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Charl1942

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
I didn't know what real pain was until November 2005. It all began with a fall on a room size rug and broke my pelvis. The fracture healed in 6 months and I was fine until I began to fall and had several falls on my butt. As time progressed the falls began to take their toll.

After several pain clinics and orthopaedics and a nerosurgeon, I finally found out my tailbone was hypermobile. (It moved around like a clock in fast motion. I suffered for about four years with that and it never healed. So in 2011, I had the tailbone removed. Okay you don't really need the tailbone, it is sorta like the appe it removed. No problem with the surgery and I healed from that in a timely manner. Then my discs began to wear out and falls continued. I don't know why I fell. It was not watching where I was going and moving too fast. The last fall was in a shuttle bus headed for the airport May 2012.
Too much for a small frame body. At the time I was thin, but now NOT so much.

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Hi Sissy and everyone. The 4th for us is not so celebratory. Some have fireworks and...More
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
Hi Painloopy, I am sure you are having effects of a recent surgery. Maybe most of the...More
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
Hi painloopy. My doctor who did my SI fusion gave me the exact statistics as yours did....More
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
aprilrose9, I am sorry that you are having so much trouble trying to find a PM who...More
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Reply: Spinal Cord Stimulator
I apologize if someone mentioned this and I missed it, but I have had the trial SCS. It...More
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
Hello P Yes you are right about the physicians having trouble identifying nerves because...More
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Reply: Just an update
I'm praying for you sister.
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
Dear Painloopy, I did have the SI joint fuse. Yes it is FDA approved. It is just a newer...More
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Reply: I fuse
Thanks Dave
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I fuse
Has anyone here had an I-fuse? That is where the illum is fused to the sacrum with three...More
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