Bought a scooter and bit of good news!

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Angeleyes13
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   Posted 7/14/2011 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I gave in and bought myself a scooter. I feel like I am giving in. I do know in my brain that it is not the case at all. But after a few bad excursions the last couple months I think it is the right thing to do. I cant wait to get my new ride,lol!

I had 2 appointments today. They rechecked my elbow surgery site and although the site is not healing great, I have regained all use of my hand and strength is pretty good. He feels i may have a neuroma or something like that on the nerve in the elbow. We are trying Voltaren gel for a few weeks before trying anything else. I am just happy I can write again.

My second appointment was with the surgeon for my hip. NO surgery!!!! Yippy! That is as of now, she says I have a very small stress fracture and need to take it easy, although she would like me to start aqua therapy for the muscle/ligament part of the injury. No regular PT though, no excessive walking or exercise for at least 4 weeks. She does want me to toss the cane and go back to the walker though.

Can anyone share their experience with the use of the Voltaren gel? Does it quickly seem to have any effect?

Thanks a bunch!
Shell
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 7/14/2011 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
No use of Voltaren Gel to share, but congratulations on no surgery for your hip! Wooo Hooo!

Aqua therapy can be challenging, but it does help! And try not to feel like the scooter is giving in, its just allowing you to stay mobile.

Yay no surgery!
Mindy
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
Pelvic adhesive disease, IBS, SI pain, arthritis, kidney stones, depression, 10 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and possible ovarian remnant syndrome. Unexpectedly growing ovary #3 on right side.

Angeleyes13
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   Posted 7/14/2011 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I did water therapy for my first fusion and it was great. We had a therapy pool 2 miles away, but they have since closed. I called around and the closest pool is 45 minutes away. So looks like that wont work. I do have a membership to the local pool, but the water wont be to warm.

Just glad we dont need to reinforce the fracture, just dont fall again, or that may not be the case. I will be good,lol.
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 7/14/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shell

I have used voltaren gel on my knee and after 2 applications i did feel an improvement. i hope it works for you too.

Aqua therapy at a rehab hospital/PT facility is an option. is there anything like that close by? We have an acute care rehab hospital with in patient and outpatient physical therapy with a heated therapy pool on the first floor.

I will hope and pray for you and congratulations on your scooter...now you will be moving around.

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

Angeleyes13
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   Posted 7/14/2011 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
There used to be a therapy pool a few miles away. There is a YMCA with a heated pool, that I used to do my own therapy at. The closest actual therapy place with a pool is 45 minutes away. I just cant do that drive multiple times per week right now.

Hoping the voltaren makes a difference with my elbow, but that is really the least of my pain. Guess, you got to take whatever you can get,lol.

Thanks Betsey!
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 7/14/2011 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shell I use Voltaren Gel and it helps. I hope it helps you too.

Good for no surgery for your hip. Be careful.

It's good that you bought the scooter, so you can be more mobile. I'm thinking of buying one myself. Where did you order yours from?

I wish you well. Take care. I hope you're getting some good pain relief tonight.

love and 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

Angeleyes13
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   Posted 7/23/2011 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
9yrschronicpain said...

It's good that you bought the scooter, so you can be more mobile. I'm thinking of buying one myself. Where did you order yours from?

Loretta


I went to a showroom but the scooters I could afford were not as sturdy as I would have liked. I ended up buying my scooter off of Ebay. I found a local seller. Just beware if you do a local sales and pay in cash you lose all Ebay buyers protection. We met in a public place, put the scooter together and test road it before I handed over the cash. If you pay via paypal you dont need to worry about that.

Mine looks brand new, with the exception a long scratch on the front bumper, but I got it for 1/4 the price of a new scooter Of course buying this way I have no warrenty, service or technical support, but thats the risk I took.

I am glad I did it, I can use it to go to the park with my grandson. Now I wont be in complete pain just by walking there, I can actually chase him for a bit,lol. Now I wish I had a back seat to strap him in to!
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.

Serenitee
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   Posted 7/24/2011 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shell,
Just  saw your post sweetie and wanted to say I'm so happy for your good news...and excited your getting a scooter. My husband wants one...Lol
 
Love my chats with you.
Your Healingwell Friend,
Serenitee

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 7/24/2011 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shell - congrats on your new set of wheels! I hope the scooter gives you a heap more freedom. I'm looking at them at the moment - but at the higher-level ones that I can also take apart to put in the back of my car once I start driving again.
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, 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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