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Re: Chronic Pain

Re: Chronic Pain

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Posted by Sandy Roderick on October 15, 2000 at 20:16:41:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic Pain posted by George Muff on August 27, 2000 at 14:02:41:

Hi, my name is Sandy and I'm a 44yr old with two daughters over the age of 17. I am what you call an achrondroplasia dwarf. I am a single mom and held a good job while my kids were growing up.Being a dwarf (standing 4ft.tall)was something you adapt to. My condition-dwarfism-comes with alot of challenges as it is. Aside from all the jokes, ha ha. I was diagonised with cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis. The lumbar stenosis I'v lived with since age 12. It creates numbness in my right leg while i walk or stand for any matter of time.However there is not much pain with it just alot of aggravation.I would like to do some walking but I can't unless it is for a very short jaunt.If I do my leg will go literally out and I'll fall down. However it's the cervical area that is painfull. Causing severe neck and back pain. along with shooting pain down my left arm and back. My neck has worsened in the past 5 years. Symptoms include headache,nausea,FATIGUE,shooting pain.My mother and daughter who live with me try to do most of the daily stuff. I am taking vicodin,darvocet and a strong muscle relaxer for my muscles that are always tight in the C1 thru C4 area. That is where my surgery is to be done. I have not read any stories on the vertebres done that are so close to the brain stem. Or at the brain stem. I have a very weak and misligned spinal cord up there. If anyone knows of this surgery I would dearly appreciate a word back. It is a high risk surgery so I can use all the help I can get. Because of the worsening of my condition I lost my job 3yrs ago and I'm on disability. Anyone who knows that is not a prosperous way to live. Thank you for listening.
Sandy. m tyn, livethe rough times, but there quick to give out mood elavators,which does'nt help the real problem, is there anyone out there who understands, if so reply.:
: : : Hi Linda, I also am new to the message board and think it is a wonderful place. I am a nurse or was before and on the job injury forced me to give it up. I also would love to share stories and time with anyone who needs a friend and a friendly ear. Please feel free to email me. My name is Tina Ellenburg and my address is [email protected]
: : : I plan to be a frequent visitor to all the message boards especially the HIV/AIDS so that I may answer questions and maybe help someone and feel useful again. All are welcome to correspond with me.

: : Everyday anywhere anytime and possibly anyplace on my body. I was told that the pain was all in my head. True because without my head I could not describe nor would Iknow I had pain. My feet,toes,legs,thighs,arms, and now my chin and bottom lip is starting t tingle. It does not make a difference what you do eat or drink the pain will be somewhere on my body. I have spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease at least that is what it is entitled. Medication sleep and a glass of wine from time to time seems to give some temporary relief. I try not to allow this situation to completely stop me from some form of pleasure, so I have a new hobby now. My soc sec disabl was finally approved. Try to do something that may hold your inerest for awhile during the day. Hopefully that will give you some relief and pleasure.

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