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luckyflowers
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 5/31/2011 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I actually posted for my first time the other day. Didn't think that I should introduce myself since I guess I am not used to people "caring" and "understanding" what I am going through. My story is long and I will try to keep it as short as possible. I had been overweight all my life, so whenever I went to a Doctor with any pain anywhere it was always "you need to lose weight" or "it's stress". I had a slipped disk in my back and was told that I also had sciatica. Bed rest and anti inflammatories...got better, got worse..no one would really do much since I was over weight. This June I will be 7yrs post op gastric by-pass RNY..I was 332 pounds and I lost 200. I have been settled at 150 for years now.
 
Granted I no longer had sleep apnea, but I still had back pain...then a few years ago I started to get pain in my neck. It was intermittent at best, but still painful when it flared up. This went off and on for a while and finally one night I had to get to the ER. Then with a specialist and an MRI...I have a herniated disc C6 C7/degenerative disc disease, and arthritis in my neck. It sits on a nerve that runs down my left arm as well. I can't take any type of anti inflammatories due to my gastric by pass. and I don't sleep more than 2 hours at a time.
 
I had an injection that was wonderful and lasted almost 4mos...then another that didn't work at all and left me in more pain than ever. I have just come off two weeks at home in bed and off work. I finally gave in and agreed to a surgery consultation, only to find out that it would be a 50/50 chance success rate and the Dr didn't suggest I do it.
 
I currently have a call into my PM Dr as right now I would love for someone to take me out back and shoot me...the stress, pain, work and kids...
 
I also have RLS, and get sever migraines.
 
Personal....I am a single mom 43yrs old, with three children...5, 13, and 16. I work full time the best that I can with a very understanding boss.
 
Meds: Oxy, Percocet, Xanax, Sinement, Topamax, Imitrex, Norco, Paxil
 
Sorry guess it was long and I hope I did the intro somewhat correctly...


luckyflowers
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 5/31/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Paula, same here!

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 5/31/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
ask about light physical therapy with ultra sound treatments to see if that can help..
try a good moist heat pad or an ice pack to see which one helps...Sure hope
you can get into a pm clinic soon, keep us posted...
on the RLS in a special column in the newspaper called the peoples pharmacy they
recommend to try a bar of soap in between your sheets, try this and see if it helps...
well wishes to you...others will be by with better advise, pay heed...
Sure hope you can get a low pain day soon...
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momtofourangels
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 2261
   Posted 5/31/2011 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi LuckyFlowers Welcome to our chronic pain family. You sure sound like you're going thru a lot. I hope you can find some relief really soon. We're glad that you found us. Take care. I hope you're having as good a night as is possible.

hugs
Loretta
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

Blessedx8
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3193
   Posted 6/1/2011 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Lucky...
 
I said it on your other thread.... but, again, welcome.  Glad you are here.  Thanks for posting some more info on yourself.... and hope to get to know you better.
 
I have many days, too, where I wish someone would take me out back and shoot me :)  Health issues/pain, kids, LIFE :) 
 
Take good care. --Tina

luckyflowers
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 6/1/2011 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the support and the warm welcome.
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass

Meds: Oxy, percocet, norco, xanax, sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.

kat1611
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 6/2/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, you have found the best place to be for caring and understanding. It took me 14 yrs to find this place! You wouldn't believe the great advice and compassion you will find here. This will be your new home.

luckyflowers
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 6/2/2011 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kat! I already love it!
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass

Meds: Oxy, percocet, norco, xanax, sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.

Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 1056
   Posted 6/2/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Flower.....You certainly have been thru the wringer.

I am so sorry...sending you gentle hugs((((luckyflower))))))

Hang in there and keep us posted when you feel up to it

Hope you find pain relief soon

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

luckyflowers
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 164
   Posted 6/2/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Betsey
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass

Meds: Oxy, percocet, norco, xanax, sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.
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