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    nativetexan - Mortgage insurance-rebuilding costs raising premiums (See Post #44)

    Anyone had a compressed fracture? I had a fall-again- and wrenched my back muscles but also got a fracture in L-1. that is waist level. sigh. this one goes with my bluging discs lower down.
    When will l learn to just pick up my feet?? anyone know how long this will take to get better? I was told it will be a slow process and i must work full time anyway. such is life. :)

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    My mother fell and had three compression fractures in her back. They did a kyphoplasty (sp?), which is putting a cement in those vertebrae. It helped a lot. Lots of luck to you. I know, from my own experience how hard it is to function with severe back problems. Take care.

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    Oh No!!! (((HUGS)))
    I hope that you find something that helps relieve the pain!!!

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    So sorry! You deed to be extra careful now! I had a pulled muscle, and it takes time for them to heal. Hope they are treating you for the pain.

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    Same thing happened to my Dad, but he was about 88 years old. Very painful - take pain meds!!! I also need to learn to pick my feet up - know exactly what you mean. Hope you are better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Same thing happened to my Dad, but he was about 88 years old. Very painful - take pain meds!!! I also need to learn to pick my feet up - know exactly what you mean. Hope you are better soon.
    It's happened to me. The arthritis that sets in after is nearly as bad. It will take a long time to heal, try not to fall again. Did they give you a brace to wear? The made one for me because I had to continue working as well.

    Grace is not my middle name either, it's something about being tall and ungainly. :oops:
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    No brace but i'd love to have one. therapy last night almost killed me. he had me lay down on my back and then try to roll over to get up. it took over seven tries with severe pain, but i finally made it. he showed me how to lay down on my tummy and get back up. i did that one well.
    but later and this morning, i could hardly move. but i made it to work this morning with an icy hot patch on my back.
    the fracture is not waist level, it's three vetebrae up. L4 is waist and mine is L1. so that may be good.
    :shock:

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    Hang in there! You are doing great!!

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    You are amazing! The first time I broke one of mine like that they had me flat on my back in a hospital bed for 30 days. I was 19 years old. Do you know how awful that was? They have sure progressed in treatments a lot in the many years since. They always give me a brace now because of my previous fractures.

    Hang in and tell him no more of the rolling over. I KNOW how badly that hurts right now for you.

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    I need prayers for my Son, Warren, in Texas who is in the hospital for gall bladder surgery. he's 42 yrs old and a bit overweight, but should do well. I don't yet know when his surgery is to be but it should be soon. I had no idea he was having trouble with his gall bladder. he has a bad neck which is causing his right arm to go numb, etc. Sigh. I'm up in Colorado and not able to get down there quickly.
    so prayers would be most appreciated.
    thanks all,
    Carolyn

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    You got it! :thumbup:

    Been there...done that....It was a piece of cake! In and out in no time. He'll be fine! :D

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    Prayers in the air

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    Been there, done that -- NOT a piece of cake!! BUT I had mine done over 22 yrs ago BEFORE they started doing it laproscoptic.....THAT procedure is a piece of cake. I have a 6" scar!!! He's in my prayers, too!

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    My Sister had hers out in the 70's and she has the big scar too. i worry about the lovely germs in the hospitals these days that can do you in. not the surgery so much.
    scary days.
    thanks again.

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    I had mine taken out about 7 yrs ago...they intended to do it with lazers, but mine was a mess and they ended up cutting. Still wasn't too bad tho. The surgeon did a great job....hardly notice the long scar and I recovered quickly. He'll do great but prayers are still going up from here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Been there, done that -- NOT a piece of cake!! BUT I had mine done over 22 yrs ago BEFORE they started doing it laproscoptic.....THAT procedure is a piece of cake. I have a 6" scar!!! He's in my prayers, too!
    I had mine done in the 70's have a huge scar partly because they ended p doing an exploratory. They thought I had stomach cancer. I didn't. I had pancreatis because I waited too long on the gall bladder.

    Ten years later I had another surgery and the girl across from me had the laporostic type done on her gall bladder. She was feeling wonderful hours after the surgery. Up all over the room, walking down halls, etc. She went home the next morning, while I was stuck for a week!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. No matter how major or minor an operation is, it is still invasive surgery and no picnic!

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    My 30 yr old niece just had this surgery in October, she went home that afternoon.... We had her up and walking around that evening.... nothing strenuous for a couple of weeks. She had images of being waited on hand and foot... NOT!!!! LOL meals yes, drinks no... the doc said she should get up and move around frequently, much to her dismay :wink: We even let her fold her own laundry after a couple of days, we put it away. LOL Laprascopy is wonderful!!! Prayers being said that your DS's surgery goes the same as hers!!! :D:D:D

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    this is odd, my post about my Son got into my previous posting. i searched and searched and happened to look in this one again.
    my back still isn't well. they won't really tell me when it will heal either. i do have osteoporosis now too. i'm sure that doesn't help. plus i'm old!!!
    my DIL just called and said they may not do surgery. he is in a lot of pain but i know sometimes they don't remove the gall bladder, just send the patient home to pass them. ouch!!!

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    I got pancreatitis, a gallstone came out of gallbladder and lodge in my pancreas and caused the pancreatitis, had levels as high as an acoholic, should have been in lots of pain, I had no pain and I don't drink anything alcohol. They put me out blew it out with air, on a strict diet for 2 weeks until surgery, in the mean time another got out and they pushed it through, I had to spend the night in the hospital on antibiotics. I couldn't bend over for 6 weeks. Been fine ever since.
    I hope your back gets better and hope they remove your DS gallbladder, only sure cure for it.

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    I had a bulging disc on L5 with degenerative disc disease elsewhere and it was unbelievably painful. Chronic pain was the worst until I had a discectomy. The area is still weak but I know the signs now and take care. Of course sitting for long periods is NOT a good thing - HELLO! I'm a quilter - duh! They were going to try me on therapy too but that was not an option (I waited too long to go to the doc).

    Yes, therapy is painful but if it helps loosen those muscles, strengthens your frame, it can make you feel better. I also got acupuncture and that was awesome.

    When mine acts up, I stick an ice pack down my shorts (sounds awful but ice helps me better than heat)

    Hope you feel better soon and good luck to your son too.

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    I had GB surgery in 1990. Got out of recovery about 9 that night and was out of the bed at 4am going to the bathroom. The nurses told me I couldn't get up and that I had to use a bed pan. I said no I ain't! (it was that pride thing) Help me up or get out of my way....so they helped me up and I went to the bathroom. I think it pissed them off! When the doctor came in about 9 am he told me that he heard I've been out of the bed and he was amazed but that was good. He asked me how I was feeling and I told him fine except I had quiet a bit of gas on my stomach....he winked and said we'll take care of that. I didn't know what he meant at the time. About 20 minutes later they came in with an enema. From then on anytime I had gas in a hospital I kept my mouth shut!!!!! I feel like the nurses got even with me for giving them a hard time. :lol:

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    He, he. yep, be quiet about gas. my poor hubby was in for knee surgery twice and he called them to take him to the bathroom and they took forever. he messed himself by the time they arrived. they told him to go ahead and finish and then they would clean him up.talking about being embarassed.
    My DIL just called me back and they took my son into surgery tonight. his fever keeps going up and he has very large gall stones blocking the bile duct. keep your fingers crossed that this will make his fever go away.
    thanks all,Carolyn

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    Will be praying.

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    Stop worrying! He will be fine! :thumbup:
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    Hoping all is well for your son ! Keep us posted

    AS for you back take it easy, don't try to rush anything

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