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Old 04-06-2009, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SandyW View Post

And yes Terry I'll try to be more patient since I'm 69 yrs. young and only 1yr post op from 4 cervical ADR's, 15 mos post-op from knee surgery, 9 mos from gall bladder surgery, 4 mos cataract surgery. Know these are mickey mouse surgeries, but all take a toll.

Sandy Wade
Sandy, I'm going to echo what Terry said: you've been through hell. The facet injection sounds like a good next step. Did the sports med therapist offer to manually work on your tight muscles or give you exercises that you can do on your own? Muscular dysfunction can be significant after surgery and can take quite a while to "work out."

I would not question your surgery, as you had to do something in the face of spinal cord impingement. It's hard not to second guess yourself. Here's to hoping this is just a prolonged bump in the road and that it will be a distant memory soon. Good luck!
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