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Author Topic: Recent surgery  (Read 622 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Recent surgery
« on: October 26, 2019, 02:16:24 pm »
Well, I had to bite the bullet, so to speak. I lost more than 50 percent of the use of my left arm, all because nerves were being pinched in my neck.
Long story short, a neurosurgeon went in through the front of my neck, removed two offending discs and replaced them with cadaver bone.
I am still recuperating, and have to wear a cervical collar for a while - which I don't enjoy. But I already notice the difference in my left arm.
So I am hopeful for a decent recovery.
It is appropriate that I had this done just before Halloween. I can now truthfully say part of me is the walking dead. LOL

Hope all is well with you all.

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: October 26, 2019, 02:18:50 pm by aztecan »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Recent surgery
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 04:44:19 pm »
Hello Mark,

That's got to be tough for you.   Wishing you a fast and complete recovery.

Hang in there, ----- Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

 


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