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Board: Stroke 10-01-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,954
Posted By leapyear
Re: Stroke - parietal lobe, left side

Thank you for writing to me, Iwamura! You are aboslutely right. At work, I find myself trying to fake being cheery, and wonder if it comes across fake or real. I've always been known as a very...
Board: Stroke 10-01-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,954
Posted By leapyear
Re: Stroke - parietal lobe, left side

Thank you, George, so much for writing me. I do get very emotional at times, too, and I don't like that, especially when I'm getting ready for work and the tears are flowing. I know things are...
Board: Stroke 10-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,954
Posted By leapyear
Re: Stroke - parietal lobe, left side

G’day leapyear,
Welcome aboard; hope you are well as can be. Every stroke is different, although there are similarities. I had a stroke on the 18/03/2011, a rather nasty clot in the brain stem.
I...
Board: Stroke 09-30-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,954
Posted By leapyear
Stroke - parietal lobe, left side

I had a small vessel stroke on the left side of the parietal lobe around April or May of 2012. I did not find this out until an mri was done mid-June. (done due to disorientation, confusion, etc.)...
Board: Hormone Problems 12-22-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,977
Posted By leapyear
Postmenopausal using bioidentical hormones some bleeding

I am postmenopausal, 56, and use the estrogen lozenge and progesterone cream together. The lozenge needs to be refrigerated but the cream does not. I use to use the cream for both but changed...
Board: Arthritis 09-11-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,225
Posted By leapyear
Re: Arthritis in Hand - Trigger Thumb Wrong Diagnosis?

Hey, Brian! When I went in I told them the main pain, etc. was in my right hand, not the left. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot in the thumb area, and it hasn't hurt since! The first shot (pain...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-06-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,339
Posted By leapyear
Re: 2 Months Post ACDF - Scar Treatment - What's Best?

Thank you so much for your comments!! My surgery was July 9. The incision area is still a little tender. I, too, didn't really have any creases in that area, but it looks like I do now! haha I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-06-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,339
Posted By leapyear
2 Months Post ACDF - Scar Treatment - What's Best?

I had ACDF 2 months ago. My 1 1/2 inch scar is still somewhat lumpy, reddish in places, and itches from time to time. Actually, some people say it's hardly noticeable, so that's a plus.

Is it...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-02-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,820
Posted By leapyear
Post Acdf - When Can I Do Neck Exercises?

I am 8 weeks post 2-level ACDF (decompression, bone spurs removed, too). How soon did any of you start neck exercises and what were they? I still feel a lot of pressure in my neck and shoulder...
Board: Arthritis 08-14-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,225
Posted By leapyear
Arthritis in Hand - Trigger Thumb Wrong Diagnosis?

I'm thinking my diagnosis is bogus!

I've been referred to an Orthopedic doctor for tomorrow a.m. My right thumb area (all of it) has hurt for 2 months now where I cannot use it. It's mainly in...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-02-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By leapyear
Re: Need Advice Please - Had ACDF 3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much! I had thought about maybe going back for a week of 1/2days, but with the gas prices, I would be using the same amt. of gas as if I were back full time, so I kind of nixed that...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-02-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,963
Posted By leapyear
Re: 3 Wks. Post ACDF - Exercise & Muscle Relaxers

I wore a soft collar for 2 weeks and then it came off. Thanks so much on the stretching area. I have heard both ways. Appreciate it! Sandy
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 08-01-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,963
Posted By leapyear
3 Wks. Post ACDF - Exercise & Muscle Relaxers

I am a little over 3 weeks post ACDF (2 level). I am walking every day, but am wondering if I should do any neck or shoulder exercises, or if it's too soon. I really feel the need to pull and...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-31-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By leapyear
Re: Need Advice Please - Had ACDF 3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much! Actually my computer is on a stand so it's at eye level, but you're right, I might need to adjust it. I hadn't thought of that. And, I am suppose to get a new chair, too, when I...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-31-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By leapyear
Re: Need Advice Please - Had ACDF 3 Weeks Ago

Bob, thank you so much for your help! This was my first major surgery; actually my very first overnight stay in a hospital, too! So you can see why I'd have a lot of questions about recovery, etc. ...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-30-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By leapyear
Need Advice Please - Had ACDF 3 Weeks Ago

I am 3 weeks post-op ACDF and feeling really well. I had discs removed between C4 & C5, and C5 & C6 with donated bone plugs, fusion with screws and a titanium plate. I wore the soft collar for 2...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-30-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,907
Posted By leapyear
3 Weeks Post-Op ACDF - Need Advice Please

I am 3 weeks post-op ACDF and feeling really well. I had discs removed between C4 & C5, and C5 & C6 with donated bone plugs, fusion with screws and a titanium plate. I wore the soft collar for 2...
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