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Offline Woodhauler

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Going to find a doctor today!
« on: November 17, 2014, 06:16:48 AM »
Been having chronic hip and upper leg pain for a long time! Bone cruncher don't seem to help. Haven't been getting much sleep, driving truck puts me in tears! I have had sciatic nerve trouble before but has gone away. Sometimes if i am kneeling down and stand up my right leg will give out! Lots of pain with it when it happens. Can't remember the last pain free day i had. Prberly going to start at local doctors office then go from there.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 08:02:44 AM »
Hope all goes well for you Woodhauler.
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Re: Going to find a doctor today!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 08:09:35 AM »
make them do a complete blood workup. i wasted over a year of life being sent down the wrong path $$$$$$$
 you have to be your own advocate, take a list in with you of everything that dosent seem right. i had a list of 20 things when i took control :) ask questions lots of questions
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Re: Going to find a doctor today!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 09:21:02 AM »
Try to be more descriptive where you feel the pain.  Is it in the front of your hip in the groin area, or on the side where you might bump open a door if your arms were full?  Where, exactly, is the thigh pain?  A good history can make most diagnosis.
My father once said, "This is my son who wanted to grow up and become a doctor.  So far, he's only become a doctor."

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 10:35:42 AM »
I hear ya woodhauler, I will say, speaking just for myself, mine started way back in the early 2000's and progressively worsened.  You describe exactly what I was experiencing, with the exception I felt no pain while sitting or laying down.  After what seemed like, well too long, and what was I believe was called a Mylagram (spelling check) test, it showed severe blockage in my spinal column at the L-4 and L-5. They removed the Facets and inserted two rods, also repaired on disk.  Have not had the paralyzing sensation since then, the one that makes your knees buckle, but have had very slow mornings since.  Walking is the best therapy for me after the surgery.  I really hope you get this figured out, life is short, with still a long list to do, 
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 07:15:56 PM »
Try to be more descriptive where you feel the pain.  Is it in the front of your hip in the groin area, or on the side where you might bump open a door if your arms were full?  Where, exactly, is the thigh pain?  A good history can make most diagnosis.
Doc, pain is on right side below belt line, goes down the leg not quite to me knee. throbbing pain all the time. Xrays friday, happy pils now.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 08:33:53 PM »
Google meralgia paresthetica, read what the Mayo Clinic describes, and see if that sounds like your pain.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 05:39:42 PM »
Well finally got the xrays done today, the person who took them couldn't tell me what they seen, but did say they didn't know how i walked in!!! Said most people in my shape don't walk in!! If i need a replacement i am shooting for middle of march! Mud season! Also need trigger finger surgery on both hands! Hopefully it can be done the same time!!  Or near the same time! Fix it all and get it over with!!
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Re: Going to find a doctor today!
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 07:02:44 PM »
Sounds like you are on the way to having a diagnosis and plan of action.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 04:45:39 PM »
Might want to wait on the trigger finger surgeries until you know which side  you will be able to lean on the toilet.   ::)
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 07:45:34 AM »
Might want to wait on the trigger finger surgeries until you know which side  you will be able to lean on the toilet.   ::)


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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 03:52:52 PM »
Guess i will have to live in pain till i die! Can't seem to get a refurall to see anyone! Short of going to the emergency room i don't know what to do!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 04:54:26 PM »
Is the delay because your primary care doc has not provided the referral, or because you have a referral but can't find an orthopedic surgeon?  The best way to speed things up, dependent upon how your insurance works, is to see the primary care doc in his office.   Most pts want to skip this step, understandably, but it seems to grease the wheels of care a bit.
My father once said, "This is my son who wanted to grow up and become a doctor.  So far, he's only become a doctor."

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 05:35:55 PM »
Is the delay because your primary care doc has not provided the referral, or because you have a referral but can't find an orthopedic surgeon?  The best way to speed things up, dependent upon how your insurance works, is to see the primary care doc in his office.   Most pts want to skip this step, understandably, but it seems to grease the wheels of care a bit.
Primary care is slow on everything!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 07:09:02 PM »
What I could never figure out was once I went through fruitless pain shots, and MRI's the doc mentioned a test, the mylagram, again spelling check, but he said there's no way of seeing the stenosis without it.  So I ask, why go through over 6500 bucks of tests and shots for the benefit of the insurance companies when the docs need the answers to the question.  Yea it's a slow process, and one that should be pretty quick in my opinion.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 06:42:19 PM »
Got visits sheduled for my hands and my hip!!!  Mid march on both! Middle fingers on both hands are bent downward and swollen, can't staighten them out! They lock up at nite!! Hip is screwed, happy pills work somewhat. Spending many sleepless nites now
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2015, 05:33:11 AM »
May have to see if i can get in sooner or get some better pain meds, only getting 2-4 hrs sleep a nite!
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