Surgery on Wednesday

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   Posted 6/25/2012 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all

One more day to go before my next surgery. Have thought long and hard about this one ( sacroiliac joint fusion) but I am in so much pain so I feel my options are very limited. It's only five months since I had the other one done.

Will just be glad when it's over now. I will post when I get home, hopefully Sunday but last time I ended up being in hospital for two weeks.

I just pray this helps and my back problems improve.


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   Posted 6/25/2012 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jane I wanted to wish you well with your surgery on Wednesday. Take care.

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
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   Posted 6/25/2012 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Jane, good luck on your pending surgery, hope it gives you the relief you need so bad.

David in SC
Age: 59, 56 dx, PSA: 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, original catheters 63 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/10 .04, 8/10 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8, 12/11 14.0, 4/12 37.0
Other: Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, had Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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   Posted 6/25/2012 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you.

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   Posted 6/25/2012 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Jane, hopefully this will lead to a lot less pain for you :)
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C5-C6

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   Posted 6/25/2012 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Praying that you have a successful surgery, Jane.... a good, short hospital stay... and a quick recovery.

Update us when you can... :)

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   Posted 6/26/2012 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying for success for the surgery and recovery!

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   Posted 6/26/2012 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Prayers and many well wishes...hope this went good and know we
are all thinking of you.

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   Posted 6/26/2012 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
         Jane!...are hearts and prayers go with you tomorrow as you go in for surgery! wink
      We are pulling for you, and will be here to support you during your recovery as well! Please up date us when you can, but take care of yourself first. We will be here when you get back, and will save your chair here! We have enjoyed your participation here on the board and look forward to your return.
      Sincerely take care,...and many well wishes to you! wink
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   Posted 6/26/2012 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jane, I just wanted to are in my thoughts & prayers hunni. I Hope/pray that the surgery is successful & you find some relief, & make a quick recovery.
You take Care Sweetie, Thinking of you :-)
Much Love, Blessings & hugs
Snorkels x

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   Posted 6/26/2012 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you, will keep you in my prayers.
My DX: fairly advanced, moderate to severe degenerative disk disease at L3-L4 , L4-L5 with endplate sclerosis and osteophyte formation and moderate facet osteoarthropathy. There is a transitional left lumbosacral segment with articulation of the transitional segment and the sacrum, also known as Bertolotti syndrome. There are degenerative changes at C5-C6 with disk space narrowing and spurring.

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   Posted 6/26/2012 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your kind words, I appreciate them very much. Only a few hours to go now and it will be over and I will be on the road to recovery. I will post again as soon as I can.

Take care everyone

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