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Board: Pain Management 05-25-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,570
Posted By chablis3
Re: What Is Safe To Use At The Same Time?

Thanks, ncmommacat, for your input. I did ask my neurologist about taking Tylenol along with the Fentanyl patches, and he said that is fine; just stick to the recommended dosage of the Tylenol. The...
Board: Pain Management 05-13-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,570
Posted By chablis3
Re: What Is Safe To Use At The Same Time?

I had totally forgot I posted this question, and want to apoligize to BullyMom for not answering sooner. Thank you so much, and I appreciate your advice.

I think the patches I use are called...
Board: Pain Management 04-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,570
Posted By chablis3
What Is Safe To Use At The Same Time?

I am hoping someone can advise me on what might be safe to use for managing my back pain and also pain in the hands due to arthritis. For instance, sometimes I will take a Tylenol arthritis pill...
Board: Dental Health 12-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,353
Posted By chablis3
Denture relining kits

Has anyone ever had any experience with the do-it-yourself denture relining kits? I have an upper denture that is quite old, and wearing thin; which in turn is making the denture quite loose. I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-03-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,104
Posted By chablis3
Re: Recovery with collar vs without

sammy..just dropped in to see how things are going here. I have not had my surgery yet, and getting bad with the neck and back..however still nursing my daughter along with the broken hip thing. I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-03-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery was 04/29/09 home now

Hi Judi...I am an old time veteran from these boards...my name is Judy also.....I haven't had surgery yet for my back and neck pain.....but, reading your mail..just wanted to wish you well, and hope...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-26-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,235
Posted By chablis3
Re: Whats normal post op

Dropping in to wish you all well! However, after reading your posts.....it just scares me to death to even think of surgery! My doctor wants me to have another round of epidurals...as well as...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-26-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By chablis3
Re: welcome to the aging process

sorry about the previous reply....I was reading two different posts and got mixed up. I see you do have back issues, and I apoligise for the mix up.

Thanks
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-26-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By chablis3
Re: welcome to the aging process

The heading "aging process" sure did catch my eye! I am 65, still kicking, enjoying life, and hoping for another 20 years. Sorry to hear about your seizures, and glad your coping. I thought you...
Board: Hernia 01-26-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,967
Posted By chablis3
Re: What was it like having an epidural for your herniated disc?

surgery should be your last result.....the epidurals can be a bit painful, but not something that a person cannot endure, especially if you are given a bit of sedative during the procedure. I have...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By chablis3
Re: Brand of cervical collar

Sammy, just wanted to say I am so very sorry to hear about your sister. Just had to send a note of condolence. Hope you get that collar straightened out....you sure don't need anymore problems...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-30-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By chablis3
Re: Hello everyone, home & sore

Hi Sammy and welcome home! I am so glad to hear your home and things went well with the surgery. Now the hard part comes...the recuperation period! I was thinking about you all during Christmas...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-19-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,586
Posted By chablis3
Re: Please describe what type of headache you have

Sammy...just wanted to say I am glad you did go to the ER because I know you had to be very scared and upset with all that horrible pain. Be sure to let your surgeon know what happened. I hope the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-17-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,180
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery set

You know Sammy, I never even thought about calling the MRI plcae where I had the test done to ask them to send me a written report! They gave me copies of the film itself, but it never entered my...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-16-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,586
Posted By chablis3
Re: Please describe what type of headache you have

Hi Sammy....when my neck flares up now and then (bad disc's), I get a very intense pain that shoots up into my skull. Not like pain in the whole area in the back of my head.....just like a prominent...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-14-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,180
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery set

Dear Sammy, Just to answer your question on my last MRI, I had an MRI right before I had my heart attack, and due to that plus my daughters cancer surgery, I never did go back to the surgeon to have...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-11-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By chablis3
Re: sammyo1....New thread...support needed for surgery

sammy, my daughter is fine....cancer is in remission....how great that is...with your problems...so nice of you to ask! And...your a sweetheart, back!! You just get through the holidays, and have...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-09-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By chablis3
sammyo1....New thread...support needed for surgery

Hey, sammy......thinking of you and wish we could all be with you for your surgery. I woud hold your hand, and the other great people here would be fighting to also hold your hand. So..just pretend...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-06-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,180
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery set

My dear Sammy...I feel so darn bad for you, with all you have going on. Between your tooth, your sister, your work, and the holidays....I really don't know how you handle it all. Sometimes I sit...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,180
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery set

Sammy, just read your post concerning your surgery in December. I really am glad you finally got yourself a doctor that listened to you, and is going to do something about all this pain and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-19-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery Novmber 19th ACDF C5-C7

Hi Scubamike...so glad you posted right after your surgery! It was good to hear that everything went well, and that you were up and walking around. Keep up the good work, and take real good care of...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By chablis3
Re: Surgery Novmber 19th ACDF C5-C7

ScubaMike, I wish you the very best of luck on your upcoming surgery. I will say a prayer for you and hope everything goes well. I can understand you being nervous, but I am sure the doctors will...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-16-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By chablis3
Re: 5 days post-op and sick

Best of luck to you, and hang in there. Sorry to hear about your cold on top of everything else and hope you feel better soon. Let your dear hubby and family take care of you...I am sure they don't...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,118
Posted By chablis3
Re: ACDF C5-6, Lumbar in future

Sammy, just read our post and wanted to drop in to wish you luck in your upcoming decision concerning having another surgery. At least it sounds like you have finally found out what is going on, and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-24-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By chablis3
Re: Into ER, something is wrong

Dear Sammy, Just wanted to let you kow I am praying for you, and hope somebody will soon find out why you are in so much pain. I am sorry to hear of all the continuing trouble you are having, and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-27-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,535
Posted By chablis3
Re: dizziness, could it be from the cervical area?

Hi Sammy and everyone, Haven't been on here for awhile, and sorry to see, Sammy, that your still having problems. Just wanted to mention that I get dizzy quite a bit, and mine seems to come when I...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-27-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By chablis3
Re: family update

Hi sammy, I haven't been on here lately, but just found your post concerning the family problems, and wanted to say I am sorry to hear things aren't going good just now. I hope you get everything...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-14-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,678
Posted By chablis3
Re: Mental confusion with cervical problems

Sammy, just wanted to let you know after having the EMG test last week, the doctor did confirm it is, indeed, carpal tunnel in both of my hands. So, at least I now know the pain, numbness, etc. is...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-09-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,678
Posted By chablis3
Re: Mental confusion with cervical problems

Thanks Sammy..I wrote that spray down and I will look for it in the drug store. Yes, my hands hurt every day, but most often at night when I am trying to sleep..for some strange reason. I did go see...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-09-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By chablis3
Re: message for chablis

Marywoo, thanks for your very nice mail, and your gracious thoughts concerning me and also my daughter. I hope you are doing well, and getting some relief from your problems and pain. I did go to a...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-30-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By chablis3
Re: Message For Sammy

Hey Sammy, just responded to your other post....the one about confusion, etc! Then I found your note to me here. Yes, my hands bother me more when it is cold or raining. I have been using...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-30-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,678
Posted By chablis3
Re: Mental confusion with cervical problems

Hi Sammy, Just a note to say hello, to you and Marywoo, also. I see your still having problems with your hands, and I am also still having the numbness and tingling, etc., with mine. I can't even...
Board: Cancer 06-26-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By chablis3
Re: gritting teeth & cancer

Hello Marie and Reachout..I was browsing around the cancer board, and came upon Marie's post, as well as Reachout's thoughts. My grandaughter, 21 yrs old, passsed away from brain cancer, and now, my...
Board: Pain Management 06-26-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,352
Posted By chablis3
Re: Sudden episodes of feeling exhausted

Hey everyone....just reading everyone's posts..and here is what I think......after everything that a lot of you good people have been through..operations, pain, medications, etc.....going back to...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-23-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By chablis3
Re: Message For Sammy

Oh, Sammy, you poor, poor gal....I just feel so sorry for you with all the pain and problems you are going through. I just read your post on the PM board concerning your new Pm doctor, and I am so...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-10-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By chablis3
Re: What is being pinched if when you sit and your hand goes numb

Hi Goo Cowboys...I am going to be watching your post to see what answers you may get, as I have the same trouble with my hands going numb. I get an achy, numb, pins and needles type of feeling, as...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-08-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By chablis3
Re: Message For Sammy

So nice to hear from you Sammy; thanks for thinking about me and my daughter! I just can't imagine why you have not found any relief after your operation. What has your surgeon told you concerning...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By chablis3
Message For Sammy

Hi Sammy! Just wanted to give you and update on me and my daughter, so thought I would start a new post. I tired to read all yours, and boy, it sounds like you are having such a terrible time. I am...
Board: Cancer: Bladder 06-03-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,464
Posted By chablis3
Re: Could meds contribute to kidney/bladder infections

Sammy, how nice to find you again, but so sorry you are having such trouble. I have not posted for awhile, but have thought about you often. I was hoping you were feeling much better, and it just...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 05-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,748
Posted By chablis3
Re: mattress for degenerative disk

Hi! I had posted a few weeks ago asking about the foam mattress toppers; got some good advice from some fellow posters, and went ahead and bought one. It is a 3 inch topper, purchased on-line from...
Board: Back Problems 04-15-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,097
Posted By chablis3
Re: Foam Mattress Toppers - Good or Bad?

Hi Baybreeze and Stefarina,

Thanks for all the good advice. Baybreeze, I was going to get the 3 inch, but after what you mentioned about getting one that is both dense and still a little cushy, I...
Board: Back Problems 04-14-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,097
Posted By chablis3
Re: Foam Mattress Toppers - Good or Bad?

Caszyman, thanks, the more I read and hear, the more convinced I am that I am going to order one!

Aether, Oh my, dislocating your hip and shoulder doesn't sound good. Sorry to hear that happened...
Board: Back Problems 04-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,097
Posted By chablis3
Re: Foam Mattress Toppers - Good or Bad?

Thanks, everyone, for the advice! Diet, thanks for the hint on doing a search; I will surely do that! Stefarina, sounds like I better get myself one since you like yours so much!!

And,...
Board: Back Problems 04-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,097
Posted By chablis3
Foam Mattress Toppers - Good or Bad?

Hi! I am wondering if anyone here has any opinions or advice on the mattress toppers that are popular these days? I am thinking of purchasing one, but not sure if they can help a bad back? I have...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By chablis3
Re: Numb/Aching Hands

Hi SpineAZ.....oh yes, I sure do wish you luck! Unfortunately, I am not very good at understanding what your new MRI showed.....all that medical term stuff baffels me. It is so complex! There are...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-27-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By chablis3
Re: Numb/Aching Hands

Hi Sammy, Feeling any better? I hope so! Is the Relafin helping? I have never heard of it. Are you going to PT? I just hope something is helping you at this point. you may still have a time to go...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By chablis3
Re: Numb/Aching Hands

Hi SpineAZ...sorry it took me so long to answer. Are you feeling any better and what were the results of your MRI? Any news as to why your having numbness in your arm and hand? I hope your MRI...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-27-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By chablis3
Re: Going for first Facet Block tomorrow.I think I should feel better from surgery by

Hi Chrissy, I was wondering where you have been, and how you have been making out. However, I am now dissappointed and so sorry to hear your still having some major problems. What a darn shame that...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-13-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By chablis3
Re: Numb/Aching Hands

Well, Sammy, that is so funny you said your putting off going to the dentist because of bills! I am doing the exact same thing! I need some dental stuff done, but don't need any more bills just...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-13-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,415
Posted By chablis3
Re: before you have fusion surgery!

Hi...it was very interesting reading what everyone had to say about the Laser Spine Institute in Florida. When I first started having neck and back problems, I came upon the web site for LSI and...
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