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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!
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547368 tn?1440545385
12/09
Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and yours, Peace!!!!,...... Much Love and Joy during this very Special Season and in the coming New Year!

Holiday (((HUGS)))
Tuck
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983030 tn?1261356662
12/09
Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge about lexapro. I appreciate it.
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547368 tn?1440545385
11/09
Happy Thanksgiving!
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667015 tn?1268599078
04/09
WOW 90% thats great news. I am very happy to hear that you are getting that much pain reduction. I am doing ok. My SCS unit is working at about 60% but I found out that I have re-injured L4-L5 and L5-S1 and now my only option becides living with this pain is to have fusion done. My Dr is great and talked to me about the good and bad that he has seen and heard of. I am starting a new job on the 13th of this month and right now am out on VSDI and I really just did it to **** off the company i was working for. But again its great to hear about the 90%. My wife says you need to make sure you dont do anything stupid like I did and re-injure yourself. Take care and I'll try and let you know whats going on later.
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667015 tn?1268599078
03/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  How are you feeling now that the surgery is over?? I hope your recovery is going well!
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02/09
trying not to take any more pain medication than I have to but at this point no choice give me more morphine
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02/09
Morning,
    finally had a microdisectomy on L-4 and L-5 yesterday afternoon(thursday the19th).Not doing really good this morning as my leg is still in the pressure bags and itching like a dog with a trillion fleas. back is a little swollen but I am keeping the faith, it'll all work out in the end. thanx for asking . glad things are working for you.
                                        christopher
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02/09
I am a little scheptical about friday the 13th , thats the day I broke my neck and back in 97
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02/09
just thought I'd let you know I am handeling the percs better this time around so I stopped the tramadol which had me crawling out of my skin from the itching. not taking the percs for so long has mede them work for me again. four neuroligist are conferring on my mri and I go in on friday the 13th to see what they plan to do for me
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02/09
never tried methadone. anything is better than feeling like this
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02/09
hate  to go back on painkillers but have no choice. 9 years of 6 to 8 percocet a day . dont want to go back to that. would rather die than melt down like that... Havent taken them for the last year but got a script filled yesterday.had to take 2 last night and am worried about taking any more
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02/09
Just a quick note to say hi!
     DISC LEVELS:
         C2-3 normal for age
         C3-4:  posterior disc ostheophyte complex eccentric to the left with severe left foraminal narrowing
         C4-5: shallow central protrusion with disc ostheophyte complex with severe bilateral foraminal narrowing
         C5-6: posterior disc ostheophyte with unconvertrabral hypertrophy and severe bilateral foraminal narrowing
         C6-7: posterior disc ostheophyte complex with unconvertabral hypertrophy and moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing
         C7-T1:  left posterolateral disc ostheophyte complex, With moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing
    I will find out what all this means by friday I hope
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02/09
Just a quick note to say hi!Good morning, you are right the test sucked , I had forgotten how bad they hurt since my last one in 1999.The Dr has referred me to another neuroligist whom I will see friday of next week as the problem I have is in his words"more severe than I anticipated" He then gave me a printout of the report from the MRI's I had last week This is what it says if you can make any since of it as I cannot. My best friend who is an RN says she will give it to another Dr who will call me with an intereptation in laymans terms so I will be able to understand what it means.Here is what it says if you can understand it
     gotta send it in another note as I have run out of room in this post
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02/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Hello' tomorrow I go in for more nerve test and hopefully to set a date for surgery. my situation started 11 years ago when I broke my neck and back in a fall. four years ago I had surgery to remove 6 bone spurs from my neck and lived almost pain free for about two years. in the last couple of years the spurs have grown back and I have tried neorontin and several other meds. three weeks ago I went in to see about my back pain and laid on an mri table for two hours, aver since I have had extreme pain in my left leg and they have told me I have to go into surgery to have it taken care of. I am extremly scheptical of such a quick diagnos
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667015 tn?1268599078
01/09
Just wanted to check in and see how the trial is going. Hope that you are doing good and the unit is helping. And just to think, with the real unit there is alot more that they can do for you. I know mine made me feel like a new man ready to be a father and husband again. Well let us know how its going hope all is good.

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Adam
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469901 tn?1276567223
01/09
Thank you for your post in the arthritis forum!  Your input was helpful and validating.
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667015 tn?1268599078
01/09
Tanglewood. I know what your going through and hope that the SCS unit will help with the pain. Please remember to take all of your meds they are one of the real items that keep you going. The SCS will help and mabey after some time you can cut back on the meds. Let me and everyone here know how test unit helps you out.
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547368 tn?1440545385
01/09
You deserve a big bear hug! I'm thinking of you as your implantation draws near. Try to keep busy doing things you enjoy. It will help take your mind off tomorrow. I'll look for your update with interest. Good luck!!
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01/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  Sounds like we have a lot of medical problems in common.  I also have fibro too.  
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547368 tn?1440545385
01/09
Thank you for the congradulations. You kind words are appreciated. And you too are a great addition to our membership. I feel like you are all a part of my extended family. Thanks again, Tuck
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541953 tn?1262589826
12/08
You deserve a big bear hug! hope you feel better soon. seen your mood. anything I can do to help? keep in touch

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