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Need good thoughts on Monday

malawmmalaw Posts: 114
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
School starts Monday and will be my first day of not being able to lay down when it gets to be too much. I will have students in my little Jail - Suspension room. Some haven't paid for books - so can't be in class, some haven't had a hair cut so can't be around others and then I will have my Recovery kids (they failed somewhere and now want to catch up). They will be busy getting the room arranged for me, but what do I do except point?

I have to escort them to the restroom in another building, to lunch and can just walk around in my room, but my back feels like it is going to fall off.

Then after school I get to have my FIRST day of PT. Oh joy, something tells me it is going to be a quick session. At least, they decided that the heart problem was a fluke, possiably steming from the position on the table. For some reason they were finding fluid behind my heart, rapid pulse rate and extremely high platelate count. NOW that school is starting they tell me I can do go back to walking and work out in the pool (full of little kids after I get home). Oh, how I love cardiologist NOT!

But, I am happy that it has resolved itself (my PCP is as amazed as I am)

Anyway, please send good though skyward or somewhere, that I make it without screaming. That tends to upsent my supervising principal.


  • best of luck to you sweetie and I will be sending prayers and well wishes your way.....please keep us posted as to how you are doing. Take care....Miki
  • Are the issues at C4-C5, and C6-C7 due to what they did for C5-C6? Like, were they completely healthy discs beforehand? I'm having an interbody lumbar fusion from the front, with instrumentation through the back... at L4-L5 and I am pretty terrified of having my surrounding discs give out. I'm 22, so they're actually all pretty healthy, aside from a small herniation at T11-T12.... But I'm still really worried my surrounding discs will blow. So just wondering if you had any issues with them beforehand, or if they're newer?
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  • Had l4-s1 done this year. Neck has problems, but has to wait at least 2 years. My daughter is going on strike next summer. I had my first back surgery in 2000 (laminectomy, disectomy,decompression and cyst removal), then in 2003 second carpal tunnel, in 2004 third shoulder surgery, and in 2007 had right knee replaced. Now in 2008 had second back surgery. This is not counting the two knee arthroscopic, and both ulna nerve transpositions. So she says that she is off "Mom tending" for at least one summer. And I think my body needs a summer off too.

    All of my back was through the back and I sure am grateful. Have the same restrictions as everyone else, but less incisions. My OS doesn't believe in braces - he thinks I will strengthen better without it. I have one from my first surgery and have used it a time or two when I was doing something that I was afraid I would bend or twist while doing it. Surgery was June 9.

    Mostly I still get tired and hurt a lot. I don't have what I call pain (Pain is sharp like a knife), but have a ton of hurt. Just as bad on the emotions and does require pain pills, so guess what, my room will NOT be a drug free zone - I just don't share! =))

    Hope your surgery goes well. I haven't had many problems from surgery, but for some reason my heart decided it wasn't getting enough attention and did a couple of extra flippy things that scared the doctors. Me - I didn't know anything about it until they told me I was bad off and that I couldn't do anything to cause the heart rate to go up. Took care of any sort of PT - including much walking. And especially took care of doing aquasize. Rats!
  • Good Luck tomorrow, sending good thoughts you way.

    Best Wishes,
    Christina :)
  • I am SO glad you found out about your heart!! I was very worried.

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow - and more importantly tomorrow night all the way up to Friday night - good luck.
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  • I post a new topic. Made the day - not easy, but made it.

    Thanks everyone.
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