown. It's taken so long getting approval, that the tooth has broken a fourth time and there is nothing left to rebuild the tooth with, so now it is coming out on Friday....
Anyway, that's my week coming up....I hope that each one of yours is going to be much better.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.