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What the neurologist said about my back...

post #1 of 21
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Yesterday I had an appt with a neurologist about my back (injured back on April 25th when I drove my van into a deep ditch). He said signs are good - no shooting pains, numbness or weakness in my legs - and that I am just healing. I mentioned the acupuncture and massage a friend had done for me and told me to continue that therapy. It that fails to alleviate the pain, then he will send me to IU (around here that stands for Indiana University) for pain management. (Give it a couple of months.)

A CAT scan would show for sure any injury to the spine, but the local ones are not large enough to handle me. (Though according to the scales I have been on, I've lost 60 pounds since the accident!!! Pain has a way of killing your appetite.)

I had an accupuncture treatment last night and the back just feels achy - no sharp pains. Next treatment will be at the end of the month when my friend returns from Mexico. I still have problems sitting up for a while though am up to an hour at times.

The van is still needing repairs as soon as the body shop gets the parts. Seems some parts are getting hard to find for my 1990 Ford Econoline van.

I sooooo miss being able to be on longer with my TCS buds!
post #2 of 21
I'm very sorry to hear that you have been is so much pain Jan...but I am glad to hear that you are slowly on the mend.
post #3 of 21
I am glad to hear you are healing well!! Its also good to hear that signs are good!! And Congrats on the 60 pound weightloss. I am sure its not the way you inteded on losing but its still great!! keep us posted on your progress!!
post #4 of 21
Jan i'm so pleased theres no serious damage, not that it hasn't been serious though because you've certainly been suffering!

60lb! Your a new woman!! Hang in there chick, you'll get there and we'll still be here when you do
post #5 of 21
That is so awful that you are experiencing all of this..I think sometimes we take our healthy nimble bodies for granted, we don't realize how easily something can happen to take that away from us.

I really hope you continue to improve as I'm sure this has been taxing on you.
post #6 of 21
<<<<<Vibes for continued healing>>>>>> Hang in there!
post #7 of 21
Jan, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you continue to make progress.
post #8 of 21
Is there a Chinatown near where you live? I think a traditional Chinese accupuncture would be better and much, much cheaper.

Good vibes is coming your way!!!
post #9 of 21
Glad to hear there's progress continuing and that the outlook is good. It's a real drag getting there, though, isn't it!! Please take care of you. It's good to have you back, Jan.
post #10 of 21
Sending good healing vibes your way {{{}}}
I'm glad to hear that there's no serious damage, not that dealing with pain is something to take lightly. I hope Aristotle and Topaz are giving you lots of lovin' to make you feel better.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Jan i'm so pleased theres no serious damage, not that it hasn't been serious though because you've certainly been suffering!

60lb! Your a new woman!! Hang in there chick, you'll get there and we'll still be here when you do
Exactly Jan!!!
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by shengmei
Is there a Chinatown near where you live? I think a traditional Chinese accupuncture would be better and much, much cheaper.

Good vibes is coming your way!!!
No, no Chinatown in this area, but my friend did study with a Chinese teacher. As for cost, he finally accepted some cash to pay for his gas. He barters a lot with his clients, especially when in Mexico (where he was born).

And thanks for the vibes!
post #13 of 21
Good to read that your are on the mend. The 60# loss I would think would help in alevating back pain too. Take it easy and good luck getting the van fixed.
post #14 of 21
I'm very glad that your back seems to be healing! How difficult to be so limited in your activities...and for such a long time! However, you have come a long way since April 25th! I'm glad you have a friend who can help with massages and accupuncture!
post #15 of 21
Glad to have you back Jan and good news that there is no serious injury to your spine/back.

It's good that you lost the weight even though that wasn't what you set out to do. Healing wishes coming your way. (Bijou wants you to give Topaz a hug for him.)
post #16 of 21
Glad to hear that there are no serious injuries to your back!

How wonderful - 60lb weight loss - good for you! Probly not the way you'd want to lose it, but still, thats great you've lost the weight

Lots of healing vibes coming your way, I hope you feel better soon!
post #17 of 21
Great to see you, Jan!

I'm pleased to hear that you're on the mend and that the massages and accupuncture is working well for you! Great news about the weight loss too!

Sending continued healing }}}VIBES{{{ your way!
post #18 of 21
It is good to hear from you again, even if you are not quite yourself yet. Good healing vibes for you and the van!
post #19 of 21
I hope your health continues to progress well.
post #20 of 21
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The back is hurting less - though it may be that I'm feeling my cramps more. At least I am able to sit up and eat my meals and I've started feeding the cats again.
post #21 of 21
Its really great to hear from you regular!! keep up the good healing and don't push yourself too hard.
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