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Betsey Ross
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 10/23/2011 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shell
Havent seen an update on you in a long time and I left you a msg on your cell some time ago.  How are you?
Are you still working?  Are you completely healed from your surgery?
Please let us know what is happening in your life if you feel up to it.
Soft Hugs

Heather Lynn
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 283
   Posted 10/24/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been wondering how you have been too, Shell. I know you are a teacher, so I'm sure you are very busy with school! Hope you check in soon.
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma

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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 636
   Posted 11/10/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I got your message today Betsey, so sorry I didnt see it sooner. Broke the screen on my phone and never saw it.

That being said , yes, I am super busy. I have a very high caseload this year and am super overwhelmed. Something has got to give,lol.

Gastric Bypass Surgery went just fine. I am doing good, I think. I am down 85 pounds since last November and feeling decent. I am lucky as not to have ,anyissues, after the first few weeks I was back to myself. I am doing 1/4 to 1 mile on the treadmill every day. Legs are not cooperating pain wise, but just getting rid of the last 45 pounds has really helped with my balance. Its been almost 3 months since I fell last. I have about another 40 pounds to go till I reach my goal weight.

I am still in touch with the Boston Scientific rep and as soon as I am cleared from my surgeon I will be getting the SCS which I am very excited about. I also am getting scheduled to see an excersie physiologist to make a plan that will irritate my back the least.

Al in all its progress, thats all I can ask for.

Thanks for checking in one me ladies, I really appreciate it!

DX: CRPS, 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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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 1056
   Posted 11/13/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
wonderful Shell

Glad you gave us an update

Have a nice holiday

Soft Hugs
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of tibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected leg continously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/ metal removed in July//then total knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take oxycontin,flexeril,cymbalta,vicadin for BT

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Total Posts : 1276
   Posted 11/13/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to see you Shell :)
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, osteoporosis, osteopenia.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have SCS, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio
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