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I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Laurie R on 1/19/02 at 11:09 (070501)

Hi Everyone , I just wanted to let you know that my spinal injections went really well... I am feeling so much better ... Last week I was in so much pain with everything acting up , I thought their was no way to get any relief... I was even looking forward to the injections... This was the first time I have ever went to a surgery center and I was not nervous... I think getting there first thing in the morning had a lot to do with it . I had to get there at 6:30 am .I was my doctor's first case.... I was home by 9:00 am .... My back it still a little sore , but I will take that over the terrible RSD pain.... I woke today to no throbbing in my foot .... All I can say is WOW !!!!!! It is a beautiful day ...... Now I still have all the tendon pain and the ankle pain , but I can deal with this....

I will be seeing a foot and ankle specialist now in a few weeks for a second opinion on my up coming surgery. My Pod wants to make sure of the type of surgery he will be doing ... Then after the second opinion my Pod will schedule my surgery ....

Thank you to all for the wonderful emails and prayers and good thoughts , they worked .....

My best to all ..Much love ,Laurie R

Re: That's GREAT news!!!

Suzanne D on 1/19/02 at 11:32 (070509)

I am very happy to read that you are feeling better following the injections! :-)

Have a good weekend with your family, Laurie!

Re: That's GREAT news!!!

Carmen H on 1/19/02 at 12:37 (070518)

Wonderful....just wonderful!!!!!

Re: That's GREAT news!!!

Beverly on 1/19/02 at 14:18 (070529)

Laurie, this is wonderful! I hope that shot lasts a long time.
Beverly

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nancy s. on 1/19/02 at 14:18 (070530)

hurray, laurie! honestly, some nights i can hardly sleep wishing your pain would lighten. (of course you know this, since that's usually when i'm emailing. don't worry -- many things keep me from sleep! i can't even talk on the phone after 6 p.m. I get too revved up, even if it's a perfectly calm conversation. so many quirks....)
enjoy this weekend; i know you are.
nancy

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Carole C on 1/19/02 at 19:41 (070575)

YAY! We are all so happy for you, Laurie :)

Carole C

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wendyn on 1/19/02 at 21:27 (070591)

If ANYONE deserves some good days it's you.

Enjoy - and I hope it lasts!

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Anthony P on 1/19/02 at 21:53 (070597)

I'M happy to read that your feeling good . YEAH HOOOO !! :)=)
Anthony P

Re: glad to hear!

elliott on 1/19/02 at 23:36 (070605)

Hope it holds up.

Laurie, are you sure this pod is qualified to do the surgery you've described? It sounds so detailed, almost to the point of being reconstructive, that I wonder if a good foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon might be a better choice. Sometimes you get only one shot in life, I just want it to go right for you...

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Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

JudyS on 1/20/02 at 11:06 (070648)

Good to 'see' you today, Laurie! Now don't overdo, OK?

Re: glad to hear!

Laurie R on 1/20/02 at 12:25 (070657)

Thank you everyone for your support and kind words... Elliott , I will be going to a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon as soon as I get the approval from good ol WC . It should be soon within the next week or two... My Pod is sending me there ,which I think is a great idea ... This foot and ankle guy is suppose to be the best , my Pod told me he wrote the book on foot and ankle surgery .... Your right it is going to be a very detailed surgery .. It is the RSD that has held up my surgery . Which I might add I am very lucky I found out I had RSD before I had any foot surgery .. Surgery can make RSD spread or send me right into another flare up ...

I am still feeling good today .. I still have to take it really easy . The tendon pain is still bad , but at this point I will take any relief at all . Last week was the worse pain I have ever been in since this all has started .... So I am one happy person.. If it took for me to have spinal injections every week to control the RSD pain I would . RSD is not fun and very ,very painful ....

Thank you again everyone , your support means the world to me.

I will keep you posted on my on going foot drama ....

Much love Laurie R

And just for you Elliott a big Italian hug ....LOL~~

((((((((((((((((ELLIOTT)))))))))))))))))

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Julie on 1/21/02 at 03:04 (070723)

Hi Laurie

I missed your feeling good post - I'm still catching up with the boards. I am SO glad you're feeling good! Long may it last.

Love to you, Julie

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Necee on 1/21/02 at 07:51 (070731)

Oh Laurie, thats the best news I've heard in a long time!! Enjoy your pain free days but please don't overdo! We are all pulling for ya.
Your in my thoughts and prayers!!
Love ya dear friend!
Necee

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Clara on 1/21/02 at 09:20 (070741)

HELLO LAURIE!!!
Now, that´s really good news! i´m happy for you!!!!!
I have been on a vacation so i haven´t get on the board for a while. Nice to be back!
GREAT HUGS from
//Clara

Re: That's GREAT news!!!

Suzanne D on 1/19/02 at 11:32 (070509)

I am very happy to read that you are feeling better following the injections! :-)

Have a good weekend with your family, Laurie!

Re: That's GREAT news!!!

Carmen H on 1/19/02 at 12:37 (070518)

Wonderful....just wonderful!!!!!

Re: That's GREAT news!!!

Beverly on 1/19/02 at 14:18 (070529)

Laurie, this is wonderful! I hope that shot lasts a long time.
Beverly

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

nancy s. on 1/19/02 at 14:18 (070530)

hurray, laurie! honestly, some nights i can hardly sleep wishing your pain would lighten. (of course you know this, since that's usually when i'm emailing. don't worry -- many things keep me from sleep! i can't even talk on the phone after 6 p.m. I get too revved up, even if it's a perfectly calm conversation. so many quirks....)
enjoy this weekend; i know you are.
nancy

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Carole C on 1/19/02 at 19:41 (070575)

YAY! We are all so happy for you, Laurie :)

Carole C

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

wendyn on 1/19/02 at 21:27 (070591)

If ANYONE deserves some good days it's you.

Enjoy - and I hope it lasts!

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Anthony P on 1/19/02 at 21:53 (070597)

I'M happy to read that your feeling good . YEAH HOOOO !! :)=)
Anthony P

Re: glad to hear!

elliott on 1/19/02 at 23:36 (070605)

Hope it holds up.

Laurie, are you sure this pod is qualified to do the surgery you've described? It sounds so detailed, almost to the point of being reconstructive, that I wonder if a good foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon might be a better choice. Sometimes you get only one shot in life, I just want it to go right for you...

---

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

JudyS on 1/20/02 at 11:06 (070648)

Good to 'see' you today, Laurie! Now don't overdo, OK?

Re: glad to hear!

Laurie R on 1/20/02 at 12:25 (070657)

Thank you everyone for your support and kind words... Elliott , I will be going to a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon as soon as I get the approval from good ol WC . It should be soon within the next week or two... My Pod is sending me there ,which I think is a great idea ... This foot and ankle guy is suppose to be the best , my Pod told me he wrote the book on foot and ankle surgery .... Your right it is going to be a very detailed surgery .. It is the RSD that has held up my surgery . Which I might add I am very lucky I found out I had RSD before I had any foot surgery .. Surgery can make RSD spread or send me right into another flare up ...

I am still feeling good today .. I still have to take it really easy . The tendon pain is still bad , but at this point I will take any relief at all . Last week was the worse pain I have ever been in since this all has started .... So I am one happy person.. If it took for me to have spinal injections every week to control the RSD pain I would . RSD is not fun and very ,very painful ....

Thank you again everyone , your support means the world to me.

I will keep you posted on my on going foot drama ....

Much love Laurie R

And just for you Elliott a big Italian hug ....LOL~~

((((((((((((((((ELLIOTT)))))))))))))))))

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Julie on 1/21/02 at 03:04 (070723)

Hi Laurie

I missed your feeling good post - I'm still catching up with the boards. I am SO glad you're feeling good! Long may it last.

Love to you, Julie

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Necee on 1/21/02 at 07:51 (070731)

Oh Laurie, thats the best news I've heard in a long time!! Enjoy your pain free days but please don't overdo! We are all pulling for ya.
Your in my thoughts and prayers!!
Love ya dear friend!
Necee

Re: I FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

Clara on 1/21/02 at 09:20 (070741)

HELLO LAURIE!!!
Now, that´s really good news! i´m happy for you!!!!!
I have been on a vacation so i haven´t get on the board for a while. Nice to be back!
GREAT HUGS from
//Clara