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Board: Back Problems 03-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By aleet7
Re: Trying to stay Positive!

I am so sorry that you are going through this. I too went from being athletic to being debilitated in a couple years. I was very hesitant of surgery until I met a lady in aqua therapy that also...
Board: Back Problems 08-28-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,821
Posted By aleet7
Re: Back surgery (L4/5 discectomy) Please could anyone help??

Hi Jay! I hope that you are feeling better since your post! I know exactly how you feel! I had been suffering with back pain for years until my legs started getting numb, weak and in constant pain! I...
Board: Back Problems 08-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By aleet7
Re: Back spasms 2 wks after Microdiscetomy

I was in the hospital for 6 days with back spasms! When I woke up from my discectomy I was in a spasm then... 3 shots of Dilauded did nothing for my spasms! My discectomy and laminotomy was for L5,4...
Board: Back Problems 08-03-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By aleet7
Re: L5 S1 fuison at age 27

I had DDD, spinal stenosis and 3 discs, L4,L5,ans S1 herniated! I had pt for 2 years and spinal Epidurals that only helped 2,weeks at a time! I had back pain that ran down both legs that...
Board: Back Problems 07-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,863
Posted By aleet7
Re: Freaking out.

After the therapy and steroid injections stopped working I was referred to a neurologist. He told me that my nerve damage would only get worse and I could actually feel it getting worse( burning,...
Board: Back Problems 07-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By aleet7
Re: How's everyone now? Similar symptoms

Hi Singaporefriend,
I have DDD also. I went to therapy for 2 years and had epidural spinal injections. My pain was from L4,L5 and S1. I had sciatica, numbness and pain and tingling! Two weeks ago I...
Board: Back Problems 07-21-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,863
Posted By aleet7
Re: Freaking out.

I'm so sorry this info and pain made you cry but I remember going to pain management for the very first time. After I heard everything the doc said( he said what you have is like cancer except it...
Board: Back Problems 07-21-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By aleet7
Re: pain after surgery

I also agree with the last poster. My surgeon told me to expect pain, sensations or even tingling up to a year! He said it will take some time for nerves to heal! Please take it easy and give your...
Board: Back Problems 07-19-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By aleet7
Re: almost 1 week post spinal fusion

My surgery has been exactly two weeks post op and at first I thought I was going to die laying on my back. Like the previous poster said, over time it will improve and what helped me most was a body...
Board: Anemia 05-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,012
Posted By aleet7
Re: Side effects from Ferrus Sulfate? TMI

I can't say that gall bladder removal had anything to do with my anemia(had mine out 12 years ago)! I am on two iron pills a day and my appetite is weird( my stomach feels nauseous even when I take...
Board: Degenerative Diseases 03-13-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By aleet7
Re: DDD, what to expect

I too have DDD. As the other poster said, it is a part of the aging process. I am in the process of trying to slow down the progression of it with physical therapy. I'm currently going to aqua...
Board: Urology 02-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By aleet7
Re: Please Please Help! I'm Stumped!

I would think that the pain during urination may be from the catheter since your surgery. I would contact the doctor about the pain to see if you're getting a UTI. I hope you feel better soon!
Aleet7
Board: Pain Management 01-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,403
Posted By aleet7
Re: Switching from norco to oxycontin

Hi Lynette57,
I also switched from Norco to Oxycodone and my switch was fine. Most of my pain is coming from my spine(spondy, DDD, Arthritis in several joints). The only problem I have is that I get...
Board: Pain Management 01-03-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By aleet7
Re: Pain treatments questions

Doctors usually have a method of pain relief for such illnesses as ours. My first step was to try physcial therapy and the Lidoderm pain patch. I have to admit that the patch did work for me....
Board: Women's Health 11-01-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,492
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele repair question

Hi DMSHappyFace, I'm almost 3 months post op and doing great! Upon my 6 week appointment my doc told me that I had scar tissue from the surgery which I might feel and may not feel. Well, I do feel it...
Board: Women's Health 10-12-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,224
Posted By aleet7
Re: rectocele surgery recovery question

Yes, you must remind yourself that this was an extremely delicate surgery and just because you feel good you cannot over do it! I had friend tell me this...she said if you want the surgery to work,...
Board: Women's Health 10-11-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,224
Posted By aleet7
Re: rectocele surgery recovery question

Hi Wellygrrl,
I'm so glad that you are on the mend. I too had itching. It does subside over time. With time things do feel better.

Best Wishes,
Aleet
Board: Women's Health 10-03-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,224
Posted By aleet7
Re: rectocele surgery recovery question

Hi Wellygrrl,
It's going to take some time to heal. Every day that goes by you should begin to feel stronger and better. I was sore for about 2-3 weeks. I had to lay down instead of sitting on my...
Board: Women's Health 09-21-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,492
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele repair question

Hi Lori,
I've read some serious horror stories about these repairs which made me apprehensive about getting it done. I have to say that the worse days were of course the first couple days but they...
Board: Women's Health 09-16-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,492
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele repair question

I was just wondering if you had your repairs yet. I am 6 weeks post op from having my uterus suspension, 3rd stage cystocele repair and rectocele repair. I was wondering if there is anything we could...
Board: Women's Health 09-16-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,224
Posted By aleet7
Re: rectocele surgery recovery question

Hi Kimmie,
my rectocele repair has been 6 weeks post op. I had several knots when i had the surgery and they have since gotten smaller. I also had a lot of tenderness in the same area. I also had...
Board: Hysterectomy 08-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,306
Posted By aleet7
Re: viginal hysterectomy with prolapsed uterus, cystocele and rectocele repair

Hism547,
just wondering if you've had your surgery yet? I just had my cystocele repair, uterus suspension and rectocele repair one week ago. I was wondering if I could answer any questions for you?...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 05-20-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,899
Posted By aleet7
Re: Are these Syptoms of IC?

Based on the symptoms you mentioned...it doesn't sound like IC(I'm no medical professional though). Your symptoms sound mainly gastric or something having to do with your actual stomach not your...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,361
Posted By aleet7
Re: Successful Ablation for AVNRT

The not in your groin will eventually go away...I think mine was there for a couple weeks.

Best Wishes,
Aleet7
Board: Heart Disorders 04-29-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,361
Posted By aleet7
Re: Successful Ablation for AVNRT

Hi Blessed! It's been 8 months since my ablation and I haven't had an episode! I had SVT also and hated when my heart would race to 200bpms! I feel great and I'm glad that I had the ablation!
...
Board: Urology 04-21-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By aleet7
Re: being tested for interstitial cystitis

You could very well have IC based on your symptoms. I've had it for 3 years now and your symptoms sound very similar to mine. Let us know what your test say.

Best of Luck!
Aleet7
Board: Women's Health 04-21-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By aleet7
Re: Possible uterine prolapse

Hi hpfan...have you found out if you have uterine prolapse yet...because the symptoms really sound like that's what it is. I was first diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse 3 years ago. I was a stage...
Board: Women's Health 02-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,909
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele/rectal prolapse and urine retention

Doesn't knowing that your Uro-gyn comes highly recommended make you feel better? That's excellent. I heard that this is a very delicate surgery but it's nothing for skilled professionals!

Best...
Board: Women's Health 02-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,909
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele/rectal prolapse and urine retention

Peg, thank you for sharing about your surgery! I feel much better about having to get mine done. My doc said that I will have an abdominal incision and also stitches between the vaginal wall and...
Board: Women's Health 02-08-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,909
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele/rectal prolapse and urine retention

I am also very afraid of having these repairs done. I too have wondered if I can just live with this but I'm sure that can't! The pressure and issues with bowels is really getting to me. The only...
Board: Women's Health 02-08-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,909
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele/rectal prolapse and urine retention

I pray that your surgery is successful and you have a speedy recovery. I'm going to talk to my Uro who is a pelvic floor specialist, about my repairs. I'm getting my uterus rehung a cystocele and...
Board: Women's Health 01-28-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,909
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele/rectal prolapse and urine retention

I was told by my Urologist that the recovery is 6-8 weeks...from women that have had the surgery, some were still recovering 14 weeks post op! These are women that had prolapsed uterus, cystocele and...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-27-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,714
Posted By aleet7
Re: please help!

I would see a cardiologist to be on the safe side. I used to have episodes just like that when I would wake up in the middle of the night with my heart pounding out of my chest! I was referred to a...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 01-27-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By aleet7
Re: just wondering if any 1 can help me with this problem?

Hi Valerie...I was wondering if you got any answers since your post. When you said that you feel a bulge it made me wonder if you have a pelvic organ prolapse. I have this issue along with IC and it...
Board: Women's Health 01-27-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,909
Posted By aleet7
Re: Rectocele/rectal prolapse and urine retention

Hi Melinda,
I'm very interested to know how your repairs go. I have a stage 4 uterine prolapse, cystocele and rectocele. I need this repaired but I haven't moved forward out of fear and wondering...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 12-11-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,044
Posted By aleet7
Re: Think I have IC

That is awful to feel that if you complain you will be put in more pain by treatment(although I must say that I have had a cortisone shot in my shoulder for bursitis...temporarily I was in...
Board: Hysterectomy 11-18-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,380
Posted By aleet7
Re: 4 weeks post-op from rectocele, rectocele and pelvic floor repair

Wow...that is a lot to consider! This is why I've been putting off the repairs...I have 4 children and I don't know how I could manage getting them off to school, taking them to sporting events...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,375
Posted By aleet7
Re: Interstitial Cystitis?????

It's been a while since your post so I not sure what you've found out since posting this. I hope that you've seen your urologist about your symptoms. About the burning with urination. There are over...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-17-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,979
Posted By aleet7
Re: Need help hiding my IC ( Interstitial Cystitis) Belly

I too have the IC belly! I used to wear shapers but I can't take any thing that is pulling or binding on my belly anymore. Lately I've been wearing leggings with loose sweater dresses with short...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-17-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,044
Posted By aleet7
Re: Think I have IC

I have heard of patients that had the symptoms and their docs diagnose them without testing...but not often(probably in cases where the symptoms all point to IC). Knowing that blood shows up in the...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-16-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,526
Posted By aleet7
Re: UTI or interstitial cystitis

Unfortunately...IC patients are prone to UTI's! Sometimes I have them and sometimes I'm just in a flare. I am also prone to UTI's following sex. I no longer get them because I have to do the same...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-16-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,044
Posted By aleet7
Re: Think I have IC

Your next step would be to be diagnosed. You should see a urologist about your symptoms. You may be given a potassium sensitivity test (when they put potassium and sterile water in your bladder). IC...
Board: Hysterectomy 11-15-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,380
Posted By aleet7
Re: 4 weeks post-op from rectocele, rectocele and pelvic floor repair

Wow...you had some extensive repairs done! Can I ask how long did the surgery take? How long was your hospital stay? I ask because I currently have stage 4 uterine prolapse, cystocele and rectocele....
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-12-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,431
Posted By aleet7
Re: Interstitial Cystitis

I'm so sorry that you had a bad reaction to the morphine. If they screen you you'll just have to tell them about the Morphine. I've had it before and it didn't hurt my IC. I hope you get the help...
Board: Urology 11-12-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,051
Posted By aleet7
Re: Cystoscopy / Cystogram HELP please!

It depends on if the IC is mild. Although I know that there are some patients that have mild IC and still experience bladder pain. There are some with mild IC that complain more of frequency and...
Board: Back Problems 11-10-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,511
Posted By aleet7
Re: Dull back pain halfway down back. what could it be?

You should see your doctor. The problem could be a number of things from kidney infection to arthritis or a slipped disc. You should see your doctor to find out what is causing your dull back pain. I...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-10-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,246
Posted By aleet7
Helpful Tips for IC

Here are a few helpful tips for anyone who has been diagnosed with IC.

Drink plenty of water! The IC bladder is inflammed and very acidic. Water helps to bring the acidity down and soothe the...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-10-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,431
Posted By aleet7
Re: Interstitial Cystitis

Ok...I guess you can't argue with your doc's decision to not allow prescription pain meds. I have a question. Do you take advil for your IC Pain? If you do you might want to to switch to Tylenol....
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-09-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,431
Posted By aleet7
Re: Interstitial Cystitis

My IC gets worse before and during my period! I am so sorry that you are going through this. If your pain gets worse you can go to the ER. I've heard that some patients end up in the ER in severe IC...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 11-08-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,431
Posted By aleet7
Re: Interstitial Cystitis

That is terrible! Don't stop at your urologistgo 2 ur primary doc and explain your pain. I feel for anyone that does not have any pain meds to help with the pain! I've talked to several IC patients...
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