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Forum: The Big File 11-19-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,951
Posted By spotty14
Terry, Well I'm glad that I posted then if it...

Terry,
Well I'm glad that I posted then if it helped you figure out about your foot pain. I'm pretty sure that I got it over time from the pressure of standing all the time rather than sitting. I...
Forum: The Big File 11-17-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,951
Posted By spotty14
I started having severe foot pain a few months...

I started having severe foot pain a few months ago. Pain in my arch and cramping. It turns out I have plantar facitis which is an over use injury of the band of muscles on the bottom of your feet...
Forum: The Big File 09-19-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,338
Posted By spotty14
Cindylou, Thank you. Some new medications are...

Cindylou,
Thank you. Some new medications are currently in clinical trials so let's hope there's new treatments on the way.
Forum: The Big File 09-13-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,338
Posted By spotty14
Hi William, My T Score was initially -3.1 spine...

Hi William,
My T Score was initially -3.1 spine and and improved with Forteo to -2.6. Dr. B had wanted the T score to be at least -2.5. There was no mention of using cement but even at -2.5 I would...
Forum: The Big File 09-12-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,338
Posted By spotty14
I'm sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with...

I'm sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. I've got it also and that's one of the reasons that I've not been able to have surgery. Even Dr. B said that my T Score was too low.

I...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-10-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,172
Posted By spotty14
I've used the appeals process at the California...

I've used the appeals process at the California Department of Managed Care to appeal denial of treatment for denials by private insurance HMO's. It wasn't for spine surgery though.
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,172
Posted By spotty14
If I remember right the nerve conduction test...

If I remember right the nerve conduction test they put a device on your skin over certain nerves and zap the area (it hurts!) and measure something about how the nerves function. Some of the areas...
Forum: The Big File 06-10-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,243
Posted By spotty14
LBP, I got your message and I don't know how to...

LBP,
I got your message and I don't know how to respond back to it except here. Please tell me now. Thanks
Forum: The Big File 06-04-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,635
Posted By spotty14
Thanks Fritz, It's good to hear that these are...

Thanks Fritz,
It's good to hear that these are being paid for. Not good they threatened your credit.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-08-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,242
Posted By spotty14
Hi, I would not recommend the IDET unless you...

Hi,
I would not recommend the IDET unless you have a minor disc problem. It didn't fix large tears or degeneration that I had and I still have leg (some) pain and lots of foot pain and numbness. It...
Forum: The Big File 02-19-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,081
Posted By spotty14
I have a toilet which is ADA approved so it's...

I have a toilet which is ADA approved so it's higher than the normal toilet. I haven't had surgery but I need this now and it's probably high enough that a raised toilet seat isn't needed.
Forum: The Big File 02-13-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,713
Posted By spotty14
About a year ago I had to completely get off...

About a year ago I had to completely get off NSAIDS due to stomach pain and irritation. No damage was found however if I continued to take the medication even with a stomach protecter medication the...
Forum: The Big File 02-03-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,437
Posted By spotty14
Thank you. Very interesting and don't know how I...

Thank you. Very interesting and don't know how I missed it earlier.
Forum: The Big File 11-04-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,165
Posted By spotty14
I just returned from a workshop on this today....

I just returned from a workshop on this today. Anything is worth a try. I don't know that it would eliminate all of someone's pain but if it can lower it, then that's positive.
Forum: The Big File 10-06-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,145
Posted By spotty14
What a horrible experience. Not only was this...

What a horrible experience. Not only was this doctor unethical he was making sexually inappropriate comments to you and you have a good case for sexual discrimination. I would document exactly what...
Forum: The Big File 09-10-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,478
Posted By spotty14
That's wonderful news, and to be able to take a...

That's wonderful news, and to be able to take a trip with your new disk.
Forum: The Big File 08-17-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,837
Posted By spotty14
Fresh Fig, All the doctor says is that the risk...

Fresh Fig,
All the doctor says is that the risk of continuing Forteo is too high and that I can't continue it. Can you give me the contact information for your doctor's office. Do you think your...
Forum: The Big File 08-15-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,837
Posted By spotty14
Fresh Fig, Thank you for posting. I'm sorry...

Fresh Fig,
Thank you for posting. I'm sorry that the Boniva caused you those side effects and these last for 3 months. I was worried about side effects lasting 3 months. Did it cause you stomach...
Forum: The Big File 08-02-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,837
Posted By spotty14
Sahauro, Yes, the doctor did mention jaw...

Sahauro,
Yes, the doctor did mention jaw necrosis as a side effect and said that if patients have had any tooth inplants or plates in their mouth they weren't recommended to use this. It's also a...
Forum: The Big File 08-02-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,837
Posted By spotty14
Another new treatment has FDA Approval in 2006...

Another new treatment has FDA Approval in 2006 -it's IV Infusion of Boniva in which you have 4 infusions per year. It can be an alternative to taking oral medications or use after finishing...
Forum: The Big File 07-30-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,343
Posted By spotty14
Nothing they do makes any sense and mean while...

Nothing they do makes any sense and mean while you wait and wait. I'm sorry to hear that you were denied again after all the tests and evaluations you went through. Delayed treatment is denied...
Forum: The Big File 07-27-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,803
Posted By spotty14
I can feel the cool fog air creeping in tonight -...

I can feel the cool fog air creeping in tonight - what a relief. Temperatures to 107 - with humidity, this was unreal. I drank an ocean amount of water in the last 10 days anymore I would have...
Forum: The Big File 07-23-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,205
Posted By spotty14
I'm surprised that your ADR surgeon isn't...

I'm surprised that your ADR surgeon isn't ordering the Bone Density scan. I was all set up in an ADR clincal trial only to find out that I had very severe osteoporosis and was no longer a candidate....
Forum: The Big File 06-04-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,668
Posted By spotty14
For anyone who used the trains over in...

For anyone who used the trains over in Germany-Did the trains vibrate alot or was it a relatively smooth ride. Did the ride cause you more pain?
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,141
Posted By spotty14
I bought a neat pair of the real Birkenstock...

I bought a neat pair of the real Birkenstock sandals.
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