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Islandstylists update to Having a terrible day! Please help

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  • I am glad to say that my myelopathy is progressing slower than yours as there has only been a small amount of change in 6 months

    Wow, that's really good to hear! And I'm glad you were able to see your ns so soon. I wish I could pay to get in sooner to see a ns here.

    Oh well, I have my appt with another md this Friday and I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for thinking of me, I'm wishing the best for you too. When will you be having your surgery?

    Hugs.
    Missy, 1 level ACDF 
    Degenerative Disc Disease.
    Sciatica.
    Chronic Pain.
  • Yup.... she is feisty, that's for sure. Thats good advice. She comes to all my appts with me now because I am not capable of driving my car any more. (stick shift)


    I see you've been through so much Jim. How are you feeling today? Question Authority huh. I like that.
    Missy, 1 level ACDF 
    Degenerative Disc Disease.
    Sciatica.
    Chronic Pain.
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  • susabellssusabell Illinois Posts: 241
    I agree with the above advise. Dee is right on! =D>

    and Joe I loved the poem also!
    ACDF C4-C7 5/13/2010. Synthetic Bone Graft Failed Fusion.
    PCF C4-C7 8/13/13. Rods and Screws Fused in 3 Months with Autograft.
    C6-C7 Spineous process Surgically Shaved Off 3/11/14.
    Sciatica 3/11/16 Left Leg prescribed Medrol Pack 6 days also Physical Therapy.
  • Hi Missy and everyone,

    I agree with Susie's (H2O Baby)advice, if that doesn't work get a patients rights advocate. So it looks like today is my bad day. I hope you don't mind, Missy, if I rant on your thread. Seemed like the right place.

    The last week has been so difficult at home. My DH has to do all the heavy lifting, of course, since I am only 4 weeks post-op from a fusion and corpectomy. We have 5 kids, ages almost 10 to 18 months old with the youngest 2 being twins. I think he is getting really frustrated with doing everything, but not saying anything to me about it. My voice is still very hoarse and has only one tone. He keeps thinking I am yelling at him (of course, impossible on my end) and I keep thinking he is yelling at me. To make things worse, his sister is here who has never liked me. My DH and I never bicker like this. I feel like this surgery was a mistake in some ways, that if I had not chosen to proceed with it then at least I would not feel so alienated from my DH and I could spend more time with my kids. But, of course, then I could also have become paralyzed at the slightest injury and there were days I did not get out of bed. But I still have those days after the surgery with worse pain on the right side. Anyways, just needed to rant.

    Have a nice day,
    Robin
  • Rant all you want! Spine surgery puts a strain on any relationship. My relationship with my husband and kids are different now. I wish it wasn't, but you just have to find a way to adjust. My kids want me to play with them on the floor and roll around. It's just not going to happen. They know that and they are slowly learning that mommy can't do those things anymore. They DO know that I love them and we do other things that they enjoy, too.

    You are still early in your recovery, so don't overdo it and stay positive. Try not to put the guilt on yourself. Do your best to recovery fully so you will be able to enjoy your family!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
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  • Lili,

    Thanks for understanding :) . I love knowing I have friends here on spine health that understand exactly what I am going through, especially since I am relatively new to the area in which I live. I have acquaintances here, but my only friend, my best friend, is my husband. So to feel alienated from him right now is really rough. Thanks for listening.

    Cheers,
    Robin
  • Wishing you all the best at your appointment today with your new GP. Hope that all goes well and that he writes up great surgical consult referals for you. Glad to hear that you bring your mom with you, always better to have two sets of ears...and voices.

    Robin, just wanted to send you a gentle >:D< . Recovery is hard, even more so when you are concerned about spouses and children. I know that it seems like such a long time, but it will all be worth it once the healing time is over.Feel free to come and vent with us anytime.

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • With your new gp, do not have him/her write out referral as for a 2nd opinion! This is for a surgical consultation

    Thanks I will do that, great advice! Any I will definitely keep bringing someone with me. My fiance is going to come with me when I finally get an appt with a neurosurgeon.

    And rant away, this is a good place to come for kindred minds. I think its great that you and I can get support here.

    My fiance doesnt get the magnitude of any of this yet. I am trying to kindly remind him I am not the same as before. He's going to have to adjust.

    Anyway, thanks for being such a great friend to me Dee, I really appreciate that and I love hearing from you.

    How was the dog walk yesterday?

    P.S,
    I keep you all in my hearts.
    Missy, 1 level ACDF 
    Degenerative Disc Disease.
    Sciatica.
    Chronic Pain.
  • Yes, you al have such great advice, I am truly blessed to have such great friends like you.

    Hope you're having a great day hon!
    Missy, 1 level ACDF 
    Degenerative Disc Disease.
    Sciatica.
    Chronic Pain.
  • I feel like this surgery was a mistake in some ways, that if I had not chosen to proceed with it then at least I would not feel so alienated from my DH and I could spend more time with my kids. But, of course, then I could also have become paralyzed at the slightest injury

    I understand how you feel hon but dh will adjust. You couldn't go on living the way you were without surgery.

    If he's anything like my df he's probably used to you "babying" everybody else. Now its your turn to be babied and he's probably a bit in shock. Lol!

    Your job is to heal, so take it easy and come vent here when you need to. We are here for you.

    I hope today is a better day.
    Missy, 1 level ACDF 
    Degenerative Disc Disease.
    Sciatica.
    Chronic Pain.
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