... I had my microdisectomy in June of 2004, and within a few months I re-herniated. In November of 2005, I had a 2 level disectomy,laminectomy,foraminotomy, decompression, and a hemilectomy. I am now awaiting the dreaded discogram on October 13 to verify how many level fusion I need. The first Dr. I saw was an Orthopedic Surgeon. The 2nd Dr. was a Spine Specialist, and he... (6 replies)
... Dear Chips:
I'm sorry to hear that you are in so much pain and discomfort with your back. I have had back pain (pain that basically took away any social life)for about 16 months. I had surgery 2 weeks ago. And as much as I did not want to have the surgery, I decided to have it because I was in so much pain, that I needed to do it. I can honestly say that my back pain was... (6 replies)
... Hi Everyone,
Just a quick hello.. Will and Grace is on and it is one of my favortie shows. I think they could call it Karen and Jack because they are they funnier of the four!!
I am feeling great these days. I visit the doctor on Monday. First time since surgery. I haven't been told to be doing any stretches, although I have been doing the ones we have discussed. ... (803 replies)
... Hello All,
Just a quick note to Jess. I am almost 5 weeks post op and I am attempting the stretches you mention. The only difference is I do them standing with my foot on a bench or chair edge. I square my hips and contract my abs to keep my back stable. My non-op leg stretches much more than my op leg, but I have noticed an improvement in the couple weeks that I have... (803 replies)
Excuse me for my ignorance but I don't know what a "sway" back is? Could you describe it a bit more or reference a place I could read about it?
Left Buttock and Leg Pain (6 replies)
... Hi All!
It's Tra! I am past the four week mark and feeling great. I am fixing my hubby breakfast today!! Just a fried egg sandwich but it is nice to be back to some everday things!
I have been walking a lot. I walked 3 miles the other day. It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes, but I did it without being winded. I am apprehensive to pick up the pace. I stop and... (803 replies)
I have a soft spot for truck drivers. My dear friend has been doing it for ten years. :) Great guy!
Anyway...I think the advice I have to give, you probably have already heard. (Or maybe will make your job tougher) Sitting puts the most pressure on your discs. You should be stopping and stretching every few hours. Get out and walk around. (I know that doesn't... (4 replies)
... Hi All,
First, a note of good wishes to Elise! We will be thinking about you tomorrow!!
Welcome Back Rosa. Look forward to hearing of a fine and feisty recovery! :)
I am doing great. Just under 4 weeks post op and am walking alot. I don't see my doctor until six weeks and am not sure what I should and shouldn't do at this point. I really feel like bending and... (803 replies)
... Hi All,
I am doing just great after my recent discectomy on 3/19. :) I sat for a haircut today and everything! :)
I was wondering how long your butterfly tape remained over your incision? I was told not to remove the tape, and to just trim the ends as they curl. However, it has been 3 1/2 weeks and I am wondering if it should have fallen off by now. I have been... (3 replies)
... Hi All,
I am bringing this post back to the top to help JohnSe, who is looking for info on Vax-D treatment. Hope this helps! :)
Left Buttock and Leg Pain
Tried Meds, steroid meds, chiropractor, massage, epidural injection, Vax-D treament, Matrix & Tens Unit~ No Relief (9 replies)
... Hi John,
I am bringing up a post from last week about Vax-D. I told about my experience with the treatment. If you still need more info, do a Yahoo search and type in Vax-D. You will get many sites with information.
I would be happy to answer any specific questions about my experience that you have. :)
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... Hi All,
I too have been taking a break from the computer. :) I am so glad to hear that Rosa is doing well out of surgery. :) After reading all the posts, it sounds like we are all pretty lucky. Everyone is transitioning well through recovering and heading back to work.
Kristen, I think the going back to work 3 days early for half days may have been a blessing in... (803 replies)
... Hi Golfer3 & Dolphin,
I will try to answer all the questions you asked about Vax-D.
****I had a slight annular tear and ddd. New MRI shows the IDET fused the tear, but I still have a slight disc protrusion and have leg pain and back pain and the ddd has progressed.****
- I think that is great that your tear is fused. The slight protrusions (I think can be considered... (9 replies)
... Hi All,
Just a quick note to Carol. I am siked for you that you got to "shake that ass!" hehe Maybe not in full flavor but enough to feel great! You deserve it after all you have been through.
I appreciate you being the Devil's advocate but I don't think Rosa's doctor needs any help here. Yes....I agree, attitude is everything. However, the doctor is the... (803 replies)
I had surgery two months ago, and was experiencing very similar hot/cold issues while I was decreasing the amounts of narcotics I was taking. Now that I am not taking percocets anymore, my body temperature issues seem to be gone.
I am concerned about your mom's level of pain after surgery. Did she reherinate a disc to still be in level 10 pain? I do experience... (2 replies)
... Good Morning!
Well, I am up very early!! (On top of being spring ahead!) Chad and I put an offer in on a house yesterday and got a counter back around 8p.m. We countered back and did not hear before bed. Needless to say, we are a tad anxious. I thought I would come and check in on the boards!
Rosa, I think you should have added a smidge of something to that diet coke... (803 replies)
... Hi Dolphin,
I have tried the Vax-D treatment. Unfortunately, it did not work for me, and was the last thing I did before surgery. I think the treatment is great, but not for the "massive" herniation I had. The ortho doctors tried to tell my that the chances are it wouldn't work for me, but I wanted to try everything before surgery.
If you have only bulging discs, or... (9 replies)
... Hi! :wave:
I have recently had a discectomy on L4-5 and was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease. I am recovering just great. Of course, I want to do everything I can to keep my back as healthy as possible from this point forward. I was wondering what people take, as far as supplements, (if anything) for optimal disc health.
Thanks for your advice!
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... OH MY!!
I missed one day and see what happens!! :) Hello to everyone new and old!! hehe
I am feeling much better today. My sister and nephew are here, and have cheered me up immensely.
I know you guys aren't going to believe this from someone two weeks post-op, but I was in the car (as a passenger) from 11:00-3:30 yesterday! I got in and out about 7 times to look... (803 replies)
... Hey Gang!
Two weeks post op and I am going stir crazy in this apartment!! I am told not to drive until I see the doctor on April 28th!! That is 26 days from now!! Please tell me how far into your recoveries that you were a passenger in the car!! I think a trip to the grocery store would really do me well!!
I have been reading and I did catch that episode of trading... (803 replies)