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18 hours ago · Spondylolisthesis and DDD in Spine Health

Good Fortune should smile on you this Holiday season.. let us know how you are doing .. In preparation strengthen your mind and body.. I'm on the beach this month..think good thoughts..ken

18 hours ago · Dementia and nutrition in Caregivers: Dementia

Mayo GI doctor prescribed "Mirtazapine 15 mg" for me…it was and is to make me want to eat..It and the mind have to realize that eating is essential for life.. Counseling helps with some physical exercise… even just walking in a pleasent area .. I enjoy feeding the birds and wildlife…I make the connection..

Sun, Dec 1 11:35am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Many regional and locally owned grocery stores also provide this service .. all you have to do is ask..

Fri, Nov 29 9:07am · C5-C6 issue affecting my shoulder? in Spine Health

Have the docs ruled out Cubital tunnel Syndrome..the nerve that some call the "crazy bone" in the elbow…I had that and it caused pain in the cervical spine..

Wed, Nov 27 11:06am · Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN): Sinus problem trigger in Chronic Pain

I had the surgery for those splitting "sinus headaches"…Some were so bad I went to the ER to get a "Demerol" shot for relief…. During the surgery they straightened my septum, and made a new opening for one sinus cavity to drain better… so all those fixing all those problems 15 yrs ago solved my problem.. but which correction contributed most to the relief I have experienced is anyone's guess…See a Great ENT as well as a neurologist ….

Tue, Nov 26 6:35pm · Spondylolisthesis and DDD in Spine Health

@red3 ..my ex-wife had a spinal surgery without hardware and it turned to be a disaster in a subsequent surgery that required extensive hardware to correct a scoliosis that occurred after the first surgery. ..she has been in pain ever since.

Mon, Nov 25 1:48pm · Spondylolisthesis and DDD in Spine Health

The surgery may require a blood transfusion …Prior to my surgery, I gave 2 pints of my own blood to use in the operation…

Sun, Nov 24 11:24pm · Spondylolisthesis and DDD in Spine Health

Liking the surgeon only counts when you're conscious.. when you're out competency and track record of the surgical team is all that counts.. my spine problem was a structural bone problem… vertebrae partially out of the stack.. pulling that L5 back in place and stabilizing the spine so it doesn't turn into a snake in a few years is critical …