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Re: Back pain
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2017, 07:34:22 PM »
Proceed very carefully with that.  Our youngest Daughter has one because of several back surgeries/fusions.  Now it has to come out which is causing more problems that any good that it ever did.  Scar tissue has to be cut through which only leads to more scar tissue.  An acquaintance also had to have hers removed.  She said that it was the worse mistake that she had ever made.
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« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2017, 09:36:00 PM »
In general, spinal cord stimulators should be viewed as a last resort, pain control measure.  They are effective in some, and in others have not been effective at all.  As you can see by other postings, it's a bit of a crap shoot as to whether your quality of life will improve.  My advice is to try a lot of stuff first before resorting to a spinal cord stimulator.  At that point, most patients are grabbing at anything with the hope of improvement.

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« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2017, 09:40:20 AM »
 I know nothing about them other than my son mentioned something about them before he died from over dose. I just wondered what the doctor's said about them.
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« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2017, 11:02:52 AM »
Ok. So good info to have should the need arise. At this point I am enjoying a certain measure of life quality simply by not being bullheaded and insisting on working. I spend considerable amount of time resting, then a little office work, fit the Forum into the day a few times, and if at all possible go for a walk around the yard. A bit difficult now with snow and ice but at least get some fresh air. My pain levels are manageable so long as I don't do something stupid. The worst part is leg weakness or numbness. It's just hard to predict what they'll do. Makes walking tough.

I still dream of making sawdust and need to make a decision about selling or keeping the mill. My children want me to keep it; they hope to help me get a roof over it and then get my work station comfortable so I can spend some time sawing while they do all the heavy work. So we'll see what the next days bring. Thanks to all for suggestions, thoughts, and mostly for caring.
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