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Wed, Sep 2 6:24pm · Anterior Interosseous Nerve (AIN) Palsy? in Chronic Pain

This doctor only mentioned surgery. I have thought about going to Mayo for a 2nd opinion. I will not have surgery until I'm sure there is no other way. Thanks for your reply and the link which I intend to checkout right now.

Mon, Aug 31 11:13am · Anterior Interosseous Nerve (AIN) Palsy? in Chronic Pain

Is anyone familiar with Anterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy (AIN Palsy)? I have been diagnosed with this. It has caused three of my fingers to be numb, weak and painful. The doctor wants to do surgery. I am 88 and had rather find another treatment if possible. There would be an incision from my wrist to my elbow, long healing and lots of work. (I don't know what kind of work) I understood him to say that sometimes it take years to have fingers return to normal.

Thu, Jul 16 7:53am · Low Back Pain - Alternating Injections & Ablations in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, I'm 88 and spine surgeon says no surgery for me. I have gone to pain management for injections and they last for months. I stay away from the prescription drugs. I take Tylenol-PM at night and Advil during the day. I have to do a little and then hit the couch in-between chores. Lying down or sitting helps me. I have just been diagnosed with carpel tunnel and it's giving me a hard time. Pain and no strength.

Thu, Jul 16 7:42am · COVID-19 and MAC: What are you doing differently to protect yourself? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I stay home as much as possible, wear mask when out, practice social distancing, when I get too low, I drive to a fast food restaurant where I can take advantage of the drive by window. I take long drives, walk unpopulated beach. I live alone so believe I must get out sometimes for my mental health.

Sun, Jul 5 7:09pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Thanks for your response, Colleen. The most troublesome bulging disc is in my lower right side. I did see a spine surgeon after tests, MRI, etc. he said considering my age, the complicated surgery and recuperation time, it would be too risky for someone of my age. He recommended a pain management clinic which has been wonderful. They gave me injections and so far after months I am still able to walk.
My shoulder started hurting after I tried raking my yard. It has gone down my arm and now there is numbness in part of lower arm and thumb and two fingers. They are weak. I have an appointment this week with a diagnostic clinic to check out for me. There is pain, but not all the time

Sat, Jul 4 10:02am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hi my name is Betty Walker. I am 88years old, I lost my husband 10/6/2018 and we lost our youngest son 7/2/86. I have one married son who has Parkinson's Disease, no grandchildren, one doggie and two Parakeets. I live in a retirement community located in Florida. I have bulging discs in my spine which I have received injections for. Think it's time to consider another. I have recently developed problems with my left arm, hand and fingers. Have appointment 7/9 for a diagnostic exam. I am happy to be here to share. Want to wish each of you a Happy 4th of July!

Sun, Jun 21 10:19am · How do you change the perception of aging? in Aging Well

I am thankful for the years God has given me. I live in a retirement community, and enjoy my own apartment. I'm 88 and people frequently tell me I don't look or act my age. I believe being grateful and loving others is the key to living a life filled with joy and contentment. I lost my husband almost two years ago. We were married 62 years and he was the love of my life. I had to change gears and learn to live a different life. I think of each major change as a new challenge. Are they easy? No, but when I treat them as new challenges, I find them doable. My strength comes from my God. He is good. Life is short, enjoy each day as the beautiful gift it is.

Thu, Mar 19 6:01am · Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours in COVID-19

I like this photo. I only take snapshots with my phone, but I do take a number along the way. I am a widow and live with Wally my little Shizue (spelling?). We live in a retirement community. I create greeting cards and paint rocks for a hobby. 🙂 . Also make Fairy Lanterns.