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Sep 4, 2016 · Nerve impingement & deterioration of lumbar vertebrae in Brain & Nervous System

You obviously didn’t read the post (I know it was long and boring). You also might be lacking in knowledge about post op complications and the deterioration of an area of the body a patient experiences when a surgery is poorly performed. Of course a physician will never admit to it and the patient is always either non compliant or a chronic complainer. : /

Sep 3, 2016 · Corticobasal syndrome in Brain & Nervous System

I’m not Cindy Jo but I am a nurse and have always been interested in diseases and medicine since I was a child. I guess it’s in my blood and if I can say anything that might contribute even in a small way, I like it.

Sep 3, 2016 · Stroke survivor - always hungry in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Try offering more frequent but smaller amounts of foods that you know she really likes, make yourself the same and eat them together making it a pleasant time where the experience is something she will look forward to. I’m not sure I’m clear about what the problem is…your wife not eating enough or to much? Your post was a bit unclear. Hope I helped a little. Best wishes to your wife. To be a stroke victim at age 37 is an incredible challenge and I hope she will continue to improve so you can share many happy years together.

Sep 3, 2016 · Nerve impingement & deterioration of lumbar vertebrae in Brain & Nervous System

I have had two surgeries for this problem. The first one was performed by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in back surgery and it was quite successful. After about 25 years (yikes…has it really been that long!) I started having episodes of back pain again, radiating down my right leg. So I went to a different physician because my former surgeon no longer practiced in my area. Once again I had surgery, this time with very limited success. I am done with having any more procedures…I’m just not willing to do it a third time. I’ve had MRI’s, acupuncture and physical therapy until I’m blue in the face. Enough is enough. My problem now is that I have limitations to how active I want to be which is depressing. I have been to the E.R. a few times and the physicians there said the reason I have trouble urinating is very possibly related with the deterioration of that area in my back and related nerve involvement. My primary care doc does give me a prescription for an analgesic (not a huge amount by any means) but he is so paranoid about the DEA and heavens knows what else that I always feel defective or like I’m asking for gold out of vault or something. Sheesh. It’s embarrassing sometimes. I had to wear a horrible catheter with a bag that hung off my leg last time…so disgusting. That went on for two weeks during my last episode. Is there anything, any procedures or other mainstream medical treatment besides going under the knife again that has worked long term for anyone?