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Forum: iSpine 09-01-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 30,906
Posted By SandyW
what a dilemma

Steve,

I''m amazed that you stil trust Dr. B. I'd feel the same too. He fixed me and so many others. He's human, don't know whether your problems are because of a mistake he made or just the one...
Forum: iSpine 08-30-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By SandyW
Facet nerve block injections after cervical ADR

An update since April: The Pain Management doc felt that my muscle pain was secondary to the arthritis in my facets and recommended the facet nerve block.

His explanation made sense. Due to my...
Forum: iSpine 06-08-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 30,906
Posted By SandyW
Explanation

Steve,

Just read your entire thread - OMG. I understand your feelings concerning Dr. B, I feel the same. BUT what caused this? Has anyone explained ?

Also want to add to your thread about...
Forum: iSpine 04-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,964
Posted By SandyW
Cathy, It was not a problem, nothing was...

Cathy,

It was not a problem, nothing was said so believe they are not considered a counted carry on. I know others have taken their own pillows.

Wow, both of you at the same time! How nice....
Forum: iSpine 04-27-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,908
Posted By SandyW
Can't say enough good things about Drs B and FM....

Can't say enough good things about Drs B and FM. I was told that I needed 3 replacements, but they would do a discogram on the 4th. Thank heavens they covered all bases since that disc was ruptured,...
Forum: iSpine 04-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,964
Posted By SandyW
I would suggest taking your own pillow, not only...

I would suggest taking your own pillow, not only for the flight but for the hospital.

I was at St Elisabeth in Straubing and they did give me ice chips after a little tiff :). They said ice...
Forum: iSpine 04-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By SandyW
Smile Thank You

Terry and Justin,

I know you both are busy and not always feeling well, but your suggestions and concerns mean alot. So a big hug and best wishes and thank you so much.

Sandy
Forum: iSpine 04-14-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By SandyW
Read my post at L4-5 Charite ADR Stenum...

Read my post at L4-5 Charite ADR Stenum (http://www.ispine.org/forum/ispine/1395-l4-5-charite-adr-stenum.html) for my bad and funny. We should send excerpts to Reader's Digest. Maybe make some money...
Forum: iSpine 04-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,833
Posted By SandyW
Cindylou, So, so sorry. Why don't they want...

Cindylou,

So, so sorry. Why don't they want you to have steroid injections after fusion? Will have to look up rhizotomy - so much to learn :confused:.

Does a trip to the ice cream store help!...
Forum: iSpine 04-14-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,908
Posted By SandyW
Cathy, If you can put the $'s together to...

Cathy,

If you can put the $'s together to have the surgery, don't wait. IMHO having Dr. B do the surgery is a "no brainer". However, more opinions can't hurt!

After my first MRI in 2004 which...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-14-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By SandyW
Congrats on the smoking!! I'm smoke free, 30 yrs...

Congrats on the smoking!! I'm smoke free, 30 yrs and know how difficult it is!! Almost harder than your surgery.

Take it easy and try to stay calm. You'll be so healthy you can do some ads for...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,361
Posted By SandyW
Mark, Pizza??? Must be nice to have a big...

Mark,

Pizza??? Must be nice to have a big throat! I survived the first week on gellato. :) Please take care of yourself, don't get too carried away!!!

Sandy
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,626
Posted By SandyW
Bob, I also think you should inform the...

Bob,

I also think you should inform the airlines, I can't imagine they would approve of the treatment you received. Hopefully in the future they will do something about the treatment of surgery...
Forum: iSpine 04-14-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By SandyW
First Cervical Nerve Block

Hi all,

Had my first injections last Wednesday. Doctor gave me three, one each at C3, C4, C5. Had very little pain in recovery and the "fellow" told me to enjoy the next few hours. I did! first...
Forum: iSpine 04-10-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,477
Posted By SandyW
Justin, Hopefully this break from being a...

Justin,

Hopefully this break from being a student, will give you some precious time to rest. Hope that you will find some pain-free time to enjoy life. I can imagine it's a great disappointment...
Forum: iSpine 04-10-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,144
Posted By SandyW
I believe we must allow people to tell their...

I believe we must allow people to tell their personal stories - good ones and absolutely the bad (If they are not able, the story can be told by someone with first-hand knowledge). I do not think we...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,361
Posted By SandyW
Diane and Justin, Thanks for letting us...

Diane and Justin,

Thanks for letting us know how Mark is doing. Can stop checking :-). Looking forward to detailed news about the surgery.

God bless Mark and his speedy recovery. Sandy
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Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-07-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,361
Posted By SandyW
Mark, Was thinking about you last night before I...

Mark, Was thinking about you last night before I went to sleep (knowing that Straubing is about 6 hrs ahead of me) and imagining your thoughts while being prepared for surgery. It's Tuesday evening...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,361
Posted By SandyW
Mark, Just returned a message to Dr. F-M...

Mark,

Just returned a message to Dr. F-M and added: "May God bless the hands and minds of all at Pro-Spine during "Mark" and "Justin" surgeries". I am positive that you are both in great hands...
Forum: iSpine 04-05-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,477
Posted By SandyW
Unhappy Wow and triple wow

Justin,

Somehow I missed your continuing thread. Am so sorry to hear of the pain and the possible upcoming surgery.

Read all the links supplied in the thread and even though Dr. B's and Dr....
Forum: iSpine 04-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By SandyW
Question May Be Understanding

Terry and Mark,

Thanks for responses. After more googling, maybe I understand this??

I had two choices, since my diagnosis was surgery not elective because of spinal cord impingement. I...
Forum: iSpine 04-03-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By SandyW
Facet Nerve Block after cervical ADR - questions

Yesterday I had my very first appointment with a PM doc. Am 1 yr. post-op from 4C ADR's.

Have daily pain while taking tramadol/muscle relaxant, can't ride in car for long, can't sit in movie or...
Forum: iSpine 03-22-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,836
Posted By SandyW
NeNe, If you are still in severe, constant...

NeNe,

If you are still in severe, constant pain that you cannot handle, I would personally go to the emergency room. They can give you something for the pain or something that will allow you to...
Forum: iSpine 03-21-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,575
Posted By SandyW
Ali, Everyone has given you great advice, so all...

Ali, Everyone has given you great advice, so all I'll say is ditto! Good luck in your journey, you've come to the right place. Sandy
Forum: iSpine 03-21-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,739
Posted By SandyW
Hello Cathy, Catching up from several weeks...

Hello Cathy,

Catching up from several weeks of being awol. So sorry to hear you are having records problems. There's some +'s living in a small town, records are easy, doctors a little harder...
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