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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-07-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,234
Posted By quilter58
Re: Valium and Muscle Spasms

SKZ, I did not intend to step on your toes ,,,,,I only meant to offer up some other type of therapy.........I admit I am addicted to nicotine.....I haven't been trying to quit lately.......but when I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-07-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,234
Posted By quilter58
Re: Valium and Muscle Spasms

:angel: SKZ I have thought alot about your health issues.......I am worried for all the different types of drugs that you have been on or prescribed.....I wonder if some other type of care would work...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-07-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,198
Posted By quilter58
Re: Smoking and ACDF

:blob_fire I DON'T WANT TO SMOKE.......I HATE IT ......I HAVE QUIT FOR VERY SHORT PERIODS OF TIME AND ALWAYS GO BACK.....I HAVE HAD FAMILY MEMBERS WITH SMOKING RELATED ILLNESSES......I TOLD MY DOCTOR...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-06-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By quilter58
Re: Malpractice suits filed ???

"What does this mean?"...........THIS MEANS FIND A DIFFERENT DOCTOR......
DON'T WALK - RUN...........
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-05-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By quilter58
Acdf On Jan 24th & First Xray On April 4th

:wave: Hi all,,,,,,,,I am 10 weeks out from surgery.....ACDF 2 levels, own bone, with plate ......hard collar after.......AND A SMOKER......My xray was great ........I am putting down bone & fusing...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,198
Posted By quilter58
Re: Smoking and ACDF

:blob_fire I smoked before surgery .....an hour before.....long time smoker.....i was in the hospital for 5 days .....I used my own bone.....I did not crave a smoke in the hospital like I thought I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-25-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By quilter58
Re: PAIN IN HEEL FROM BACK - anyone else suffer from this

I have heel pain or to the side of my ankle........ER doc said it was not bone, something to do with the nerves in the ankle......Mine comes and goes.......when it comes on though I can not put...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-20-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By quilter58
Re: 5 Wks Post 2 Level ACDF -- 1st Doc Visit

Hey golfer.....good to hear the good news.......I was very curious about your doc saying there is not much evidence of fusion yet......my nuero at my first post op @ 4 weeks said he had an idea of...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-20-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By quilter58
Talking I Too Am 8 Weeks Post Op - Doing Well

:blob_fire I am post op 8 weeks, from ACDF, MY OWN BONE, plate , screws & Miami J collar..........I am so glad I had the surgery, fixed the problems of my arm being numb and my hands,.......I was...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-27-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By quilter58
Re: Prayers Please

:angel: I will say daily prayers for your niece and put her on a prayer chain....Prayer with belief will take care of things.......Keep us updated ..
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-27-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By quilter58
Re: All of our DR's what they say to help promote fusing?

My Nuero said.......
1. Hard collar 3 months, now after 1 month I can wear a soft collar to bed.
2. No nsaids, no green tea, no herbal supplements,,,,,,,,,,,,1200mg calcium
and a multi-...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-27-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,853
Posted By quilter58
Re: Says I need Anterior Cervical Fusion with Corpectomy (cage & plate)

:wave: Cheryl, I personally used my own bone, involves a second surgery site but I feel it is worth it ......no worries later on, the ACDF I had went well , .....2 levels, plate & screws and my own...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-23-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By quilter58
Re: 1st ACDF POST OP @ 4 WEEKS

bdancer - I think you hit on the right thing - the bone morrow protein more than likely HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THE RAPID FUSING.......I wish I had had something like that , and there have been several...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-22-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By quilter58
Re: 1st ACDF POST OP @ 4 WEEKS

:confused: I thought being 80% fused at 4 weeks was AMAZING.........everything I have read just contradicts that but who knows.....My doc felt he knew from experience where the fusing would be at...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-22-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By quilter58
Re: What was/is the pain like???

cmatthews,,,,,,,I never had sever pain in my neck.....I HAD alot of numbess down my arms mostly the left arm but I also had pain in legs ..........both nuero I went to said the leg pain was not...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By quilter58
Re: 1st ACDF POST OP @ 4 WEEKS

PS.....the doctor said it is very rare to cause problems above and below this surgery.......not the norm......I asked because I have a moderate bulging at C4-5,,,and wondered if this surgery presents...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By quilter58
Talking 1st ACDF POST OP @ 4 WEEKS

:bouncing: Well HI ALL just a reminder - had ACDF on jan 24th , 2 levels,
C5-6 & C6-7, with plate & screws , used my own left hip bone graft.....went home with hard Miami J collar..........Saw the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-21-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,175
Posted By quilter58
Re: First check up post ACDF C5-6

Woowho.......I am so happy for you that is AWESOME news......I see my surgeon for my first post op tomorrow, my only concern is these flippin' muscle spasms........no relief.....I REALLY NEED A...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-16-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,458
Posted By quilter58
Re: Hidden Benefits of ACDF Surgery

:bouncing:
1 I too lost weight...........
2 finished a 1000 piece puzzle
3 finished a good bood and started on another
4 finished a quilt that was over due to my daughter
5 started a quilt
6...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-14-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,917
Posted By quilter58
Re: For those that had recent acdf surgery

:confused: bdancer I can relate .........I only had that stuck pill sensation during the first few days....never had neck incision hurt , now at 3 weeks my throat feels funny and the incision hurts...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-14-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,290
Posted By quilter58
Re: Surgery is Scheduled!

:blob_fire Treva I am really surprised this is going to be out patient! This is major surgery that I feel you at least need to stay one night........I don't know your age but at any age I do not feel...
Board: HealthBoards Testimonials 02-12-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,165
Posted By quilter58
Talking I Could Not Have Gotten Through My Ordeal Without This Board

I TRULY COULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH MY SPINAL SURGERY WITHOUT THIS BOARD........I found this board the day after I was told I needed surgery.....I wanted to wait on surgery until I did some more...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-12-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By quilter58
Re: to recent post surgeries.....

:blob_fire Ember YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING........I was doing ok then huge pity party hit after I got so "drunken dizzy" this past week ........GREAT NEWS ......THE VERTIGO IS GONE...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By quilter58
Re: Can't Practice What I Preach

:blob_fire thank you all so much for the suggestions.........I did not anticipate this vertigo......I've been dizzy before in my life but nothing ever compared to this......I was prescribed meclizine...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By quilter58
Unhappy Can't Practice What I Preach

:confused: :eek: :rolleyes: :dizzy: This is how I feel. I can't seem to focus on anything postive today, I am weepy, frustrated, I just feel bad......This intense vertigo is kicking my a##.......I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By quilter58
Re: 47 Hours Post ACDF C4/5 and C5/6

Melinda , that is so true, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES, THEY RUN THIS DAMN COUNTRY, YOU can bet when one of their family members (of a CEO) are in the hospital they probably stay as long...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-10-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By quilter58
Re: Help! Just got my Records and don't understand what it means.

You said---- small triangular area of white matter disease in the osterior right temporal lobe. This abnormality measures approximately 3 to 4 mm in greatest dimension,.:

I would have the Nuero...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-09-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By quilter58
Re: 47 Hours Post ACDF C4/5 and C5/6

:jester: Good day Ohio........Glad to hear no major problems.........can "feel you" on the urinary problem........Embrace the help at home.......Slow goes the recovery....but focus on the healing...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-08-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By quilter58
Re: IS FUSING HAPPENING? Tommorrow I'll know

I can relate to the top of your muscles hurting, I feel your pain ......hang in there ..... keep us posted
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-08-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,334
Posted By quilter58
Re: NS, Ortho, Minimally Invasive, etc.

Thoreau, I love your line of thinking........WAY TO GO.......I wish I had your flair for words.....Have you thought of writing a book.......There truly are too many out there focusing on the wrong...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By quilter58
Cool My post op at 2 weeks - ACDF 1-24

:wave: HI ALL..........If I stirred people up - I AM VERY SORRY........the issue of donor bone or your bone IS A VERY PERSONAL DECISION.....I never intended to insult anyone...or inflict scare or...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-07-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By quilter58
Re: 2 weeks post op acdf C6/7

:angel: Hi Peg , our surgery was 1 day apart, you were the 23rd & I was the 24th,,,,,,,,,,,yes people only see a little thing but this was major surgery......as I have been saying on here.....a...
Board: Allergies 02-06-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By quilter58
Re: Hives

Allergies are still a mystery to the medical community........have you tried an anti depressant.......Stress can cause hives.......
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By quilter58
Re: Tomorrow is the Day

Ohio you will be fine......I don't remember much from the hospital except that I could not urinate after surgery.......if that happens tell them quickly..........

Post op.......have a comfy place...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-06-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By quilter58
Re: 2 weeks post op acdf C6/7

badbackpeg, I have been thinking of you........glad to hear you had some help at home and that you are doing better........It is a slow row.......but the light is at the end of the tunnel......
...
Board: Allergies 02-05-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,854
Posted By quilter58
Re: Dermagraphism.. Dermatitis?

:blob_fire Hello all on this board......I am new to this allergy board but not to health boards.......I thought I would look up allergies tonight because recently my allergies have flared ....I put...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-05-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By quilter58
Red face Your Own Bone Vs. Donor Bone...

:eek: For anyone preparing for surgery .......THINK ABOUT USING YOUR OWN BONE......MY surgeon didn't even give me the opportunity to ask , he just told me they use donor bone.......I MADE THE...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-05-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,105
Posted By quilter58
Re: Honestly, how long do you think someone should wear the hard collar??

Think of this ......you basically have a surgically induced broken neck......If you had a broken leg in a cast would you take the cast off before told to? Probably not.......the collar is your...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By quilter58
Re: 2/7 Surgery Update -- BMP Planned

:wave: I did not have 1 urge for a cigarette in the hospital........fighting the urges now but they are not real bad..........mostly I get busy doing or thinking about something else..........
...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-02-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By quilter58
Cool Turning Point ?? 9 DAYS OUT

:wave: Today is some sort of turning point.......9 days out from 2 level with hardware and used my own bone.........The neck has never bothered me, pre surgery problems gone, post op throat problems...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-01-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By quilter58
Re: If you used your own bone, when .....

Thanks bdancer......I too felt like day 5,6,7 was worse.......so maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel.........
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-01-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By quilter58
Re: complications after 1/24 ACDF

Thanks I am better everyday.......the hip incision is giving cause for concern ...but all in all I am better........I DO NOT HAVE ANY NUMBNESS OR SYMPTOMS I HAD BEFORE SURGERY......So that must have...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-01-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,105
Posted By quilter58
Re: Honestly, how long do you think someone should wear the hard collar??

I was told 8 weeks, my first post op appt is 4 weeks after surgery, he will xray but said if I want a good fusion to take wear the collar atleast 8 weeks and then to be decided after that........I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-01-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By quilter58
Red face If you used your own bone, when .....

:blob_fire When did your incision stop burning? I am 7 days out from surgery and my hip incision is bulging on one end and burning, especially to sit........

My neck incision does not hurt, my...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-31-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By quilter58
Wink Re: complications after 1/24 ACDF

:dizzy: Hi All......I am somewhat better..........the only issues I seem to have at this time is walking upright without pain and sleeping.........I am walking through out the day but still pretty...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-30-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By quilter58
Angry complications after 1/24 ACDF

:yawn: Hi all......OY have I had some odd problems........in pre op, they started the antibiotic Vancomicin......almost immediately I had the feeling of a very hot head and outragous itching on my...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-23-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By quilter58
Re: Cervical Post-OP Problems

:blob_fire Bronco the procedure you described is a Mylogram.......I had one prior to being scheduled for surgery.........I am not going to steer you wrong it can be painful....but they give you very...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-23-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By quilter58
Re: 1st Post Op appt.

Maybe the difference is because they need to harvest bone from my hip.....thanks
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-23-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,381
Posted By quilter58
Lightbulb Ringing in your Ears?

:confused: Has anyone on here had constant ringing in your ears associated with a cervical problem? If so........if you had surgery, did the surgery (such as ACDF) cure the ringing in your...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-23-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By quilter58
Re: 1st Post Op appt.

SKZ.........I too wish we were able to contact people on this board in the real world.......I feel a connection to several people here and wish we could talk......My best friend lives in...
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