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Hello from Snowy PA!

okiechickookiechick Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello all--I am very familiar with this site. I consulted it quite a bit when my first spine issues began in 2004. I had a micro-d on L4-L5 in 2005 for a cyst (didn't show on MRI) compressing the nerve root.
I work f/t and look after my elderly father, so needless to say, I sometimes do things that aren't so good for my back!
I look forward to getting to know you and learn from you!



  • Back at you from Pa here too :D

    Around Pittsburgh...
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. try and do some of the things you should to take care of your back! get your rest, take your meds if your are on any and do your back exercises... see a doctor a good pt if your back is really bothering you.. there is no need for you to be in pain!!! stop by anytime! someone is usually home!and keep in touch! Jenny :)
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  • Welcome back. Are you having more problems now? Did your microdiscectomy work for you and still holding things together?

    I'm thinking that nothing is good for our backs. We should all be walking on all fours and never lifting anything, bending or twisting.

    It seems that years of cumulative activities makes for bad situations later in life with our spines, but you never know if it's going to be you or not. Some people go years and years doing anything they want and feel great all the way through their golden years. Others, like us, have a difficult time just standing or walking too much. I'm 49 and my problems started 2.5 years ago. Go figure...

    It's good to have you back and we look forward to hearing from and getting to know you, too.

  • Thanks all! Digging out of the snow in Philly--fortunately we have someone else who shovels!
    Cathie my surgery did help. I was starting to get foot drop and couldn't move my big toe--I never realized how important that toe was! Immediately after I was able to move the toe. Unfortunately I didn't get the proper recovery time because of caregiving needs of my parents.
    I guess I kind of accepted that back/leg pain would always be in my future. My latest smooth move was lifting two 40 lb bags (one at a time) of ice melt in my car, and lifting it out. I don't like needing help--that's obviously something I need to work on!

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