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Board: Sexual Health - Women 09-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,904
Posted By workinmom572
Re: No desire for sex. Medication to help?

Ill have to ask dr about that or do you just take supplements? Now he had surgery and has cancer and I have back and neck pain also so I wonder if we ever will get that part of our life back.
Board: Back Problems 09-27-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Husbands surgery is this Wed

Thanks so much everyone. Its called non hodgekins lymphoma. B cell. Non aggressive. Shoukd be fine with just 20 radiation treatments. Still doing few more tests to make sure not elsewhere like a...
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 09-21-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By workinmom572
Re: RLS and Tens.

I'd love to read a reply to you as well. I have a tens and would love to know. I have done it once on my calve muscles and with compression hose on.
Board: Back Problems 09-20-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Husbands surgery is this Wed

Its officially called B cell lymphoma. Wont know for af least a week or so what stage it is and also an even more specific type as there are something like 20-30 variations. Apx two weeks to find...
Board: Back Problems 09-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Husbands surgery is this Wed

Well they opened him up and found out in surgery it IS cancer. Def lymphoma. Closed him up. Seeing oncology today. Just had a ct of abdomen to see if its a secondary cancer as if it is then he has...
Board: Back Problems 09-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By workinmom572
Husbands surgery is this Wed

Hello everyone. Sorry I haven't been on for a while-but that is good news for me personally then :) Been doing well/better. Truely enjoying it and embracing it and thanking God each step still.
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Board: Back Problems 08-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,535
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Gabapentine

don't let any stigma's or negative comments bother you about having to take one or 7 different meds-whatever you need you need. (I have no idea who said it was heroin, I must have missed something) ...
Board: Back Problems 08-28-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,995
Posted By workinmom572
Re: 360 degree lumbar fusion recovery

I pray this one is better also. I don't understand why they can't give people twilight or something to be comfortable. I hope no headache as well. I can't imagine laying flat for 6 hours myself....
Board: Back Problems 08-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,727
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Denied surgery again!

Hi. Wondering if you got that appt or info yet? I really hope you can get this done just one time. I noticed several others on here who work in classrooms. Wonder why that is.
Board: Back Problems 08-26-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,420
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Pain down right leg after L5/S1 fusion

well, if this helps maybe I will let you know that today I am not feeling so good in the back. It maybe because I was lifting a rather heavy casserole in and out of the oven a few times-and I was...
Board: Back Problems 08-26-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,995
Posted By workinmom572
Re: 360 degree lumbar fusion recovery

Yes. I even asked my surgeon preop why he wasn't ordering one as my friends all had them, LOL. He said he never used them, no reason to put me through it. It is a dr specific test I guess.
Board: Back Problems 08-25-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By workinmom572
Re: MRI help!!! What does it mean?

you have a fracture. Please let us know what the dr. says-I'm guessing just time to heal, but very curious. Best of luck.
Board: Back Problems 08-25-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,995
Posted By workinmom572
Re: 360 degree lumbar fusion recovery

Not sure what state you live in. I am in Illinois and in order to apply for any type of social security disability you must have not worked for 365 days straight before you can begin things. If you...
Board: Back Problems 08-24-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,995
Posted By workinmom572
Re: 360 degree lumbar fusion recovery

Well, while I had alot of uncommon issues with my surgery (double t-lift fuision same levels as you though) I am unable to return to work basically. But as mentioned above, I swear, one year is...
Board: Back Problems 08-24-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,420
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Pain down right leg after L5/S1 fusion

well, I was just one year post op this July and I still have leg pain, at night, when trying to sleep. I take Gabapentin now 400mg at bedtime. I started on Lyrica but it was too strong for me-I could...
Board: Back Problems 08-24-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,535
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Gabapentine

I was on this three times a day and did not like the foggy feeling so the dr suggested I cut back and take my largest dose at bedtime. That def helped and my worse pain was at night anyway. I have...
Board: Back Problems 08-24-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By workinmom572
Re: I'm in LOVE with my new couch!! (post op)

I"m doing amazing now. Very happy. He is doing fine. Having his surgery Sept 18th though
Board: Back Problems 08-24-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By workinmom572
Re: I'm in LOVE with my new couch!! (post op)

Very good advice. I found recliners impossible as I lacked leg strength to get down on my own or it hurt going back. I also like visiting people in their homes where I could sit for a good hour and...
Board: Back Problems 08-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By workinmom572
Re: I'm in LOVE with my new couch!! (post op)

I just found that going into a furniture store and and telling a the manager what I needed/was looking for and also sitting on ALOT of them as well. I know a good foundation also determines how long...
Board: Back Problems 08-08-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By workinmom572
Re: 1 yr post op L Fusion and sudden nighttime leg pain?

Yes I have been def trying to be more normal. No on the job didn't get it and everyone tells me I am nuts lol.
Board: Back Problems 08-06-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By workinmom572
Re: 1 yr post op L Fusion and sudden nighttime leg pain?

Hi. I used to live on requip then post op didn't need it so figured wrong diagnosis as usual. Tonic water has quinine in it. I swear by it instead of requip. Drink 6 oz before bed and no rls. Its...
Board: Back Problems 08-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By workinmom572
1 yr post op L Fusion and sudden nighttime leg pain?

Had double L fusion one year ago (most of you know me by now). Past week in bed and now when not in bed yet, late at night I get a bad pain in my left calf. Now this is the leg/foot that I have...
Board: Back Problems 08-06-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By workinmom572
Re: New here and possibly looking to fusion surgery

There are some extremely experienced people on here who will reply some wise advice to you. I had a double lumbar fusion one year ago. If your pain is as you describe it sounds like you have...
Board: Back Problems 08-02-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,727
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Denied surgery again!

I would feel exactly as you do right now. Call and talk to the dr as suggested above. He could perform the fusion and just wait for hopefully your lawyer to take wc back to court. Also your lawyer...
Board: Back Problems 07-30-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Having surgery sept 18. Hopefully no fusion but depends on what he needs to do to get at the tumor. A rather long at least 7 inch incision on spine then will curve left to get to shoulder blade that...
Board: Back Problems 07-21-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Thank you so much. We go to see the surgeon in ten hours (I should be in bed of course) so FINALLY a plan of action.
Twohands: I had hoped my husbands situation was going to knock my parents back...
Board: Back Problems 07-21-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,727
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Denied surgery again!

I pray that they approve it this time for you. If not, your private health insurance should as you would have documentation of work comp denying it. At least that is what I did-once work comp...
Board: Back Problems 07-21-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Neck injections needing advice

I had them for many years and never had any side effects and they worked wonderful for me. I hope she feels better SOON!
Board: Back Problems 07-15-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

well, he was sore as he declined twilight (the big dummy, lol)
I am doing better and better every week! I swear hitting one year is a HUGE turning point for me-I am even thinking about a very part...
Board: Back Problems 07-14-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Well it took 7 days of agony, but it's def NOT CANCER!!!!!
it's just a schwannoma. Seeing dr in a week to see if surgery or radiation to shrink.
THANKS SO MUCH for the prayers!
Board: Back Problems 07-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Thank you SO very much. I'm touched you remembered us and would pray for us. He just went in apx 2 hours late but sounds like a pretty simple procedure and should take an hour start to finish then...
Board: Back Problems 07-08-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Well we are finally getting biopsy via needle at rush in a few hours. What a nightmare this has been. Waiting a month just to get biopsy as dr doesn't want to cut on him as he believes mri shows it...
Board: Back Problems 06-27-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By workinmom572
11 months post op still pain when coughing?

Is it normal to cough or sneeze at 11 months post op and still get a big zinger of pain where my hardware is? I'm doing so well most of the time otherwise. Very frustrating.
Board: Back Problems 06-27-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Struggling mentally and physically with the recovery

Hi. I too have been and still am feeling how you are. Seeing others do as well I feel not as alone so thanks for posting and pouring your heart out. I feel like I am worthless most days. My family...
Board: Back Problems 06-18-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Surgery question

Good luck. Try and get your home ready now by putting things at waist level as you won't be squatting even for a while. I hope someone can help you at first I cannot imagine going through this alone.
Board: Back Problems 06-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By workinmom572
Re: it's been a while

I'm so sorry you have to deal with such set backs. Yikes, and now I feel verified in my fears of getting into an accident since my fusion. I'm terrified.
I hope there are other options for you if...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-16-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By workinmom572
Re: osteoarthritis

I understand what you mean about diagnosing yourself. We sadly get good at that. My grandma had all this too but lived into her 90's. She inspired me and I didn't have all this going on then...
Board: Back Problems 06-16-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion-UGH!!!

Thanks so much gmak. No, the dr just kept saying this is only surgery to get a piece to biopsy. We cannot do anymore, we cannot remove it. He seems pretty convinced it is one of two cancers by the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 06-15-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By workinmom572
Re: osteoarthritis

Hi. I'm so sorry. How did your dr. appt go? I hope the doctor can offer you some ways to feel better. I too have bad arthritis in my neck, whole spine. I had a lumbar fusion last year and have...
Board: Back Problems 06-14-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion-UGH!!!

How quickly things change. Now they said no way a needle can reach it so surgery for biopsy only, kept saying that no removal can happen, just biopsy so pathology will tell them how much of radiation...
Board: Back Problems 06-14-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Yes Rush in Chicago. Huh small world. Monee is even smaller than Crete. Its just another bump in life. So long as it doesn't end up in lymph system I will be ok with all of this. Just hard as he is...
Board: Back Problems 06-13-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion-UGH!!!

Well, Tim had his 5 MRI's all at one session yesterday. I told him to call the NP today and let her know he had them done yesterday afternoon since the Dr. is out of the country teaching...
Board: Back Problems 06-08-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By workinmom572
Re: We need help! And some answers!

Gosh, I"m so sorry! I wish I knew something to suggest, there are others on here that are more expert in this so hopefully they can help you!
Board: Back Problems 06-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Frustration has set in.

So happy you got a good Dr now! Heck, nothing to lose with trying ESI, I would too. I've been putting of cervical fusion for many years and intend to keep putting it off after living through my...
Board: Back Problems 06-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Frustration has set in.

So happy you got a good Dr now! Heck, nothing to lose with trying ESI, I would too. I've been putting of cervical fusion for many years and intend to keep putting it off after living through my...
Board: Back Problems 06-07-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,569
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Spinal Fusion Post Op frustrations

Awww, no fair, my hot flashes did not go away. I'm happy for you though. I had a hysterectomy 6 months prior my back surgery and am not on any estrogen and no ovaries, no nothing anymore.
Board: Back Problems 06-06-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion-UGH!!!

Thank you so much gmak. I am known at my previous job as the "what-if? Girl" honestly. I try to chill out more now esp after my back recovery. I put on the brave face at home for the kids, hubby,...
Board: Back Problems 06-05-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
Re: The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion-UGH!!!

I'm doing MUCH better. All good timing too apparently.
Board: Back Problems 06-05-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,112
Posted By workinmom572
The STRESS of todays 2nd Opinion - UGH!!!

Husband was told he had a neurofibroma rather large on T-Spine, on the actual spinal cord itself and looks very much attached to Aorta. Specialist #1 said go in through back, break three ribs, take...
Board: Back Problems 06-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,569
Posted By workinmom572
Re: Spinal Fusion Post Op frustrations

So thrilled when I hear anyone doesn't need or want surgery-what a blessing, and I hope you never get bad again.
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