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BuccPride
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   Posted 12/24/2011 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Let me give you an up date. The surgery worked in a way. I'm told I'll have to have a two more. They are saying I'll be in the hospital two more weeks. This doesn't include rehab. I have feeling and control of my legs, but my right foot is paralyzed. They do not know if I will regain control of it or not, so nothing is quite set in stone. Which gives me hope to work my butt off to try, and get it back. My father used to be an an alcoholic but quit drinking after I got strong enough to stop him from hitting me and my sisters. I guess everyone needs their push no matter what it is. He suffered a stroke about a year after he entered AA. He regained much off his motor skills durig his time in rehab before he passed away from a second stroke. Just the fact it's possible to regain something like that gives me hope.

I nearly finished writing my publication (Even though I'll have to retype most of it considering it was written while on a morphine drip lol). I just want to thank you alll so much for your thoughts and prayers. They really mean a lot; more than you can ever know. I hope you all have a blessed holiday season.

Sam

Hey Sam, had to edit one word you used here because of the rules concerning language.

Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 12/24/2011 9:14:55 AM (GMT-7)


straydog
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   Posted 12/24/2011 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sam, it sounds like you are really working hard to get yourself back up on your feet and with your determination I have no doubt that you will do just that. Please know you have the CP team at your back cheering you on to recovery. When do they plan to do the other two surgeries? I am assuming they are doing a lot of rehab with you in the hospital. I know you are more than ready for the next two weeks to go by but considering all you are better off there than being home I am sure. At least there you have people aorund to help you. Are they doing a pretty good job with your pain control?

Please keep us posted on how you are coming along. Take care.
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 12/24/2011 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Sam

Thank you for keeping us updated. Those 2 weeks will fly by and you have a good attitude towards therapy.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout this christmas season.

Be strong
Betsey
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

BuccPride
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   Posted 12/24/2011 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Straydog, yes they are controlling my pain very well. Started with a morphine drip and now they started a fentynal patch. I don't feel much unless I have to pull myself up to prevent bed sores. I have to have have two more surgeries; one on another disk and one fusion.

Thank you so much Betsey. I will keep you guys updated, it really helps me out knowing I'm not a lone. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! My great dane is here with me know and it's cheering me up.

Sam

straydog
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   Posted 12/26/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Sam are you serious, they are letting your dog in your room? That is awesome, I have 2 dogs and am a animal lover, can't imagine one of our hospitals allowing ours in. Keep us posted.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 12/26/2011 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sam, it's so very good you have your dog with you, animals can be such great
friends, many Prayers and Blessings to you in hopes things work out for you...
Please do keep us posted we do care, and will try to reply when we can...
May things improve for you soon....thinking of you....
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CRPSpatient
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   Posted 12/26/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sam, good to hear from you - and it's wonderful that you have your dog with you. I've also been in a hospital where that was permitted and it makes such an enormous difference to your spirits :)

Please keep us posted - do you know yet when your surgery will be scheduled?

Laura
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Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.

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bayoub2
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   Posted 12/27/2011 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bucc
Glad to hear from you...sorry to hear 2 weeks and 2 surgeries but hopefully they will help you make a full recovery and quickly.
How nice your pooch could come visit!!

Anyway, hope you continue to improve and glad they are taking care of your pain!!

Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica

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