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May 27, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

What is Nuvigil?

May 26, 2016 · laminectomy recovery in Spine Health

Oh my gosh! I just read elizamail’s post. I am about to have surgery for laminectomy, open decompression & possible fusion – L3,L4,L5. I think I need to stop reading all these posts or cancel my surgery. Are there people with success stories. In my research, reports say 80 – 90% relief from pain.

May 24, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

Thank you ladyjane85 for your good wishes. I like your positive attitude. So true that dressing up & looking nice can help you face the day in a better mood. I’ve also found that I cannot wear flat shoes; wedge heels feel better. Thanks to everyone for posting to Twokitties.

May 23, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

Hello ladyjane85. After reading the many posts of multiple surgeries & decades of pain, my situation sounds minor indeed but these posts are also quite frightening. What if my surgery doesn’t help also or only leads to more pain & less hope! Must stop over thinking & stay positive.

May 23, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

Hello brainsr. Thanks for your interest. Your situation is much more dire. I certainly hope for better days for you. It is frightening that you’ve had to have multiple surgeries seemingly caused by the previous. I don’t think my surgery involves any discs, only osteoarthritic growths that are are causing spinal stenosis.

May 23, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

@success101 Hello. You said you would like to hear from me. Just to tell you a little more about me. My leg pain has been ongoing for over 2 years. I’ve tried physiotherapy, dry needling, various recommended exercises, chiropractors, acupuncture & an epidural. Nothing helped. I take morphine to be able to cope & I get things done. My surgery is scheduled for June 6th. The thought of the scalpel in my back,makes me shiver but my surgeon is very reassuring & has given me hope. You say you have the same condition. How are you coping?

May 23, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

Would like to hear from others who have gone through this.

May 22, 2016 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

Hello Michelle. You mentioned having lumbar surgery. I am about to have surgery, laminectomy, for severe sciatica pain in my legs that I have had for over two years. I have tried everything else so surgery is the next step. I will be 72 this year and am otherwise in good health. I am hopeful that it will help but the closer I get to the date – June 6th – the more I am thinking too much! What was your surgery for exactly.