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   Posted 5/5/2011 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much to all of your for your love, hugs, well wishes and everything else over the last week. I can't begin to say how much it's all meant to me.

I got home from hospital today and though I'm glad to be out, I'm just feeling sore, sick and miserable. My leg is still nearly useless - something that I'm not accustomed to - and in the odd bits where the feeling is coming back, it's with intense pain. The surgery has flared the CRPS pain in my back too, so right now my lower/middle back feels like it's been set on fire. Will have to post more tomorrow - I'm exhausted, just ran out of steam

CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 5/5/2011 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Take care Laura. I hope you start feeling better soon.

I understand all too well about having mixed feeling when getting released from the hospital. Glad to be home but at the same time wishing you were still there and getting some of the "good" stuff through the IV to help better manage the pain.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 5/5/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
       Morning Laura!
            Well!....I see you made it home. That ride home can be a rough one, and I hope you did not have to climb any stairs once you got there. Those first few weeks after surgery will be tough, but as the days go by you will start to feel better, and that is always encouraging.
     There is not doubt that the body is traumatized after surgery, and it will take some time for it to recover. Just don't over do it, and become dissapointed if the recovery seems to be slow. You will get there!
    Take care, and visit us when you can.
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   Posted 5/5/2011 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Laura glad to know you made it home ok. Please be kind to your body and baby it as much as you can, it has been thru alot and so have you, so baby yourself awhile.

Let us know how you are progressing when you feel better.
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   Posted 5/5/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Agree w/ what everyone has said, Laura... so glad you are home but PLEASE take care of yourself. Like Stray said - baby yourself for as long as possible. You sure have been through it all.

Thinking of you. --Tina
Dx: Disabled due to many, many health/pain issues
Meds: Heart meds, Effexor, various Pain Meds (I've literally been on them all)...and on the list goes; intrathecal pain pump candidate

Personal: Christian wife and mom; I have six sons...and two "surprise" blessings - identical twin daughters (born 9/2010)

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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 5/5/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
*gentle hugs and cuddles*
Take care my dear friend. I'm thinking of you. Always.

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   Posted 5/5/2011 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura. I'm glad to see that you're home. Please be careful and don't over do. It sounds like the surgeon had to do a lot to get the lead back to where it was supposed to be. Be careful and take care.

love and hugs
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

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   Posted 5/6/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
glad to hear that your at home! maybe try an ice pack on your back to see if it can help..
Prayers, well wishes and hopes your feeling better soon...
healing hugz
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