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Board: Back Problems 05-21-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

I am just so frustrated with everything in my life. One doctors appt. after the next. It seems like my life revolves around doctors appts. And when I don't have a drs. appt. I find I can't plan ...
Board: Back Problems 05-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Hi all. I haven't been around much lately. Been in one of those moods and the days seem to blend together. I have lost track of time.

As to the heart monitor I had to change my appointment. I am...
Board: Back Problems 05-08-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Embarassed but asking anyway!

After all the surgerys that I have had "sex" was never discussed. But quite honestly after going thru surgery having sex was the last thing on my mind. I knew that when I felt better I would be ready...
Board: Back Problems 05-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Gmak:

What bothers me is that I was trying to be nice when I was trying to tell him to back off. And to get the rabbi involved? The rabbi said he was hesitant about getting involved. But when this...
Board: Back Problems 05-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Gmak:

Just got back from having blood work for kidney issues. I usually have the report sent directly to me via the lab. I was able to sign up on their website so that I can see the results. If...
Board: Back Problems 05-05-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Gmak:

Been seeing cardiologist for number of things. If I am right I really need clearnace from cardiologist to be on Methadone. Went thru Echocardiogram and chemical stress test. I think the...
Board: Back Problems 04-24-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Surgeon and I had "the return to work" talk today :(

It is tough to face the day when reality hits you about returning to work. I have been on disability for 10 years now. Prior to that I was in and out of work so often it was creating a problem...
Board: Back Problems 04-23-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,437
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Stand up vs conventional MRI

I just googled Stand up MRI. From what I briefly saw in one picture it showed the person in a "seated" position. Not sure if that is the same as what you were referring to and questioning. But it was...
Board: Back Problems 04-23-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,437
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Stand up vs conventional MRI

I don't think I've ever seen one where you stand up. I think I ran across one where you were sitting if I remember correctly. I cannot comment on whether one is better then the other.

The only...
Board: Back Problems 04-22-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Whats wrong with me?

It's difficult to say what it is, it could be a myriad of problems. There could be some sort of nerve irritation.

But the best thing rather then trying to guess is wait for the doctors...
Board: Back Problems 04-21-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Scheuermanns Kyphosis and related pain!!!!

Samfire:

Yes it is terrible. I have been dealing with spine issues for 25 years now. I found it interesting how you said your neck was forward and felt like a bowling ball. Never thought of it...
Board: Back Problems 04-21-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Scheuermanns Kyphosis and related pain!!!!

Hi. I just read your post.

From what I read about Scheurmanns Kyphosis, am I correct that this tends to occur to someone during childhood years during their growth years?

For me I was an adult...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 04-19-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Aftermath of pancreatic surgery

When the bloating hits me it goes on and on. It is not in the chest area. Strictly the abdominal region. It may vary from one degree to the next at times getting extremely severe. Even if I haven't...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 04-19-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Aftermath of pancreatic surgery

I truely feel like a miracle at times. When my symptoms first appeared I was getting abdominal bloating feeling; nausea, rarely vomiting. After several CT scans I was referred to a surgeon in...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: x-rays cervical spine

The Radiologist that looked at my X-rays that were just done was able to look at the MRI that was just done in the past month. The X-rays and last MRI just happen to have been done at the same...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: x-rays cervical spine

I looked at the last MRI report which was done just a few weeks ago and it states: "Patient has postsurgical fusion from the C2 to C3 to the level of the thoracic spine."

I was always under the...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: x-rays cervical spine

Gmak:

When I had my fusion/Harrington Rods done in 2003 it was done from C3 to T4/5 levels I believe.

I am not sure if that means C2/3 or C3/4. I think for some reason it was done C3/4 so if I...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: x-rays cervical spine

nochange:

Yes it is still giving me issues. From weakness in the arms; to difficulty holding things in my hands for periods of times; reaching for things is trouble. I get pain in the cervical...
Board: Back Problems 04-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By pebblebeach3
x-rays cervical spine

Just received report from Radiologist on X-Rays of the Cervical Spine that were done last week. Here is the report:

HISTORY: Fusion 13 years ago. MVA three months ago. Pain

REPORT:
...
Board: Back Problems 04-15-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Frank from Ga ~ 1st Post

I really think more information is needed to comment. If an MRI was done what did the narrative report say?

Did you consult with a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon? What did they say or...
Board: Back Problems 04-15-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: First Back Surgery in 1 Month!

Hi and welcome to the board.

As to the weight issue I am in the same boat. I think you should still try to watch what you eat before and after the surgery. I don't see the point in pushing it off....
Board: Back Problems 04-12-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Surgeon

Summer:

I have been thru tons of spine surgeries.

I had several surgeries on the cervical area which required harrington rods and the same with the lumbar area.

In addition, I had a spinal...
Board: Back Problems 04-11-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Surgeon

One place to start is by references such as your doctors office. Ask who they would recommend.

But I also look up to see what hospitals they are affiliated with. Personally I try to stick with...
Board: Back Problems 04-11-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

It gets frustrating after a point to say the least. Part of me says that there are answers out there, it's a matter of finding them. Or it's a matter of someone else looking at all the reports; the...
Board: Back Problems 04-10-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

gmaK:

I am not sure if we misunderstood each other on something I wrote. The doctor yesterday said my back is a mess. She did not mean that the surgery that I had gone thru was a mess and that...
Board: Back Problems 04-09-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Hi all. I had an appointment yesterday with my neurologist.

The last time I saw her was for an EMG done back in Novemeber of 2010. She did a complete examination and in some ways it was good since...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 04-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Husband Pancreatic Cancer

Yes it is very difficult on the "patient" and the "caregiver." It can be overwhelming.

All I can offer is my wishes and prayers for both of you.
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 04-08-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Husband Pancreatic Cancer

Sorry to hear the news.

I went thru pancreatic surgery 7 years ago when a mass was found on the tail of the pancreas. I had symptoms before that. So the tail of the pancreas and the spleen had to...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 04-06-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,177
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Diagnosed Pancreatic Mass

Sorry for what you are going thru. I went thru pancreatic surgery in 2007 for a mass that was found on the tail of the pancreas. I had various symptoms such as bloating pretty much all day long,...
Board: Cancer: Pancreatic & Liver 04-05-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By pebblebeach3
Aftermath of pancreatic surgery

Hi all. I am looking for some information.

First of all I went thru Pancreatic surgery in January of 2007. After several months of not feeling well -- bloating; especially after eating; nausea;...
Board: Back Problems 03-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Broken......

I am a little confused. I understand that you had cervical surgery and had to wear a collar for 4 months. I was in the same boat in that I had extensive neck surgery and had to wear a collar for 4-5...
Board: Back Problems 03-28-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

CT:

I have been thru probably 5 EMG's over the years I guess. As to where they place the needles it depends on what areas they are testing. For example if it is the neck (cervical) area then it...
Board: Back Problems 03-28-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Gmak:

I looked at 2 sites for bupivacaine and side effects. I only skimmed over it and not sure if I saw that it caused weakness. I'll have to go back and read it again to see if I missed...
Board: Back Problems 03-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

I discussed my symptoms with the doctor and he knows everything that is going on. He never mentioned that anything that I am feeling is a "side effect" to the medication in the pump. I didn't ask him...
Board: Back Problems 03-27-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Yes I am trying to figure out if the new symptoms I am having since the accident could be caused by the myelomalacia or is there another reason. Since the Harrington Rods appear to be an issue in...
Board: Back Problems 03-27-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

What I was trying or I was thinking of was this. Ok first 1 MRI said there was myelomalacia and the next one states no myelomalacia. The 2nd MRI couldn't get an accurate reading because of all the...
Board: Back Problems 03-26-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

I think the reason I mentioned myelogram was that in the MRI I just received because of the artifacts it said there was no myelomalacia. But in the MRI back in December and even prior MRI's...
Board: Back Problems 03-26-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Gmak:

Yes I find it sometimes frustrating in trying to get a diagnosis. And I can't blame the doctors since one disease can overlap with another.

Its like awhile back I was taking I think it...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: please help!! back issues causing really weird & scary symptoms??

In reading your post you indicated that you've been told that your problems are in your head.
But you also said that there is a compression of the shoulder. I am not clear whether you GP said this...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: EMG Report

Both reports from 2006 and 2010 were done by the same doctor. Since I have copies of the reports I usually bring copies of all reports to me so she wont have to fumble thru the file looking for the...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,898
Posted By pebblebeach3
EMG Report

Good evening.

Many of you know me from the many postings that I have done over the last few years and what my history is.

I did indicate that I am setting up an appointment with my neurologist...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: please help!! back issues causing really weird & scary symptoms??

Welcome to the board.

You stated that your shoulder is compressed and your back is twisted. Was this what showed up in the CT scan? From the statement it tells me that something is going on but...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: How bad is the MRI?

Good luck with the surgery. Keep a positive attitude. I truly believe in the mind-body-spiritual connection. You will get thru this & I look forward to hearing about a successful surgery when you are...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Strange Back problems

You said you consulted with a physio. What happened when you had the appointment? Outside of giving your history and symptoms I assume that there was some sort of examination.

What did he/she...
Board: Back Problems 03-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: MRI results and Methadone

Here is the MRI report received today:

FINDINGS:

There is extensive hardware artifact seconday to the surgical instruments which precludes adequate assessment of the cervical cord and below the...
Board: Back Problems 03-24-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: MRI results and Methadone

Gmak:

You have to remember that the pump was implanted to deal with the mid to lower back issues ONLY. I continued with Oxycodone and tizanidine because of the neck issues. So the medicaitions...
Board: Back Problems 03-22-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: MRI results and Methadone

Thanks for the info.

Since its been a while since I had an EKG or a stress test I think before I start taking the medication I will go see my cardiologist. Haven't seen him in a few years. I will...
Board: Back Problems 03-22-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By pebblebeach3
MRI results and Methadone

Had a car accident on 1/23/2013. I was rearended, the last thing I needed. Especially since I had a pain pump implanted about 2 weeks before, maybe less then 2 weeks.

Pump is working fine but neck...
Board: Back Problems 03-22-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: Pain pumps

The pain pump will deliver the medication to the spine directly and at a much lower dosage. Compared to the oral meds. I was taking Oxycodone 7.5-325 compared to the pump of dialaudid of 0.48 ML per...
Board: Back Problems 03-17-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By pebblebeach3
Re: how do you deal with doctors recently broke my back partial spinal cord injury

I think we all at one time or another have had difficulty in communicating with our health care professional (doctor) as to how we sometimes feel. And I too sometimes know something is wrong but find...
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