I'm there too Peter. I broke my back a long while back in Iceland and it still hurts today. Sometimes excruciating pain, can't even walk. I will eventually have to get ti cut open someday but I don't want to go under the knife again. Chin up you old fugger!! :wink2: :bd:I don't no much about the medical report and what it all actually means or10r!my doctor didn't really explain to much as she sent me to have a bone density test yesterday!the tech showed me the different levels of osteoporosis by the color chart and where I sat!it was well into the red and wasn't exactly comforting!she also pointed out a section and commented but it made no sense to me!I have a appointment next week with my Doctor again so I need some answers because first thing in the morning I am struggling and sitting is getting uncomfortable!and after sitting a while I walk around like the hunchback of Nostradam!its actually depressing mate
So very true..:ayyy:Thanks mate although every other part of my life is settled like a beautiful loyal wife!financially comfortable!my past mistakes have stopped haunting me!my children all now realise that!all those years ago it wasn't Dad that found another woman!he then was kicked out of his family home and the new guy moved in 2 weeks later(my children were 4,7,9 and couldn't understand what was going on),my family home was sold and she moved them 2000 klm away(being told "think of your children it's a better life style)with me foolishly agreeing!it took seven years for them to find the truth and start to make contact with me and now the Karma train is bitting that bitch hard!so anyway really when I sit back and feel sorry for myself I should remember the black hole I was in for so long and appreciate life for what it is!
On another note there are some guys on this forum who are genuinely good people and I do appreciate all the kind words and support!I can be a prick if provoked but I can also reach out and say sorry to anyone!honestly life is far to short to hold a grudge or regrets......
Is it done under a general? Sounds very painful.There is a procedure we do call Kyphoplasty. I think you would benefit greatly by having it done. Its non surgical and is usually done in the Interventional Radiology Suite by an Orthopod or IR Radiologist. We place a small hollow tube into the vertebrae through the tube we put a balloon which when inflated pushes the vertebrae back to its correct height. We then fill the space with a special cement which holds the vertebral body at the new correct height. We have done thousands of these procedures with amazing success. Pt's get immediate pain relief and the vertebral body is stabilized. You should ask your doctor about it. Our results are really amazing. Its a much better alternative to surgery.
I did read that!very interesting because I'm gaining info myself!1 question for you Tech does this T12 just get worse as my osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are both pretty bad and osteoporosis has dropped more the red zone since last visit about 1.5 years ago!sorry 1 more I seem to be getting shorter I was 178cm not long ago and not that now thanks man[/QUOTE
If you have the procedure done that vertebrae should stabilize and be good sadly your osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in the untreated vertebrae will get worse. Wish I had better news for you. But Kyphoplasty can be done on all but the neck vertebrae.
It can be done under general if you like but the risk is higher putting you to sleep. We usually do them with lidocaine local injection. Some people complain about the pressure but that's all they feel except for the lidocaine injection its painless.Is it done under a general? Sounds very painful.
Ive had checks done on my discs and that hurt beyond belief so not sure how this could be done on a patient like myself?