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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-05-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need help to understand MRI

Thank you SO much for taking time to help me WebDozer!!! Syrinx started much smaller, originally at .2mm. Have been doing research and unfortunately, the symptoms I have been telling dr about for...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Btrfli1
Need help to understand MRI

Can someone pllease help meunderstand my MRI report?

MRI report states:
There are congenitally shortened pedicles/AP canal distance which serves to further exacerbate other factors contributing...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-14-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: What to expect next??

Hi Penny,

My syrinx was found in 2000 when ai began to have back pain. It was very tiny, 2mm, and not in the area in which I was experiencing the pain. I was referred to a neurologist, at the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Btrfli1
Syrinx

Does anyone have any experience with a syrinx? I have one at t2' along with disc issues in lower back. Diagnosed with back issues about 12 years ago, when syrinx was found. the area of syrinx has...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Good to go for Monday

Best wishes for tomorrow Wilki!! Looking forward to having you join us on the path to a healthy foot!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Already a screw/pin popping out

Wow Pesh, that's weird to have that happen already, right? Naturally, that would tend to bum anyone out, but it doesn't sound likely would none too invasive, if worst case scenario happens and it...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-23-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: just need to vent

Hi Joy! First of all, I'm so sorry, you're in so much pain. I was hoping that the workman's comp issue would have been approved by now. I know you've been waiting a long time! if I remember...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-16-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Scooter Scare

I'm really sorry you got hurt, Laura. As I've said many times, I think we all tend to be type A personalities, tend to want to do everything for ourselves, right now, and find it hard to sit still...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-16-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,489
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Can Knee Scooter Cause Knee Pain After Foot Surgery?

Yes! If I was out, say at the mall, knee would become too painfully to use scooter. Scooter was best for use around he house, I found.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Switch from Splint to Cast 2 Weeks Post Surgery...

Had cast done one week post op and there was lots of swelling so pain associated with cast. Tightness as well. By second day everything had settled down. If it's too uncomfortable, call your doc.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-15-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Cast questions

Hi Laura,
My cast was loose enough to allow for swelling and was fiberglass. Not much was done at that appt. dr only checked the i incision to ensure no infection, checked stitches etc. before...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Pushing too hard?

Hi Erin, I have only had PT consultation but have not started actual PTvyet. PT gave me green and blue bands to work with home, along with 4 exercises to do, and 4 exercises (stretches) to do at...
Board: Back Problems 02-14-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Please read

Wow,,,sounds like unreasonable threat to me!! No one should have surgery they are not comfortable with, and it that means second, third, fourth, fifth, or TENTH opinion, so be it!! You need to find...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,995
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Aircast Issues

Climber, does your air cast have chambers that can be adjusted? Mine came with a hand held bulb which can be used to inflate/deflate four air chambers to support my ankle to my level of comfort. ...
Board: Back Problems 02-14-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Herniated disk MRI report

Only a trained surgeon who examines you along with your MRI's can determine whether you need surgery. And then, as tether recommends, please get second opinion. Looks as if you have some serious...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,456
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Foot Surgery v. Stairs

Dill, am not that much younger, am 58, just very stubborn!! :)
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,456
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Foot Surgery v. Stairs

Ddill, go for it!! I went upstairs the day of surgery!! I went upstairs on knee of good foot and using hands to scoot up the stairs and of course, held surgical foot up, Hubby had knee scooter...
Board: Back Problems 02-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need help... back pain affecting ability to walk

The knot is new and just became noticeable because I examined that area to try to find source of pain. I do have a syrinx in that area, which was found from an MRI a few years ago. Syrinx is a tear...
Board: Back Problems 02-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need help... back pain affecting ability to walk

Thanks for replies! Calls were to my spine dr. I was able to talk to her nurse, explained probs I was having and the soonest she was able to see me was next week. Evidently, my symptoms, even...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-12-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Pushing too hard?

You ladies are awesome!! You're all doing such a great job and are such an inspiration to me!! I don't have to worry about going back to work (retired) and you are doing sooooo well with your...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-12-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,578
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Questions about FOot/Ankle Surgery?

Scooter is very portable. When I had mine, I took to the mall. Great to use on concrete and tile floors. mine had warning labels which stated not to use outdoors though. Mine had a lever which...
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,469
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Epidural injections in Thoracic spine

Oh no Helen,,,why couldn't they do injections? What happened?
Just FYI,,,my dr will allow injections every four weeks, no more than three during a twelve month period.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-12-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Post op brace for pttd?

I got figure 8 brace two weeks ago at week 7 post op. I wear it with sneakers. Dr said to ease into it. Begin to wear for a few hours at a time around the house, FWB, but wear boot if I go out,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-12-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: 2 weeks to go & I'm sick!

Oh man Wilki,,,,,your MAIN JOB, for the next week is to do nothing but take care of yourself!! That's an ORDER!! Yes, I can get bossy!! You need to stay away from everyone, eat well, drink plenty...
Board: Back Problems 02-12-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need help,,,back pain affecting ability to walk

Have been doing ice, as much as I can tolerate. Have also tried the natural traction pose as much as I can, but can't do this too much, as swollen knot in spine in middle of back,,,don't know what...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-11-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,752
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Friday night pity party... byob... bring your own boot

Hi Pesh! No, I don't have a walker, at all,,,nothing but a brace and my tennis shoes! I can use a crutch, if needed, for extra support, if needed, but so far, if we go out and foot starts to hurt...
Board: Back Problems 02-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need help,,,back pain affecting ability to walk

Thank you for taking time to reply,,,will try the ice.
Board: Back Problems 02-11-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Btrfli1
Need help... back pain affecting ability to walk

I'll try to make this short,,,any suggestions are appreciated! I have a long history of back issues. Have issues at L3,L4,L5, with bulging disc at L3-l4pressing on SI nerve. Last steroid injection...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-11-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,752
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Friday night pity party... byob... bring your own boot

Morning Everyone,
I'm 9 weeks tomorrow from ankle reconstruction and sent the knee scooter back the end of week 7. As soon as the dr said I could be FWB, I got rid of it. I was afraid it would be...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-11-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Pushing too hard?

Tender, you had a lot more done thatI did, but, as far as the stiffness and swelling that I had, I pushed and found that once I did so, I found it easier to walk FWB. Check with your DR or PT,,,,,I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-11-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need to vent...

When I was still NWB and getting frustrated about not being able to do anything, i.e. cook, household chores, etc. I found I could do cooking and some household stuff using my scooter. Made me feel...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need to vent....

There seems to be a common thread among us! We all seem to be type A personalities, nuturers, caregivers, we are givers. I've come to the conclusion that because we seem to be able to "do it all",...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Third timepistingthis. Hope it's in the right spot ankle instability

My experience has been that after numerous I juries spanning over a number of years, nothing was working. Kept rolling and reinjuring that ankle. Had ankle reconstruction and ankle feels nice and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-10-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: 4 Days Post Op

Sorry you're having such a rough time. I couldn't take the Vicodin,,,,made me itch terribly. Call your dr and tell him the Vicodin just isn't cutting the pain. He can meds one which will provide...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-10-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Need to vent....

You know what I've learned? Depend on no one and you're never disappointed!! Although I'm always the one that is always helping and doing for the family, and the one everyone calls for everything,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-10-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,578
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Questions about FOot/Ankle Surgery?

With both of my ankle surgeries, part of pre-op is to empty bladder. Probably 8 hrs later before I needed to go again, and was home by then. Anesthesia tends to "put everything" to sleep!
As far...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: ankle debreidment and tendon repair

Hi, glad to hear that you're done with surgery and resting comfortably. Stay on top of your pain!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,654
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Bathroom question

You keep your foot elevated as you maneuver to the bathroom. Once "seated" you rest your foot gently on the floor. It'll be ok.
Board: Arachnoiditis 02-09-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,469
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Epidural injections in Thoracic spine

I've had injections three times. The first two times, I ejections worked great and provided better than expected pain relief. Unfortunately, the third one didn't work, at all. Good luck!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-09-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: PTT Transfer -- Positive news

I hope all our buddies to the north are safe and warm. Keep those newly redone feet SAFE!!! No ice and snow for those new tootsies!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Surgery scheduled!

What surgery are you having done? I had pre-op appts o e week before siurgery, with both ankle surgeries and was comfortable with being ale to talk to my surgeon at those appts. My dr gave me pain...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-06-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: 4 weeks post op blues

My goodness Animal, I am SOOOO sorry! BIG hug coming right to you! ZOOM!!!! I can tell you it IS gonna be alright. It's normal to get a little "blue" about right now, I think. You're feeling...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-06-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,085
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Surgery is tomorrow... bring it on!

Hey,,,good luck tomorrow!! It will soon be over. My reconstruction took about 2.5 hours. Look forward to hearing from you when you're up to posting. Try to get some rest. Thoughts and prayers...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-06-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: How will I ever wear a shoe on this fat foot?

I have bad new for you,,,unfortunately, they consider a tennis shoe "a shoe". And,,,,yes, if you open the laces all the way, you will be able to get a tennis shoe on that foot. I know this cause...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-05-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: PTT Transfer -- Positive news

Awesome!! Great to know you're seeing results already!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-03-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: First PT visit

Glad your interview went so well. Good luck,,,I hope you get one of those positions. I've been very fortunate not to have the cramps you describe. Definitely talk to your PT..Does icing help?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Best time for surgery?

P.S. Pes,,,,,I agree. I just don'tbthink going back to school one week post surgery is doable. Just one week post surgery, we were all just getting to the point of weaning for meds, being able to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-03-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,039
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Ddill, so good to hear from you and to hear you're doing well. Take it easy, I think you're doing great so soon after surgery. I hear you about your hubby. I know my recovery wouldn't have gone so...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-03-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Unrealistic Expectations?

Wow Animal! So good to hear that you're doing well enough to go back to work. It seems like just yesterday that you had surgery! I agree with you that right around week 4 the cabin fever is almost...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By Btrfli1
Re: Best time for surgery?

I'm sorry your dtr has to go thru these surgeries. Very painful and long recoveries. definitely get another opinion. I agree with the other posts,,,first one in the summer,agree you do something...
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