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Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 01-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,140
Posted By phylly
Katherine, I just recently switched to a combo...

Katherine,
I just recently switched to a combo of Lyrica and nuerontin after being brain dead and sleepy for two years. It has been miraculous. I feel I have my mind and my personality back. It...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 10-27-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,211
Posted By phylly
Congratulations. I also had a two level fusion...

Congratulations. I also had a two level fusion and each month that goes by makes you stronger. Napping is necessary and make sure that you pace yourself in the beginning. It is often hard to do...
Forum: iSpine 08-20-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,733
Posted By phylly
Hi Catherine K.

I was glad to see your post. I hope you are feeling a bit better. I need to put in a catch up. I am doing much better without my discs and was very happy that I went with the Dr. in the OC. It is...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 08-14-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,804
Posted By phylly
Rob, Have you tried Botox in your piriformis...

Rob,
Have you tried Botox in your piriformis muscle yet? I have had one shot and it has brought great relief. I am going to try another before I have surgery and remove that muscle. Let me know...
Forum: iSpine 07-25-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,733
Posted By phylly
Fuzzy, After the 2nd surgery I was not a happy...

Fuzzy,
After the 2nd surgery I was not a happy camper and got opinions on what to do next from three doctors. Dr. Delamarter would not have removed the discs, only fused over them. Fusing over is...
Forum: iSpine 07-24-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,733
Posted By phylly
Fuzzy, What you said is true, you need to be...

Fuzzy,
What you said is true, you need to be the right patient for his specialties. I also had an unfortunate outcome with a double ADR. I think it was correctly placed but I just did not do well....
Forum: iSpine 06-16-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,422
Posted By phylly
HI Michelle, I had two ADR's put in and then...

HI Michelle,
I had two ADR's put in and then needed a Revision surgery to take them out and fuse. Everyone said I looked like a great candidate for ADRs. The last surgery was a killer but I am...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 06-06-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,551
Posted By phylly
pop in to say hello

Just got back from a really long trip for me-two weeks. Went to son's graduation in Ithaca and then London to see other son. We did tons of walking and EATING. I survived all the sitting and will...
Forum: iSpine 05-21-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,302
Posted By phylly
Steve, Just an FWI, different doctors consider...

Steve,
Just an FWI, different doctors consider revision differently. Some do removal and others just fuse over the disc. If you have severe subsidence you may need it removed and not all doctors...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 05-18-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By phylly
I am also very sorry for the loss of your father....

I am also very sorry for the loss of your father.
Phylly
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-13-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,805
Posted By phylly
Good wishes Justin! I hope you have the best...

Good wishes Justin! I hope you have the best outcome possible. (like new)
Phylly
Forum: iSpine 05-08-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,695
Posted By phylly
Hi Gil, I did have a foraminotomy. Not the...

Hi Gil,
I did have a foraminotomy. Not the same as you to help with leg pain, but it did not work for me, in fact it really messed up my ADR's. It may be a good for you since you have never had an...
Forum: iSpine 05-07-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By phylly
Justin, I am so happy that you have your site...

Justin,
I am so happy that you have your site off the ground. I really wish you well with the upcoming surgery and hope that it relieves all the pain you have had. Let us know how you are doing. ...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-07-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,710
Posted By phylly
That is good to know Kim, where can I look that...

That is good to know Kim, where can I look that up? Phylly
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-05-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,710
Posted By phylly
interesting appointment

cis,
My Dr. was very concerned about my continued leg, buttock, and back pain and rushed me in for an MRI of pelvis and hips. We already had the lumbar and the surgery was an all clear. He spoke...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-02-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,551
Posted By phylly
Bump in Recovery

Forgive the spelling error in heading.
BTW, I am open to any suggestions regarding my pain to ask this new Dr. on Tuesday. Like Why, Where, and What to do now?
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 05-02-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,551
Posted By phylly
Bump in Rocovery 2+ months

Hi All,

About three weeks ago, right before acquiring my dogs, I was becoming more active and using my leg muscles to bend. Well one day I bent down a bit too much and really needed to push up. ...
Forum: iSpine 05-02-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,833
Posted By phylly
Hi Gil, Sounds like you are done with these...

Hi Gil,
Sounds like you are done with these injections. What does your surgeon say? I guess at some point you have to decide on quality of life and wether it is time to do something and what that...
Forum: iSpine 05-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,470
Posted By phylly
CL, So sorry about this news. A complete...

CL,
So sorry about this news. A complete bummer! It always seems like these lumbar and cervical things go together but you have had more than your share. You must be picking up everyone else's...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 04-29-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 31,409
Posted By phylly
Mark-Stay Home!

I was hoping that you would set a great example for all those Spiney's out there. Please be kind to your body as you have been given a chance for a pain free existence. I agree with Dale, Take it...
Forum: iSpine 04-25-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,845
Posted By phylly
Steve, May I ask you to share which anti...

Steve,
May I ask you to share which anti convulsants you use for yout depression? Please PM me if this is too personal for you. Thank you so much.
phylly
Forum: iSpine 04-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,272
Posted By phylly
CL, I am so glad that you are okay. That was...

CL,
I am so glad that you are okay. That was very scary, I was worried about you. Too many medical problems for one person, I hope this is the last.
Phylly
Forum: iSpine 04-24-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,512
Posted By phylly
Congratulations Cathy, I am so happy that you...

Congratulations Cathy,
I am so happy that you have the date. You will have a month to get everything organized and ready. This is great news.
Phylly
Forum: iSpine 04-23-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,770
Posted By phylly
Kathy, You are so blessed. You are young,...

Kathy,
You are so blessed. You are young, beautiful, and hopefully pain free. You have so much time to lose a few pounds and what's wrong with a voluptuous woman anyway? I know we are all vain...
Forum: iSpine 04-22-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By phylly
Happy Birthday Karin, 35 is such a great age. ...

Happy Birthday Karin,
35 is such a great age. Have a wonderful day.
Phylly
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