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Old 07-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hi,I am new here,Went to Neuro today & did not get good news. I am a 44 yr. old born with Spina Bifida had surgey for correction @ 1yr. of age,I was lucky and lived a normal life untill I was a teen @ which time I started having back pain that would have me leaning over (giving into it) for a few days here & there-with time got more severe-so,I ended up having another surgery for the back pain @ age 28.At this time the Dr. removed fatty Tissue that had built up over the years-Rough surgery! Anyway;Shortly after this surgery I started getting some Numbness in arm,,ect. Dr. told me if it didnt go away within the year-that it would remain that way for now on,with that said -Well;It ended up settiling in @ the outerside of my legs from the knee down to my feet -it is so painful(Peripheral Neuropathy) I've been told,I am in pain 24/7. Hurts to walk even-I dont walk anymore that I really have to,cause I walk a Ulcer on my better of the two feet,which is my driving foot.(Preesure Ulcer)I guess.Summer usually feel better till this year-my left is to be braced again,foot drop for 16 yrs.now-Was told by Neuro today that my Peroneal Nerve is dead...Nothing can be done about that. I knew it was bad-but;Hearing the word Dead-just got too me. Anyone Relate?

 
Old 09-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: Worried about future..Does anyone have this problem?

I have been living with a foot drop for about 11 years due to a back injury. I was so excited when I saw a tv program on the WalkAide for people with foot drop. I went and got tested and unfortunately I got the same news. He said the nerve was completely dead and nothing could be done to fix it. I know exactly what you mean...you get used to it, but when you get that news it just seems completely devestating. Good luck in whatever you decide to do!

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Worried about future..Does anyone have this problem?

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I have been living with a foot drop for about 11 years due to a back injury. I was so excited when I saw a tv program on the WalkAide for people with foot drop. I went and got tested and unfortunately I got the same news. He said the nerve was completely dead and nothing could be done to fix it. I know exactly what you mean...you get used to it, but when you get that news it just seems completely devestating. Good luck in whatever you decide to do!
I appreciate the reply,I also had hopes of the Walk Aide-sounds just like your post..I actually had an appt. to go-but;Decided to visit the Dr.(Neuro) first & thats when I lost hope for Walk Aide of course.Anyone who happens by this post though,may want to check Walk Aide out-If it is a possibility for them! It can not help us-But;I pray it can others who read this!

 
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