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Unread 04-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Now I have to wear heavy AFO's. Both feet are numb. And I have fallen several times. I can use a walker but my thighs get very weak. I have always had depression but never like this before. The psychiatrist doubled my antidepressant. It is helping. I just can't believe my life is winding down this way and I know I will eventually be in a nursing home. My dear husband helps me so much. I have elimination problems as well. I don't know much more to talk about right now. If you can help,,or not or just be my understanding friend.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Doni
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Unread 04-11-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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Hello Doni

It sure sounds like you need some help and support. This is the brain aneurysm forum, so I can't help you much here - so I copied this post to the Spinal Disorders and Back Pain forum for you. I really hope you get some support here:
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread167945.html

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Unread 08-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Default 5/11 surgery for Spinal Stenosis-

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Now I have to wear heavy AFO's. Both feet are numb. And I have fallen several times. I can use a walker but my thighs get very weak. I have always had depression but never like this before. The psychiatrist doubled my antidepressant. It is helping. I just can't believe my life is winding down this way and I know I will eventually be in a nursing home. My dear husband helps me so much. I have elimination problems as well. I don't know much more to talk about right now. If you can help,,or not or just be my understanding friend.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Doni
doni46 - I don't know if I'm answering you correctly here, but I have some of the same problems you are having and have found, after several months, that I have bone spurs in my cervical (neck) spine that are compressing my spinal cord. The C-6 vertabrae is the culprit. My feet and lower legs hurt severely and I'm losing my ability to walk as well. My thigh muscles get worn out very quickly. I also am having trouble with my bladder and bowel.

If you get this and haven't had anyone look for stenosis in your cervical spine, I would suggest it. Go on the web and look up cervical spinal stenosis and see if you have the same symptoms that they explain there.

I hope you find answers that will help.
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