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2/15/11 5:22 AM
 
Blog Entry by Karen Lynn Karen Lynn is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
i've been battling sciatica since August.  When it first crept up on me, I didn't know what the heck was going on and it hurt so bad that I called the doc right away.  They took x-rays, and found that my L4 fell on top of my L5.  Now...
 
10/24/11 1:29 PM
 
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My family doctor is an awesome man.  He is, without a doubt, looking out for my best interests.  He's frank and tells me like it is.  So do I listen?  Not always.  I eventually listen. He told me 5 years ago, to give up...
 
2/15/11 10:00 AM
 
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Wow, I sure hope the surgery helps.  That's no way to live your life.
 
2/15/11 5:49 PM
 
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OK... guess what?  YOU aren't touching my back. Good plan. I'm glad you at least seem to be seeing a really good doctor. I've got the date marked down in my calendar and will be sending you positive energy all day.
 
2/16/11 5:42 AM
 
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Lori, it's taking every ounce of my strength to do this surgery.  my courage is faltering, but there is no way i can live my life like this.  i've got to go for it and hope it works.  i'm at the last resort stage now Miss L, thanks so...
 
2/16/11 8:58 AM
 
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Karen, you are doing the right thing.  I live with someone who lives with chronic pain, so I think I know how things are at your house. Anything you can do to potentially improve that is good. I've got this on MY calendar, too.
 
2/23/11 8:58 AM
 
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So....today's the day.  I know you won't respond today to tell us how you are, but I wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you, and sending every positive vibe I can muster in your direction.
 
2/23/11 12:26 PM
 
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I also just popped in to let you know I'm thinking of you Karen. Wishing you lots of healing energy.
 
3/27/11 8:04 AM
 
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thank you so much you guys, i just found your comments.  i am happy to report that at 4 weeks post op, i am doing great, almost off the narcotics.  almost, not quite, but soon.    the hardest part of my recovery are the...
 
3/27/11 12:11 PM
 
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Yay! I'm glad to hear that your recovery is going well.  Keep doing what they tell you!
 
3/27/11 12:54 PM
 
Comment by LittleOddMe LittleOddMe is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
Well yay for being almost recovered. Boo to the not being able to bend - will you ever be able to do that or are you just having to adjust to finding new ways to do stuff?
 
3/28/11 8:05 AM
 
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I'm not sure if I will ever be able to bend like I did before.  L3 L4 and L5 are fused which is right above my butt crack up my back about 4 inches.  That part of my back will be fused always unless i break it.  (not good)  I can...
 
10/24/11 3:44 PM
 
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Physical limitation suck, don't they? I watch Bob go through this every day, and I spend a lot of time telling him NOT to bend down and pick that up--let ME do it! He's had to give up a lot of activities, and it's hard for him (especially the yard...
 
10/24/11 5:04 PM
 
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It is hard to let it really sink in that there are things I am never going to do again.  But you're right, (you always are!) I can use this time gained from not doing heavy housework and gardening (and rodeo sex lets not forget that no wild stuff...
 
 
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