Out of hospital, surgery was succesful!

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone!!!!

I got home from the hospital 2 days ago and i'm so excited to be back!!

I'm still on pretty strong pain killers and in a fair bit of pain ( less that i had thought though ) so i probably wont give u a full run down on my surgery :)

Went in pretty scared but had my mum, dad, sister and Jess (who is buttercup here) holding my hand the whole way, they were all so good to me!

Came out of surgery, took 8 hours to do it all - longer than expected but not cuz anything went wrong just took longer.

Felt AWFUL coming out, vomiting from the anaesthetic and the pain was the worst i have ever felt.. but they gave me some nausea tablets and i was feeling alot better within an hour!!! They got the pain down a bit which was goodbut still didn't sleep the first 2 nights i think partly just coz i wasnt at home etcThe pain decreased alot over the next few days and i was starting to move a bit! Jess and my sister came in and brought me so many things to do and just sat with me for ages which was good to have. dad stayed with me during the nights. after about 6 days they said everything was looking really good and i would be able to go home not long afte5. The nurses in there were so great and the doctors too. I had feared having this done so much, but in the end everything went better than fine, it was perfect considering what i'd had done and what was to be expected. And everyones really confident it worked this time. The pains going down each day and im becoming more mobile.

I can't wait til im healed and will have less pain :) :)

Thankyou all so so much for your wellwishes and love and support, it really did help and bring a smile 2 my dile.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear everything went so well for you....and already a reduction in your pain!!! Wow, that's fantastic!!

Keep working hard on your stamina and endurance, but don't overdo it!!

DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/8/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, it's so very nice to hear good news, I'll be hoping that each day it
gets better for you...Prayers and hugz and follow your doctors orders to
the tea...meaning take things very slowly for now...
((((((((((((((((((((((((((Spinal Problems)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
healing hugz and prayers for a very good prognosis....
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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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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear that all went well.....wishing you a quick and low pain recovery! My thoughts are with you and sending healing hugs!

Take care of you!
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

White Beard
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   Posted 10/8/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you continue to progress! You have got all my prayers and healing support!  I am sure you also have everyone else's too!
 Keep up the positive spirit! 
I Wish YOU Well!!!
White Beard
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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