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Kyphoplasty

Barbteeth
Barbteeth

Hi ladies

Well my surgery is done..the surgeon couldn’t do the balloon kyphoplasty as my bone is too tough from the radiotherapy and denosemab so he did a straightforward vertebraplasty instead..I think it’s similar..just shows the denosemab works !!

It’s early days to tell how well it’s going to work as everything’s sore at the moment...so please cross your fingers for me

Barb xx

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Wishing you a speedy recovery Barb ! 🤞x

Thank you Teddie

Barb xx

Glad your surgery is over wishing you a speedy recovery. Hugs

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to Betbop

Oh thank you

Barb xx

Wishing you fast recovery ❤️

Hoping you will soon be pain and discomfort free. Sending lots of healing thoughts and good wishes.Gigi

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to Sandig1948

Thank you barb xx

Yes I hope it works out well Barbteeth. I had the same thing done about four months ago. The soreness went away after two days. Take care.

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to SusieIM

Hi

That’s good to know..just taking painkillers so difficult to know how well it’s worked

Barb xx

SusieIM
SusieIM in reply to Barbteeth

Hi, Your feeling better? It may take some time for your spine to feel the benefit of the procedure, but hopefully, you have recovered from the procedure itself. Take care.

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to SusieIM

Hi

I’m still in some discomfort around the area where the procedure was done..I’m assuming it may take a while to heal??.. hurts when I lean back or get up from a sitting position..I’m so impatient as I expected to feel little pain afterwards

Fingers crossed it will be ok..going for a reflexology session today so that’ll perk me up no doubt

I want the old me back...ugh this disease

Barb xx

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Great news!!! I’d be curious to see how you feel in a few dats. My doctor has suggested it but then said since my spine in also crooked , that it may not help.

Hang in there!

Lynn

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to lynzer

Hi

Nothing ventured etc..even if worst scenario it doesn’t work you’ve lost nothing apart from a few days discomfort..mine might not have worked yet but at least I’ve tried to make it better

Barb xx

lynzer
lynzer in reply to Barbteeth

True!!!

Thanks for letting us know! Susie's mention of feeling better after two days reminded me of something I read or heard a long time ago about pain often being the worst for two days after an event like surgery or an injury and then subsiding. I've paid attention to that for myself and it seems to generally be true. Did your post procedure written instructions include how to wean yourself off the pain meds? After a non cancer related surgery I ran into some trouble (withdrawal!) getting off pain meds as I stopped them abruptly not remembering that I'd been on pain meds before the surgery..... I didn't have a crisis exactly but did have to call the surgeon's office for instructions about how to gradually get off the pain meds. That's the only time I've had that kind of issue pop up but I sure remember that it happened! Our backs are sure important! I hope you are back to feeling strong and easily mobile soon.

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to PJBinMI

Hi

Actually nobody mentioned weaning off the painkilling drugs..I’ll just do that gradually myself..the strongest I’m taking is codeine at the lowest dose or 8/500 codeine to paracetamol..I hate the side effects..without going into detail!! So there’s no way I’ll continue unless desperate

Thank you for your kind words you always make me feel better

Barb XX

PJBinMI
PJBinMI in reply to Barbteeth

You might want to ask a pharmacist or RN at your doc's office about how gradually to taper off the pain meds. I am always curious about things so I looked up codeine withdrawal on line and didn't find anything about how to taper after short term use, just stuff about addiction. But it said that when codeine is withdrawn, the brain goes into a frenzy and you sure want to minimize that! I do remember once being told to reduce dosage of a pain medicine a little at a time and going in three day at a time blocks, for example if I was taking a pill every four hours, stretch that to five hours for 3 days, then every six hours for 3 days etc. Don't know if that is any help. But only using it for a few days after surgery should make it alot easier to withdraw than if you'd been addicted to it for six years! I may be over reacting because of my own experience of going off a pain med abruptly after surgery, and feeling awful and then calling my doctor's office for instructions about how to do it the "right way." I think I'd been on whatever it was for 4 or 6 weeks before surgery--not a terribly long time but the withdrawal symptoms were awful enough to sear the experience into my brain! lol This whole cancer experience is certainly enough to rattle anybody's brain!

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to PJBinMI

Hi

I certainly will reduce codeine gradually..I’ve only been taking the minimum I could get away with anyway

I definitely don’t want to feel horrid

Thank you for your advice

Barb xc

So glad that's done, thinking of you, xFay

Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!

I am saying prayers for you.

Hannah

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Great - hope the surgical pain wears off soon and the op is a success. In my thoughts.

izzyf

Hi, Barb! That is so amazing! From what I've read, this procedure provides amazing results in reducing pain and increasing mobility. I pray that you are blissfully back on your beloved horse VERY SOON!! All the best always, Linda in Seattle XXOO

I'm hopeful you'll be back in the saddle in no time!

Fingers crossed and hope and pray it works for you. 😊

Sending you prayers for healing and lots of support for you and your horse.

Adding my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Hoping the procedure exceeds your expectations and you have no more pain and great mobility.

Deb

Barbteeth
Barbteeth in reply to DinNorCal

Hi

Thank you for that

Barb xx

All the best for a speedy recovery!!!!!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Hi Barb,

Get well soon! I hope you are soon feeling better and that your mobility improves.

Take care,

Sophie x

Speedy recovery Barb!

Prayers for healing! 🙏🏻💕

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