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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 03-04-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Please please help me understand my spinal MRI scan

Hang in there, someone will answer you. There's some very knowledgeable people on here. They aren't doctors but some of them know all about reading MRI's.
One thing I know for sure is that...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-04-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: anyone had nerve palsy after neck surgery?

Hi, I had a ACDF in Dec 2011, just over 3 years ago.
I have numbness, tingling & pain in both arms, wrists, hands & fingers with the left being the worst. Some times the left wrist is very painful...
Board: Pain Management 01-18-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,443
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Changing Pain Doctors After Bad Experience - Help!

Hi snick01,
I am in pain management (PM) and take pain meds but I never changed doctors & have been seeing mine for around a year & a half. I had a bad experience with a shot that was give to me in...
Board: Osteoporosis 12-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,189
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: 54 & my Osteo is scary!!!

Well, I did stop taking this medication. Gave me a burning stomach ache after the 2nd & 3rd dose so I stopped. It feels like doctors just keep writing scripts for meds one after the other with every...
Board: Urology 12-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Can we get Doctors to be more Honest with us

I doubt that will ever happen. It's Profit over Patient these days. That's my opinion. I, by experience see it all the time and not just with my health. I wish doctors & nurses treated people like...
Board: Back Problems 12-13-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upper back pain

Wow, I am sorry your in such pain. Have you seen a doctor yet? Sounds like you need to asap. For now I'd try icing the area or heat if that feels better and of coarse otc Motrin or some kind of pain...
Board: Chronic Pain 12-02-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Trying to have a normal day with chronic pain

Hi Guyzipad2,
1st let me thank you for your services.

I too live with chronic pain. I had back surgery L1 to L5 fusion and reconstruction. It was Not a success in relieving my pain at all. I have...
Board: Back Problems 11-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: New here concerned

Hi Scruffy,
In your 1st post here you said " I have sore to the touch feelings in my hip and upper legs".
I have the same thing. I have it in my upper legs, hips and my left side. It's a sore...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,819
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Nerve Block went wrong !!!!!

Tom,
I am so sorry you endured what you did. I guess we have to remember that all doctors practice medicine every day, it can not be perfected so they are human and they do make mistakes. I keep...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Spine injection went terrible

Maybe I could call his asst & ask for ALL my records & doctor notes from the time the injection that worked up to now and see what it all says.

I wonder what treatment he will suggest now? When...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-22-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Spine injection went terrible

I had steroids injected the time I felt so much better but he said he couldn't use steroids on me anymore because they aren't good for me. I don't understand what's going on with what he's trying to...
Board: Osteoporosis 11-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,189
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: 54 & my Osteo is scary!!!

Thank you for the info, it helped a lot! I think I will take the last dose of alendronate I have & then stop. I do not like the side effects about the heart anyway
Board: Osteoporosis 11-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,189
Posted By Moonstar22
54 & my Osteo is scary!!!

I was recently diag. with osteoporosis and I have issues with almost my whole spine! My report says;

BONE MINERAL DENSITY (DXA): LS SPINE AND HIPS
SCANNER: Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-21-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Spine injection went terrible

Hi gmak and teter,

I am back to my usual pain which is a steady 6 everyday! The injection is well over with. I got no relief, pain instead and all of that is over as well, just the pain I've had...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By Moonstar22
Spine injection went terrible

My Dr did a peripheral nerve block at s1, 2, 3 and cluneal using medicine, dextrose last week on Tuesday. Well, something terrible happened. He had to have hit a nerve !!!!

He started on the right...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,819
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Nerve Block went wrong !!!!!

Thank mmisty for your info & I'm sorry to hear about the injection.

RtFireFly....thank you for the info, very interesting & helpful.


Anyone else go thru this or similar?????
Board: Chronic Pain 11-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,819
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Nerve Block went wrong !!!!!

Thanks BB07 for responding. I'm sorry for what you went thru and I hope your ok now.
I'm still going to look for more responses to see if anyone will respond to my questions.
Thanks again
Board: Chronic Pain 11-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,819
Posted By Moonstar22
Question Nerve Block went wrong !!!!!

My Dr did a peripheral nerve block at s1, 2, 3 and cluneal using medicine, dextrose last week on Tuesday. Well, something terrible happened. He had to have hit a nerve !!!!

He started on the right...
Board: Pain Management 11-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,788
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Cvs refused to fill my last script

Hi Rcraft,
I've been thru similar problems with walgreens and cvs. I suggest you go to a pharmacy at a grocery store close to a hospital or a small pharmacy near a hospital. Worked for me.
Let me...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-02-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Post ACDF (C6/C7)

jmh,
when I had my first ACDF in Dec 2011, my doctor had me wear a soft collar for 1 week only. So Ruffdogster is right, all doctors have their own thoughts about post opp collars.

Mine told me...
Board: Back Problems 10-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: broken Harrington rod

Hi Jan E
I'm sorry you have developed open sores. I have 2 rods in my lumbar but not the Harrington, I don't think they use them anymore, not sure.
have you seen your surgeon? What did he or she...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-22-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Hemorroids, thin bowels...

Wow, I never heard about a alcohol solution injection. Too bad they didn't have one that would just kill those stupid things permanently!

Glad your doing better & the cream helps!
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Thanks, teter & ChuckStr.....

teter, yes I can walk and I have to with all the appts I have. I do try to walk down the long block by my house but it's very difficult because my balance is so off....
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Hemorroids, thin bowels...

I thought you said your doctor didn't want you to use it because continued use irritates the rectal area? He prescribed it for you anyway?
I am very glad to hear that it works for you!! I would...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Thanks teter,
I simply do not want to have another surgery, injection or any other physical procedure and will avoid them until I can't stand the pain anymore!
I am tired, very tired of all of it...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Hi teter,
I'm hanging in there.
I got the results from the myelogram & the thoracic cyst is outside the dura so I guess that's good?? Plus there is a disc protrusion at T6-T7 right where the cyst...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-18-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Colonoscapy Prep Question

If you can't get ahold of your Dr then I suggest you follow exactly what he instructed to avoid any issues Monday

Good Luck
Board: Dysphagia 10-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,228
Posted By Moonstar22
Positive Results-Treatments ?? HELP

I recently tested positive by a modified barium study. It's not my esophagus, it's actually in my throat.

My question is, what treatments are there? I'd like to hear about anyone who has had...
Board: Dysphagia 10-16-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,718
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: lump sensation

Hi jojokdz and others here. Ladybud has given you the best advise and I totally agree with her. You need to see a gastroenterologist. They are the type of doctors who can diagnose and treat you for...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Hemorroids, thin bowels...

Mair, I am glad you are now pain free.

The use of the cream for me has been great. I don't use it all the time, only when I have a flare up. The tube will most likely last me better than a year.
...
Board: Pain Management 10-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,020
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Terrified!!!! (Epidural Steroid Injection)

Did you talk to him about a nerve block? Please do everything you can so surgery is your very Last option.
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By Moonstar22
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Where did you come from istitch4ever? Where ever it is, I am so glad your here. ;) Again, thank you so much.
I hope we can continue talking because your words are great!
I have other things going...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Wow istitch4ever, what a wonderful post that was, so supportive! Thank you very much!:angel: That was very comforting!

I'm a lot calmer now about the myelogram since I just had the nerve block...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Thanks teter,
with the ablation, do you know how long the reduction in pain might last?
Also, are you sedated for this procedure? It sounds very painful compared to the nerve block! I didn't know...
Board: Pain Management 10-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,020
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Terrified!!!! (Epidural Steroid Injection)

I'm so sorry it didn't work for you. :( Maybe the 3rd one will.

Did you talk to your Dr's office? Is he going to do the 3rd one?

I hope so & I hope it works long term this time.

Hang in...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Thoracic MRI Help - Serious? Not Serious?

tradeof1jack, I find your thread very interesting because I also have a problem going on in my thoracic spine. Protrusions, a cyst plus.
It does seem that there's not a whole lot of info on the...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 10-05-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Hi teter,
as for my 2nd cervical fusion, it's not because I didn't follow directions, I most certainly did because I didn't want to have a 2nd one. I had a neurosurgeon do my neck. My 2nd opinion...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Well said Ruff. I am a worry wart for sure...the fear of the unknown.

I can't believe you cut the grass right after having surgery! That's remarkable!
Just keep in mind........what you already...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-30-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

I spoke to my doctors nurse yesterday and the nerve block is a facet joint nerve block which is being done this Thursday Oct 2nd. She reassured me that the 3 injections are Nothing compared to a...
Board: Urology 09-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,270
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Having urinary issues. Just not sure what's going on.

Hi Seaster8,
wow, I have the same symptoms as you!

Frequent urge to urinate (sometimes right after going, sometimes minutes after going, sometimes an hour after going.) Sounds like me exactly....
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Unhappy Re: Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

Thank you for your responses ......ChuckStr...yes the nerve block is with

fluoroscopy. It's being done for pain relief, (hopefully) in my thighs, left side of butt and down the back of my left...
Board: Pain Management 09-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,020
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Terrified!!!! (Epidural Steroid Injection)

Ohhhh I am so happy for you! Finally!!!! Congrats and I hope you get pain relief for years to come on this one! As I told you, my Moms worked the 2nd time around and now, so did yours.

I started...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 09-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moonstar22
Upcoming Nerve block, & CT Myelography, scared to death

I am scheduled for a Nerve Block at S1 to S3 a week from tomorrow.
(Oct 2nd) and I am very scared! I have had a lot of painful procedures and this one is being added to the list. I've not had one...
Board: Pain Management 09-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,020
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Terrified!!!! (Epidural Steroid Injection)

Great Ima _chick_n..........You just might find yourself in a lot less pain on Wednesday!!! Keep us updated and if you need to, keep posting. We'll support you thru this!!! :round:
Board: Urology 09-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Urodynamic done, recently ...& cystoscopy now

So, the cystoscopy was done & the results of that & the urodynamic are;

I have urethral stenosis & he used a tool to open the urethra while doing the cystoscopy. He used a ridged scope, he said...
Board: Urology 09-16-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Moonstar22
Question Re: Urodynamic done, recently.....

Well, the cystoscopy is tomorrow. I really hope & pray that there is good news and everything is normal! I am so tired of having bad news after bad news with my recent health.

Hopefully the...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Bowel Incontinent From Back Surgery

Right now physical therapy is out of the question because of my pain level but before my neck & back surgery I tried PT several times & no help.

I suggest that you keep up with your doctor, reg....
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Bowel Incontinent From Back Surgery

Yes I had it before the surgery too for a while but from my understanding it's nerve damage that happened before. It's from my back problems not that the surgery caused that. I also have nerve damage...
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-14-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Moonstar22
Re: Bowel Incontinent From Back Surgery

I too had a hysterectomy but it was in 1992. Talk about complications !!!!
I spent 2 weeks in the hospital, had to have a blood transfusion, my entire torso was black and back then I thought it was...
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