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LovingRadiance 12-05-2009 03:02 AM

Dealing with Health Issues
I told a lot of you I was "down for the count" right now due to my neck.

Went to see the specialist today.
I have a cortisone shot scheduled for Tuesday next week.
That should alleviate a great deal of the pain temporarily.

The doc is working on convincing the insurance that I NEED a breast reduction (F cup now) becuase the weight is causing further damage to the herniated disk in my neck.

That will mean several weeks down once it gets scheduled and done. :(

But it should also mean MUCH MUCH less pain over the long term instead of only the temporary relief from the shots.

IF that doesn't help as well as we are hoping, we will then look at surgery to replace the inner jello material in the disk. But we're trying to avoid that.

So things are looking up in that we are making forward progress with finding a long term relief to the pain. But I'm very nervous about the whole process and for the immediate-I'm still stuck down and in a lot of pain (of course that also means I have lots of time to post on here, so maybe I'll eventually bypass Mono on number of posts LOL)


Fidelia 12-05-2009 07:06 AM

Bless your heart, SisterWoman.

I hope your doctor is successful in getting the ins. co to agree to the surgery.

F Cup. Wow. I can certainly sympathize. My girls (mere D's) give me all kinds of trouble, so I can imagine what the F's can do. If I don't keep current with my Pilates regimen, there's hell to pay with my neck and back.

Be strong, SisterWoman. Better days are coming.

LovingRadiance 12-05-2009 10:29 AM

I'm hoping things go smoothly with all of this. It's a bit nerveracking-but at least we're on track to do something about it finally. :)

Legion 12-10-2009 06:29 AM

Chronic pain is horrible. I hope everything goes well and you don't need the back surgery.

I have a hard time dealing with other people's pain. It makes me feel helpless. :( So sorry if I'm at a loss but I wish you the best :)

LovingRadiance 12-10-2009 06:35 AM

Thank you Legion.
I had the cortisone shot yesterday. Spent most of the day in bed. I do feel better already today. In theory it's 2-4 days to see what hte results are going to be.
The next step is a breast reduction. THAT is more unsettling for me. But it's also not scheduled yet. Takes some time.

Thank you for your sweet words. :)

LovingRadiance 12-11-2009 07:55 AM

Tonite sucked.
A lot of pain and nothing that would help.
I'm off to bed for now.
Try to give an update tomorrow.

maca 01-01-2010 12:21 AM

Well just wanted to give everyone a heads up. LR just got out of surgery. Everything went as planned. It looks like she willbe abletocome home with me tonite. We have many loved ones staying over to help out this weekend. Going to let her relax and heal all weekend.

Knowing her she will give everyone a personel update in a day or two.

Peace and Love

JonnyAce 01-01-2010 03:45 AM

glad to hear things went according to plan, i hope her recovery goes smoothly as well.

LovingRadiance 01-03-2010 01:38 AM

Thanks everyone.
I've read some today on here. But I'm getting tired-so I'm going to lay my head down, close my eyes and get some more rest.
That's pretty much been the "schedule" since I came home. Sleep followed by an hour or so of awake time then more sleep. :)

I'll be back soon though! :)

constlady 01-03-2010 02:52 AM

Rest lots, heal quickly and feel better soon!

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