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Old 02-10-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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Pain in my back.............

Pain in my back! Here we go again. I have been hurting since last Friday
from Physical Therapy. They have a new P.T. assistant and I think she
has alzheimer's or is just an airhead. Poor lady. She starts me out on
the nu-step machine and I never usually do this first, but I did. My fault
for not saying something. 1-hot packs for 10 min. 2-exercises then 3
on the nu-step. This is how things were done with the other P.T.

I feel like crap. I hope my fusion isn't screwed up. I told my husband
that I wasn't feeling well. He said I should call the doctor, but I'm
hesitant in doing this. Maybe its the weather, what do you expect for
Illinois! And maybe I've stretched out wrong since I haven't used those
muscles since July or the 3 surgeries I went thru. Plus MRSA infection and
pneumonia with surgery number 2.

It hurts somewhat like it did in the past before all the surgeries. Middle
of back and side to side. My left hip especially since that's where the
bone graft came from. I wear a brace except at bedtime. But I don't see
my doctor again until the 23rd. I was hoping to be released and go
back to work. He usually takes x-rays, I wonder what'll show?

Plus my disability ran out last month and the bills just keep coming
and coming and coming. It's so depressing. There is no end in sight!
Also there is too much month at the end of the money, know that
saying! I have a question?-we get these trader magazines and they
have a place in there, where you can call and try to get a goverment
grant, with a fee. Some of them say you can get money from $300.00 to
$300,000-is this true or a scam? Or you have to write a grant?
Has anyone ever done this before? Thanks for any replies or
suggestions. Sorry to rattle on, but the words just kept flowing.

L5-S1 discetomy 10/04
I & D washing 10/04
TLIF fusion w/bone graft/and other hardware 11/04

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Old 02-11-2005, 01:11 AM   #2
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Re: Pain in my...............


I am unfamiliar with the grants and am also interested to see if anyone has info on this.

I so VERY well remember the lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng recovery from my fusion and the bills and depression. I thought I had things under control when "I went down" but before long I was drowning in debt. I had no short term disability and lost my car and my credit in 4 short months. Hopefully the pain you experience after pt - IS your muscles arguing about things ~ by all means if it concerns you ask your Dr!!

Listen to your body over anyone else - this was a lesson I had to learn the hard way as I'm sure many people here have.

Dr's may try to help but NOBODY knows our pain like we do!

If memory serves my Dr released me back to work within the time frame your trying to acheive but, I strongly suggest you start back part time!!

OK, now we already have something in common for I AM THE ONE rattling on - LOL

Best of Luck to you
and please keep us posted

Bionic Witch
Lami L4 5 S1
Fusion L4 5 S1
Neuropathy Fibro Arachnoiditis
awaiting fusion redo

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