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Board: Back Problems 09-26-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Posterolateral Annular Tear L5 S1

@two hands: how long did you have hardware in? Could they tell from a mri or not until they got in there? I had a lumbar fusion 10yrs ago & have suffered almost ever since I had it. I fell recently &...
Board: Back Problems 03-31-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Broken......

Cut my.post off. Anyway I think they are tmuch more advanced now. I also had 2 level cervical fusion in 1/12 & it was successful. I had pretty bad cervical stenosis, chairi malformation, both hands &...
Board: Back Problems 03-31-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Broken......

Your story sounds eerily like mine, except I was 36 yrs old & my surgery was 10 yrs ago. I had a 360 fusion on l4-5. They said the disc above & below was really bad but not as bad as l4-5 & he...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Nanacan
Re: bowel incontenint

Thanks. She is mentally capable to do kegel. Even tho she's 76 she is still completely able to function & has all her mental capacities. Her & my dad still live on their own & actually get around...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-08-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Nanacan
Re: bowel incontenint

Thanks for answering. She does have back problems but don't think its related to that
.( could always be tho) she hasn't gone to her family dr yet, because she is embarrassed, but I told her she has...
Board: Incontinence 02-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By Nanacan
fecal incontinence

Trying to get some information for my mom. She is 76 yrs old & having fecal incontinence for last couple months. She is very embarrassed & hasn't wanted to go see her family dr. I told her she will...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Nanacan
bowel incontenint

Trying to get some info for my mom. She is 76 yrs old & for last couple months, has had bowel incontinence. Is not like diarrhea & is not constipated. Several times a day, she is having to change due...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 01-23-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,403
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Shoulder Pain from CTS

I have had extreme pain in my left elbow going into my pinkie & ring finger. Have had 2 injections in it, which do some good, but for only about 2 weeks. They said they can't keep doing the...
Board: Back Problems 09-18-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Nanacan
Re: SI Joint Rhizotomy

Very interested to see if this is a solution for you. I also had lumbar surgery, but mine was yrs ago. Never have been without quite a bit of pain. My ns wants to go in & remove the screws in my...
Board: Back Problems 07-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 24 hour's post-op

Don't mean to be ugly,but I wouldn't even speak to someone who asked me when I was going back to work after that surgery! Course my lumbar surgery was 10 yes ago & I had what has been diagnosed as a...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-11-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,581
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Laminoplasty

Sorry to hear your having to have this done. I had anterior cervical disc replacement & fusion at c4-5 & c6-7 in January of this year. I have to say the recovery was better than I thought but also...
Board: Back Problems 06-04-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By Nanacan
Re: surgery

Yes sisterE, I swam early. I was still wearing that very uncomfortable, bulky brace. I just thought it was something she could ask her Dr about.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Post Cervical Surgery Issues

Sounds like there's infection in there to me, but don't understand why you wouldn't be running a temp. But then again I have to say with cervical surgery nothing surprises me! I had acdf...
Board: Back Problems 06-04-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By Nanacan
Re: surgery

When I had my lumbar surgery ( 360° fusion l4-5) my surgeon recommended swimming as soon as my incision was healed. That helped me greatly. I hate to say I was one of those "failed" surgeries,I went...
Board: Back Problems 05-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Acupuncture, ultrasound, laser therapy, micro current therapy...

Hopefully they will find what is causing your pain, or it will just resolve on its on. I had fusion L4-5 10yrs ago. I've had chronic pain in my left lower back & left leg ever since. I was worried...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-07-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,159
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Numbness from chin to incision site after ACDF

Yep I'll be post op 2 level acdf about 05/10. I noticed the numbness from my chin to my incision also. I just figured it was normal,I had a 360° lumbar fusion bout 10 years ago & while the incision...
Board: Back Problems 05-03-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By Nanacan
Arrow 10yrs post L4-5 360° fusion

I had a 360°L4-5 fusion in 11/2001. Have had a lot of chronic back pain,burning pains in back & left leg.have lot of weakness in mostly left leg,foot. Pain in left & right but mostly left. In late...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-13-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,447
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Post ACDF surgery 2 days out

Sorry don't know how I did that but seems like I integrated my post with realtors! Lol
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-12-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,447
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Post ACDF surgery 2 days out

I hope you all are doing better. It is hard the first couple of days, even weeks. I am one year post op 360 degree cervical fusion 3 levels.
IT WILL GET BETTER! Rest! REst! RESt! REST! That is the...
Board: Back Problems 03-06-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,824
Posted By Nanacan
Re: To have 3 level lumbar fusion in April--scared

Grammie- sorry I just seen your post & had to stop and say something to you . I really don't know what your best choice should be be re: surgery or not, idk how anyone could make that decision, I had...
Board: Back Problems 03-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Hardware removed after fusion

Thank y'all both SO much for your information! When I talk to people that hasnt been thru any of this I feel like they just think I'm making a mountain out of a molehill. Lol actually I have a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,868
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Butrans for withdrawal?

I think it is just according to what your really wanting to do. If your wanting to get " high" but just nit have the withdrawals then none of its probably gonna work. If your wanting to get clean &...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 03-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,355
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Advice for parents of 19yr old drug user?

@rjcl. I feel for you! My sons are a little older than yours , but not knowing the right thing to do when you feel your child is in trouble is the hardest thing to go through. We always worry about...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-02-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,868
Posted By Nanacan
Thumbs up Re: Butrans for withdrawal?

A very close relative of mine was addicted to pain pills, Xanax , this went on for years until finally he called me one day & said I can't do this anymore.There was a doctor close to us that said...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,139
Posted By Nanacan
Re: New to Methadone, Please help... Panic attack

NicoIcon so sorry for what you're going through but hang in there you can do it! Not sure what to tell you about the mixing medicines. I do know that I used to be on methodone & they also prescribed...
Board: Back Problems 03-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Hardware removed after fusion

Was the hardware in your lower back? Did you already have fusion? I was just wondering because you said when he injected the disc- was it disc that was close to your screws? So if you never had the...
Board: Back Problems 03-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Hardware removed after fusion

@ tetonterri66 thanks for the information! I had never heard of that freezing thing before.Of course when I went back to my ns after he ran his tests, he said he wanted to take care of my back but...
Board: Back Problems 02-25-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By Nanacan
Hardware removed after fusion

I had a 360•fusion at L4/5 10 years ago. I never got a lot of relief in my back from it . So I have chronic back pain mostly on my left lower back & weakness & pain down my left leg. Right side also...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,170
Posted By Nanacan
Re: C7-T1 Fusion or Disc Replacement?

This is probably a stupid question, but oh well:) I seen in yalls post that y'all mentioned disc replacement vs. fusion. I had an acdf two level, which they took out 2 disc & replaced with donor bone...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-25-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,298
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 3 Months Post-Op Spinal Fusion at L5/S1

Not sure if I really have an answer for you, but I definitely feel for you! Also from what I understand on here, spinal cord disorder is mostly cervical surgeries. I've actually had both but most...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-24-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By Nanacan
Smile Re: Nesting for my surgery, sleeping area,pillows... etc.

Hi good luck on your upcoming surgery! I am about 5 wks post op from 2 level acdf. I was really worried also about how I was gonna get comfortable after. I cannot sleep on my back normally- I did...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,518
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 2 Level ACDF finally done, now what???

I'm not sure why my neck got infected so long after my surgery. I guess there was a small area like a pinprick hole on one side of my incision, I noticed it was kind of stinging one day, so I put...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By Nanacan
Re: question about spinal surgery

Sorry to jump in on yalls conversation but I seen your statement on watching your grandkids- I had lumbar surgery & never got very much relief & due to chronic bad pain was put on disabilty. I just...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,518
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 2 Level ACDF finally done, now what???

Glad you posted to kabatron so we can all stay in touch! I will be 6 weeks post op Tuesday & things are still kinda of rough so the ones after me don't get discouraged yet! My incision (which has...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-15-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,518
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 2 Level ACDF finally done, now what???

Hope everybodys having a better day!! I've been having a rough couple days but I keep telling myself duh you just had neck surgery!! I think I've been moving my neck around too much. Starting...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-15-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Why wear a collar when you have hardware?

My ns surgeon only had me wear a soft collar for 2 weeks then did not want me to wear anymore. Not sure why the difference, I think he wanted to get those muscles working & loose as soon as possible....
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-13-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,518
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 2 Level ACDF finally done, now what???

Won't it be great when we can all come one day & write on here that we're all doing great & out of constant pain?!(well I gave chronic pain from my lumbar fusion but I can deal with one, it's when my...
Board: Back Problems 02-12-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,222
Posted By Nanacan
Re: BMP - complications with ALIF?

Sorry I don't have any info about bmp- had never heard about until recently on here, but my surgery was 10 yrs ago. And I had a 360 lumbar fusion on l4-5 ( and I've never seen anyone mention that...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,518
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 2 Level ACDF finally done, now what???

Yea I think the patience thing is the hardest part! Lol I almost feel like I'm faking at times because everyones always asking me how I feel & for maybe a day or two it's" pretty good , things are...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Nanacan
Re: UK Newbie with possible cord compression... advice welcomed with arms wide as can

Hey I don't judge you at all trying to figure out how to get help in your recovery days!! I am extremely blessed that I have an extremely supportive husband & mother & father!! I do keep my 3 & 4 yr...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Nanacan
Re: UK Newbie with possible cord compression... advice welcomed with arms wide as can

your more patient than me! Lol I was so determined when I first went to ns that I wasn't having surgery, but once I knew I had to it was like let's get it over already. Lol well anyway I'm now 4...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Nanacan
Re: 4weeks post op ACDF

Well my ns only had me in a soft collar for 2 weeks. Said to be careful but he didn't want those muscles freezing up .? I havent driven yet for one because my husband refuses to let me(lol) & I don't...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Nanacan
4weeks post op ACDF

Ive seen it on here a hundred times about when you think your getting better , something else comes along. Well it's not really new but I haven't had this pain in my right shoulder & arm for about a...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,518
Posted By Nanacan
Cool Re: 2 Level ACDF finally done, now what???

Hey jas good to see you back on here! So I had the 2 level acdf on 1/10. The first week to me was too easy( having a lumbar fusion yrs ago) well don't worry , all that did was set me up for misery...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,402
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Pain management specialist disagrees with MRI report of cervical & lumbar disc is

Not exactly same situation but I was seeing a pm for previous lumbar fusion & also increased neck pain last few years. Brought my reports to my ns & he said he wanted to redo all my studies, said if...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-31-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Chiari malformation

Thanks Jenny ! He told me it had dropped down 3mm. I have my films at home but I'm not new tech savvy do don't know if it will do me much good. If not I will let y'all know as soon as go back for my...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-31-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Nanacan
Re: Chiari malformation

Jenny thanks for the help! I went to the site but when I clicked on the link to view the MRI it said I didn't have permission to access that page . I'm new to this so I may have done something wrong....
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-29-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Nanacan
Chiari malformation

Does anyone know much about chiari malformation? I am post op 2 1/2 weeks acdf 2 levels. My ns mentioned before this surgery that my brain stem had started protruding into my spinal canal. In the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-24-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,105
Posted By Nanacan
Re: HELP post op acdf

Hey kabatron, Thanks for replying! Unfortunately I haven't got relief yet. They called me out Soma, which I am trying to take as little as possible. I hate to sleep all day but right now that's the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-23-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,105
Posted By Nanacan
Unhappy Re: HELP post op acdf

Of course you were right kabatron-The nurse called & said it sounds like muscle spasms, I was already taking muscle relaxers but she called me out a different one. maybe i can just sleep for a few...
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