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tmjpain
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2024
   Posted 1/11/2011 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I've seen you doing some posting but I was wondering on how you were doing yourself.
 
How are things going since your surgery?
 
Sure hope you are coping well.
 
Take care
 
SUZANE

One day at a time!!

White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 1/11/2011 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Suzane
 
Thanks for asking about me. I am doing much much better! I still go to physical therapy three days a week and that has helped allot, if things go well I should be done with that the 28th of this month unless the therapist thinks that I need more and if the surgeon approves it.  I think the thing that I have noticed the most about this surgery this time, is the loss of mobility in my neck. As simple as this might sound, I can nolonger gargle, because I can't tilt my head back far enough to get the liquid in the back of my mouth or throat and gargle with it. I hope that makes sense. Also looking upward is extremely difficult if not imposssible. I am also limited on turning my head, more to the left than to the right.  But the surgery  did what it was suppose to do, the pain in the upper neck and the  lower back of my head,  is gone! I nolonger feel like someone is beating me on the back of my head. So that is a  real blessing!   I am pretty much  back to just having my usual lower and mid back pain and my right hip pain, which I have had for a very very long time!  The mid and lower back pain is what put me on disability, and that is mainly from that herniated and torn disk at T-12.  I did have that problem tooth finally removed the 27th, (right after Christmas) and that is finally healed up. I do hope that things kind of level out and I don't have to have any more surgeries for a while!
 
I did find out something I did not know before. My pulmonary doctor wants me to go through Pulmonary rehab, because of my shortness of breath. Well the folks that do that, called me to get me scheduled for it, but when they found out that I was in physical therapy for my neck they said I had to complete that first, they told me that Medicare would not pay for both therapies at the same time. ( I did not know that) Anyway they can not schedule me for pulmonary rehab therapy  until I am nolonger in PT. Hopefully by the end of the month. The only other thing that is new is  this Thursday I am meeting with a new realtor, to hopefully get this house sold. 
 
As for coping well I am still here. smile This last surgery was a rough one for me, but  I guess you just do the best you can and hope that is good enough!  Patients is the hardest thing for me I think,  I had the surgery and I wanted to be well and feel back to normal right away, and it just doesn't work that way!  But all the folks here were a huge help to me, and that means everything! As I continue to say, all of you here on this forum are my family!!
 
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!

tmjpain
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2024
   Posted 1/11/2011 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear you are doing so well. Hang in there and the rest will come in time.

Good for you White Beard!!
SUZANE

One day at a time!!

White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3702
   Posted 1/12/2011 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Paula
 
I wish I would have had somebody here yesterday to shovel the snow, luckily it was light and fluffy and I have a small front porch and sidewalk so I did that my self, as we only had around 3 inches or so, maybe 4inches. The lower back does not take the snow very well I just pushed it around and did no lifting, and it still wore me out and made me short of breath!  The Drive way is another story, I would not even attempt that! But instead of hiring someone to do the driveway, I just drove the car back and forth, up and down the driveway till I got it all packed down hard. But then the late yesterday the wind picked up and started blowing the snow all over, and it cleared part of my driveway but completely covered the sidewalk again!  I am really begining to hate winter!  Tomorrow a new realtor comes to look at the house, and me and the ex ( yes she will be here to!) will talk with him and deside if we want to sign and have him give it a try to get it sold! 
 To answer your question Pebbles I do not want to stay in the  area, I am at.  I have no family here, and I really want to be closer to a military base, preferably an Air Force base. Since I am retired AF, I would like to use my retirement benefits, such as being able to use the BX and Commissary. especially the commissary, groceries are so much cheaper at the commissaries. Also I am I can take space A available flights to travel. The biggest hang up besides selling the house, is trying to find a pain doctor that is even half a good as the one I have now! That worries me, allot!  I really do have a good pain doctor, he does so much more than just treat my pain, orders test, refers me to specialist, and as I had mentioned before he had even got me a super counselor, that took medicare and tricare! He treats the (Whole Person) I know I am spoiled, and as I said if any thing really worries me about moving,  finding a new pain management doctor is right at the top of the list! 
 
I really need to be checking places out though, and now that I am on the mend, I can start doing that!
 
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!

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 1/13/2011 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
WhiteBeard,
I will be hoping that house sells and that you'll be able to move to a better place.
I Think Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs is still open and the AF Academy has a
hospital. You'd get light to moderate snow falls but when we lived there each
Halloween they had ice storms, so that would be the only concern for Colorado Springs,
otherwise it's nice there...
Good Luck in what you choose, Maybe look at North Carolina...
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((WhiteBeard))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
healing hugz and well wishes, keep us posted okay...
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Lindaloo
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Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 1/13/2011 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
As I was on the computer today, I was thinking of my good friend, Whitebeard and wondering how he was doing.  So I came to healing well, and sure enough, sweet Suzane had started a post about you.  I am so glad to hear that you are doing better.
 
I so hope the house sells quickly and I will pray for that and also that you find a good pain dr when you move closer to the base.  Remember, all things are possible through Him.
 
I miss you and think of you often and please know I pray for you.
 
Lindaloo
Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

mentalcompass
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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 1/14/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm hoping you heal quickly and get back to the best norm possible for you. You've been very generous is responding to me. I appreciate it. I can see you're well liked for a good reason !
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