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Forum: Spinal Disorders 04-21-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,492
Posted By Shanti
Hi No Sleep, Hopefully I can help some. I...

Hi No Sleep,

Hopefully I can help some. I am so sorry to hear all you are dealing with :(

The scans aren't all that clear, but from what I can see...there definitely appears to be a bulge of...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 10-12-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Shanti
Hi kmevans, I haven't been around here for...

Hi kmevans,

I haven't been around here for a while, but I just had my 3rd spine surgery at Barnes-Jewish with Dr. Santiago. I just wanted to say that Barnes and the Docs at the Center for...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 06-03-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By Shanti
Unhappy Thanks for the patience:)

I am so sorry I have not been online. I have my appt tomorrow with my NS amd will hopefully be lifted off the extra precautions, but I just didn't want to risk doing anything that was "fixed" because...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 04-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Shanti
Unhappy Thank you so much for all your replies! I'm sorry...

Thank you so much for all your replies! I'm sorry I haven't been around. I haven't been online since the night I posted. I've been kinda having a rough go of it lately. I know that the original...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 04-21-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Shanti
Post I'm Home!!

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and well wishes for my surgery!

The surgery went well, with the exception of some minor complications which the doc had talked about with me (minus one) and...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 04-10-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Shanti
Post Update-Surgery Tomorrow (10th)

Hi everyone!

I am so sorry I have been MIA for so long. It's not because I had better things to do or didn't want to be here, it's because things have gotten so much worse since my last visit....
Forum: Spinal Disorders 03-03-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By Shanti
What a beautiful and selfless thought. As always...

What a beautiful and selfless thought. As always Mark, you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers daily.
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-29-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,788
Posted By Shanti
Oh my gosh, Mark! I just don't know what to...

Oh my gosh, Mark!

I just don't know what to say. You are having one hell of a "shower" of bad stuff. I guess all I can say is that I will continue to pray for you and all involved.

Much love!
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-27-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Shanti
Thanks Mark :) I sure hope I get the...

Thanks Mark :)

I sure hope I get the results I hope for, but I know there are no guarantees. One minute I am nervous, the next excited. This will be my biggest surgery so far. He said about 5...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-26-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By Shanti
Mark, I am so very sorry to hear about...

Mark,

I am so very sorry to hear about this. You've been going through so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your brother and the rest of the family, friends and loved ones.

Much...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-25-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Shanti
Thanks bunches Mark :) Right now we're just...

Thanks bunches Mark :)

Right now we're just dealing with the lumbar, he just wanted to take a look at the t-spine since he saw that herniation, etc. and I was already having the Myelo done. I got...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-25-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Shanti
Arrow Overdue Update & Visit

Good Lord! I don't check in for a week and there is a lot to catch up on! ;)

First of all, I want to thank everyone that answered my previous posts on the myelogram, etc. I did read them all and...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-13-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By Shanti
Talking Weird Question...LOL

I wish I would have saved this page, but I didn't think to. But I read on a site recently that repeated, daily, bending (sideways, backwards, etc...depending on the herniation location) as well as...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-13-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,628
Posted By Shanti
Thanks for all the replies, again! :) You have no...

Thanks for all the replies, again! :) You have no idea (well, I guess you do...LOL) how much it means to me. I love this forum!

We already know based on my past and such that it is indeed my L4/5...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-12-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Shanti
That's so great to hear, Rebecca!!!! I'm so happy...

That's so great to hear, Rebecca!!!! I'm so happy for you :)
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,628
Posted By Shanti
Thanks Kathy! That's my thinking. I would...

Thanks Kathy!

That's my thinking. I would definitely want him to have the most/best info possible.

Mark- That's what I thought also, but the nurse said that the base MRI's are crappy pics...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-10-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,628
Posted By Shanti
Post Myelogram vs Contrast MRI

I keep thinking about my upcoming myelo. :eek: LOL But what I am also wondering is, wouldn't the myelo show what a contrast MRI wouldn't? I asked the NS why the myelo and he said to look for...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-06-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Shanti
Thanks again for the replies! This really helps...

Thanks again for the replies! This really helps me. My hubby called the radiology department 2x today and they insist there is no issue with the Klonopin.

Laura, I agree. I knew 10 days would not...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-06-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Shanti
Thank you Mark, Kathy, & Kathi :) To...

Thank you Mark, Kathy, & Kathi :)

To clarify, I was told to go off the Klonopin because of the Myelogram, not the surgery. The nurse came in to set everything up and tell me all about the...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-05-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By Shanti
Glad to hear you're home Doug! I hope you're...

Glad to hear you're home Doug! I hope you're resting comfortably by now. My thoughts and prayers are with you :)
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-05-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Shanti
Thumbs up Saw NS Today

I know I posted a message late last night about my upcoming appt today, but I'm guessing I had too much on my mind and must not have clicked submit...LOL Anywho...

My doc was really nice! As many...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-05-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By Shanti
When we first moved here to IL, my Dr. told me to...

When we first moved here to IL, my Dr. told me to call him at least 2 weeks a head of time so that to start off with I would have that cushion of 2 weeks at all times should he be gone, problems with...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-03-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,950
Posted By Shanti
What an awesome man you are! If only all adults...

What an awesome man you are! If only all adults could act like an adult when it comes to things like this. The kids need to be top priority. What a loving father you are.

Even though we don't...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-03-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By Shanti
Thanks Mark! There is nothing worse than...

Thanks Mark!

There is nothing worse than seeing your kids' and husband's lives pass on by while you just lay in bed all day. So it is so upsetting to me when docs, especially, make comments on my...
Forum: Spinal Disorders 02-03-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By Shanti
Thanks! I didn't even think of that and yet I've...

Thanks! I didn't even think of that and yet I've been talking about possibly getting an inversion table..LOL Doh!
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