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5 days post ACDF c5-c6

Posted 07-08-2013 at 06:15 AM by bshorter30

Well hello strangers !

It's been at least five days from my last post, and a lot has happened. So Monday July 1 my neurosurgeons office called asking me to have my surgery on the 3rd instead of the 12th. The nurse said the doc was really worried and he normally isn't ever like that. So I took it as I better get it done. In July 3 I showed up at the hospital at 4:45 am ready to get this party started.

I woke up from surgery with little to no pain. The first few days...
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The preparation has begun.

Posted 07-01-2013 at 06:50 AM by bshorter30

It's been a few days since I last posted. I have started preparing for post surgery life. As well as still dealing with my neck, and all its fun symptoms.

As of right now my symptoms have seemed to steadily get worse. I'm now starting to experience pain on my left side as well as the right. Muscle spasms are the worst for me, other that the nerve pain. I have also started experiencing tingling in my lips, It's the oddest feeling. I had just gotten use to tingling in both arms, then...
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Surgery date has been set, well kinda of

Posted 06-27-2013 at 05:51 AM by bshorter30

Good morning all! I hope you all are healing well, and pain free.

Yesterday was a doozy, to say the least! I talked to my husband about my symptoms Tuesday night and decided I needed to talk to my neurosurgeon. So yesterday I had crazy amounts if anxiety every time I even thought of calling. Finally about lunch time I got the courage and called.

The person I was suppose to talk to answered the phone. So I explained that the doctor had given me instructions to call...
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To have surgery or not, that's the question.

Posted 06-25-2013 at 06:39 AM by bshorter30

Good morning everyone. I was going to write last night, but yesterday was one of the harder days in dealing with my pain.

It started like any other day. I wake up and make coffee. While its brewing I take my pain medication and lay down on the couch, and wait for it to kick in. My neck pain isn't the worst pain I have ever felt but enough to worry me, and having me take meds for.

As the day went my hands, yes both, we're tingling. My hernieation is on the right side...
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Part two my love hate relationship with pain

Posted 06-23-2013 at 08:25 PM by bshorter30

In march 2012 six years after my last broken ankle I sprained my ankle bad enough I thought it was broken, scared me to the core! All was well within a few days of ice and elevation. Well two weeks later while getting out of my car to put my kids on the bus, down I went, again. ( Are you seeing the theme of my life) Man oh man it sucked pretty bad. So later that day I called and made an appointment with my orthopedic doctor who had preformed my ankle surgery. He took X-rays and wiggled my foot...
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