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    thank you its very scary but there really is...

    thank you

    its very scary but there really is no other option.
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    question about surgery

    i wrote on this forum a little over 1 year ago about my boyfriend (age 52) who had a C5 burst with a vertebral artery dissection, a clot, etc.

    Finally hes been cleared to have surgery. Front-Back...
  3. i am, thank yuo

    i am, thank yuo
  4. update: last week, he had a right hemispheric...

    update: last week, he had a right hemispheric stroke. We are still very frustrated by the response or lack of clarity offered by his medical team.

    The Ortho doc did not return my call for 4 days,...
  5. thank you soooooooooo much!

    thank you soooooooooo much!
  6. this seems pretty critical to understand. My 4...

    this seems pretty critical to understand.
    My 4 main questions:

    1.Does the fact that there is 100% occlusion (via thrombus) in the Left vertebral artery, mean that there is now or potentially...
  7. Thanks SCI-Nurse. I must be very slow taking...

    Thanks SCI-Nurse.

    I must be very slow taking everything in, but just now I have a new curiosity:its about the vertebral artery.

    July 2011 Left side VA was dissected with a clot, with 100%...
  8. but you think its safe in this case? He doesnt...

    but you think its safe in this case? He doesnt see the neuro til August 31st...
    should I call his office and run it by him?
  9. question about taking neurontin with brain thrombus

    Following up on my boyfriends situation (C5 burst with vertebral artey dissect/thrombus) today he was prescribed neurontin 3X day.

    Since I have had no experience or knowlegde of this medication, I...
  10. so, today he was prescribed neurontin 3X day. ...

    so, today he was prescribed neurontin 3X day.

    Since I have had no experience or knowlegde of this medication, I am hoping it will be safe for the arterial thrombus situation. It is, I understand,...
  11. No, he has not seen a pain mgmt person or...

    No, he has not seen a pain mgmt person or physiatrist. We meet with his Ortho surgeon next week and I will ask abt those meds you mentioned, in hopes of getting away from opioids.

    thanks!
  12. pain, spasms and medication questions

    This is in reference to my boyfriend with the C5 burst fracture/Vertebral Artery Dissection, dated july 9 2011.

    He has been taking both Dilaudid 2mg and Valium. He went down from 2 Dilaudid 2mg...
  13. okay, I did not know that, about the 3-4 months....

    okay, I did not know that, about the 3-4 months. we've been told to wait 30 more days which will total 60 days, at which point he was told hed go into a soft collar.

    he began counseling and is on...
  14. thank you so much. your insight is a comfort and...

    thank you so much. your insight is a comfort and helps to ground us.

    what remains scary to us is the clot. How does that work itself out? will there always be a risk of it breaking loose and...
  15. c5 burst fracture and vertebral artery dissection

    On July 9, my 50 yr old boyfriend had a surfing accident and suffered a c5 burst fracture and vertebral artery dissection. He also fractured c4 and c6. He is not paralysed nor is there any brain...
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