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    Posted: Jun/10/2014 at 10:53pm
Not sure if this is right place . Going for my RFA tomorrow at 10 am. Finally unbelievable what I went thru to get this.







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Hope you find the right place tomorrow

Good luck tomorrow Elizabeth, I hope it works out fine.

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L1/2 Mild bilateral facet astropathy. L2/3 same as L1/2. L3/4 ditto. L4/5 Disc bulge indenting anterior thecal sac. Bilateral facet astropathy. Mild canal and left foraminal stenosis. L5/S1 Severe disc narrowing with extensive osteophytes. Broad based disc osteophyte protusion indenting anterior thecal sac and resulting in a right foraminal stenosis. Exiting L5 nerves intact. Osteophytic contact with descending right S1 nerve root. Conclusion_ Severe degenerative disc changes L5/S1 with disc-osteophyte protusion. Moderate disc bulge L4/L5 Moderate central spinal stenosis with obileration of the epidural fat and distortion of the thecal sac. L5/1 Decreased disc height and signal. Super Ventricular Tachacardia. (SVT) Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis knees and hips.
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Ty Tas ,so freakin nervous. I'm usually sleeping till about time I'll be getting procedure.




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i'm with you on this one elizabeth...Thumbs Up.....pal pete
parkinsons disease.men1 genetic disorder. endocrine tumors in pituitary gland and pancreas. carpel tunnel syndrome. spinal stenosis.sleep apnea.vast knowledge of crutches and wheelchairs.borderline diabetic.gerd. both hips replaced. spinal stimulator. 7 spine surgeries/fusions. pain pump trial.Thrombocytopenia. no spleen.
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Good luck, Elizabeth and let us know how you make out:)

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Well I made it thru the rfa ,so much more painful then the glychol shot.
He did it on both sides. Now I have 2 quarter size bumps about as close to wear it counts as it can be, lol. I was only allowed to walk around a lil today. Pretty much the same tomorrow. He said it will take a few days for me to see how well it went. Keeping my fingers crossed here. I will let everyone know how its going.
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yah elizabeth they do stick you with the needle too many times but i found it beneficial. i also found that exercising a few weeks after the procedure doubledthe benifits i recieved. how long were you on the table?.....pal pete
parkinsons disease.men1 genetic disorder. endocrine tumors in pituitary gland and pancreas. carpel tunnel syndrome. spinal stenosis.sleep apnea.vast knowledge of crutches and wheelchairs.borderline diabetic.gerd. both hips replaced. spinal stimulator. 7 spine surgeries/fusions. pain pump trial.Thrombocytopenia. no spleen.
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Not sure how long I was on the table but he burned both sides, 1 minute each time then did it again for 1 minute on each side. So 2minutes on each side. And big difference in amount of pain the first time he did it I starting crying. Dr. was trying to say silly things so I wouldn't cry. I do like the Dr., he explained everything while he was doing it. He also said it might be awhile before I get full relief. But today is first I have had a bowel movement in almost 4 months without screaming. And I went 11 hrs before I had to take my pain med. So if its gonna get better I hope so, keeping my fingers crossed.
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Thanks for the update Elizabeth.

I was supposed to have that done about two years ago but put it off, now I am glad I did

So pleased to hear that you have improved, there will be no stopping you soon.

Will cross fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I think of.

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L1/2 Mild bilateral facet astropathy. L2/3 same as L1/2. L3/4 ditto. L4/5 Disc bulge indenting anterior thecal sac. Bilateral facet astropathy. Mild canal and left foraminal stenosis. L5/S1 Severe disc narrowing with extensive osteophytes. Broad based disc osteophyte protusion indenting anterior thecal sac and resulting in a right foraminal stenosis. Exiting L5 nerves intact. Osteophytic contact with descending right S1 nerve root. Conclusion_ Severe degenerative disc changes L5/S1 with disc-osteophyte protusion. Moderate disc bulge L4/L5 Moderate central spinal stenosis with obileration of the epidural fat and distortion of the thecal sac. L5/1 Decreased disc height and signal. Super Ventricular Tachacardia. (SVT) Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis knees and hips.
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Great news Elizabeth.

I hope the relief lasts as well as Pete's has. Rest and enjoy the pain relief.
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Well so far so good . Everyday starting to feel better. And seems like it worked ,I hope it lasts for at least 6 months or more.




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elizabeth only six months. i got mine two years ago and i think i can go till november for my next one...why not shoot for the moonThumbs Up.......pal pete
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OOOOO ty Pete I show do that. That would be so awesome for me. I shall think positive. Ty again.




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Great, now for the record, beat Palpete's two plus years

Awesome news.

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L1/2 Mild bilateral facet astropathy. L2/3 same as L1/2. L3/4 ditto. L4/5 Disc bulge indenting anterior thecal sac. Bilateral facet astropathy. Mild canal and left foraminal stenosis. L5/S1 Severe disc narrowing with extensive osteophytes. Broad based disc osteophyte protusion indenting anterior thecal sac and resulting in a right foraminal stenosis. Exiting L5 nerves intact. Osteophytic contact with descending right S1 nerve root. Conclusion_ Severe degenerative disc changes L5/S1 with disc-osteophyte protusion. Moderate disc bulge L4/L5 Moderate central spinal stenosis with obileration of the epidural fat and distortion of the thecal sac. L5/1 Decreased disc height and signal. Super Ventricular Tachacardia. (SVT) Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis knees and hips.
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Elizabeth,
I'm glad you are starting to feel better. I hope it lasts a long time.
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