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Unread 11-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #21
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I also have Osteoporosis, but they never suggested a bone growth stimulator for me. I went to the heads of Neurorsurgery at two LARGE hospitals, and they BOTH told me because of my osteoporosis, I could NOT have any further surgery, and neither of the surgeons would even TOUCH me. So my only option now is pain medications.
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I also have Osteoporosis, but they never suggested a bone growth stimulator for me. I went to the heads of Neurorsurgery at two LARGE hospitals, and they BOTH told me because of my osteoporosis, I could NOT have any further surgery, and neither of the surgeons would even TOUCH me. So my only option now is pain medications.
Leesa---Im sorry that sucks so bad!!! Does the pain meds help? Did u have back and neck ? I seen u had the procedure to burn the nerves --did that do anything?? Your such a sweet person-- I hate the idea if you have to live in life long pain.
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Oh Leesa, I am so sorry that they deemed you untouchable! I am praying that they will still be able to do something to help me, but if not, I know that God's grace is sufficient. God bless you Leesa.

Ginnie I sure will ask to stay an extra day if they let me do a surgery. I am believing it's all going to work out! Glad it went good for you. God bless
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Haven't seen you online was wondering how your doing now??
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Hi mg, I am doing ok. I have been pretty busy since Thanksgiving. I spoke w/my Primary care dr and explained how the nerve pain has gotten so much worse and throbbing in my arms and hands. He increased my Lyrica to 150 mg 3x day and the amitriptaline to 50 mg. That is helping me much better. I fell I can function a little better without that throbbing pain. I am still waiting for that appt with the neuro dr.

I also am preparing to have some cataracts removed and have a monofocal lens implant in each of my eyes. I will have them done in Jan. one week apart if all goes well with it. I will at least have my vision better as far as distance goes. Will still have to wear over the counter glasses for close vision.

Hope all is well with you also. Thanx for checking in on me. Appreciate that! God Bless you
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Hi mg, I am doing ok. I have been pretty busy since Thanksgiving. I spoke w/my Primary care dr and explained how the nerve pain has gotten so much worse and throbbing in my arms and hands. He increased my Lyrica to 150 mg 3x day and the amitriptaline to 50 mg. That is helping me much better. I fell I can function a little better without that throbbing pain. I am still waiting for that appt with the neuro dr.

I also am preparing to have some cataracts removed and have a monofocal lens implant in each of my eyes. I will have them done in Jan. one week apart if all goes well with it. I will at least have my vision better as far as distance goes. Will still have to wear over the counter glasses for close vision.

Hope all is well with you also. Thanx for checking in on me. Appreciate that! God Bless you
Hi,

Sorry I am late in the game. Looking at what you have written about your MRI findings is well, striking. Central canal stenosis, or the choking down of the relative canal diameter, vertically, or the space that is created by the vetebra is significantly diminished. And at so many levels, I think the call that congenital stenosis is contributory is undeniable. Canal diameter varies between all of us but less than 8 mm by most standards is considered absolute stenosis. That said, the human body is an amazingly adaptable piece of machinery so I think you and your doc, who is hopefuly a spine fellowship trained neuro or ortho is following you closely enough to give you the best advice based off of your history, symptoms, clinical and imaging findings! Your therapeutic options are unique to you so I wish you the best in whatever you and your specialist decide is right for you!
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Thanx for your reply Dubious! Today has been a pretty rough day. And I had been doing better! Woke up this morning and could barely move my head. That and arms has hurt all day. I know my cord diameter is really pretty tight and I am really surprised I don't have more problems than I do. That is a blessing I am thankful for in spite of the pain I do feel. At least I can feel pain, that being the blessing. I am choosing to see my cup as half full instead of half empty. I promise I will post as soon as I know something. Thanx again.
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