Hi Stray and the rest of the gang, old and new,
I am here. In fact, I try to check in at least every other day to see how everyone is doing, but between the difficulty in typing with my wrist issue and my back/hips not allowing me to sit or stand for longer than a few minutes at a time, it is difficult to write most days lately.
I said back in December and early January that I would go see this hand surgeon in NJ again and schedule getting this thing taken care of and now it is March already.......where did the time fly off to? I wonder if I can manage to again find good reason to postpone things for another few months.......I'm sure that I will have no difficulty coming up with good excuses......anyone want to help me compile a new list????????? I'm sorry to have worried anyone. Mom was nice enough to check in via my email and make sure that I am still alive and kicking ( not so much on the kicking part........LOL)
I hope that everyone is doing okay and that their pain levels are at least on the way to coming down. I can't say the same here, but it is my hope for all of us that one day soon , we will find our way on the downward trend of the pain scales.
Lots of love to all,
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.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too