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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
1925822 tn?1333709217
02/13
hey...thank you sooooo much for thinking of me! and yes you were so right. he first week is the most horrible.I feel so much better now...and I feel it was the right choice to have surgery..I hope u r fine.have a great day my dear!!!1
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1827123 tn?1383868876
11/12
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
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1823499 tn?1370093889
08/12
As long as I feel up to it we plan on goin to estes on Saturday. And I would love to have you visit in hospital also. Ahh someone who understands is great to have around. Would make me feel comfortable. ;)  
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1823499 tn?1370093889
08/12
Just a quick note to say hi! its getting closer and im not as nervous today for its been raining here for past 3 days and im miserable...but i know once in colorado the realty will set in and scared feeling will be back,lol...hope you are well today! hope the weather is nice while we are there, just my luck it will rain ugh....Dana
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1823499 tn?1370093889
08/12
i am feeling very nervous and scared. pain patch hey, i hear they can over medicate easily with the patches, are you still on it? yes i try to remind myself that theres people worse off than me. i hope you are feeling better, colds stink, dont help with chiari either. we have decided to drive to colorado so we will be leaving on the 15th for appt with dr oro is fri the 17th at 1:30 than registration at hospital at 2:00pm. i try to occupy my mind but cant help but think about surgery, ugh....we will have the weekend to sight see. so like i said we plan on goin to estes mountain on sat. and we will be near your town on the way, correct?!
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1823499 tn?1370093889
07/12
Hey there, I most likly will stay with parents for a week or two after. Soundin better all the time lol. I had another talk with fiance yesterday. Told him how nothins gonna change after my surgery, that everyone here thinks I'm gonna do for them. That's crazy I said. Gonna have to learn to fend for themselves, your right. I also told him as I was cleaning basement for cats, that we are both adults and I'm not giving instructions nor directing him on what to do around the house. I shouldnt have to tell him if something needs to be done or cleaned. I have two kids already, I don't need a third. He says "your right" and walked away. Damn right I'm right, grow up. So how was the time spent whiile kids were out? Hope you enjoyed yourseself some! Hugs...Dana
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1823499 tn?1370093889
07/12
Ramble away sweetie, that's one of the reasons we are here to listen. I sure hope tomorows a better day for you, for everyone!! You are a strong woman and I am afraid that I could. be in same pain following my recovery. Tho I have hope it will help. Afraid that what if it don't?, is still in back of my mind to. Here's to a well rested wonderfull day for us to come. Keep your head up dear. Hugs and much love. Prayin for better days for you...Dana
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1823499 tn?1370093889
07/12
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks for your note. I have been cleanin house and makin sure everything is good to go for after surgery. Its painfull but somebody has to do it. I'm actually thinkin of stayin at my parents house for a week or two after? Not sure yet. But there's always someone there so I will get the rest I need. Scary about the shootings there. I pray for all the people and their families. Am lookin forward to surgery, wish it was tomorow! I'm ready now :). Lookin forward to really meeting you this stay.
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1827123 tn?1383868876
07/12
Thank you for the beautiful birthday wishes! I am loving this 4 0 stuff!!!  So glad I have company at this awesome stage of life!  I hope you are having an awesome start to your week, and thank you again...it really means a lot to me to have such awesome chiari friends!
Jiggle
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620923 tn?1452919248
07/12
Just a quick note to say hi!...no worries I am happy I am able to offer some help and insight : )
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1823499 tn?1370093889
06/12
Thank you. I will let you know. So glad you found pain dr in your area, I know it stinks to drive a ways to dr. I do myself. I go see a pain management dr on the 26th. Is that the samr kind of dr? My nl is the one who gives me the blocks  I dont know the difference lol. Gonna try work again tomorow. Family dr on fri, maybe sick leave?! Let me know when ypu see the pain dr and how it goes. And yes neuralgia stinks. I feel ive wasted a year of my life since my surgery. Hope you feel beter soon. Im prayin for you :) Dana
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1823499 tn?1370093889
06/12
Left work early for second time this week. Been back this is week #3 and havent finished a full week yet due to headaches. Dr oros nurse suppose to call me today? Hmm still waiting but theres 2 hrs difference timewise so we will wait to see. Go to family dr on fri. Gonna try to go back on sick leave but dont know how many times work will allow it?! And I do not qualify for fmla unless ive worked 1250 hrs this year, which I havent cause ive been on sick leave most the time. If I cant go on sick leave again im gonna end up fired for sure. Should have listened to dr about not goin back to work. So no guess nerve blocks didnt work or I wouldnt be in sooo much pain. :(
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1968463 tn?1374761413
05/12
You are so sweet. Thank you so much. I do appreciate all of the kind words and prayers. I have ot admit I am really nervous now :( Iknow it  is the right decision, and it is needed...that doesnt stop the big time jitters. My kids are amazing and I am lucky to have my hubby and my Aunt(like a mom to me since mmine passed) that will be here with me..She is moving in for about 6-8 weeks...or however long needed...So, in that I am very blessed ;)
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1823499 tn?1370093889
05/12
Well nerve blocks tomorow morning. Im hopeful and nervous. Cant hurt anymore than my head does everyday, right. Thank you for thinking of me thru this journey. How have you been feeling? Hows the weather out there? I will be back there someday, wether its for surgery or hopefully just to sitesee. Its beautiful there :)
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1925822 tn?1333709217
05/12
Thanks for ur sweet not cash!!! I am happy if at least for some people acupuncture is an option.and glad u found ha relief.have a wonderful weekend.hugs
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1968463 tn?1374761413
04/12
Ty sweetie. I called Dr walsh's office this morning. He is the specialist in the New Orleans Area...but I had to see Dr tender to please my pcp. Dr. Walsh gave me an urgent appointment for MAY 3rd. It was upsetting yesterday, but after some rest and speaking with my DH, we agree that Dr Tender will not do my surgery.  He couldnt answer any of our questions and refused to use a patch made from my own skin, and I just think that is NUTS !! Ty for the support and if Dr. Walsh is not what I need, then I will have to choose either TCI, or Dr. ORO. I dont want to ruch this just because I am miserable...I want the proper care by the proper DR. Maybe Dr. Walsh is just what I need..who knows? LOL.
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1968463 tn?1374761413
04/12
Thank you for everything!  It was so sweet of you to check on me! I just noticed your note. It has been rough lately, but I will be ok. So glad to see that you are getting back to your life ! You deserve it so much !! Best wishes to you. Hows the diet coming ? Are u still doing it? I was  unable to continue throughthe rest, but am still dieting. Being anemic doesnt allow me to cut the meat which was required. Talk to you soon !!
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1925822 tn?1333709217
04/12
Hi thanks for asking i updated my experience in the thread...i have found a great guy.he made a woman that was left paralized due to anastesia...and she can wAlk again with the help of this doctor.i love him...just read u r getting ur life back.this sounds awesome.i am sooo glad for you.have a great day
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1823499 tn?1370093889
04/12
Just a quick note to say hi! Hoping the nerve blocks work otherwisse i will be back to dr oro for surgery. Im startin to save up for the trip just in case tho. I have heard from numerous people that nerve blocks didnt help at all. But keeping my fingers crossed. I go for first one may 18
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1823499 tn?1370093889
04/12
Just a quick note to say hi! Im so sorry we didnt get a chance to meet. Possibly if i come back for surgery then we will. Ot was just alot for me to handle and i wasnt well. We didnt get out much and didnt go anywhere because of my health. Im lucky i went to eat. But its beautiful there and looking to come bck to site see.
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1968463 tn?1374761413
03/12
Hi there !! I am still trying to continue dieting. I have a veggie juice for breakfast, a fruit juice for lunch, and then a regular sensible dinner, and two activias a day for a snack. HOw are you doing with it? I am glad that the Chiro is helping, but if you dont like her, it makes me wonder if that may be a sign or something. I have been feeling pretty awful lately. :(  I just sat my kids down one by one and explained the surgery to them on their level. They are a little frightened but know that mommy is hoping ot feel much better so that I can do the things with them that I want to do. Seems like I have had constant fatigue lately, more so than usual. I have been asleep by 9 pm most nights this week. Hope that you are doing well !! Thanks for checking in on me.
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1827123 tn?1383868876
03/12
Thank you for the sweet note! I went short! I have thick hair, and with the length it was just too much weight on my DDD neck...and getting harder to do, my arms could keep up with it.  I stood bent over the sink, so my neck did so much better than last time. Mostly just loss of ROM tilting to left or right.  My husband was so worried, he was sending me texts the entire time to make sure I wasnt in pain. My only negative is that when we moved I lost my stylists that I have been going to for 10 years...this new gal is really nice, but just not the same quality as my last one. :/    
So hows the pain been lately? Hope things are doing better for you.
Jiggle
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1903798 tn?1333908888
02/12
Hope you feel better soon!  So how often can they do the shots? So they feel the pain will go away?
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1903798 tn?1333908888
02/12
Thank you for everything!  I appreciate all the kind words.
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1823499 tn?1370093889
02/12
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are home and feeling better.
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1968463 tn?1374761413
02/12
Hope you feel better soon Hope that you get some rest and start to feel better . Sending warm well wishes your way.
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1827123 tn?1383868876
02/12
Thinking of you today. Hope the urgent care was able to get you some pain relief.  Praying for a day of peace and rest for you, pain free.
Jiggle
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1903798 tn?1333908888
02/12
Congratulations! Time for a celebration... I hope the nerve block makes you feel fabulous!
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1823499 tn?1370093889
02/12
Just a quick note to say hi! Thank you for being here. Im sorry about the nerve block issue. Could stop breathing? How scary is that! I wish you luck with the ins. If only they knew first hand what you are going thru maybe then they would find a way to figure it out. Keep fighting, you will get there.
Took first dose of neurontin last night, put me right to sleep  lol i needed that for i toss and turn all night. Still was up at 4am but at least got some sleep :)
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1968463 tn?1374761413
02/12
Hi. The epsom salt baths are supposed to be done 3-4 times a week as a headache preventive. Not sure how much it helps for the headached prevention because my Dr. didnt attribute my HA's to the chiari till recently and I have one constantly, but it does seem to soothe and relax the muscles and when I am in alot of pain i take a dose of robitussin(see jouirnal) and take a hot as I can stand it epsom salt bath. I always feel better when I get out. I am waiting now for the dizziness to calm so I can go climb in one once the kids are settled with a movie. It is worth a shot for sure. Good Luck, and let me know if it helps you.
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1827123 tn?1383868876
02/12
HaPpY HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY tooooo YOU!!!  Enjoy celebrating your 1 year milestone.
Jiggle
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1903798 tn?1333908888
02/12
Just a quick note to say hi!  Thank you for the many kind words:) I feel blessed to have found Dr. Oro.  I told him tonight before we left...I am going to hug you now LOL.  I think we are going down to the springs tomorrow so my DD can get a good view of the mountains.
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