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In ICU - On the other side, back kind of! (G) Hi!!!!



  • Get well soon! Git-ir- done
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Glad to see you are in such good spirits! Let the healing begin and remember to take it easy! :)
    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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  • Jelly,

    And lucky me, he had to go back in again to get the mess out of there! Just got taken off of the PCA, so the pain change has begun! Not bad-bad, but the PCA is more pain reduction friendly in my book! (G)

    I'm guessing I'll have the pictures in about 2 weeks for my first post op check. If the office was closer to the house, he'd probably let me copy/scan them at home. Who knows I may drop the hint for his office staff to scan them and email them to me. (G)

    My wheelchair and walker arrived, zero co-pay which is always good. My surgeon picked out the equipment, and it looks pretty good. Except for adding my trademark memory foam cushion, all is good. :) Baby steps....

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • C, Alex, Lili,

    Meant to reply a little earlier, but PT showed up for walker training, and in an hour or so, wheelchair transition safety and training - can't be running people over now! (G) Hubby is going to add a ramp for the entrance to the house (4" step), otherwise pretty well ADA compliant in the house.

    So far so good. I hurt a bit on oral meds, but still not show stopper pain if I stay ahead of it - which after the other day, (lol) I plan to do! Whew!!!! Getting there!! :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Hang in there & get well....

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  • you're in good hands, and the rehab sounds like the right place. So they've told the doggie to sit (G) instead of using a walker (no walkies yet)? I hope you won't mind being pushed around - or will you do the "pushin'" yourself (in other words, in a motorized chair)? Seriously, I'm soooooo glad everything's going well. Be good, now, and I look forward to more and more updates between naps. Love 'n Verrrrry Gentle >:D< >:D< >:D< , Ess

  • Brenda,
    I am smiling on your behalf.

    It is so good to hear how you are doing, and you sound just the same. Same sense of humour; the Brenda that we all love.

    >:D< >:D< >:D<

    Now be good ;)

  • Wow, that sounds like quite an ordeal! Glad to hear you are on the upswing, though. Keep on top of the pain and abide by your restrictions! It sounds like a good plan, though. Not only did you have a major surgery, but you had complications that set you back a bit. I hope from here on out is a smooth ride for you. Keep us posted on your progress, as you are able to.
  • Sounds like you're in good hands So they're making the doggie sit (G). No walkies for you, and you won't mind being pushed around- or will you do the "pushin'" yourself (I mean in a motorized chair)? Be good, and enjoy the pampering (I hope the food is good.) Love 'n Verrrrry Gentle >:D< >:D<, Ess >:D<
  • The game plan was ICU until Saturday or Sunday then to the acute care facility, but my status and attitude, reaction to meds etc., they promoted me to the regular nursing floor. I'm in my private room, coffee within reach, and Judge Judy on the boob tube! (G)

    Very, very pleased with this hospital, and my "team"... Nodding, walker okay for little activities, but shopping, going to the zoo for instance (mental distance picture), wheelchair. Since he had to open most of the prior surgery, the risk for infection is higher (he switched from nice stitches to staples) - works for me, not in this for a beauty contest! (G)

    He also doesn't want me leaning on my arms which of course translates to upper thoracic and cervical. When the pain meds aren't keeping up, it is the connection between the spine areas getting the worst of it. The 3 levels into the cervical seem rather quiet in the pain department, it just doesn't like the cross over I guess.

    I figure this will be a long adventure. Hopefully all these measures work, and no need to go back in. My right side is being symptomatic again though (just started), feeling and swelling. We are waiting and seeing if it backs down...sigh. Otherwise boys and girls, "Life is good indeed".. :)

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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