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khtkkht Posts: 3
edited 06/03/2015 - 11:00 PM in New Member Introductions
Hello everyone. On December 10th, I fell hard on my floor. I got up and went to bed , but upon awakening my fists were clenched and I couldn't open them, my hands were numb, my feet were numb, and I was shaking uncontrollably. I weren't to the local ER , and was. Told to go home and lie down, and that I'd be better in a few days. I was not, and called my pcp and insisted on an MRI. I found out that I have severe stenosis, and the fall bruised my spinal cord, but with the stenosis it has been pressing against the column without fluid around the c3-5. I started pt right away and have slowly improved to where I can w alk, gingerly, use my hands, even though they are still numb, and my feet are still numb. I have some limited loss of sexual feeling, and my bowels don't work quite the same, but I've never been incontinent, and I don't feel hunger!But I must say that the numbness is a lot better than a t. The BEGINING. My pt. Guy thinks I've done fantastically. I've seen three neurosurgeons, and choose one I trust. I'm havering triple aanterial fusion on June 16th. He thinks I'm a great candidate. I'm almost 60, and in good health except I've been a smoker all my life. I've pretty much quit for that last two weeks, and intend to stay that way as I know the fusion will absolutely not work if I smoke. I'm wondering if anyone here had these symptoms-the numbness and other loss of proper functions, and did they return to normal after the surgery? Thanks, kht
Kathy trodden
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,648
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    I , myself, can not relate to your issues.

    But I wanted to let you know, this site has ___search__upper right on page.
    You can type your questions or concerns and may be led to older posts, articles, videos that could benefit you you.

    The articles and videos in every person language and easily understood.
    The video "library" is vast, seemingly something covering any issue.
    I find they may also lead me to other questions that I will either look up or ask my doctor.

    Best of luck on your upcoming surgery! Please keep us posted on how you are doing!
    Sue
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    edited 06/04/2015 - 7:01 AM
    I , myself, can not relate to your issues.

    But I wanted to let you know, this site has ___search__upper right on page.
    You can type your questions or concerns and may be led to older posts, articles, videos that could benefit you you.

    The articles and videos in every person language and easily understood.
    The video "library" is vast, seemingly something covering any issue.
    I find they may also lead me to other questions that I will either look up or ask my doctor.

    Best of luck on your upcoming surgery! Please keep us posted on how you are doing!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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