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    Lumbar Laminectomy and Fusion

    #spinal Stenosis
    Hi Mighties, Just a quick note to share. It's been a rough few days. The Spine specialist recommended surgery and I agree. You guys are the first I've told. I need to tell my family. It's just that I wanted to process this first. After three years of this, on/off PT, other holistic approaches and epidural injections. In any event, I feel better sharing it 😌. 😊.

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    #Disability Denial #Fibromyalgia #spinal Stenosis

    Hey Mighty Family
    I was wondering if anyone knew of a great attorney for SSDI legal representation? I was denied benefits and felt it would be important to have. Area DMV. Thanks in advance 😊

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    #Fibromyalgia #spinal Stenosis #happy Thanksgiving Everyone

    Giving thanks 😊
    Good Morning Mighty Family
    I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today will be different and difficult for my family. 🙏

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    #Bipolar2Disorder (w/major depression) #PTSD #Arthritis #Anxiety #OCD #spinal Stenosis #Neurodermatitis #KidneyDisease #Fibromyalgia

    I forgot to tell you my health info when I joined, and I think I’m supposed to. Sorry. I also get #ChronicMigraines Im nearly 53. I worked in Human Services, helping other people, prior to not working myself. Now, I enjoy arts and crafts when I’m able and live close to family. Thank you.

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    #Fibromyalgia #dry Needling #spinal stenosis#

    Hi Mighties! Just wanted to share a quick note about my first experience with dry needling my PT used yesterday to help with pain. It was an eye opening experience!!! I noticed results after the treatment. I was walking better ( still used my cane) decrease in anxiety and increase in energy levels. Today still very sore (to be expected) but I'm hopeful for the time being.

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    These are my precious furry companions. Do you have any fur companions that are your life?

    Wow this time I was able to post a picture and they're together. In foreground is Gracie 13 yo we've been together for 12 1/2 years. The black blob at the top left is Merlin 9 yo I adopted him 2 years ago. He was considered unadoptable bc he's a black cat, overweight (20) lbs & has feline asthma. He was 20 lbs when I adopted him and weights the same no matter what I try. These furry creatures are my life. Gracie is my cuddle bunny after we lost both her fursisters (within 4 months of each other) who she grew up with, she literally stayed with me for the times I just cried for days. I felt badly for her bc she would search for her sisters everytime we had a shared time like meals or nitenite treats. So I got Merlin. No background on him,he's vocal loves the sounds of kittens crying makes biscuits while trilling hated being picked up no cuddling. I Taught him to use an inhaler for his asthma attacks. He recently had mini stroke, his personality changed for the better. Now likes to cuddle, calls for Gracie when it's nitenite treats or if he sees me outside or it's 5 minutes past time to eat he meows pitifully. Thank goodness for them.
    #ADHD #Anxiety #Arthritis #Fibromyalgia #Gout #Osteoporosis #Osteopenia
    #congenital Kyphosis #PeripheralNeuropathy
    #Bastrop Syndrome
    #bone spurs
    #Reynards Syndrome
    #Shingles # Shoulder impingement Syndrome
    #spinal stenosis #Cataracts

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    Chronic Illness

    I’ve been sitting here thinking of all the symptoms of my chronic illnesses and how they’re so similar. It seems like everything is revved up going at the same time. How do we do it? It is ruining my day. Usually everyday. I’m doing my pain mgt which is clearly not working. I’m losing my joy. #spinal stenosis #CFS #EBV #Bipolar

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    Hope & Survival #Grief #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #Depression #SpinalCordInjury

    Hello to all my friends on here who I’ve talked with, cried with and laughed with.
    I hope that you will forgive me for abruptly leaving after I tried to come back last year. I loved being a leader and a group leader. I loved writing and sending out the funniest clips I could find. But more than anything I’ve missed your support and your encouragement and your beautiful hearts.
    Well, I’m going to try again tonight. I think I’ve healed enough. I’m in a good place.
    It was grief and emotions that kept me away for so long.
    I’m still bedridden and in worse condition (physically) than before. But I’ll leave that “tell all” for another day lol.
    To all the new people… welcome! You’re gonna love The Mighty! I hope to get to know you soon.
    #Grief #ChronicPain #Depression #Fibromyalgia #spinal cord injury


    MRI results shows #spinal Stenosis #spinal Spondylosis #DDD #DJD

    Hey Mighty Family,

    I just wanted to give a quick update. Had an MRI and explains a great deal. I told myself if I can deal with Fibromyalgia I can handle anything. It's tough....And at times I cry often. But I pick myself and keep moving forward. At the end of the day I'm grateful for my doctors who continue to help me. 'm seeing an Orthro Surgeon and a Physical Therapist and its ok. You know, I tell myself everyday I wake up I thank God and focus on what I can do. Thank you Mighty :).

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    Light at the end of tunnel is a train.

    Just when I thought I was getting some answers & help regarding my spine issues and my hands being swollen. All this crazy stuff with me difficulty getting doctor appointments. My new primary doctor sent me for blood work and I have some not great results. It seems my bun-creatine ratio is High+ MCHC is Low ( signs of anemia) Carbon Dioxide in blood is High- there was slight blood in urine but also noted Rare Hyaline cast in urine (indicator of kidney disease). I think I want to throw up I don't know whether I want to cry or scream in frustration and anger. Still waiting to see the rheumatologist about my swollen hands knuckles leg foot. Finish up with my nerve ablations in my lower spine. And now this. I'm sensing (feeling a panic pulse) a medical tsunami and I'm just waiting to get hit.
    #chronic pain
    #Costa chondritis
    #idiopathic Angioedema hives
    #Baastrop syndrome
    #rheumatoid Arthritis
    #Peripheral Neuropathy
    #raynaud 's syndrome
    #spinal stenosis
    #Bilateral impingement syndrome
    #Pleurisy W/D
    #Shingles in the left eye