Debsbears

Joined: 05/04/2012
My Story:
I'm 56, I have 2 children and 2 grand children. I live in WI.

Health issues: Raynaud's phenomenon, Kidney dysfunction (stone maker), type 2 diabetes (in remission), PFO (hole in my heart), PE (pulmonary emboli), TIA's (mini strokes), PH (Pulmonary Hypertension), Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I have spinal and cervical stenosis, 2 total right knee replacements, esophageal dysmotility, LVDD, POTS autonomic dysfunction, sleep disorder w/ brain arousal's and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), and Fibromyalgia. I have recently been diagnosed with chronic iron deficiency anemia.

I also have RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Disorder). Due to my Autonomic dysfunction I have had to have 4ft of my colon removed May 2010. I am a 17 yr breast cancer survivor. 2011 had a 7 vertebrae neck fusion done - 2 rods and 12 screws held my neck together, my neck is completely fused so on 09/13/12 all the hardware were removed.

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Reply: Infuse bone graft dr
Hi Nick - Since you asking "How do I find a doctor" I can tell you that just not one a...More
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Reply: ACDF C3-C5
Hi and welcome we are not doctors. However I had C3-T1 ACDF done at one time, then they...More
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Reply: Cervical Spinal Stenosis Question
Hi again oh yeah I know about the side effects - I have had enough of them I actually...More
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Reply: Orthofix Spinal Stim Issues
Did you call Orthofix? The burning through your brace doesn't sound right.
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1st I was MIA - now another break
Surgery is scheduled for July 10th. I guess in my case it is called an ileostomy because...More
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Reply: Cervical Spinal Stenosis Question
Sorry to say this but the hard brace does come in different sizes, there is also...More
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Reply: Orthofix Spinal Stim Issues
Joy perhaps wearing it on the back has more side effects than the cervical. The only...More
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Reply: Orthofix Spinal Stim Issues
Glynn differently call Orthofix- that doesn't seem right. Like Joy said are you wearing...More
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Reply: Cervical Spinal Stenosis Question
You are welcome - glad I can be of help. I re-read all of this and I want to make sure...More
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Reply: Cervical Spinal Stenosis Question
Hi since you are having only 2 vertebrae done maybe it isn't a big problem but still I...More
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