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    Blood Test Results

    For those of you who don't know my tale of woe about learning that I am now a diabetic , I had my first blood test earlier this week .I received my test results today and everything was great .My A1C was 5.7 .My liver #s were normal as were my kidneys . My white blood count was slightly elevated but the doctor felt that was because of that fact I was on the steroids for my pain.

    Now if I could get some relief from this pain that I am in... Life would be better

    Melissa

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    That's great, Melissa. I remember back you found out you were diabetic. We'll pray your pain gets better to go along with the good blood test results.
    Glenda
    Age 66 Georgia (63 at time of surgery)
    Bi-lateral laminectomy 2006
    Kyphoscoliosis, approx 38* lumbar scoliosis, stenosis, disk herniations, lower back and hip pain, w/radiating pain, stinging and numbness in legs.
    A/P fusion (T10-S2) 5/17/10 and 5/20/10
    Dr Yoon, Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, Atlanta, GA
    Pleased with outcome

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    Good news Melissa.

    I am wondering, are the steroids helping with the pain?
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    That's great news, Melissa. What a relief for you. What are you taking for the pain now? Janet
    Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

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    I am taking Darvocet which is helping slightly. It is helping me sleep 6 hours at night at least. I am still in more pain than I was when I came home from rehab on May 20

    Melissa

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    Melissa

    The best thing you can do for the pain is to tell your Surgeon. We all have different and similar pains after surgery, its so hard to pinpoint exact causes.

    I did have to ride out some of my pain which see-sawed for months. I would have great days, go out and overdo things and pay dearly.

    I hope that your pain eases down in the future.
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 61, the new 61...
    Pre surgery curves T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Hi Melissa, I have to agree with everyone here. My pain was up and down for months, I would go from a 5 pain level to 10 in a day. I couldn't sleep either. Tell your Dr. about your pain, we all really do heal differently, so don't compare yourself to anyone else.

    Don't suffer more than you have to,
    Shari

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