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  1. Gene, I haven't seen anything of you for years,...

    Gene, I haven't seen anything of you for years, where have you been. I only look in very occasionally, so its really good to see that you are still around. How have you been. I think last time I...
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    hi ejb

    Blast from the past. I remember yourself, and of course Mark, and I just noticed that Mick from London has recently posted. I am from North of England, and I posted you once or twice. Are you still...
  3. Hello Mick. I haven't been here in ages, but you...

    Hello Mick.
    I haven't been here in ages, but you and I corresponded way back, maybe around 2002 onwards. I live in Cumbria. I get to London a few times a year, as my son and daughter live there....
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    Well, My thanks too. I must say I have kind of...

    Well, My thanks too. I must say I have kind of drifted away, and now only lurk occasionally. In the old days Braintalk was like a global family, and it helped me enormously. I can't praise it enough....
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    Hey Mark, I found the London cabbie's last post!!...

    Hey Mark, I found the London cabbie's last post!!

    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Location: London, England
    Posts: 541
    Default End of the road for BT? I hope not.
    I have pretty well got over my spine...
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    I guess I am now one of the oldies also. I joined...

    I guess I am now one of the oldies also. I joined around 01/02, before my first big surgery, and since then I have had several, and now I don't want any more, but I do have chronic pain which I live...
  7. Hello Mark. Remember me? I haven't been here for...

    Hello Mark. Remember me? I haven't been here for ages. I'm still nostalgic for the old place. I think I,m as good as its going to get, which is not brilliant. I have problems with hands and...
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    Just popped in to say hello

    I joined in 2002 I think. Maybe a little earlier. Cant believe its over ten years now, or that I've had spinal issues for over twenty years. Ive been through the whole thing with spinal surgery, and...
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    I had an sacral nerve stimulator trial for a...

    I had an sacral nerve stimulator trial for a slightly different reason. Because I have severe nerve damage, due in the main part but not totally to be fair, to botched surgery, I had functional bowel...
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    I say thanks too Its great to see a development...

    I say thanks too Its great to see a development here, and it will really get folk coming back to the forum. I originally around 2002, a decade ago, and have missied it this last few years. Great...
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    Hi ejb. I know i posted you ofttimes in the past....

    Hi ejb. I know i posted you ofttimes in the past. way way back. Cant remember the connection, other than lumbar issues. Since then I've had metalwork in lumbar region replace because first surgeon...
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    Hello, I don't post here much either.I sympathise...

    Hello, I don't post here much either.I sympathise with you pretty much 100%. I had a botched fusion L4/5 in 2003. Screw went through spinal canal just missing cord. Painful, so three years later, at...
  13. I have taught myself to compartmentalise, and...

    I have taught myself to compartmentalise, and separate my pain, so I generally don't get bad tempered, but I do have a cross sort of face, and I have constant pain all day, and sleep very badly also....
  14. Hello, I was on the fentanyl patch, and it...

    Hello, I was on the fentanyl patch, and it stopped working for me. I wasn't sleeping either. I was reluctant to increase the dose. I was also taking topamax for neuropathy, and tramadol. I came off...
  15. Hi all. Haven't been in here for ages. Its a...

    Hi all. Haven't been in here for ages. Its a funny time after Christmas I agree. My DH has been home for 3 weeks. He has been on great form, very sweet, but I have cabin fever. My house seems grubby,...
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    Hi you guys. Jacquie is on Facebook. you can get...

    Hi you guys. Jacquie is on Facebook. you can get hold of her there.
  17. Thread: Spinal Stenosis

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    Well my gp will now give me 28 tabs at a time,...

    Well my gp will now give me 28 tabs at a time, but tells me, with a lecture, !!! to make them last me as long as possible. Well I can get four hours of sleep from each tab, and that is fantastic....
  18. Thread: Spinal Stenosis

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    You're right

    I believe you're right. I have many a discussion about this with my GP. He does accept that I have a genuine problem. I have told him I am not at all bothered about the habit forming aspect of a...
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    Only on my heart, for arrhythmia. I suppose that...

    Only on my heart, for arrhythmia. I suppose that would be completely different. It was 90% successful. I have problems with my hands also, and both arms. I have had artificial disc replacement at two...
  20. Hi Big Jo, I know that pain, and I never will...

    Hi Big Jo, I know that pain, and I never will forget it as long as I live. The first surgeon I saw dismissed me and told me it was my knee, nothing bad but that I must have a low pain threshold. I...
  21. Thread: Spinal Stenosis

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    more on spinal stenosis

    I also have this nasty condition. I had first op on lumbar spine in 2002, this failed miserably, and left me worse off, with a great lump in my back, and a screw through my spinal canal, and a...
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    just replying to your test post. Its nice to get...

    just replying to your test post. Its nice to get a reply I guess. I've been around for nearly a decade now. I'm a real oldie, and this brain talk has a completely new feel!!. Anyway see you later.
  23. Hi there, We're nearly neighbours. I'm up in...

    Hi there,
    We're nearly neighbours. I'm up in Cumbria. I have four children, two in their twenties, and two in their thirties. Goodness seeing that in hard type makes me feel very old. Anyway Rhiann,...
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    Hello and welcome Naominjw. As Mark says it would...

    Hello and welcome Naominjw. As Mark says it would be nice to have new members. The original forum was an absolute life saver for me (mentally) but also because I was able to get the answers to so...
  25. Hi Brigitte, I completely understand and...

    Hi Brigitte, I completely understand and sympathise. I had disc replacement nine months ago. I have now had three big spine surgeries, and not really got much better. I wake up every night lots of...
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    Hi there. I'm here as well. I wondered what had...

    Hi there. I'm here as well. I wondered what had happened to the forum. When did all this take place. I'm getting too old for change also. I posted somewhere yesterday, but I'm not sure where. Such a...
  27. Hi all. When did this change then. I thought it...

    Hi all. When did this change then. I thought it had gone for good. Why has it changed. My jury is still out about it but I have an open mind. I'm really busy this summer doing loads of child care,...
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