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Another Hurdle!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I have been having problems with my back and thought I really twisted it and hadn't let it heal. Every time I felt better I would resume cleaning and exercising only to have the spasms increase and get worse emoticon

I have been going to the Chiropractor and my PCP, but with little relief, even after getting some muscle relaxers...they worked for about 2 days, and now offer no relief. So, the Dr. ordered a battery of X-rays and UGH!

Well, I am trying hard to be positive. It's getting harder because this back of mine is not cooperating. X-rays revealed that the IVC Filter that was placed into my inferior vena cava (it's a filter to trap blood clots from going to heart, brain &/or lungs.) has shifted and it causing this major vessel to press against the nerves and vertebral body of L3. It was placed there when they removed by total knee in 2008 due to MRSA and the fact that I have a hx. of DVT and throwing clots to my lungs - - -UGH

This is what has been causing all my pain and spasms. The worst part is that if the legs of the filter shift much more, it can rupture this major vessel & I could hemorrhage...NOT happy at all. I will see the Dr. this afternoon to find out how we can get this "filter" out of my body!!

Other than that - - - - everything is just peachy! Oh well, this adventure is now a QUEST! I must and will keep my outlook in the POSITIVE Range emoticon

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    Oh my gosh. you are having a terrible time. Hope the doctors can get you in a better place soon. Also, wanted o let you know I saw your photos of your grandsons campout, what a great campout the boys enjoyed!

    Best wishes,
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    1746 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope they can get it corrected quickly. You're in my prayers.
    1746 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your situation. I'm praying for you right now.


    1746 days ago
    God will bring you through this. Please know that we are praying and that this will work out. I know it's tough in the meantime and that you have had a lot of pain through this ordeal, but joy comes in the morning. He will bring you through

    Here's a hug! emoticon

    1747 days ago
    So sorry to hear about all you have to deal with. But remain as positive as you are now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us up-to-date. Take care my friend!! emoticon
    1747 days ago
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    So sorry to hear you are going through this. It sounds very painful. emoticon emoticon
    1747 days ago
    I hope they figure it out soon so you get some relief. I know first hand how back pain with leg involvement is. Take care of yourself. A positive attitude is the best thing you can have during the diangostic process Hang in there.
    1747 days ago
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