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Old 03-29-2003, 06:36 AM   #1
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Good Morning Everyone, I made it through. The proceedure went very well. Doctor was extremely nice and explained everything. I even watched the procedure on the TV monitor. I ended up getting the most intense headache that I have ever had as soon as he finished. It was as if someone turned on a switch. It just went BOOM and there it was. I got a shot of Demerol and it went away after a bit. I did get very nauseated and tossed my cookies and everything else all the way home. (I had eaten a light lunch while I was in the short stay unit. I think from here on out, after any procedure where I get any type of medication I will just not eat afterwards) As long as I laid flat I was fine, but standing was a no no. I took a nap and later started drinking my Coke. I took some Tylenol and Benadryl and felt better by bedtime. Today I feel a bit hung over, but no headache. I'm drinking my Coke and just resting. Gonna have a lazy day. Thanks for all your words of encouragement. Take care.
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01/27/03 Cervical MRI:

C3-C6 straightening of normal cervical curvature.
C2-T1 mild central spondylosis without significant stenosis.
C3-C4 broad-based spondylosis and bulging with mild to moderate flattening of the anterior epidural space.
C4-C5 broad-based spondylosis and bulging eccentric to the left with mild to moderate compression upon the anterior epidural space.
C5-C6 spondylosis with a broad-based protrusion with moderate compression of the anterior epidural space.
C6-C7 mild central spondylosis and a small midline protrusion with minimal flattening of the anterior epidural space.

03/28/03 Myelogram/CT.

04/02/03 Lumbar MRI:
bulging disc L4-L5, DDD.

04/24/03 Brain MRI.

05/16/03 Nerve Conduction Studies.

 
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:40 AM   #2
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:45 AM   #3
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Hi JBell,

Glad to see you're still in one piece. Sorry for your few bumps, but iat looks like you're okay. Hopefully your neuro will give you some good feedback next week.

Go slow, rest easy. No running!

Bruce

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Old 03-29-2003, 07:01 AM   #4
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jbell, glad to see your post! I'd say a lazy day is definitely what the doctor ordered, so go for it! Don't forget to eat at least a little bit if you are taking pain meds, though, as they can tear your stomach up. Hope you can get a lot of sleep.
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Old 03-29-2003, 11:56 AM   #5
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Hey jbell,

Glad you're through it and having a lazy day...you deserve it.

I agree with wing...please try to eat a little bit.

Looking forward to hearing from you after you're rested.

Take Care,
Joanne

 
Old 03-31-2003, 05:39 PM   #6
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Glad to see this post... and even happier everything went so well.

Debbie

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