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    Hello Ben a357, I had surgery in July 2010 to...

    Hello Ben a357,

    I had surgery in July 2010 to remove a tumor from the t3-t5 thoracic

    I know you have a lot of questions, and so do I. I had all the same concerns as you. I am 51 years old...
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    Sticky: baclofen pump

    thanks for posting. I am thinking of having a pump installed. Did it help with walking and bending at the joints. man my right leg and trunk is so stiff - crazy. Did the pump make you gain...
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    Baclofen pump

    Hello Everyone,

    I hope all are doing well and working hard towards recovery.

    I am one year past surgery to remove a spinal cord tumor, known as ependymoma, from t3-t5 of thoracic spine. I...
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    Going OK starting PT next week again. Showing...

    Going OK starting PT next week again. Showing some progress, but still very hard to move and mobility is pretty bad. Plus I just can't stand the physical sensations - feels like I weigh about a...
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    No do not use those meds, but will ask next time...

    No do not use those meds, but will ask next time I see doc. By not doing enough, I just get real inpatient, and feel I need to push harder. Just me the way I feel and I am encouraged by the posts...
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    yes, gunslinger. I have very similar sensations....

    yes, gunslinger. I have very similar sensations. I recall at the gym one day when the bike pedal struck my leg/shin and cut it pretty bad. When they dabbed it with alcohol prep, the whole leg...
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    Brown Sequard

    I have the same condition. Right side has littl mobility and hard to bend at knee. Left has loss of pain and temp. One year post surgery t3-t7 to remove tumor/ependymoma. RIght leg wants to stay...
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    gaining weight

    Since my spinal cord surgery 8 months ago, I have gained weight and feel very uncomfortable. My diet is lean, but it's real hard to move. 20 min on treadmill is all I can handle. So hard to move...
  9. Cjt8, yeah i had to wear that band too - what...

    Cjt8,

    yeah i had to wear that band too - what a pain. Stay in touch. Road will be long but determination must never wane. Working hard at PT too, including pool. Stronger but still need a lot...
  10. Thanks for your response. I really hope I can...

    Thanks for your response. I really hope I can work through this, and hope you can too.
  11. Bruce, Thank you so much for your reply. I...

    Bruce,

    Thank you so much for your reply. I will look over the information you gave me, and put it to the best use possible.

    The sensation I was referring to is that "falling asleep"...
  12. Reaching out to other Brown sequard patients

    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to this forum, and 5 months post surgery to remove a spinal cord tumor - T3-T5. Diagnosed with brown sequard syndrome. Right leg is weak and can't move well, does not...
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    Sticky: Brown Sequard Syndrome

    Dear SCI Nurse,

    Do you have any information about Brown Sequard Syndrome?? Prognosis? Forums? Success rates ??
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    new patient with BSS

    I had a tumor removed from the spinal cord in July 2010. Between the tumor and surgery, I sustained motion and sensory deficits and was diagnosed with BSS. I am in OP rehab and I have a lot of...
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