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Good luck....

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:43 am
by krd
Hey Rupert

I will be praying for you and thinking of you. When is your appointment? I will be happy to give you my cell phone number if you want to contact me via email. kdepew55@comcast.net The epidural for me has been awesome.

I am scheduled for my 2nd next thursday. I start PT tomorrow at 4:30. I am hoping for a speedy recovery. Did you see a spine specialist? I went to the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and they are great. Let me know if you need any info on the Dr. that I used. Wishing you good luck and good health. Be posting.

Ken

Re: Good luck....

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:15 am
by Rupert
krd wrote:Hey Rupert

I will be praying for you and thinking of you. When is your appointment? I will be happy to give you my cell phone number if you want to contact me via email. kdepew55@comcast.net The epidural for me has been awesome.

I am scheduled for my 2nd next thursday. I start PT tomorrow at 4:30. I am hoping for a speedy recovery. Did you see a spine specialist? I went to the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and they are great. Let me know if you need any info on the Dr. that I used. Wishing you good luck and good health. Be posting.

Ken




Ken,
thanks for all the input and help, it gave me hope. My nerve conduction test results will be coming in this week. But the neurologist doing the testing felt no urgency in terms of the fears i had based on the symptoms.
Randolph, you are right about Cauda Equina it is serious injury. Neurologist asked me stop the PT until i get the Epidural which will be scheduled after I get the Nerve conduction results. Neurologist told me with my knid of herniation I can easily avoid surgery for 5-10 years by just being careful and if i do the correct PT exercises then he feels the surgery might never be needed.

I would keep you guys Posted.

Thanks,
Rupert

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:04 am
by randolph
I'm very interested, Rupert, to hear about the PT exercises your neurologist recommends for disc herniations/sciatica. The PT referred to me by a back surgeon a few months back was not very helpful. The exercises seemed to be designed for elderly, way-out-shape folks; the RYB exercises, and those recommended by Dr. McGill and this forum were vastly superior.

Randolph