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Board: Cancer: Bladder 01-03-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,745
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Bladder Incontinence After MI TLIF

I'd definitely suggest you see a Urogynecologist. I had bladder nerve damage 11yrs ago after a uterine rupture with my younger son and lost the sensation to 'go'.. the nerve connection from bladder...
Board: Pain Management 12-07-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,639
Posted By Wymom94
Re: neurontin

>> >go as soon as possible to your doctor


I called this morning and am waiting for a call back from my doctor --the nurse took the message to him. When returning calls, he usually does so in...
Board: Pain Management 12-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,639
Posted By Wymom94
Re: neurontin

problems todayy with shaky arms, strange tingling and heaviness throughout my arrms and a 'vibrating'' like feeling.. is this the neurontin mayve? I'm very dizzy, too. I'm up to just 600mg a day,...
Board: Pain Management 11-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,639
Posted By Wymom94
Re: neurontin

Wow, I cannot thank you all enough for all the responses and shared experiences with neurontin. I did start it, and am slowly building up on it to hopefully avoid side effects (get my body use to it...
Board: Pain Management 11-20-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,639
Posted By Wymom94
Re: neurontin

Thank you so much for replying. I was told neurontin might make me sleepy & was concerned about that (particularly w/ driving during the day), but my doc said it probably wound't be a real problem. ...
Board: Pain Management 11-19-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,639
Posted By Wymom94
neurontin

Does anyone take or has anyone taken neurontin? My neurologist just prescribed it for me & even though I rejected it in the past for nerve pain from nerve damage from my spine, I said yes this time...
Board: Back Problems 11-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,493
Posted By Wymom94
Re: will i become a wheelchair user with nerve damage

Hi, I have permanent nerve damage and do not use a wheelchair on a daily basis. I have needed one, but it's rare that I get into a situation where I need one. I do use a seated walker, but again,...
Board: Urology 03-14-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,661
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Self-catheterising

Grrr, my smiley faces turned into sleepy faces --they were suppose to be smileys, just so you know.
-Meghan (smiling, not sleeping or yawning)
Board: Urology 03-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,661
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Self-catheterising

Hi Niad, I'm glad you remembered me and even more pleased that I was of some help. :o)

<They (urogynaecologist and his registrar) do wonder if my bladder retention is caused by my lower spine...
Board: Urology 03-11-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,661
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Self-catheterising

Hi Niad, Sorry I didn't see your posts sooner. I think I know you from the spine boards (hi). I had to learn to self-cath almost 11 years ago after damage to the nerves on my bladder with a...
Board: Hysterectomy 03-11-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,860
Posted By Wymom94
Re: vertical incision/vertical scar recovery

Anyone with a vertical, please post soon. My sister goes in for her surgery in 5 days. I've learned she's actually have both incisions, a horizontal and the full vertical up to her breastbone. ...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-11-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,696
Posted By Wymom94
Re: arm/hand numbness/tingling

Yes, and it varied too, it was worse though. I felt complete relief after surgery and was also given steroids

If you had complete relief post-op and it's back after a month, I'm not sure what's...
Board: Immune Disorders 03-10-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,004
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Autoimmune diseases in men

My son, a man-child at 14, has several autoimmune diseases, but we are not in the NY area. We're in Northern CA. I would suggest you look for an Immunologist as well as Endocrinologist (thyroid)...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-10-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,696
Posted By Wymom94
Re: arm/hand numbness/tingling

Did you have any numbness and tingling before your surgery or is this the first time you've felt it?
-wymom
Board: Hysterectomy 03-02-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,860
Posted By Wymom94
Re: vertical incision/vertical scar recovery

Thank you, Pickle eyes. It's good to know there are some here who've had the vertical incision. I'll check daily for postings. My sister goes in mid-March for her surgery.
-Meghan
Board: Hysterectomy 02-28-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,860
Posted By Wymom94
vertical incision/vertical scar recovery

Anyone here have a full hysterectomy with a vertical scar up to the breastbone? My sister is going in for this soon and is wondering what the recovery will be like. She has a massive growth on her...
Board: Immune Disorders 02-28-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,435
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Autoimmune Urticaria/autoimmune hives

Thanks to everyone who responded. My son recently dropped his Singulair and his Allergist has him taking Pepcid with his Allegra and Zyrtec to see if it helps (Pepcid isn't just for GERD, also works...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-28-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Wymom94
Re: NSAIDs & fusion

weird! It was a post by me months ago that prompted the one I just responded to about NSAID's, lol. Well, I did fuse, thankfully, despite the 3 months of taking ibuprofren before I knew any better...
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 02-16-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,652
Posted By Wymom94
Re: anemic, blood disorder questions

Thank you for responding, Flower. I was hoping to learn what terms mean, may be able to find it on medline or mayo. I will share this with my sister also.
Thanks again,
Natalie's aunt
Board: Blood and Blood Vessel 02-13-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,652
Posted By Wymom94
anemic, blood disorder questions

Hi I'm new to this board, but have used the healthboards before for myself. This post is for my sister and niece. My niece is almost 17yo and is very anemic. My sister has asked me to find out...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-07-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,043
Posted By Wymom94
pulsating pressure in neck

Has anyone here ever experienced pulsating pressure pain in their neck when they lay their head on a pillow (even the memory foam or cervical pillows) or sat back against a high-backed chair (head...
Board: Depression 12-14-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,941
Posted By Wymom94
Re: How do you know if you need medication?

Thank you for responding Katlin. You definitely seem to know what it's like at my house. I'm so glad your husband survived, but sorry that he has lasting problems from his accident. I'm sorry,...
Board: Depression 12-12-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,941
Posted By Wymom94
How do you know if you need medication?

Hi, I'm new. I had a doctor's appointment recently (w/ my neurologist -spinal problems) and my doc would like me to start taking Cymbalta and a new Rx nerve-pain med. I have very mixed feelings...
Board: Immune Disorders 12-03-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,435
Posted By Wymom94
Autoimmune Urticaria/autoimmune hives

Does anyone on this board have this? My son was dx with it in June '07 after 5 months of symptoms starting, worsening. He has only twice had them under complete control, both times lasting only...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-24-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,412
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Living with severe PTTD, pes planus, hyperpronation

jcpelly, I just want to thank you again. We've met with two orthopedic surgeons now and have struck gold with one of them. He works at a Children's Hospital and is wonderful. He thinks our son can...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-17-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,412
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Living with severe PTTD, pes planus, hyperpronation

Thank you for all the information, jc. I have more specific things to look up now -I want to get a solid handle on what's going on with my son and appreciate info like you shared. It really helps...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-16-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,412
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Living with severe PTTD, pes planus, hyperpronation

Hi jcpelly, Yes we've been to two b.c. Podiatrists now, both with specialties in our son's specific problems, and are seeing our first orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday. The doctors we've seen so far...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-16-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,412
Posted By Wymom94
Living with severe PTTD, pes planus, hyperpronation

Hi, I've posted on here recently, but keep getting more info from my son's doctors and seem to keep having questions for you all. My son is 14 and is now permanently disabled due to his feet. Until...
Board: Back Problems 11-10-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,762
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Are there ANY successful surgeries for those with Degenerative Disc Disease???

bigblue, One thing to consider is finding out the degree of damage you have and whether or not waiting for surgery or a less-invasive procedure would risk that damage becoming permanent (and a solid...
Board: Back Problems 11-09-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,762
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Are there ANY successful surgeries for those with Degenerative Disc Disease???

Hi, I didn't have back fusion but had a laminectomy -that I consider to be succesful and am glad I had done. I'm 5&1/2 months out from mine and can stand and walk without pain now, where I couldn't...
Board: Back Problems 11-09-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,232
Posted By Wymom94
Re: NEWBIE here...Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon??

Hi Summer, I think we can all understand your degree of pain -and empathize in full. What is the surgery called that was suggested for you? I would suggest a 2nd or even 3rd opinion from other...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-09-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,996
Posted By Wymom94
Re: need opinions on doing foot surgery on both feet at the same time

Hi bflgs, My son's Dr suggested surgery on both feet for him (not now, in 2-3 yrs) and suggested they NOT be done at the same time, that the recovery would be harder on my son. He suggested doing...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-30-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,076
Posted By Wymom94
Re: What Happens when you have Spinal Myelopathy? Is it Fatal? PLease Answer~

I had surgery in April on my neck. My official and specific dx was 'cervical spondylitic myelopathy'. I had my surgery when I was 38 and am 39 now. I'm very much alive and not paralyzed. I'd just...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-28-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,093
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Is this muscular or related to spine-neck, thoracic?

My appt with my Orthopedist was changed due to surgery he had to perform that day. I don't see him 'til next Monday, but have worsened and am miserable. I've tried to get in earlier and have called...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-24-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,093
Posted By Wymom94
Is this muscular or related to spine-neck, thoracic?

I have a question, if anyone can help. I am seeing an Orthopedist next week and can ask him as well, but thought I'd try ya'll first. I had my C5-6 acdf 6 months ago, am fused and decompressed, and...
Board: Arthritis 10-23-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,584
Posted By Wymom94
Re: arthritis in the neck

Hi Bek, I'd try to get an MRI of your neck. An x-ray doesn't show as much as an MRI shows and if you have arthritis on x-ray, have neck pain & problems, and have had a host of low back/lumbar...
Board: Back Problems 10-15-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,818
Posted By Wymom94
Re: disturbed sleep because of back pain

Hi Sandi, Is it common? I don't know if it's in the majority or not (I suspect, yes), but I know it can definitely go hand-in-hand with back problems. I had trouble sleeping for a year and a half...
Board: Hernia 10-12-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,522
Posted By Wymom94
Re: does menstruation affect herniated discs?

Is it possible that you have endometriosis? I do and it has almost always given me trouble in my back, although not necessarily at the end of my cycle. Endo causes 'backflow', rather than out the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-10-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Wymom94
NSAIDs & fusion

Hi, I have another question. I'll be 6 months post-op tomorrow from my acdf. I find out if I'm fused yet next Thursday. Regardless of whether or not I'm fused yet, at 6 months it's suppose to be...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-10-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,652
Posted By Wymom94
Re: How to tell if your fused -on x-ray

Darn, I was really hoping I could get a heads up by figuring out the x-ray somehow. But, thanks SpineAZ. At least I can stop staring at them now (lol). And, yes, I have hardware --I may not be a...
Board: Neuropathy 10-09-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 12,196
Posted By Wymom94
Re: numb fingers guys!

Hi Magan, I'm Meghan. I lost feeling in my ring finger and pinkie on my right hand almost 3 years ago. It happened when I whipped my head back dancing at home, a jolt like electricity shot down...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-09-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,652
Posted By Wymom94
Re: How to tell if your fused -on x-ray

Yes, I had to extend and flex my neck sideways and front and also open my mouth and do one 'regular'. I think it's 6 views. The boney prominences in the back, are those the part of the vertebrae...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-08-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,652
Posted By Wymom94
How to tell if your fused -on x-ray

Hello everyone. I see my neurosurgeon in a little over a week and will be hand carrying my x-rays from today -to see if my neck has fused yet (am almost 6 months now from my acdf). I have the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,240
Posted By Wymom94
Re: how do you know when you need cervical spine surgery

Hi electriglide, I'm "big" on MRI's and would suggest one. I think they show more than a regular x-ray does (mine did) and if your x-ray showed what it did, I'd personally want to see if the MRI...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 50,122
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Can Cervical Disc problems cause blurred vision????

My only experience with blurry vision was right when I woke up from my acdf surgery in April. It lasted close to 2 weeks, slowly improving after the first 5 days or so. I went in to my GP for a...
Board: Back Problems 10-01-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,811
Posted By Wymom94
Re: how bad was your results before they did surgery

"My question is how bad was your results before they did surgery? Mine started last year and I did PT, now it's been back for almost 2 months and it VERY painful. I've NEVER had back pain like this!...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-26-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,753
Posted By Wymom94
Re: ACDF c5/6 - Surgery 9/23/08 ....I'm nervous

>>a large amount of burping. It's annoying, hurts only a little, but I'm a girl, I'm not supposed to burp. I know it'll decrease...

If you're at all bloated since surgery, the burping is good for...
Board: Back Problems 09-22-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,429
Posted By Wymom94
Re: severe cervical & lumbar stenosis

Hi red,
I had severe cervical and lumbar stenosis and had surgery for both in April and May this year (neck,which was much more serious, first). I have bladder problems, but not as severe as full...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-22-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,753
Posted By Wymom94
Re: ACDF c5/6 - Surgery 9/23/08 ....I'm nervous

Hi Sonia,
First, I wish you well on Tuesday. Second, I hope I can help with some of your fears. I had my neck surgery in April and I was really scared beforehand, too. I toured the floors and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-22-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By Wymom94
Re: Hi everyone... Question about DDD

Hi Tricia, I don't mean to contradict another member, but I was told and understood that DDD is arthritis, that spinal arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis and degenerateive disc...
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