Please welcome new member Glenn Henley~

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   Posted 11/23/2009 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   

I found your first post buried in a thread on Jim's steroid injections. I wanted the rest of the Chronic Pain family to have a chance to meet you so I copied your first post here.

I'm so glad you have joined us here at Healing Well. I hope you're discover, as I did, that this is a wonderful place for support and information. The people here care deeply about each other and together we are making progress forward in helping those who suffer with all types of Chronic Pain.

What was the problem that caused you to have the injections? I'm guessing back issues, maybe disk problems? I have a collapsed disk between L5/S1 that I had injections for somewhere one side or the other of 2000. I got a small amount of relief but after a while I decided not to have any more. I take insulin and steroids make my blood sugars go wild for about a week afterwords. If I don't see some serious results then it's not worth it to me. But many people had wonderful results with this procedure.

Again, welcome and stick around. Along with information we have some fun here too.


Hey Jim,

I had a cortisone injection on October 11th. I was completely pain free the first week, in fact I even put the cane away. Since then maybe 25% of the pain has returned but the Doctor has added Lyrica to my pain management plan along with morphine and a few other drugs and my mobility and sleep is better than it has been in some time.

Here's hoping you get a great result from your injection.

All the best,

The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. — Alexander Chalmers

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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

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   Posted 11/23/2009 3:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Glenn,
I want to add my welcome to the Chronic Pain forum. I haven't been responding to everyone's post as I've got a lot going on right now. Sorry if I missed you.

If you want, tell us a little more about yourself. Others will be along to welcome you, too!


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   Posted 11/23/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum Glenn!!! You've come to the right place if you have back problems. As you've seen alot of us here share the same issues and try our best to give one another support and guidance on different procedures, meds, and surgery outcomes. Glad you joined us here and will jump right in whenever you want.
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Glen,

I to am fairly new to the forum, and in such short time have meet so many incredible wonderful people.
Alot of great resorces and information, and especially support.

I an sure you will find this Forum a great place to chat & meet other people that are understanding & caring.
Hope you are having a pain free day.

Cheers, from DownUnder
Australia- Puchfit

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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
    Hello Glen!....and welcome to the best CP forum on the web!....Super people here, always willing to point you in the right direction, or lend you  a hand of support. Post here often, and let us know how your progress is going.

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   Posted 11/23/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Glenn
Glad your cortisone injection went well.  I had a series of three flouroscopic steriod injections in late 2007. With my fibro fog had totally forgot about it.  Recently my back/leg pain went from bad to worse again so am getting back to Pain Docs and more shots.  This time the shots will be bilateral in the L5 area.  I hope mine are successful as your injections were for you. 
Sounds like the right medications helped out some as well. 
Sleep and pain relief are hard to attain with chronic pain glad you found something for you.  Go and enjoy your life.
BTW Chutz should get the Eagle eye award scool or searching out all the newbies like yourself and I.
Welcome again
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression

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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
       Funny......I'm the only one here with a true Eagle eye! :)   Bring it on all! :)

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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Glen
Welcome to the CP site on Healing Well. The folks on this site are awesome and extremely caring. Keep in touch so we can get acquainted with you.

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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a nice forum and I wanted to says welcome, but sure wish it was under better
circumstances other than chronic pain...hope you get a low pain day soon
lots of soft hugz
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Glenn, cool to have you here. Everyone here is super supportive & a great bunch :)
Hope your having a low pain day.
~ Love Always; Erinxo

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