Good morning everyone! I had my second PLIF with new hardware on 9/6/12, where they removed a third disc and replaced the hardware with longer rods. I am now fused from L3-S1. The doctor had a horrible bedside manner and I wont be going to him again. He didn't tell me I have 2 MORE bulging discs on top of the one he JUST took, luckily I got a copy of my tests and read the results myself. I actually had to ask him about it then he said oh yea, you do but they are not surgical at this time. Anyways, I will get off my soap box. I am just wondering how you other fellow spiney women are able to shave your legs? I can't reach my calves very well. I did shave them once and I had so many cuts, my husband had to put bandaids all over them! I am almost 35 years old, so prior to the second surgery I have leg shaving down! My husband shaved my calves for me once, but he was a nervous wreck not wanting to cut me. I also have been recently diagnosed with degenerative arthritis and inflammatory joint disease. I hurt ALL over my body almost ALL the time! I have a dr appointment with my regular dr this morning to see what if anything ELSE I may have! Just barely touching the joints in my hands, fingers, wrists, knees, toes, feet, hips, back, neck, and about anywhere else there is a joint hurts like it would if there was a bruise. The dr ordered blood work and where it lists the inflammation compound in your blood mine is 3.092 an"d normal is 0.0-0.7! Also my body appears to be making more blood sugar to help with the fight of inflammation in my body.
Sorry for the rambling ... any ideas on shaving? I can't use Nair or any cream because I am HIGHLY allergic to them. My husband suggested wax but we are short on funds since I cannot work and we are getting ready to file for disability as per my doctor.
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions you may have for me
2 more bulging discs; spinal stenosis; osteoarthritis; reverse lordosis at L3; degenerative disc disease; inflammatory joint disease; nerve root cysts at T1-T3; 2 level PLIF 4/9/09 and 3 level PLIF 9/6/12 with hardware both times