Back After Surgery, feeling great!

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   Posted 10/24/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
hi family here!
i'm back up and running after my surgery, its now been a month and a half since i had it and i'm feeling really good! it still hurts a bit but the pain from my scoleosis has decreased so much that the pain of the surgery is nothing!! I am feeling alot better than i hve in ages which is surprising because i thought it would be months bfeore i felt good! still not great and i tire easy and that makes the pain worse but i think im geting better alot faster than expected :)

now that im home and rested up ill be posting more often and get to kno u all better!!

how are you all??

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/24/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   


  Fantastic news!

   I know your parents must be so proud of the progress your making. Keep up the good work!


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   Posted 10/24/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm very glad to hear that. Its great to see that surgery isn't always a dread story ;)

I know for me I had 2 procedures that were considered Minimally Investive Surgeries, and it only required me to take a few days off work for recovery. Since my procedure my pain level has decreased and for the time being I'm atleast temporarily off my pain medication. I know being off the PM is temporary (as the procedures effects aren't perma, 6 mos is the norm but i could have 1 year of pain reduction), but its nice to have some clarity for a little while. :)
I hope yours gives you needed relief over the next few years. Just make sure you take advantage of this time. Vacation, be social, and attend family reunions. Well ok, the last one is totally optional :P
MRI - bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (no longer on this... painstakingly tappered off), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, oct1st 2010)

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   Posted 10/24/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy that you're doing so well! YAY!

I'm doing alright. I feel like my pain levels are up, but I go back and forth with thinking I'm doing better to thinking I'm a mess. But, I've been working and it's been tough so I'm trying to take life one day at a time.

Thanks for posting your update. It makes me feel so happy to know that one of our family members is having less pain! It's wonderful. It cheers me up and also gives me hope!

So, thank you for posting!



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   Posted 10/25/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
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I am glad the surgery went well for you!  It sure sounds like you have went through allot for being such a young person!  I do hope that all  this surgery and medical treatment will help you have a  better and more productive life in the future! Please keep and maintain your positve attitude, it is so important to have that fantastic attitude when you are confronted with all the medical stuff that you have had! 
 I do wish you well and hope that your healing process continues to be successful!
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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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   Posted 10/25/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad for that's terrific.
Hope you improve some each day.
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   Posted 10/25/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Spinal, wow has it been that long already. Seems just like yesterday we were getting reports on you. I am very glad to hear that you are doing well. Please listen to what your dr tells you, you can do and what not to do. Although, you may feel well, it is real easy to overdo and cause yourself a lot of un-needed problems. Please take good care of yourself.
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   Posted 10/25/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Spinal, that is fantastic news that the surgery is already providing you with some relief! Brilliant. Now take t slow and build up your muscles properly to help out all the surgery. Stay positive and be happy.
I'm so happy for you, golitho

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   Posted 10/26/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   

I am delighted to hear that your surgery has helped you and that you are feeling so much better! It's posts like this that really encourage us that things can get better!!

Take care of yourself, don't do more than you should and enjoy every pain free moment you have!!

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)

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   Posted 10/26/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad you are feeling better and look forward to getting to know you more. I hope things continue to improve.

All my best!
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   Posted 10/26/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Spinal,

I am so happy to here that your surgery went well! Take good care of yourself while healing!

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

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   Posted 10/27/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks evryone 4 the messages!!
I over did it the other day and spent two days in bed with the pain, but i guess that taught me to be careful in future while i'm still healin!! in a huge amont of pain today tho. itsreally annoying and i am getin tired from it being so bad.. going to have lots of sleep to try and lower it tho! hope you are all having low pain.
you are all so luvly and your comments made my day!! i can now go off to bed wiht a smile on my face..

thankyou all and im thinking of u all

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