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Facid Rhizotomy



  • What do I do with my housework? My husband is also a keeper.(46 years now). Bless his heart he does vacuuming and grocery shopplng. Our 2 daughters also help. I never ask anyone to help.They just show up unannounced and just do things. Even if it is just watering plants or binging meals or fresh baked cookies fo their Dad. Yes indeed very blssed........Im sorry for your leg pain. It must be awful having to deal with that. Severe back pain is bad enough. But both....geez....I hope you have a good day today...Today is my 3rd day resting. The sun would help if it would come out. Cloudy and rain is not needed.
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  • How is it going? Today was the best day yet. It will be 1 week tomorrow.
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  • TarenTTaren Posts: 524
    edited 05/08/2014 - 5:58 PM
    Hey mema6. I'm glad you had a good day, I really hope it continues for you. I'm doing ok, I think, it's hard to say. This I can say, I can walk farther before the pain in my legs start & I have to either lean forward or sit down. I sitll have pretty bad pain in my right hip, right side of my back and a deep painful ache all the way down to the bottom of my tail bone. I'm definitely going to have them schedule the RFA for my SI joints & see how that helps.

    With the RFA, I'm not sure if I was supposed to have complete relief in my legs to be able to walk all I want, or is the RFA just supposed to work to allow me to walk farther than I could before, before the pain starts?? It's only been 3 weeks for me, and I keep remembering it could take up to 6-8 weeks before it works, so I still have more time for it to work.

    I wish my dr had of done my SI joints along with my whole lumbar area at the same time, I think it would have made it easier to tell if this was going to work or not. I can say this though, without doubt, I am not at all pleased with the results I'm getting from it.

    I do also have central canal stenosis at L5-S1, I'm wondering too if that is where all the issue lies & maybe that is where my pain is originating from.

    Again, I'm so glad you had a great day, I hope everyday continues to get better and better for you. Please continue to let me know along how you are doing, good or bad. Take care, mema6

  • I'm sorry you aren't progressing faster. Are you on any strong pain med's? This will be a busy weekend. Mom's day and everything that goes with it. Happy Mothers Day .( I don't know if you have kids) Im going to bed even it is only 9pm since when I lay down all the pain is gone. I read, play on my tablet and read. (& listen to my dog snore haha). If you are interested in being a Facebook friend we could do that. Have a nice evening and try to relax and not stress. I know that is easier said than done. Hold your head up and smile!!!!
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  • I always do keep my head up & smile (notice my signature line) ;-) I don't do the facebook thing, I just never got into it. Yea, I know I'm behind on these sort of things. I just never had an interest in keeping everyone in the loop with my personal life, lol. Sorry, bout that. Thanks for offering though :-)

    I'm assuming that you are feeling good after having your RFA?? I hope so and I hope it continues. Mine is still pretty much the same. I walk, it still hurts my legs. My hip kills me, beyond words, I still am going to schedule the RFA on my SI joints to see if that will help. If not, I will be on to give Physical Therapy a go, and then on to see a surgeon for the stenosis, according to my dr. I would just like some relief, I don't even expect complete relief, just some. Some would definitely be nice.

    It's raining here tonight and gonna be a rainy weekend and that is not helping matters either.

    Ty for the Happy Mothers Day wish, yes, I am a very happy and proud mother of an amazing, big hearted, smart, loving, caring & beautiful daughter. She's 24 but still my baby. I'm assuming you are a mom too, so I do wish YOU a very Happy Mother's Day, as well. I hope you have a beautiful day.

    Keep me updated, I like to know this procedure has helped at least one of us ;-)
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  • I'm sorry it has been awhile. I hope this finds you feeling better.
    As for me the procedure seems to be working.. The pain is better.It is more like a vey deep ache now.
    I am doing more but I still take a lot of breaks.
    Today is Tuesday and it will be 3 weeks Friday....
    I truly wish for you to get better. You are so much worse off than I am or ever have been.
    I will continue Praying for you.
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  • mema6mmema6 Posts: 11
    edited 05/20/2014 - 4:54 PM
    It is almost 1 month since the procedure and I am progressing. I have been lifting more and I did 6 loads of laundry Monday.I was sore but better. Before I never could have done that in 1 day. I truly hope this is finding you better. The leg pain must be horrid. I didn't have that. Are you going to have your nerves burnt? Have a good evening.
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  • Are you alright?
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  • Yes, I'm ok, just haven't been around much the last couple of days. Ty for asking. I'm glad your RFA seems to be working so well. I didn't quiet have such a splendid outcome. My PM dr said, it probably done all it was going to do. I'm still plagued with alot of leg pain, due to the stenosis. He didn't feel that burning my SI joints would do much good, so we won't be burning anything else for now. My legs hurt so badly when I'm up on them alot, just grocery shopping puts me in a tailspin of pain.

    We are close to sending me to see a surgeon, but I will be doing some PT first. I will be getting PT for my back, hips, neck and my rheumatologist got in on the action and added bilateral shoulders, hands and elbows. My whole body hurts. They also think I may have thoracic outlet syndrome. Will know more about that one later.

    Thats about all I know for now. Again, I'm glad to hear your RFA was so successful & that you are feeling better. Keep up the good work ;-)
  • Have you or your doctor considered that the hip pain might be related to bursitis? I had it in both hips and it made trying to stand, let alone walk, nearly impossible........it was horrid. I wound up having injections into the bursa in both hips and it made the pain disappear.I was shocked at how quickly they helped.......I am starting to get it again in one hip, and am planning on asking the doctor for another injection to see if it helps.
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