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  • Birthday 07/03/1965
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  1. ken27

    Your symptoms sound alot like mine but I would describe my left foot and ankle as being in a deep fryer. I was diagnosed with CPS 9 years ago. You need to see a neurologist. I which you the best. KEN
  2. ken27

    Went to see my PT on Tues the 13th told him that my CPS has increased to 8, I am in a lot of pain. He prescribed Cymbalta 30mg 1x a day. HE told Cymbalta takes a while to work so I have to deal with the pain till this medication kicks in. Will keep updating.
  3. ken27

    On Monday the 5th of February I went to the doctor thinking I had the flu. He examined me, my bp was low so he ordered a ekg and told me I was having a heart attack. I was taken to the hospital and a stent was put in my right coronary artery. They went through my right arm and I was awake the whole time. I stay overnight at the hospital, the next day had some tests and was released with a whole set of new drugs to take. Luckily this was caught early so there was little damage to my heart but my cps took a turn for the worst. I rested and recouped for a couple a days but found that my left side was stiff and hurting. My left hand and foot are on fire as well as other parts of my left side. I have been keeping track of my pain scale every day since I got home and it is all 7 to 9. I know I have to get use to the different heart meds, lininopril 2.5mgs 1x metoprolol 25mgs, trcagrelor 90mgs 2x, and atorvastatin 80 mgs 1x . I called my doctor on Thursday telling him I was in pain not chest pain but muscle and stroke pain so he reduced my atorvastatin to 20 mgs this help some but again I called on Monday the 12th about pain and was told to come in on Tuesday. MY regular doctor was on vacation so I saw another and he said my heart was fine and prescribed me Cymbalta 30 mgs 1x for my cps. I have an appointment with my cardiologist on Monday the 26th I hope he can a just my heart meds because I am like a zombie. if I stand for more the two minutes or walk a little my cps kicks in bad. I would say on average my cps was a manageable 3 or 4 know it is 7 to 9. I am still taking gaba 700 mgs 4x , baclofen 10 mgs 4x , My doctor told me it takes time for the Cymbalta to kick in if my cps continues like this I will have to get into pain management to get something stronger. I is not east for disabled people to get pain meds today.
  4. Hi Everyone, For the past 6 months my right thigh, the good one on good side, is causing me problems. I went to my dr he told me I had a pinched nerve and the problem might go away on its own. I have shooting pain from my knee to my hip then about 3 months ago the top or front of my right thigh became numb. I stopped going to the gym and this time a made an appointment with my nero. My nero told me that I had to see my primary doctor about this (very frustrating), so I made an appointment with primary. My primary doctor examined my right thigh and said that my lateral femoral cutaneous nerve was pinched and that I should have x-rays taken. I had x-rays my dr said they showed acetabular impingent in both hips (arthritis) but no sign of bone chips. He told me I should look into getting a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block and gave me a referral to a specialist that does this. Talking with my dr, we think that because of my bad gait, my right thigh is a lot bigger and muscular then my left witch may of caused the pinched nerve. I use my right side to help my left side swing over so I can walk. I have to make an appointment and see if this nerve block is good for me. HAS anyone ever had a nerve block or know anything about having one?
  5. ken27

    BENNI you are a inspiration the more you do the better you will get Stretching and exercising are so important. FOR alot of us it is not easy but if you can move do something try to exercise it take time but you can improve and you will feel better too.
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  7. Happy Anniversary ken27!

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    I live in Buffalo NY about 10 miles from Canada. Been there many time, beautiful country.
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    Pam you are improving maybe not very fast but you are improving. Try to exercise were ever you can, if you are at home put some music on and keep active.
  10. Happy Anniversary ken27!

  11. ken27

    Nothing like enjoying a ballgame what a gift. Have a great time and baseball means spring. Enjoy. Ken
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    Linda my foot kicks out when I walk, only using the outer half of my foot to walk. Good luck hope you get second interview.
  13. ken27

    I am so glad that you are showing improvements and that you are going out and doing things. I cannot drive for awhile because of my shoulder and having to ask for a ride is not fun. Sit back and enjoy the view.
  14. ken27

    THE FALL WEEK 2 and 3

    My right arm is sore but improving. I am sleeping better keep 3 pillows under my head and right shoulder and one under my right arm. I am using my left side the weak one for everything. I can now hold a cup and drink with my left hand before I would shake a lot my fingers are lining up better and picking up things. I eat easy things that are soft, it has been an adventure eating with the left hand but it is getting better. I had a friend drive me to the drug store, I am walking better making sure not to hit my right shoulder on anything. Getting in and out of a car is getting better the seat belt is tuff. On Friday I want to a show with a friend sat in the back it was a old fashion type theater with a balcony. I talked to the management and told them my condition. This was a big place so I got two seats near the back and seat one and three so I had no one sitting next to me. This was a live band from London that did all rolling stones tunes. Great show great time so good to get out but best of all was careful and did do anything to my shoulder. I am learning how to use my left side better, if there is something on the counter I have to grab with my left hand I will point with my left foot and leg toward the object then reach with my left arm and grab it. It sounds simple but when you are use to using your right side then have to use your left it is not. My left hand is tiered of typing so till next blog.
  15. ken27

    Fred, Putting clothes on is tuff I have a routine down put it takes awhile and I have to be careful with my arm and shoulder. Sorry to hear about your fall glad you can still exercise that is the one thing I really miss my left side gets very stiff but by using it more I feel it is improving. Thanks Sandy and Sue for your thoughtful messages.