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  1. Thanks, Lin. That is what I figured and so did he...

    Thanks, Lin. That is what I figured and so did he but his doctor started him on Lyrica a few weeks post-surgery and he was never really given an opportunity to feel nerve pain without medication as...
  2. Also, he has in about the last two to three weeks...

    Also, he has in about the last two to three weeks started to have an electrical shock type of sensation in various areas--his left heal, his lower back, and most recently his left testicle. He...
  3. He saw a GI specialist on Tuesday about his bowel...

    He saw a GI specialist on Tuesday about his bowel problems. He isn't constipated but just isn't able to go often enough and is ultimately getting backed up. He determined that his anal sphincter...
  4. If you don't mind sharing, what type of exercises...

    If you don't mind sharing, what type of exercises did you do or still do to encourage rehabilitation? I have a couple of friends who are PTs, I need to get into contact with them to see about setting...
  5. Ket, Thank you for all of your advice. He...

    Ket,

    Thank you for all of your advice. He takes Metamucil 3x a day and eats an extremely high fiber diet. He doesn't take any pain medicine of any form. He is on Lyrica but has never really had...
  6. SCI-Nurse He is down to cathing once a...

    SCI-Nurse

    He is down to cathing once a day--before bed and is staying around 25ml or less residual--which is great. However, his bowels seem to be regressing. He has been having evenings where his...
  7. Update: As of last Friday my husband had a...

    Update:

    As of last Friday my husband had a change with his bladder function. He said that he was able to feel pressure--he would feel like had pee but not that he was necessarily full. When he'd...
  8. Thank you. I am assuming this was the doctor that...

    Thank you. I am assuming this was the doctor that his spine surgeons said he would start sending him to after his next appointment if things hadn't improved. I will keep in touch and let you know...
  9. He actually does have anal sphincter tone and...

    He actually does have anal sphincter tone and that baffled the spine surgeon. He said generally it is all or nothing and that if he had tone that he should be able to have a bowel movement. He can...
  10. I will ask him if he wants to register but I...

    I will ask him if he wants to register but I doubt that he will. He runs two businesses and when he comes home he tries to stay away from the computer as much as possible as they are both internet...
  11. Husband's Recent L5-S1 Disc Rupture causing Cauda Equinas Syndrome

    I am on here trying to find out as much information as possible about my husband who suffered a Complete CES--L5-S1.Here is what happened: We knew he had a herniated disc back in December 2013 when...
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