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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-19-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By capatga
Re: Exercise after acdf surgery

Thanks I know ,sometimes when nobody's home I have to go down. The problem I'm having now is this excruciating pain from my right shoulder to the middle finger , I have Tylenol #3 but it does...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-18-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By capatga
Exercise after acdf surgery

Hello all. I had an anterior fusion c7-t1 on May 26 ,my discharge nurse reminded me to walk about 10 minutes every day or as much as I could tolerate .Has anybody tried a stepper for strengthening...
Board: Pain Management 04-25-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By capatga
Re: How early can I refiil Tramadol my prescription?

I used to take tramadol and they will only fill it for me 5 days in advance,something about it being in a class of controlled drugs.
Good luck.
Board: Back Problems 04-20-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By capatga
Re: Bad pain, really stiff !!

Sorry that you are in so much pain ,when I was having pain in that area it turned out to be a ruptured disc from L4 - L5. The nerves can do some weird things ,my left thigh gets hot sometimes...
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By capatga
Re: Mild outbreak/no pain

Hi ,shingles are a real bummer, I had them last year under my right breast,my neuro gave me acyclovir for ten days but I still get breakouts in other areas of my body especially when I am stressed ....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By capatga
Re: What in the world is this mess?

Sounds like you have a lot of anxiety ,when I read my blood results there is a column that says what it should be and what it really is .If everyone thing is within the normal limits I don't worry...
Board: Arthritis 03-23-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By capatga
Re: ear arthritis

Yes I do take vitamin C religiously . I am much older than you so the effect would be a little more detrimental to the aging body, you still have a
full and productive life if you attend to it...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-23-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By capatga
Re: 5 previous C-Spine surgeries; Looking at a possible 6th

That is a good question . I want to know if the did the other surgeries too.
Keep us updated on your progress . Hope you have a pain free night

I will be going for pre op orientation on...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-22-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By capatga
Re: 5 previous C-Spine surgeries; Looking at a possible 6th

Wow you are really young to have had all of the problems with your spine,where you in a bad car wreck ? are you researching these surgeons. It seems you've had a lot of failures with your surgeries ....
Board: Back Problems 03-20-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By capatga
Re: TLIF two level lumbar fusion

Thanks so much, I am in tears reading your post , I am going for surgery in June .
2002 I had fusion from c4 to c6 . I took me two years to trust a doctor was not going to butcher me,from reading...
Board: Arthritis 03-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By capatga
Re: How to avoid Arthritis?

I have severe DDD with cervical and lumbar stenosis ,my ortho told me if I was more active and exercised it would help with inflammation and he was right . I took up a spinning class and lost some...
Board: Arthritis 03-20-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By capatga
Re: ear arthritis

I have arthritis in just about every bone in my body . let us know more about it. I guess where there is a bone ,there's arthritis?
Board: General Health 03-16-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By capatga
Re: Afraid of dying young

I used to have these same fears , You should see a doctor as soon as possible
I did and it was the smartest thing I ever done.

I wish you many hugs and best wishes.
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-16-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By capatga
Up coming cervical fusion surgery questions about post surgery

Hello been a while since I've been here ,visited other boards and this by far the best. I will be having fusion at C6 Thru T1. I had a previous fusion at C4 / C5
in 2002 , The discs above and below...
Board: General Health 09-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By capatga
Re: My doctor won't take me off Plavix prior to surgery

Thanks so much for your reply ,if only I could get the doctors to do that,they told me it was my responsibility to talk to my doctor.The neuro who will be doing the surgery says, well she will have...
Board: General Health 09-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By capatga
My doctor won't take me off Plavix prior to surgery

I am scheduled to have an injection on my neck for spinal stenosis. I am currently on a blood thinner Plavix. Before the surgeon will do the procedure I have to be taken off Plavix by the doctor who...
Board: Back Problems 06-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By capatga
Re: severe back problems

A neurologist or orthopedic might pinpoint the problem ,they tend to get answers that other doctors might miss.
good luck
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 06-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,964
Posted By capatga
Re: Nothing is working

I've had RLS starting in childhood , I would move my legs back and forth in the bed not knowing I had no control over it but thought it was something I did to make myself sleep ,mom took me to...
Board: Arthritis 06-14-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By capatga
Re: From Strong to weak and painful in weeks ... need help

Hi, haven't been on lately was browsing , rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease, and did you say you were tested for that? could it possibly another type of arthritis. I saw an orthopedic...
Board: Autoimmune Disorders 02-07-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,682
Posted By capatga
Re: Undiagnosed auto-immune

No I have not been tested , my doctors don't really know what I have, I've had veep, emg,ct scans MRI with and without contrast, balance test , I do have scarring from some mini-strokes ........they...
Board: Shingles 01-16-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,559
Posted By capatga
Re: Shingles 4 times in 20 months

Hi I am over twice your age and had my first bout of shingles in November,but now that I think back , I've had the symptoms before and thought it was an allergic reaction ,this was in my late...
Board: Pain Management 01-14-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By capatga
Re: Doctor Took Extended Vacation... Surprise!

Hi, thought I'd jump in here ,are you sure that you didn't sign an opiate contract with this doctor ?I'm surprised they didn't have you sign one, that happened to me once when my doctor had a death...
Board: Shingles 12-12-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,777
Posted By capatga
Re: Do not want to take antivirals!!!

Went to the doc yesterday after taking the anti -viral , pain is intermittent ,not quite as bad as it was , just some pins and needles sort of pain , problem is I am breaking out on my buttocks on...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By capatga
Re: Question for narcoleptics

Hi there , I was diagnosed with EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness) which is not the same as narcolepsy , my mother has narcolepsy and she can fall asleep while eating dinner and go head down into her...
Board: Shingles 12-03-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,777
Posted By capatga
Re: Do not want to take antivirals!!!

I totally agree with you on the anti-viral ,I was lucky enough to get to the doctor within the 72 hours so I think they might be helping, So Cissy you might want to try that , they are hard on my...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 12-02-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By capatga
Re: RLS and Bad Back

My doctor prescribed Primedone ,works great also for myclonic jerks .
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-23-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By capatga
Re: Long story but could use any opinion necessary - Cervical Stenosis at 31

I have cervical spinal stenosis since 2002 and have a fusion at c4-c6 with hardware , the problems has since reared its ugly head again , I am back with the specialist , physical therapy...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 09-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,474
Posted By capatga
Re: I need help desperately, please !!!!

well I didn't have the surgery yet , I met with a new doctor that specializes in neuromuscular diseases and he prescribed primidone for the restless leg , now I sleep about 6 hrs uninterrupted ,lot...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 08-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,159
Posted By capatga
Re: Essential Tremor treatment

Been on 50mg primedone for 4 months for ET and myclonus worked 100% for the ET and about 80% for the myclonus , the doc said it would help my restless leg but didn't do a thing for that ,I want to go...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-07-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By capatga
Re: Cervical foramina steroid injection

Haven't been here for a while ,need some help ,I went today for steroid injection for chronic back pain, for some months I've had some tender spots on my lower back and tail bone (lumbar spinal...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-07-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 912
Posted By capatga
Painfull lumbar steriod injection l5-s1-s2

Haven't been here for a while ,need some help ,I went today for steroid injection for chronic back pain, for some months I've had some tender spots on my lower back and tail bone (lumbar spinal...
Board: Parenting Issues 04-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,630
Posted By capatga
Help my grown stepdaughter hates me

I will make it as quck as short as possible, my husband died last August 2010, we were separated since 2002 but remained friends and talked occasionally on the phone, I found out he was deceased when...
Board: Panic Disorders 04-19-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By capatga
Re: Help. Severe panic, phobias, etc.,

are you on anti anxiety med for your attacks and if so what kind,nobody like taking med but sometimes it is unavoidable just to get thru the day, I resisted for years ,it dosen't have to be forever,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-22-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By capatga
Re: Constant pain

I have had the same surgery with many of the symptoms as your wife, I now have four doctors (specialist) yesterday when I saw my neuro I mentioned how my body was vibrating including my tongue ,my...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 03-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,069
Posted By capatga
Re: An alternative to carpal tunnel surgery.

the only side effects that I have are being hungover the next day, I've read on another board that there is a dosage that can be taken in the daytime ,my worse symptoms are at night and sitting for...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 03-18-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,069
Posted By capatga
Re: An alternative to carpal tunnel surgery.

thanks for posting, I was diagnosed with CTS 20 years ago ,opted out of surgery, my biggest complaint is the numbness, I don't get a lot of pain, the numbness in my fingers are so bad that I have to...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 03-10-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,474
Posted By capatga
Re: I need help desperately, please !!!!

Mine i a lot similar ,my mom noticed when I was a teen , hard sleeping and sitting in class, not until I was in my early 40's was I given a sleep study and that's when they diagnosed it and I was...
Board: Stroke 03-01-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
Posted By capatga
Re: Stroke mri results

Thanks so much Mulchie for your support, well another development, yesterday morning got up went downstairs to seee the grandkids off to school,I picked up a magazine and looked at and the words...
Board: Stroke 02-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
Posted By capatga
Re: Stroke mri results

Well I gues I didn't reallly understand the nurse that gave me my test results, when I spoke to the doc on Weds ,she said that I have all the little spots on my brain that are little strokes because...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-24-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By capatga
Re: Steroid injections??

a year before my surgery, I had one and it semi-helped, the numbness and tingling remained , it did help my pain but I knew eventually I would have to have the surgery,for me it was pretty much...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 02-22-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,137
Posted By capatga
Re: Approved!!!

It can happen ,my direct deposit came and the award/approval letter came a month later, that's because the people that process payments are moving faster than the people that send out the letters
Board: Back Problems 02-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,655
Posted By capatga
Re: 2 Car accidents within 6 months (Hit from behind)

document as much as possible ,since whiplash can cause problems later on in life ,remember to tell future doctors that you were hit from behind, I have a lot of cervical and back issues and I can...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-19-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By capatga
Re: question about spinal surgery

thanks so much jenny and nanacan , I was hoping to go to rehab since I do live with my grandkids since my husband passed away last year, I taked to them tonight and tried to explain that they could...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By capatga
Re: question about spinal surgery

I have no problem looking up ,its looking down or to the side is where I get the resistance, but I do find myself squatting a little to wash my hair because my head won't go all the way back

my...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-18-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By capatga
Re: question about spinal surgery

thanks,that helps a lot, I was told by 2 doctors 3 years ago that I needed the surgery ,one was a surgeon and the other just a neurologist, the thing is my neck is very stiff and weak and trembles...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By capatga
Re: question about spinal surgery

Sorry about intruding on that other post, I jusr wondering what I was facing ,I had a fushion with hardware in 2002 C4-C7 ,mine healed very well , will they just leave the previous fushion "as...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-17-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By capatga
question about spinal surgery

Hi Jenny, how long has it been since you had your surgery, did you have help around the house and how sore was your neck? I had 3 level in 2002 and I remember my neck was very,very sore, they went in...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-16-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,969
Posted By capatga
Re: herneated disc on C7, surgery to prevent nerve dying?

[QUOTE=jennybyc;4929012]I'll take a stab at answering a little more thoroughly.

1) sounds like the doc wants to go in and open the hole around the nerve...foraminotomy...maybe a laminoplasty of...
Board: Stroke 02-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
Posted By capatga
Re: Stroke mri results

well, at least you didn't give up, five huh? how long did that take to finally get something that worked, I haven't seen normal blood pressure in 20 years, hopefully this doc will get mine down since...
Board: Stroke 02-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
Posted By capatga
Re: Stroke mri results

sorry to hear that, my mother started having seizures at 63 , they did test after test and never found out why, she takes anti-seizure med but occasionally has a break through seizure. she lives...
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