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Arms of lead, legs of lead, neck extremely achy

I have had serious history of premature DDD starting at age 13. I had a pedicle subtraction osteotomy in January 2012. I was never promised any help, just hope to be able to sit and do some crafts. I was doing pretty good, all things considered, when I left Vail where I had surgery and returned six months later for PT. I left able to walk two 30 minute sessions and did two 30-45 minute PT sessions per day. When I returned to FL I found a new PT hoping to still improve. Instead since January 2013 I have been back sliding. My walking speed is half of what is was when I left Vail. I did a dumb thing in early March. I was too close to my brother and nephew moving a TV. I saw my nephew start to struggle and instinct took over where I ended up helping to get a 104 lb tv on a shelf. I swore I felt all four upper bolts. I have been recovering but still not were I was when I left Vail.

Now, the reason for writing, I went to the bank Friday. I knew it was windy but I didn't know we had a gale warning. I left from in my garage. Mom parked the car in the handicapped space twenty feet away. I opened the door. I got out of the car with my cane. I hadn't fully stood up when the wind hit me from behind. Immediately, I couldn't stand up I walked in like a monkey, well bent over, knees bent. We were going to go straight home but were told if we got to mainland, it was just windy, nothing like beachside. Dad thought if I walked in a store it might help. I walked the store for 18 minutes before the pain said stop and lay down in the car.

I. now cannot use the cane, nor a regular walker since the only way I can stand upright is with all my weight on my arms. Within about a minute and a half of walking, my legs and arms feel like lead and my neck is very heavy, awkward feeling too. I have been lying on ice.

Has anyone else ever experienced symptoms like this. My Dad is very concerned and is contacting my surgeon. I just wonder if he is being too concerned and if time is all I need. I know medical advice per se can't be given here. That is why I am just asking if anyone has had these symptoms and what we're your results, problems. Just writing this, very early on my right arm feels heavy and my neck, although supported on a pillow, is hurting.


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    I would contact your surgeon and see him for a visit to make sure that everything is okay. It may be that you somehow injured and inflamed your already injured back, but it is far better to be safe than sorry. The not being able to stand up completely and the obvious increase in pain warrant a phone call and an emergency visit, compounded by the problems that you were already having walking is not a good thing. Please contact your physician for help.
  • anelsen15 said:
    hey, is that vail, colorado you had surgury? Was it Dr. C?
    I have the heavy legs and arms since i hurt neck to
    Yes it was and I see him May 15.
  • attheinletattheinlet Posts: 32
    edited 05/13/2013 - 4:12 PM
    He is all that and more!
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