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Wedge fracture of the spine

Hi been a while posting today I'm having a dexa scan becouse as if having stage 4 emphysemia I now after months of pain eventually leading to a x ray I've got a wedge fracture of my spine that's to go with my bloated stomach low sats high blood pressure and swollen ankles anyone else just about getting fed up with one thing after the other and im only 58 grrrrrr had enough now rearly had enough

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I’m right there with you. Soon to be 58. One thing after another.

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Bless yer not fun is it well I'm just back from having dexa scan lying flat on my back which hurt like he'll then to be told I'll straighten u out thought I was straight now I'm back in pain grrrrr results soon

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I blew a disk in my lower back and a chunk of bone was pressing against the nerve. I can tolerate a lot of pain. I’m no girly man. I’ve had toes crushed at work on bleeding hydrolic equipment when a co worker turned on a machine. I broke three toes and worked my shift. I’ve had serious knee injuries. Got in a motorcycle wreck and hit a culvert sandwiching myself which split my spleen in half. I’m not accident prone per se. I was younger and high on weed. Being stupid. But I’ll tell you that disk jammed into the nerve was the most intense pain I’ve ever been in. I saw electricity flash across my eyes. That was some terrible pain. I had surgery on it but was left with numbness in my leg and foot.

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Jeez ouch I'm a right whoose proberly spelt that wrong lol and u don't think your accident prone I beg to differ thought my pain was bad you are the king in pain problems hope u all OK as to the pain u had 😯

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Well when I was younger I was alwas drinking and drugging unfortunately. Foolishness.

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Mis spent youth I can't talk I started smoking at 10 I don't drink never really did and no drugs still ended up I'll should of enjoyed myself ay lol apart from the ciggies I was a goody goody if i went back to those days knowing what I know now I'd properbly still be a boring bugger but wouldn't have started smoking either

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Well been to doctors wants me to take alendronic acid once a week tablets side effects jaw problems and loose teeth like I need to lose more! !!!! Asked for cement to be put in my back via local anaesthetic eek I hate everything wrong with me any suggestions what I should do hate struggling to breath with the empyhsemia now in 0ain with t6 wedge fracture of the spine osteoporosis of the back and hip somebody loves me (NOT)😢

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Well back from doctors wants me on a tablet a acid once a week I said ok once a week so whato the side effects then we'll see your dentist I said oh ok teeth falling out jaw problems then I've lost enough teeth and thanks but no thanks I've asked for the cement in my back under local I said surly fix the problem no give me more frigging problems he said he would write to radiologist for referral were see untill then paracetimol and ibrofen as she twisted me when I was having scan done now in more frigging pain than I was when I went in there grrrrrrr

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I feel your pain. I was 56 when a "simple surgery" almost killed me. Six months later I was diagnosed with emphysema and lung cancer, lost the upper left lobe. Since then I have had surgery on both shoulders, had my gallbladder removed, and 2 incisional hernias repaired. Seven months ago I lost the upper right lobe to lung cancer. I just turned 62 and I'm still here.

I've had moments where I've felt the same as you, but you will get through this.

Every time things go sideways I try to remind myself that "this too shall pass".

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I'm so sorry that u have gone through all this and I'm glad u are still here my doctor booked up next week for results of my dexa scan unless I can travel to other surgery a couple of miles away make u laugh don't they they know I don't drive but fortunately my daughter can take me next chapter in this saga we call life to come properbly be offered opoids for pain let u know we need stem cell reverse all our ailments and enjoy our life's wouldn't that be lovely I have some wonderful dreams lol

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We have to have our dreams.

Some drs don't stop to think that you don't drive, others apologize for making you go out in the middle of winter.

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Hate this disease given inhalers then told to get onew with it can't remember when I was healthy now well another birthday soon then another Xmas then hopeing new year will bring something better

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Things will get better.

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Thankyou I hope so

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