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    Just an update. All tests are coming back normal....

    Just an update. All tests are coming back normal. That would be a good thing if my arm was acting normal. This is a puzzle. The neurologist has sent me back to all my specialists to show them ,while...
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    Hi Cathy, I had same symptoms and all is well.

    Hi Cathy, I had same symptoms and all is well.
  3. Susan it is good to hear from you. But scoliosis...

    Susan it is good to hear from you. But scoliosis doesn't seem to have a fix. Many surgery patients do go on without many problems but some (as you know) have many problems. However , as older...
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    I think in s cases there is an acute phase that...

    I think in s cases there is an acute phase that can be improved with PT. It doesn't cure the disc but makes it less painful . Or the nerves calm down and there isn't any more pain.
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    Some of them look like kids. Recently I have been...

    Some of them look like kids. Recently I have been to the University of Chicago hospital, the students of the doctor look like children.it's hard to take them seriously.
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    Great post

    Great post
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    I have not followed this post totally but I can...

    I have not followed this post totally but I can make a comment on the arm pain and pins and needles. I have been dealing with that for awhile. Some of these sensations can be attributed to the...
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    Thank you for the article. I will be sure to ask...

    Thank you for the article. I will be sure to ask about the possibility of an injured muscle. There could be an injury during these long fusions. It is also possible that I have lifted something that...
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    ROHRER, thank you for your information. I had 25...

    ROHRER, thank you for your information. I had 25 percent of my scapula removed in June. It was the lower point at the spinal side. It had trapped the shoulder blade down under deformed ribs from my...
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    Yes that is what a winged scapula is like....

    Yes that is what a winged scapula is like. However the nerves and muscles have been checked twice by neurologist and an EMG. None of them are showing as the problem . Not that you want a problem but...
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    Sharon I don't think the link came through. We ...

    Sharon I don't think the link came through. We did discuss the scapula fusion. Last summer before the scapulectomy at that time the surgeon said no way because he said it would be permanently...
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    When do you say no more

    I am having a very difficult time with my right arm. I really thought we had the answer last summer when the surgeon did the partial removal of my shoulder blade. But I started having a nerve problem...
  13. Hope all goes well. I will be thinking of you.

    Hope all goes well. I will be thinking of you.
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    Thank you Melissa. You would not think a problem...

    Thank you Melissa. You would not think a problem like this would cause so much adapting but it does. I have a brain MRI on Tuesday to rule out any lesions
    The neurologist will only say she doesn't...
  15. I think the pain is part of this surgery. Since...

    I think the pain is part of this surgery. Since he was on strong meds before it may be hard to control his pain. After the morphine block wore off, I was in extreme hard to control pain even though I...
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    I celebrate my spine's birthday each year. The...

    I celebrate my spine's birthday each year. The moving and endurance continue to get better. Congrats on your first year.
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    I really thought we had the fix for my shoulder...

    I really thought we had the fix for my shoulder blade problem but at last it is giving me another problem. It is moving down again and now the scapula is winging out. All this time it was getting...
  18. Good luck to you Susan as your surgery date...

    Good luck to you Susan as your surgery date approaches. Keep us posted.
  19. What a wonderful report. Good for you. I want to...

    What a wonderful report. Good for you. I want to watch pickle ball being played. I don't think I will attempt it but it sounds fun.
  20. Linda is right you can go on temporary...

    Linda is right you can go on temporary disability. I was 62 when I applied. I had never intended to go on disability but I needed to have medical insurance. It was really complicated because I had a...
  21. I did apply for disability and did get it. When I...

    I did apply for disability and did get it. When I went to the office I never intended to apply for disability, I only wanted to know my options. I did get it and early Medicare because I was going to...
  22. Glad you are on this side. Praying all goes well

    Glad you are on this side. Praying all goes well
  23. You will be ok. You can function with all of...

    You will be ok. You can function with all of those levels fused. Actually the cervical surgery isn't as painful as the spine. Once you are off of the nerves, you actually feel better.Keep yourself...
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    Go for it. Your questions are very important. I...

    Go for it. Your questions are very important. I know this godlike attitude exists. I was recently treated at a major Chicago hospital. On my first visit the nurse explained there "speak up policy"....
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    We do need to trust our care team. But they must...

    We do need to trust our care team. But they must act in a manner that gives us the confidence to do so. If he is having a bad day, he knows from his experiences that the surgery patient is going to...
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