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  1. Dave, I would call the hospital department where...

    Dave, I would call the hospital department where you received the injection and paperwork listing things to be aware of, and ask them about this. Also report your symptoms to your regular physician,...
  2. Thread: MRI findings

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    Smash, you've been on my mind and I was hoping...

    Smash, you've been on my mind and I was hoping someone with medical expertise would see this thread - all I know about increased CSF around the optic nerve is that it represents heightened...
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    I was in junior high study hall. The principal...

    I was in junior high study hall. The principal came in and told us all to go to our home rooms, where we received the news.
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    I think it's safe to say that doctors come from a...

    I think it's safe to say that doctors come from a very defensive position nowadays, due to restrictions imposed on them by insurance companies and an increase in patient litigation. In the situation...
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    Putting the hands on the spine, one at the base...

    Putting the hands on the spine, one at the base of the skull and one at the tailbone, sounds like craniosacral therapy. Before I knew I had MS, I went to a craniosacral therapist for pain and...
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    Thanks, KLD. I'm glad to know the problems aren't...

    Thanks, KLD. I'm glad to know the problems aren't systemic.
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    Hanger's getting to be the only game in town -...

    Hanger's getting to be the only game in town - the orthotist where I got my KAFO said Hanger is buying up scores of small independent clinics.

    There have been quite a few posts here over the years...
  8. That really is a good article - thank you.

    That really is a good article - thank you.
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    Wow, what a horrible aftermath with pain meds...

    Wow, what a horrible aftermath with pain meds that didn't work! That's good advice about preparing for a hospital stay as if you were going to a hotel. I'm glad to hear that the procedure itself was...
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    It's a very good sign that you don't have...

    It's a very good sign that you don't have headache or stiff neck...they probably didn't have any reason to suspect meningitis, then. I wish I had some useful ideas or suggestions, maybe SCI Nurse...
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    Did they do a lumbar puncture? Do you headache or...

    Did they do a lumbar puncture? Do you headache or stiff neck?

    Edited to add: Sad to say, but I've had plenty of ER visits and admissions that didn't yield any useful diagnoses. I think many of us...
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    Safe and happy journeys, darkeyed_daisy! So nice...

    Safe and happy journeys, darkeyed_daisy! So nice to see your name on a post.
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    Very best wishes to you!

    Very best wishes to you!
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    Could it be Adi? I remember Lynnifer having...

    Could it be Adi? I remember Lynnifer having loooong dialogues with him in 2008, when I joined.

    Edited to add: "Adi" might not have been his actual username here, but it's what Lynnifer called him.
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    There are so many old-time members I miss. Some...

    There are so many old-time members I miss. Some have passed, like Lynnifer, GJ, The Hip Crip, Timaru and too many others; some left or might have passed and I'm not aware of it - arndog, marycsm77,...
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    Yes! It was on the 10th anniversary of her death....

    Yes! It was on the 10th anniversary of her death. She'll be forever young and beautiful to us.
  17. Thread: sleep

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    There are large foam wedge pillows that you can...

    There are large foam wedge pillows that you can get to support your legs if you decide to sleep on your back, vjls...helps to take the pressure off the lower body. Combined with a memory foam or low...
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    The degeneration has been intense over the past...

    The degeneration has been intense over the past two years, but I'm glad that I can stay engaged with the world through TV and computer. No major complaints, under the circumstances.

    I remember the...
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    So many people wandered away or felt abandoned...

    So many people wandered away or felt abandoned after that software upgrade several years ago. The community lost its mojo. Some people migrated to Facebook and stayed there. It's really nice to see...
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    I would see an ear, nose and throat specialist...

    I would see an ear, nose and throat specialist because of the sudden onset of this problem, and because you say Kristalose is the only med you're on. An ENT can refer you to another kind of...
  21. I heard that! I love looking at snow, but...

    I heard that! I love looking at snow, but arranging for shoveling and moving a car around for plows? No way.
  22. My husband and I used to travel regularly to...

    My husband and I used to travel regularly to Denver for medical care. We are 250 miles from Denver and have never lived there, but we've seen it in all kinds of conditions and it can be rough getting...
  23. Weather in Denver is very unpredictable, and...

    Weather in Denver is very unpredictable, and prone to extremes of heat and cold. Traffic is awful, so snowstorms can make driving a real challenge, though the roads are well maintained. I agree with...
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    Wow, mrb, you look great!

    Wow, mrb, you look great!
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    I've seen something called coolsculpting...

    I've seen something called coolsculpting advertised on TV, it's non-invasive but it looks to me like it could cause skin breakdown anyway, since it involves freezing the fatty tissue. I have a potato...
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