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davedsel2

Joined: 01/10/2014
My Story:
Personal Info: Currently disabled/retired living with my wonderful wife, two young adult sons, 3 dogs and 4 cats. I have managed moderate to mostly severe chronic pain for over 35 years. I've been a member of WebMD for over 10 years.

Spinal Conditions: Hyperkyphosis (thoracic section curved outward too much), osteoarthritis in my spine and entire body, DDD, 7-8 herniated discs, stenosis at all 3 levels of spine, spurs at all 3 levels of spine, major problems at T12/L1. I will be having both hips replaced in 2015 due to osteoarthritis destroying all the cartilage and affecting the bones around my hip joints. Right hip is being replaced 3/16/15 and if all goes well the left hip will be done in June or July.

Spinal Pain Management Methods: Chiropractic adjustments, Sleep Number bed, good recliner, enteric coated aspirin and muscle relaxer. Allergic to all narcotic prescription pain medications. Now seeing a pain management specialist that is a phyiatrist and he is helping with steroid injections and eventually a rhizotomy.

Philosophy: My family and faith help me to keep a positive attitude.

Motto: Keep doing your research. Keep moving as much as possible. Keep a positive attitude.

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Reply: pain relief in th he hospital
Then do what blessedladyptl suggested - talk to the hospital administrator asap. You can...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: WHAT IS THIS CHEST PAIN?
Sorry, the Terms Of Use (rules) governing all WebMD communities prevent us from giving...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: knee pain after a knee replacement
Hello. IMHO, it is time to visit the original orthopedic surgeon again. If this one...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Update On Me and My Hips
Lots has been going on this year and I will try and make this brief, but it is long so...More
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-Dave
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Reply: Update On Me and My Hips
My pain levels are still about the same, especially the hips. I think as I lose more...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Pain treatment
Hello. I am not a doctor, but do have serious spine problems along with Type 2 Diabetes....More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Pain management with Gastric Bypass
Hello. I've been reading this discussion. I have almost 40 years experience with chronic...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Update On Me and My Hips
Hello, Shelia. I track everything I eat in FitDay.com. There is a free version that...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Update On Me and My Hips
Thanks, everyone. I cancelled the steroid injections because I have a bad cold, almost a...More
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Blessings,

-Dave
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Reply: Neuropathy
agaga posted that they are on Hydrocodone PLUS another med that is like Lyrica - probably...More
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-Dave
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