I have been trying to post now and then and here and there. But I will admit I have not been posting like I used to. I have been busy with the house a bit, and no it has not sold yet, I still have been going to Physical Therapy three days a week to try and regain some more mobility in my neck, this last posterior fusion seems to have taken quite abit of movement from me. It looks I have reached the max with PT, and they have had to back off quite a bit because allot of the neck exercises have been inducing that abnormal gag reflex thing that I have. It is not pleasant for me and it freaks out the therapist. Anyway I did see my pain doctor yesterday for my monthly refill and he wants some more test ran on my lower back and hip. so I had more x-rays yesterday, and I am scheduled for another MRI of my hip and lower back the end of the month, and then a steroid injection into the right hip joint, the 3rd of march and then I am to see the orthopedic surgeon the 9th. That darn right hip has just not let up, and there is some question if it is all from the hip or part of the problem is coming from the lower back. I have been having this problem for so long, It really does get old! The surgery in my neck has eliminated the pain in my upper neck and the back of my head, and that was what it was suppose to do, so I am very happy about that. It is just that there is just to many things that need to be fixed. They have told me my entire spine is going to pot, and it appears allot of my other joints are going with it! What is it going to be like when I get Old and my hair all turns white??? I have had to postpone my Respirtory Rehab twice now because of my Physical therapy being extended, I am now suppose to start the end of the first week in March, this time I think it will be a go! Just something else to do I guess. But if this can do help do away with the shortness of breath that I have maybe it will be worth doing.
Anyway We had 61 degrees yesterday, and it finally melted away all our snow! I just hope that it stays away! Thanks for the concern and asking about me Chart I will try and get on more often and be posting more, I still keep tabs and look at the post allot, though!
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!